The Charles Lloyd Quartet - Vicar St
THE CHARLES LLOYD QUARTET
Tickets on sale now from www.ticketmaster.ie & outlets nationwide
Early Bird tickets priced €29 available until September 26th
Premium Seat & Meet & Greet (w/ free CD) tickets priced €65
Normal Price tickets €39 available Sep 26th
“Follow the career of Charles Lloyd, and you see a map of great jazz across half a century. His shows, full of momentum and intuition, perfectly represent the idea that the best jazz needs to be experienced live.”
The New York Times
2012 Brass Note on Beale Street 2013 Montreal International Jazz Festival Miles Davis Award 2014 Laureate Alfa Jazz International Music Award 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival Jazz Legend Award 2015 NEA Jazz Master Fellow 2105 Honorary Doctorate Berklee School of Music 2016 Lobero Ghostlight Society Artist Luminary Award
Charles Lloyd – Saxophone, Flute,
Ruben Rogers – Bass
Kenrick Scott – Drums
Gerald Clayton - Piano
Teddy D Promotions Ltd. has the distinct honour of presenting one of the true legends of Jazz. Charles Lloyd was topping the bill when the first Montreux Jazz festival took place in 1967. This year he returned once again to top the bill in their 50th Anniversary Festival. How we have the great opportunity of hearing him play in Dublin’s finest music venue, Vicar Street.
The critical consensus is that Charles Lloyd has never sounded better. The depth of his expression reflects a lifetime of experience. Lloyd has a legendary history in the music world, and could certainly be in a position to slow down and rest on his laurels. But looking back has never been of great interest to this tender warrior; “Go forward,” is his motto, as he keeps shifting to a higher, well calibrated gear. In 2015 he became a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music.
His concerts and recordings are events of pristine beauty and elegance, full of intensely felt emotion and passion that touches deep inside the heart. This is not entertainment, but the powerful uncorrupted expression of beauty through music. When music vibrates, the soul vibrates and touches the spirit within.
“For me it was great finally to catch up with a project that others on this site have been raving about”
“He has ascended into the ranks of jazz legend, something that has not always been true for him”
“…is the rare jazz artist whose every appearance qualifies as an event.”
“Norah Jones sings You Are So Beautiful in a note-bending trance, it’s the long, closing meditation Barche Lamsel that captures the core group at its most reciprocally poetic.”
There’s exhilarating footage from every era, especially of the quartet when they were sharing bills with the likes of the Grateful Dead and Jimi Hendrix
“I’m seeking something that I haven’t gotten to yet and I’m still on the journey. So whatever I’m doing it’s the same thing… I haven’t made the sound yet that has made her say, ‘OK, you see my face enough now and come on home.’”
Willie Nelson and Norah Jones contribute vocals, and above it all, imperturbable and laconic, is the great saxophonist,