Saxophonist Charles Lloyd was completely out of the picture in the seventies. Where was he? In Big Sur, lost in transcendental meditation. He was taken away from there by pianist Michel Petrucciani in the eighties. Lloyd (1938) had already had an impressive career, in which he started by sniffing at the blues and later broadened his horizons in the jazz and avant-garde scenes. He worked with Chico Hamilton and Cannonball Adderley, among others, and started his own quartet in the mid-sixties. Lloyd was noticed at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1966 for his blending of Eastern music with modal jazz. This brought him many performances in renowned temples of rock music. After his sabbatical, Lloyd became known as a performer of mainstream jazz, as can be heard on his recent, applauded album Mirror. He will perform in Rotterdam with the same lineup as on this album: pianist Jason Moran, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland.