Wednesday, September 19, 2007

CL in Korea

Finally, it is time for the headliner, the Legend: Tenor sax man, Charles Lloyd, who is 69, and is at the peak of his abilities. This man from Memphis, this musician who has played with B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Billy Higgins -- his soulmate, the jazz drum master, with whom he made the classic two-CD work, Which Way is East -- and others like Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, Gerald Wilson, and the Beach Boys. This artist has come to Korea for the first time; he tours only rarely, but is always making music. He is a very spiritual person, an idealist about what music means, what it can do: "I want to change the world and make a better world, so we don't have to be loners like me."

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