|1. I Fall in Love Too Easily (For Lily)|
|2. Go Down Moses|
|3. Desolation Sound|
|4. La Llorona|
|5. Caroline, No|
|6. Monk's Mood|
|8. Ruby, My Dear|
|9. The Water Is Wide|
|10. Lift Every Voice and Sing|
'Mirror' is the first studio album by the Lloyd-Moran-Rogers-Harland unit and it features beautiful, transformed versions of favourites including both Lloyd originals and tunes Charles has made his own over the years. There is a pair of Thelonious Monk tunes, "Ruby, My Dear" and "Monk's Mood", as well as hymns and traditionals including "Go Down Moses", "Lift Every Voice and Sing", and "The Water Is Wide". Lloyd covers Brian Wilson's "Caroline, No" (the saxophonist guested on several Beach Boys albums in the 70s, including the classic "Surf's Up"), and plays the standard "I Fall In Love Too Easily". Lloyd originals include "Desolation Sound", "Mirror", "Tagi" (which includes a spoken-word meditation by Lloyd) and "Being and Becoming".
There is plenty of Lloyd's graceful, mellifluous and poetic tenor sax: We also get to hear some of his rarely-showcased alto saxophone, the instrument that Billy Higgins called Charles's "secret weapon". The band plays superbly, with Jason Moran in particular exhibiting all the skills that have made him a multiple poll winner.
Personnel: Charles Lloyd (tenor and alto saxophone, voice), Jason Moran (piano), Reuben Rogers (double-bass), Eric Harland (drums, voice)