Ja Rule Feat. Lloyd music video Caught Up

Lloyd Feat. Ashanti And Scarface music video Southside (Remix)

Lloyd music video Hey Young Girl

Lloyd Feat. Ludacris music video How We Do It (Around My Way)

Lloyd Feat. Andre 3000 And Lil' Wayne music video Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)

Lloyd Feat. Andre 3000 And Lil' Wayne music video Dedicated To My Ex (Jump Smokers Radio Edit) (VPS Video Mix)

Lloyd Feat. Ashanti music video Southside

Will.I.Am Vs. Lloyd Vs. Omarion music video I Got Icebox From My Shawty (Pomatic's Mash Mix)

Lloyd Feat. Andre 3000 And Lil' Wayne music video Dedication To My Ex (Miss That) (Jump Smokers Remix)

Wale Feat. Lloyd music video Sabotage

Lloyd Feat. Trey Songz And Young Jeezy music video Be The One

Wale Feat. Lloyd music video Sabotage

Wale Feat. Lloyd music video Sabotage

Ja Rule Feat. Lloyd music video Caught Up

Lloyd Feat. Andre 3000 And Lil' Wayne music video Dedicated To My Ex (Jump Smokers Radio Edit) (VPS Video Mix)

Diggy - Asher Roth Feat. Akon - Lloyd Feat. Andre 3000 music video Copy, Paste - Last Man Standing - Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)

Lloyd Feat. Trey Songz And Young Jeezy music video Be The One

Lloyd Feat. Andre 3000 And Lil' Wayne music video Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)

Lloyd Feat. Andre 3000 music video Dedication To My Ex

Lloyd Feat. Andre 3000 And Lil' Wayne music video Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)

Lloyd Feat. Andre 3000 And Lil' Wayne music video Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)

Lloyd music video Hey Young Girl

Lloyd Feat. Awesome Jones music video Cupid

Lloyd Feat. Awesome Jones music video Cupid

Lloyd Feat. Awesome Jones music video Cupid

Lloyd music video Lay It Down

Lloyd music video Lay It Down

Lloyd Feat. 50 Cent music video Let's Get It In

Young Money Feat. Lloyd music video Bedrock (Dj Jp Transition) (Extended Version)

Lloyd Banks Feat. Lloyd music video Any Girl

Lloyd music video Lay It Down

Young Money Feat. Lloyd music video Bedrock (Funkymix) (Extended Version)

50 Cent - Chiddy Bang Feat. MGMT - Lloyd Banks Feat. Lloyd - Plies - Gyptian music video Do You Think About Me - Opposite Of Adults - Any Girl - Becky - Hold Yuh

Lloyd Banks Feat. Lloyd music video Any Girl

Lloyd Banks Feat. Lloyd music video Any Girl

Young Money Feat. Lloyd music video Bed Rock

Young Money Feat. Lloyd music video Bedrock (Max Methods Remix)

Lloyd Feat. Lil' Wayne music video You

Pitbull Feat. Lloyd music video Secret Admirer

Lloyd Feat. Lil' Wayne music video Girls Around The World

Young Money Feat. Lloyd music video Bedrock

Young Money Feat. Lloyd music video Bed Rock

Young Money Feat. Lloyd music video Bedrock

Young Money Feat. Lloyd music video Bed Rock

Young Money Feat. Lloyd music video Bedrock

Young Money Feat. Lloyd - Omarion Feat. Gucci Mane - Timbaland Feat. Drake music video Bedrock - I Get It In - Say Something

Lloyd And Ludacris music video How We Do It

Young Money Feat. Lloyd music video Bedrock

Pitbull Feat. Lloyd music video Secret Admirer

Young Money Feat. Lloyd music video Bedrock

Pitbull Feat. Lloyd music video Secret Admirer

Kanye West Feat. Dwele - Lloyd Feat. Lil' Wayne - G-Unit music video Flashing Lights - Girls Around The World - I Like The Way She Do It

Chris Brown - Lloyd Feat. Ludacris - Colby O'Donis Feat. Akon music video Forever - How We Do It Around My Way - What You Got

Ja Rule Feat. Lloyd music video Caught Up

Mr. Smilez Feat. Lloyd music video Nite Life

Mr. Smilez Feat. Lloyd music video Nite Life

Pitbull Feat. Lloyd music video Secret Admirer

Jibbs Feat. Lloyd music video The Dedication (Ay DJ)

Jibbs Feat. Lloyd music video The Dedication (Ay Dj)

Jibbs Feat. Lloyd music video The Dedication (Ay DJ)

Jibbs Feat. Lloyd music video The Dedication (Ay DJ)

8Ball (Eightball) And MJG Feat. Lloyd music video Forever

Ja Rule Feat. Lloyd music video Caught Up

Lloyd music video Get It Shawty

Lloyd Feat. Ludacris - Roots Feat. Wale And Chrisette Michele - Tiffany Evans Feat. Bow Wow music video How We Do It (Round My Way) - Rising Up - I'm Grown

Lloyd Feat. Ludacris music video How We Do It (Round My Way)

