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2015 Earshot Jazz Festival — Charles Lloyd, Wild Man Dance

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Charles Lloyd, the multi-horn mystic returned to Seattle last month as part of the 2015 Earshot Jazz Festival, with another another riveting séance. His newest quartet called on brilliant contemporaries Gerald Clayton (piano) and Kendrick Scott (drums) along with veteran bassist Reuben Rogers.

After nearly five decades of utterly uncompromising music-making, saxophonist Charles Lloyd has achieved the status of a living legend. A singular musician who has no stake in nor need for the genre divisions that frequently occupy so much energy in the jazz world, Lloyd is one of the original cross-pollinators, whose explorations are rooted and steeped in the rich jazz and blues scenes of his native Memphis, Tennessee, but whose musical interests have taken him around the world, literally and figuratively.

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