Charles Lloyd leads his quartet at the Lobero Theater. From left, Gerald Clayton, Lloyd, Reuben Rogers and Justin Brown.

(Photo: David Bazemore)

Charles Lloyd Brings Live Show Back ‘Home’

Charles Lloyd belongs to an ever-narrowing elite club of influential jazz veterans who have managed to carry their legacies gracefully, explore new possibilities and keep close…

Min Xiao-Fen

White Lotus
(Outside Music)

Alice Coltrane
Kirtan: Turiya Sings

Alchemy Sound Project
Afrika Love

Ben Aylon
(Riverboat Records )


Steph Richards

(Relative Pitch)

Chet Doxas
You Can’t Take It With You

Victor Gould
In Our Time
(Blue Room Music)

Bob Dylan
Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series Vol. 16 1980–1985
(Sony Legacy)


At 25 years old, bassist Esperanza Spalding wasn’t overly concerned with marketability.

(Photo: Sandrine Lee/Montuno Productions)

Esperanza Spalding: In Full Orbit

Esperanza Spalding buoys with moxie-plus, high-octane ebullience, spirited determination and respectful humility in the face of the jazz legacy.

For her new strings-laden album, Chamber Music Society (Heads Up), she insisted on opening with the moody yet playful vocalese tune “Knowledge Of Good And Evil.” But she met with resistance from her co-producer/co-arranger Gil Goldstein, her management and others who maintained that the leadoff track should be the lyrical beauty “Little Fly,” which showcases both her vocals and her bass playing on a…

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November 2021
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