A quote from the man himself describing his music.
“My music, it breathes…It’s the mysticism of sound. I’m a sound seeker, and I’m enthralled with it, by what it can do to change the molecules and uplift people. They feel something when we play. I can’t take authorship for that. I can take that I’m in service”
A sample of his albums and various lineups over the years
Passin’ Thru is an album by American jazz drummer Chico Hamilton (with Charles Lloyd on tenor sax and flute) featuring performances recorded in September 1962 and released in February 1963 on the Impulse! label.
Forest Flower is a live album by jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd recorded at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1966 by the Charles Lloyd Quartet featuring Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette.
Dream Weaver is the third album by jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd, his first released on the Atlantic label, and the first recordings by the Charles Lloyd Quartet featuring Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette.
Sangam is a live album by jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd recorded in Santa Barbara, California in May 2004 by Lloyd with Zakir Hussain, and Eric Harland.
And his newest Wild Man Dance Suite a quartet alongside musicians rooted in modes of antiquity. Specifically; Sokratis Sinopoulos, who plays the politiki lyra, a bowed lute, and Miklos Lukacs, on Hungarian cimbalom, a hammered dulcimer.
Discovered via NYT article by Nate Chinen – Zen Knight-Philosopher, Questing Still