Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Consistent Beauty

The stripped-down saxophone and percussion trio of “Sangam” makes it a successor to 2004’s excellent “Which Way Is East,” an intimate set of duets recorded in Lloyd’s living room with drummer Billy Higgins. Tabla master Zakir Hussain carries some of the melodic load, dropping quotes from Sonny Rollins’ “St. Thomas” and “The William Tell Overture” into a solo. Drummer Eric Harland is a revelation.

Click here to read the full review of Sangam at Style Weekly.