“Charles Lloyd, now 84, has lived many lives. Over the decades, the saxophone virtuoso has blurred the lines between jazz and popular music, playing with B.B. King, Cannonball Adderley, The Beach Boys and The Grateful Dead – and he’s still flowing with music,” states NPR MUSIC.
NEA Jazz Master & GRAMMY® Award Nominated Saxophonist, Composer & Bandleader CHARLES LLOYD, now in his eighth decade, has never sounded better. The depth of his sound reflects a lifetime of experience. Charles Lloyd concerts and recordings are events of pristine beauty and elegance, full of intensely felt emotion and passion that touches deep inside the heart. Lloyd was one of the first jazz artists to sell a million copies of a recording: 'Forest Flower' (1966) & his quartet was the first jazz group to perform at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. He was invited to guest on recordings with the Doors, the Birds, The Grateful Dead, and the Beach Boys. Lloyd is the 2021 Downbeat Critic's Poll "Saxophonist of the Year" and his group, Charles Lloyd & The Marvels were the 2021 Downbeat Critic's Poll "Jazz Group of the Year." JAZZWISE says, "Lloyd is one of the greats, rather like Joan Miro in modern art, he has no peer save himself. Music of total transport and delight."