The Appel Room
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels Featuring Bill Frisell
With Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland and Greg Leisz
Iconic, innovative saxophonist Charles Lloyd returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center as a 2015 NEA Jazz Master. After serving as Chico Hamilton’s music director and Cannonball Adderley’s bandmate in the early 1960s, Lloyd led an historic group of Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette that recorded one of the first jazz albums to sell over a million copies and was the first jazz band to play at the legendary Fillmore. Lloyd’s virtuosity, spirituality, and crossover appeal made him a veritable rock star who shared bills and recording dates with The Grateful Dead, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, and the Beach Boys. Still one of the most spiritually engaging and hardest working performers in the world, Lloyd continues to prove his reputation for forming definitive small groups.
From his association with Calvin Newborn in Memphis to Gabor Szabo to John Abercrombie and now, Bill Frisell, Charles Lloyd has long had a deep affinity with the guitar and the multitude of moods and sounds that it brings to his music. In this unique formation of the Marvels, Lloyd pairs two of his favorite partners, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland, with two great guitarists, Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz. The mood is celebratory from the start, with Lloyd displaying his knack for threading complex, dynamic musical ideas into the most elemental and open-hearted of riffs and melodies. Celebrating the release of Lloyd’s new recording for Blue Note Records “ I Long To See You,” the group explores such rich canonical texts of the great American songbook from “Shenandoah” and “Abide With Me,” to Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War,” to Lloyd classics like “Sombrero Sam,” “Island Blues,” and “Of Course, Of Course.”
Free pre-concert discussion, nightly, at 6pm & 8:30pm.Download Playbill
Broadway and 60th Street