Dem Franchize Boyz Feat. Lloyd music video Turn Heads

Dem Franchize Boyz Feat. Lloyd music video Turn Heads

Dem Franchize Boyz Feat. Lloyd music video Turn Heads

Lloyd music video Get It Shawty

Dem Franchize Boyz Feat. Lloyd music video Turn Heads

Huey Feat. Lloyd music video When I Hustle

Lloyd Feat. Lil' Wayne music video Girls Around The World

Dem Franchize Boyz Feat. Lloyd music video Turn Heads

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd is a forward-thinking musician's musician whose supreme improvisational talents and interest in cross-pollinating jazz with rock as well as non-Western styles of music during the '60s and '70s established him as one of the key figures in the development of fusion and world music. Born in Memphis, Tennessee on March 15, 1938, Lloyd grew up surrounded by the vibrant blues and jazz scenes of his native city. Given a saxophone at age nine, Lloyd eventually studied with Memphis legend pianist Phineas Newborn as well as saxophonist Irvin Reason. By his teens, Lloyd was not only best friends with schoolmate trumpeter Booker Little, but was also gigging locally with such artists as saxophonist George Coleman and future blues icons including Bobby "Blue" Bland, Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, and others. In 1956, Lloyd left Memphis and enrolled at the University of Southern California to study classical music, ultimately earning his master's degree in music. During this time, he performed around Los Angeles with a veritable who's who of avant-garde jazz including, among others, saxophonist Ornette Coleman, saxophonist Eric Dolphy, and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. Also during this time, Lloyd became a working member of Gerald Wilson's big band. In 1960, Lloyd joined drummer Chico Hamilton's ensemble as musical director; replacing Dolphy, who had left to play with bassist Charles Mingus. During his time with Hamilton, Lloyd was responsible for writing and arranging much of the music in the band and recorded several albums with Hamilton, including 1962's Transfusion, 1963's A Different Kind of Journey, 1963's A Man from Two Worlds, and 1963's Passin' Through. By the mid-'60s, Lloyd had developed into a highly adept writer/arranger as well as a virtuoso improviser, and regular sojourns to New York City brought him into contact with such luminaries as saxophonist John Coltrane, trumpeter Miles Davis, saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, Mingus, and saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, whose group he joined in 1964. Also during this time, Lloyd began recording as a leader and released several albums, including 1965's Discovery! The Charles Lloyd Quartet and 1965's Of Course, Of Course. Lloyd continued recording as a leader after he left Adderley in 1965 and formed his own quartet featuring future Miles Davis alum pianist Keith Jarrett, drummer Jack DeJohnette, and bassist Cecil McBee. An extremely creative, intuitive, and adventurous ensemble, Lloyd's quartet released several exceptional albums during this time, including 1966's Dream Weaver, the 1966 live album Charles Lloyd in Europe, and 1966's Love-In. However, this ensemble's appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1966 and the subsequent album Forest Flower: Charles Lloyd at Monterey are what truly caught the public's attention. An expansive, sophisticated, and genre-bending performance, Forest Flower found Lloyd and his group in peak creative form mixing his long burgeoning interest in Eastern music with modal and avant-garde jazz. The performance was a highlight at the festival and the album was one of the first jazz recordings to sell a million copies, gain heavy radio play, and garner a wide crossover audience during a time when rock was quickly superseding jazz in the popular mindset. The success at Monterey buoyed Lloyd's career and he spent much of the late '60s sharing billing at such famed rock venues as San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium alongside artists including guitarist Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and the Grateful Dead. Such was Lloyd's popularity that in 1967 he was voted Jazz Artist of the Year by Down Beat and toured Europe, even playing in the U.S.S.R. during a time when the government was discouraging jazz performances. Lloyd's genre-bending jazz dovetailed perfectly with the free-thinking experimentation of the late '60s, and although his music was based in acoustic jazz, many artists took notice and went the extra step toward electrifying jazz, most notably including Miles Davis, whose 1969 classic Bitches Brew drew upon many of the same rock and world music influences that Lloyd had experimented with. In the early '70s, with his career at its peak, Lloyd withdrew from the public eye and moved to Big Sur to focus on his interest in transcendental meditation and embark on what he has described as an inner journey. Lloyd remained out of music until 1981 when he met the talented 18-year-old French pianist Michel Petrucciani. Inspired by Petrucciani's immense skill, Lloyd toured with the young pianist throughout the early '80s and released several albums, including the live album Montreux (1982) and 1983's A Night in Copenhagen. In the late '80s, Lloyd formed a quartet with Swedish pianist Bobo Stenson and released several albums on ECM, including 1989's Fish Out of Water, 1991's Notes From Big Sur, and 1996's Canto. His association with ECM continued throughout the next decade, a time of renewed public interest in Lloyd, and he built a steady body of work for the label, including 1999's Voice in the Night with guitarist John Abercrombie, 2000's The Water is Wide with pianist Brad Mehldau, 2001's Hyperion with Higgins, and 2004's Which Way is East. In 2006, Lloyd released the live album Sangam, featuring Indian tabla master Zakir Hussain. Two years later he returned with another live album, Rabo de Nube, this time with pianist Jason Moran. In 2010, Lloyd released Mirror, his 13th album for ECM, once again featuring Moran along with bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland. The live album Athens Concert, featuring vocalist Maria Farantouri, followed in 2011. Lloyd continued touring for most of 2012. His next studio effort was a duet offering with pianist Jason Moran entitled Hagar's Song, which was issued in February of 2013.