Mirror - Charles Lloyd
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  • Summary: This is the first studio album Charles Lloyd has with Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers, and Eric Harland, having previously worked on the recorded live album Rabo de Nube.
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  1. This album looks like one of 2010's major contenders.
  2. With this latest release he seems to have come closer then ever to mainstream respectability, while retaining some of his maverick idiosyncrasies.
  3. Ultimately, Mirror is another Lloyd triumph. It may not shake the rafters with its kinetics, but it does dazzle with the utterly symbiotic interplay between leader and sidemen.
  4. Jan 31, 2011
    80
    Mirror, released in September, is the follow-up to "Rabo de Nube," a proper studio effort aglow with watchful calm.
  5. Oct 28, 2010
    78
    Two new originals from this ageless giant conclude a beautifully contemplative set that shines like a polished mirror.
  6. Lloyd's most interesting work can be his most rewarding, and Mirror is an example of how little ventured equals little gained. If it weren't for the final two songs, I would say nothing ventured equals nothing gained.
  7. Lloyd and Moran alternately carry the melody, and then improvise way off it, while Harland plays skittering polyrhythms and Rogers keeps it all anchored. What's not surprising is that a Lloyd-led group can make the song [Beach Boys hit "Caroline, No."] sound like a jazz standard.
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