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Charles Lloyd Quartet : Rabo De Nube

Since returning to music in 1989 Charles Lloyd has made 13 recordings for ECM. They constitute one of the most important bodies of work in jazz of the last two decades. The newest, Rabo De Nube, is Lloyd’s first live quartet recording for ECM, his first album with Jason Moran, and one of his finest achievements.

Lloyd’s ensembles have always included very strong pianists like Keith Jarrett, Michel Petrucciani, Bobo Stenson and Brad Mehldau. None have been as creatively volatile as Moran, whose percussive densities might seem incompatible with Lloyd’s fluid, often tender tenor saxophone. But Lloyd makes Moran more lyrical, and Moran makes Lloyd wilder.

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