Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Copenhagen Jazz Festival, July 4 to 13, 2008

Charles Lloyd Quartet

70-year-old saxophonist Charles Lloyd has played with some exceptional pianists in the course of his long career, starting with Phineas Newborn in his home town, with Joe Zawinul in the Cannonball Adderley group, and with Keith Jarrett, whom Lloyd introduced in his pioneering group of the 1960s. Subsequent Lloyd quartet pianists have included Michel Petrucciani, Bobo Stenson, Brad Mehldau, and Geri Allen. The latest incarnation of the Charles Lloyd Quartet includes the brilliant Jason Moran who finds his own, exciting way to play inside Lloyd's musical concepts as can be heard on the quartet's new (and brilliant) ECM release entitled “Rabo de Nube".

More about the Copenhagen Jazz Festival at All About Jazz.