Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Metal Jazz reviews Ben Ingram vs. the State of Mississippi

The emotional peak hits on Sunday, when Darr's documentary "Ben Ingram vs. the State of Mississippi" screens. Ingram, Charles Lloyd's grandfather, was quite a rarity in the early 1900s -- a black man who owned 1,600 acres of Mississippi farmland. Through interviews and archival images of slave lists and Jim Crow signage, Darr sets up the climate that made Ingram's success so improbable, as Lloyd's aching saxophone etches the soundtrack. Then Darr brings down the hammer with the crossroads moment in 1918 when Ingram kills his white neighbor in a boundary dispute.

Click here for the full review.

Spring / Summer 2010 Schedule

Charles Lloyd New Quartet with
Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers, and Eric Harland

Sangam with Zakir Hussain and Eric Harland

April : New Quartet
3 Cape Town Jazz Festival
25 Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

May: New Quartet & Sangam
4 Melbourne Recital Hall, Melbourne, Australia New Quartet
8 Melbourne Town Hall, Sangam
9 Bruce Mason Center, Auckland, NZ New Quartet
29 Congress Center Hall, Jerusalem New Quartet

June : New Quartet
3 Athens Festival, with Maria Farantouri
30 Verona, Italy

July : New Quartet
1 Gexto, Spain
3 Jazz Baltica, Salzau, Germany
4 Estoril Jazz, Estoril, Portugal

Trailer for Sounds and Silence

A film about ECM and Manfred Eicher.

Click here to watch.