Charles Lloyd grew up playing sax with BB King and Howlin' Wolf. He then went on to become one of the biggest selling jazz artists in America with his 1966 album Forest Flower. He recorded with The Doors and toured with The Beach Boys before going through a silent period of introspection in the fashion of Miles Davis. At 72 Charles Lloyd is still traversing the globe and making records. Nick Atkinson spoke to him ahead of his only New Zealand concert earlier in May.