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Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels Featuring Bill Frisell

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels
Featuring Bill Frisell

With Eric Harland, Greg Leisz, and Reuben Rogers

Friday & Saturday, January 29 & 30, 2016 at 7:00pm & 9:30pm
The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York, NY—December 17, 2015 — Iconic, innovative saxophonist Charles Lloyd returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center as a 2015 NEA Jazz Master for two nights on Friday & Saturday, January 29 & 30 at 7:00pm & 9:30pm in The Appel Room. Joined by his new quintet 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 Marvels celebrate the release of I Long To See You, the new album from on Blue Note Records which finds the group exploring canonical texts of American music, from “Shenandoah” and “Abide With Me,” to Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War,” and Lloyd classics like “Sombrero Sam,” “Island Blues,” and “Of Course, Of Course.” 

From his early association with Calvin Newborn in Memphis, to later collaborations with Gabor Szabo and John Abercrombie, and even his stretch in the 1970s playing with the Beach Boys, Lloyd has long had a deep affinity with the guitar and the multitude of moods and sounds that it brings to his music. The seed for the new project with the Marvels was planted in 2013 when Lloyd played with Frisell at UCLA’s Royce Hall. “We made a connection. I knew we were moving toward the sound. Bill is a great sensitive and very intuitive,” said Lloyd of his collaboration with Frisell. “When he was a kid in Denver, he told me he was influenced by my first band with Jack DeJohnette and Keith Jarrett. He said that music opened his imagination to a wide spectrum of new possibilities. We don’t need to say much when we get together—it’s all expressed in the music, in the sound, the feeling.”


As for adding Leisz into the mix, Lloyd says, “When I knew that Greg was going to be in town during our L.A. concert, I asked him to sit in with us. He and Bill are like two sides of a coin, so amazing things happened during that concert.” Lloyd also praises his consistent sidemen Harland and Rogers, saying: “Eric and Reuben are one of the continuous fibers of continuity in my music; they understand. We have been together for over a decade and it continues to bloom.”


Tickets for “Charles Lloyd & The Marvels Featuring Bill Frisell” can be purchased throughjazz.org24 hours a day or via CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60thStreet, ground floor. Box Office hours:  Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain). 

Note: Hot Seats, $10 seats for select 9:30pm performances in The Appel Room (excluding Jazz & Popular Song concerts), are available for purchase to the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Subject to availability. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Hot Seats Ticket Discount Program is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


Select concerts will also stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience via jazz.org/live.  Click here for the complete season schedule.

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