Charles Lloyd was born in 1938 and lived in Memphis steeped in the music of the blues and classical music. He made his music sing as a proponent of jazz in the idiom of world music. Lloyd eventually made his way out west where he continued to explore his art and find inspiration for his creativity and working with various artists from the Doors to the Beach Boys. He challenges us to explore our own identities and defy our own self-definitions.
Art Pepper began his career in the late 40s playing with big bands. He was known for his comebacks after being repeatedly thrown in prison for heroine. After each prison stint, he would continue to stretch his career even further each time. Art played with a sense of urgency and sensuality that changed the world forever.