CHARLES LLOYD

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Charles Lloyd (born March 15, 1938) is an American jazz musician. Though he primarily plays tenor saxophone and flute, he has also occasionally recorded on alto saxophone and more exotic reed instruments which include the Hungarian tárogató. Lloyd's saxophone playing is often characterized as an individualized, lighter-toned variant of John Coltrane's style. His best known composition is "Forest Flower"

Lloyd was born in Memphis, Tennessee. From an early age, he was immersed in that city's rich musical life and was exposed to jazz. He began playing the saxophone at the age of 9 and took lessons from pianist Phineas Newborn. One of his closest friends was trumpeter Booker Little. Lloyd became a sideman in the blues bands of B. B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Bobby "Blue" Bland and others. In 1956 Lloyd moved to Los Angeles and earned a music degree from the University of Southern California. During this period Lloyd played in
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CHARLES LLOYD Discography

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CHARLES LLOYD Discovery! (aka Bizarre) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Discovery! (aka Bizarre)
Post Bop 1964
CHARLES LLOYD Of Course, Of Course album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Of Course, Of Course
Post Bop 1966
CHARLES LLOYD Dream Weaver album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dream Weaver
Post Bop 1966
CHARLES LLOYD Nirvana album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nirvana
Hard Bop 1968
CHARLES LLOYD Moon Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Moon Man
Fusion 1970
CHARLES LLOYD Warm Waters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Warm Waters
Hard Bop 1971
CHARLES LLOYD Waves album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Waves
Fusion 1972
CHARLES LLOYD Geeta album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Geeta
Fusion 1973
CHARLES LLOYD Weavings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Weavings
Hard Bop 1978
CHARLES LLOYD Autumn In New York Volume One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Autumn In New York Volume One
Hard Bop 1979
CHARLES LLOYD Big Sur Tapestry album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Sur Tapestry
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1979
CHARLES LLOYD Pathless Path album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pathless Path
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1979
CHARLES LLOYD Morning Sunrise album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Morning Sunrise
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1979
CHARLES LLOYD Fish Out of Water album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Fish Out of Water
Hard Bop 1990
CHARLES LLOYD Notes From Big Sur album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Notes From Big Sur
Hard Bop 1992
CHARLES LLOYD The Call album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Call
Hard Bop 1993
CHARLES LLOYD Acoustic Masters 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Acoustic Masters 1
Hard Bop 1994
CHARLES LLOYD All My Relations album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All My Relations
Hard Bop 1995
CHARLES LLOYD Canto album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Canto
Hard Bop 1997
CHARLES LLOYD Voice in the Night album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Voice in the Night
Hard Bop 1999
CHARLES LLOYD The Water Is Wide album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
The Water Is Wide
Hard Bop 2000
CHARLES LLOYD Hyperion With Higgins album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Hyperion With Higgins
Hard Bop 2001
CHARLES LLOYD Lift Every Voice album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lift Every Voice
Hard Bop 2002
CHARLES LLOYD Which Way Is East (with Billy Higgins) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Which Way Is East (with Billy Higgins)
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2004
CHARLES LLOYD Jumping the Creek album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jumping the Creek
Hard Bop 2005
CHARLES LLOYD Mirror album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Mirror
Post Bop 2010
CHARLES LLOYD Hagar’s Song (with Jason Moran) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hagar’s Song (with Jason Moran)
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2013
CHARLES LLOYD Charles Lloyd & The Marvels : I Long to See You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels : I Long to See You
Fusion 2016
CHARLES LLOYD Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams : Vanished Gardens album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams : Vanished Gardens
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2018

CHARLES LLOYD EPs & splits

CHARLES LLOYD live albums

CHARLES LLOYD Love-In album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Love-In
Hard Bop 1967
CHARLES LLOYD Forest Flower album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Forest Flower
Post Bop 1967
CHARLES LLOYD Journey Within album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Journey Within
Post Bop 1967
CHARLES LLOYD In Europe album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
In Europe
Hard Bop 1968
CHARLES LLOYD Soundtrack album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Soundtrack
Hard Bop 1969
CHARLES LLOYD In The Soviet Union - Recorded at the Tallinn Jazz Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In The Soviet Union - Recorded at the Tallinn Jazz Festival
Hard Bop 1970
CHARLES LLOYD The Flowering of the Original Charles Lloyd Quartet (Recorded in Concert) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Flowering of the Original Charles Lloyd Quartet (Recorded in Concert)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
CHARLES LLOYD Montreux 82 album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Montreux 82
Hard Bop 1983
CHARLES LLOYD A Night in Copenhagen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Night in Copenhagen
Hard Bop 1984
CHARLES LLOYD Sangam album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Sangam
World Fusion 2006
CHARLES LLOYD Rabo de Nube album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
Rabo de Nube
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
CHARLES LLOYD Charles Lloyd / Maria Farantouri : Athens Concert album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Charles Lloyd / Maria Farantouri : Athens Concert
World Fusion 2011
CHARLES LLOYD Manhattan Stories album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Manhattan Stories
Hard Bop 2014
CHARLES LLOYD Live At Slugs' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Slugs'
Hard Bop 2014
CHARLES LLOYD Wild Man Dance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wild Man Dance
Third Stream 2015
CHARLES LLOYD Passin’ Thru album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Passin’ Thru
Post Bop 2017
CHARLES LLOYD Live ... 1966 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live ... 1966
Post Bop 2018
CHARLES LLOYD Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series Vol. 46 : Montreux Jazz Festival 1967 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series Vol. 46 : Montreux Jazz Festival 1967
Post Bop 2019

