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Lloyd, Charles Quartet / Mirror
Album:Mirror Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lloyd, Charles Quartet Added:Sep 2010
Label:Ecm Records 

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Add Date:2010-09-26 Pull Date:2010-11-28 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 31Oct 17Oct 3

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Album Review
Reviewed 2010-09-25 
ECM, 2010

MODERN JAZZ – At 72, saxophonist Lloyd is still one of the deepest guys around, and his current quartet is capable of profound emotion or electrifying improvisation. This ballad-heavy disc tilts more toward the former, with intimate standards and revisions of older Lloyd tunes.

Charles Lloyd - tenor & alto saxophones
Jason Moran - piano
Reuben Rogers - bass
Eric Harland - drums

All tracks very fine. Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12

1. 5:00 – standard ballad, trio: tender sax melody turns oblique, mellow piano
2. 5:59 – old spiritual, roams gently over quiet drum patter, nice bass solo
3. 7:03 – warm and relaxed; piano wanders into brightness, friendly sax solo
4. 5:34 – sweet lullaby-like tune reaches for stirring grandeur, fine piano here
5. 4:02 – Brian Wilson ballad: sax sings with a wistful ache
6. 5:01 – gorgeous T. Monk ballad: lovely sax & piano over slow march beat
7. 6:42 – cozy and optimistic: moves at a natural pace, good playing from all
8. 5:25 – another Monk ballad: romantic, but also grows increasingly quirky
9. 7:20 – nice bluesy stroll with a little grease and a dose of the church
10. 4:28 – “the black national anthem,” played quickly and then deconstructed
11. 7:02 – rustling tone poem: intricate piano, sax takes it higher; soft landing
12. 9:17 – very spiritual, with quiet spoken word adapted from the Bhagavad Gita. Second half becomes bright and sparkling. Very nice indeed.

[ Fo ] 09/25/10

Track Listing
1.I Fall In Love Too Easily 7.Mirror
2.Go Down Moses 8.Ruby, My Dear
3.Desolation Sound 9.The Water Is Wide
4.La Llorona 10.Lift Every Voice And Sing
5.Caroline, No 11.Being And Becoming
6.Monk's Mood 12.Tagi