Charles Lloyd Ocean Trio featuring Gerald Clayton & Anthony Wilson
NEA Jazz Master and native Memphian Charles Lloyd, now in his eighth decade, has never sounded better. The depth of his sound reflects a lifetime of experience. A Memphis Music Hall of Fame inductee and recipient of the prestigious Chevalier des Arts et Lettre from the French Minister of culture, Lloyd has a legendary history in the music world and could certainly be in a position to slow down and rest on his laurels. But he keeps shifting to a higher, well-calibrated gear.
His concerts and recordings are events of pristine beauty and elegance, full of intensely felt emotion and passion that touches deep inside the heart. This is not entertainment but the powerful, uncorrupted expression of beauty through music. When music vibrates, the soul vibrates and touches the spirit within. “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.” Jazzwise