CHARLES LLOYD demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

CHARLES LLOYD re-issues & compilations

CHARLES LLOYD En Concierto album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
En Concierto
Hard Bop 1967
CHARLES LLOYD The Best of Charles Lloyd album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Charles Lloyd
Hard Bop 1970
CHARLES LLOYD Forest Flower: Charles Lloyd at Monterey / Soundtrack album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Forest Flower: Charles Lloyd at Monterey / Soundtrack
Post Bop 1994
CHARLES LLOYD Journey Within / Charles Lloyd in Europe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Journey Within / Charles Lloyd in Europe
Hard Bop 1998
CHARLES LLOYD The Charles Lloyd Quartet ‎: Just Before Sunrise album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Charles Lloyd Quartet ‎: Just Before Sunrise
Hard Bop 1999
CHARLES LLOYD Soundtrack / Charles Lloyd in the Soviet Union album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soundtrack / Charles Lloyd in the Soviet Union
Hard Bop 1999
CHARLES LLOYD Discovery! / Nirvana album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Discovery! / Nirvana
Hard Bop 2010
CHARLES LLOYD Quartets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quartets
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2013
CHARLES LLOYD Complete 1960-61 Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete 1960-61 Sessions
Hard Bop 2017

CHARLES LLOYD singles (1)

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Charles Lloyd & The Marvels With Lucinda Williams: Masters Of War
Jazz Related Rock 2017

CHARLES LLOYD movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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Arrows Into Infinity
Post Bop 2014

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CHARLES LLOYD Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams : Vanished Gardens

Album · 2018 · Pop/Art Song/Folk
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Lucinda Williams first ran into Charles Lloyd who himself was already was a fan from her “Car Wheel On a Gravel Road” days after attending one his concerts where they met back stage afterwards which planted the seed for this current project and latest release. Charles stated during an interview co- shared with Lucinda concerning the making of “Vanished Gardens” that “You can’t go in there with fixed ideas” and that perception he keeps throughout the production for the amalgamation of Jazz and Americana bringing something fresh and original for all of us with tired ears who often ponder these days even with a new artist who we have not heard prior, that when their music commences we think, “I’ve heard it before” but at least concerning this album that is difficult to claim. Five of the ten tracks comprising the album are instrumentals with three written by Charles with one other being the standard “Ballad Of The Sad Young Men” and the other being “Monks Dream” . Lucinda’s input is also five tracks taken from various albums from her past productions with the addition of the Jimi Hendrix tune “Angel”.

The album kicks off with the instrumental “Defiant” with Charles opening on tenor saxophone with a down tempo approach which turns to a rolling along number with Bill Frisell’s guitar coming in for the second solo followed by Greg Leisz on pedal steel and finishing up with Charles back again with his beautiful deep tone on tenor . This one has actually been released as a single. Lucinda William s comes in for the following number being “Dust” where the original tune is kept and easily recognisable which is maintained throughout the entire album for all her compositions included within but the difference lays with the backing Quintets input with the loops of Lloyds’s sax and the stretching out of the numbers. Bill Frisell with Greg Leisz open the title number “Vanished Gardens” with a slow build up till Charles appears getting stronger by the second. Another Williams number follows being her classic “Ventura” and once again keeping to its original construction but placed in a Jazz mode. The tracks alternate throughout the album’s duration with an instrumental followed by a Williams vocal song. Charles actually does a little singing in the background during “Unsuffer Me” being one of my favourites from the session but I may add that it is one of my picks from Lucinda’s back catalogue taken from her stunning album “West”. Charles also does do a flute lead for the lovely “Blues For Langston and LaRue” bringing a little more variety to it all.

Does it work?, sure does, I think more to the addition of guitar and pedal steel from Frisell and Leisz which brings a junction point for Charles Lloyd and Lucinda Williams being two Southern artists to combine for quite an interesting listen and yes, something different from two of today’s top musicians. Special mention for Reuben Rogers (bass) and Eric Harland on drums.

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