I was recently browsing Charles Lloyd‘s Web site. He will soon have a new recording as the Charles Lloyd Quartet with Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland. It is entitled Mirror and it will be released on ECM Records on September 14th in North America. I glanced at the Concerts section, and noticed that he is appearing at Wesleyan University on Friday January 28th, 2011. The ticket prices were just too good to pass up @ $23 a person!
When I attended high school Emmet Simmons and I tried to convince the student council to book Charles Lloyd to play a concert for us. We were overruled, they booked Gary Puckett and the Union Gap and Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge much to our dismay… Now the chance to see Charles Lloyd all these years later seems like a righteous evening to come to pass 🙂