Sunday, January 27, 2008

Charles Lloyd Celebrating His 70th Birthday

Four days before celebrating his 70th birthday on March 15, 2008, Lloyd will release Rabo de Nube, his 12th recording for ECM and the first from his astounding new quartet. In the spring of 2007, Lloyd formed the new group for his European tour, an exciting formation with pianist Jason Moran, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland. The tour started in Porto, Portugal on April 18 and ended in Dublin on May 11. The concert in Basel was recorded for the new CD and was dubbed by the Swiss press, "the concert of the century."

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2 Comments:

Blogger Yonga said...

Wow, this is really great news! I saw Charles Lloyd a couple of years ago with his quartet featuring Geri Allen, Eric Harland and Bob Hurst (I think..). That was really amazingly beautiful music.
Add to that that Eric Harland is one of my greatest influences (and overall drumheroes) at the moment and I'm really, really looking forward to this recording.
What a stellar line-up!
Cheers,
Yonga Sun

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