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Montreux Jazz Festival Celebrates 50th Edition

The Montreux Jazz Festival kicked off its 50th birthday edition Thursday night, marking its half-century with a nod to its origins. Charles Lloyd, an American saxophonist who performed at the first edition in 1967, opened the celebrations at the Montreux Casino with his New Quartet — accompanied by Jason Moran on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass and Eric Harland on drums. "It's a beautiful thing, 50 years. ... It was just a village when I came here. I was a little boy then,"...

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