Friday, April 14, 2006

Charles Lloyd Soars on 'Sangam'

Charles Lloyd has always remained deeply rooted in the jazz tradition and the blues of his native Memphis, Tenn., while at the same time sharing a passion for Eastern music and cultures. Most of his recordings have found the saxophonist in a conventional small combo jazz setting with piano and/or guitar, drums and bass. But his new trio, Sangam, with two percussionists, displays a bold new step for the still adventurous 68-year-old.

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Charles Lloyd on Jazzwise Magazine

Charles Lloyd, one of the key 1960s jazz musicians who reached out to a new young generation immersed in rock and turned them on to jazz, has teamed up with master tabla player Zakir Hussain for a new album which managed to tap the essence of the blues while drawing on the great improvisational resources of Indian music. Lloyd and Hussain talk to Duncan Heining about their collaboration

I’ve said it before but it’s ever true: Charles Lloyd talks like he plays the saxophone. Ideas pour like silver, some are followed through, while others are left behind to be picked up later and reworked. He never loses a thread and you just have to go with him and ride the flow. It’ll always going to take you somewhere unexpected.

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