Lloyd, Charles

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Lloyd, Charles Gender: M
born on 15 March 1938 at 00:05 (= 12:05 AM )
Place Memphis, Tennessee, 35n09, 90w03
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 24°01' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 11°40 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 08°47'

Charles Lloyd
photo: Luke Wroblewski, license cc-by-sa-2.0


American musician, a jazz flutist and saxophonist, the leader of the popular jazz group, the "Charles Lloyd Quartet" during the late ‘60s. In the midst of the Cold War, they became the first American jazz group to perform in the Soviet Union at the invitation of the Soviet people. Lloyd’s most famous composition is "Forest Flower" which went Gold and sold over one million copies worldwide.

Raised in the American south, Lloyd began playing the saxophone when he was quite young. As a teenager, he played with various bands around Memphis and provided backup for such legendary musicians as B. B. King. In 1956, he moved to Los Angeles where he attended the University of Southern California. After graduating with his Masters Degree in music, he played with local groups before moving to New York and joining Chico Hamilton’s band. His debut recordings were made in 1964-65 for CBS Records and included "Discovery" and "Of Course, Of Course."

In mid-1965, he formed his jazz group with Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee and Jack DeJohnette, and they were the hit of the 1966 Monterey Jazz Festival. Over the next few years, the group recorded, toured and gained in popularity. Lloyd was honored as "Best New Jazz Artist" in 1965 and "Jazz Artist of the Year" in 1967, but by 1969, he pulled away from the music world. He moved to Big Sur where he became a teacher of transcendental meditation, and although he released a few records during the 1970s, they were spiritual and almost "new age" in tone.

Pianist Michel Petrucciani contacted Lloyd during the early 1980s and convinced him to return to music. By the late 1980s, he had a new group and was regularly recording for ECM. He released several albums during the 1990s including "Notes from Big Sur," 1992. In June of that same year, he performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall in a tribute to John Coltrane, and his performance was called the "highlight" of the 1992 JVC Jazz Festival.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Adderley, Nat (born 25 November 1931)
  • associate relationship with Hamilton, Chico (born 20 September 1921). Notes: Music collaborators
  • associate relationship with Jarrett, Keith (born 8 May 1945). Notes: Music collaborators


  • Family : Change residence 1956 (Los Angeles)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1964 ("Discovery")
  • Social : Joined group 1965 (Formed jazz group)
  • Work : Prize 1965 (Best New Jazz Artist)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1966 (Monterey Jazz Festival)
  • Work : Prize 1967 (Jazz Artist of the Year)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1992 ("Notes From Big Sur")

Source Notes

Ruth Elliot quotes him 1978: Steinbrecher same data. (Formerly, Ruth Dewey quoted Shelley Fordan for 1:00 AM from him)


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Charles Lloyd Quartet)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Flutist and saxophonist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz