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Win Charles Lloyd Quartet's 'MIRROR' CD!

Many critics have opined that Lloyd’s “New Quartet”, with Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland may be the best of all his groups. The quartet’s previous release in this line-up, the live-recorded Rabo de Nube, met with across-the-board approval and was voted #1 album of the year in both the Critics and Readers Polls of JazzTimes.

'Mirror' is the first studio album by the Lloyd-Moran-Rogers-Harland unit and it features beautiful, transformed versions of favorites including both Lloyd originals and tunes Charles has made his own over the years.

There is a pair of Thelonious Monk tunes, “Ruby, My Dear” and “Monk’s Mood”, as well as hymns and traditionals including “Go Down Moses”, “Lift Every Voice And Sing”, and “The Water Is Wide”. Lloyd covers Brian Wilson’s’ “Caroline, No” (the saxophonist guested on several Beach Boys albums in the 70s, including the classic “Surf’s Up”), and plays an achingly lovely version of the the standard “I Fall In Love Too Easily”. Lloyd originals include “Desolation Sound”, “Mirror”, “Tagi” (which includes a Bhagavad Gita inspired spoken-word meditation by Lloyd) and “Being and Becoming”.

If you would like to win a copy of this new CD, just answer this easy question: During the 1970s, Lloyd played extensively with a massive US band, both on their studio recordings and as a member of their touring band. Which sun-lovin' band was this though?!

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new CDs! Just send us an e:mail here before November 15th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: CHARLES LLOYD QUARTET CDs to:

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The release of 'Mirror' coincides with a five city North American tour; one which continues on into the new year:

Charles Lloyd / Jason Moran / Reuben Rogers / Eric Harland on tour 2011:
January 19 in Hanover, NH at Dartmouth College
January 21 and 22 in Boston, MA at the Regattabar
January 23 in Burlington, VT at the Flynn Center
January 26 in Amherst, MA at U Mass
January 28 in Middletown, CT at Wesleyan Univ.
January 29 in New York, NY at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall
January 30 in Buffalo, NY at the Albright-Knox Gallery