Charles Lloyd – Mirror (ECM)

Check out this short video featuring the new album from Charles Lloyd:

Lloyd’s tone has never been better and the importance of his personal musical philosophy is clear.  Mirror features beautiful, transformed versions of favorites including both Lloyd originals and tunes he has made his own over the years.  There’s a pair of Thelonious Monk tunes, Ruby, My Dear and Monk’s Mood, as well as hymns and traditionals including Go Down Moses, Lift Every Voice and Sing and The Water is Wide.  Lloyd covers Brian Wilson’s
Caroline, No and plays a haunting version of the the standard I Fall in Love Too Easily.   Lloyd originals include Desolation Sound, Mirror, Tagi (which includes a Bhagavad Gita inspired spoken-word meditation by Lloyd) and Being and Becoming.

It’s going to be one to watch.  UK release date is 27 September and you’ll be listening to tracks from Mirror on the 30 September show here on Cosmic Jazz.

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