Thursday, July 09, 2009

Rico Reeds / facebook blog

Charles Lloyd is a jazz musician of the absolute highest accomplishment. A brilliantly original, deeply swinging, hard-driving, romantic voice. When I listen to him live or on recordings there's a stunning electricity, a hard-swinging vibrancy, and deep groove in all he does. Hearing him live is an inspiration I treasure for years in my mind. This past Saturday in New York City at the Highline Ballroom with his working quartet of Jason Moran, Eric Harland and Reuben Rogers was one of those nights.The telepathic communication and flawless execution on this live set was an outstanding performance from Lloyd, Moran,Rogers and Harland. One of the best live concerts I heard all year, and I noted with extreme interest this was the opinion of many others in the audience.

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