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Mirror

Charles Lloyd Quartet

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"Five Stars ... (Lloyd) is now known as a moving ballad player with a uniquely gauzy and vulnerable sound, but with rougher free jazz diversions ... his strongest quartet ... one of 2010's major contenders."
- The Guardian

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1
I Fall in Love Too Easily
Charles Lloyd Quartet
4:59
2
Go Down Moses
Charles Lloyd Quartet
6:04
3
Desolation Sound
Charles Lloyd Quartet
7:04
4
La llorona
Charles Lloyd Quartet
5:36
5
Caroline, No
Charles Lloyd Quartet
4:05
6
Monk's Mood
Charles Lloyd Quartet
5:02
7
Mirror
Charles Lloyd Quartet
6:44
8
Ruby, My Dear
Charles Lloyd Quartet
5:28
9
The Water Is Wide
Charles Lloyd Quartet
7:21
10
Lift Every Voice And Sing
Charles Lloyd Quartet
4:29
11
Being And Becoming, Road To Dakshineshwar With Sangeeta
Charles Lloyd Quartet
7:03
12
Tagi
Charles Lloyd Quartet
9:18
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    73:13
"... the band is fabulous in its understatement ... while the standards are impressive, Lloyd’s originals are at least as organic and more experimental. Contemplative and melodic, Mirror finds Lloyd equally authoritative and open, nothing musical left to prove. His bandmates, far younger than the saxophonist, match him in musical wisdom."
- JazzTimes.com

"Five Stars ... there's the sense here of creating a kind of healing music in a time of need. As a whole the tunes themselves are pared back, the tempos cooled and little surprises hidden within the gems of familiar melodies. From one perspective, the album is a self-portrait of Lloyd and his music. From the other, it's a step forward from a great working band that continues to evolve. Regardless, it's a lovely collection of music."
- All About Jazz

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd leads an exceptional quartet featuring pianist Jason Moran, double bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland on originals and familiar material that is reappraised and transformed. There are also a couple of superb Thelonious Monk covers and a beautiful, free arrangement of the Beach Boys’ Caroline, No. The songs are packed with Lloyd’s graceful, mellifluous and poetic tenor sax as well as his rarely-showcased alto saxophone, floating above the fluid interaction between piano, bass and drums.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM Records Studio Masters

Produced by Charles Lloyd and Dorothy Darr Recorded December 2009 at Santa Barbara Sound Design
Engineer: Dominic Camardella
Assistant engineer: Adam Camardella
Mastering: Bernie Grundman
Photos: Dorothy Darr
Design: Sascha Kleis
Executive producer: Manfred Eicher

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