The legendary saxophonist, composer, and jazz mystic Charles Lloyd celebrated his 80th birthday on March 15, 2018, at his hometown venue, Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre, with an unprecedented grouping of musical friends including guitarist Julian Lage, pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Eric Harland, with special guests organist Booker T. Jones and bassist Don Was joining the ensemble midway.
His new album 8: Kindred Spirits, Live From the Lobero documents both the sights and sounds of that extraordinary concert, and arrives in a signed and hand numbered limited-edition deluxe box set that includes 3-LPs, 2-CDs, and a DVD of the full performance, along with a 96-page hardcover book and 2 photo prints that commemorate the first 8 decades of Lloyd’s remarkable journey. The album also comes in standard LP/DVD, CD/DVD, and digital versions featuring the concert’s first half.
Release Date: February 28, 2020
Blue Note Records