|Charles Lloyd at the London Jazz Festival, Barbican in 2010
Photo Credit: Roger Thomas
Saxophonist Charles Lloyd today turned seventy-five and to celebrate, he is bringing collaboration with Greek singer Maria Farantouri and his regular quartet to the Barbican on 28th April (2013). Chris Parker described their album together (Athens Concert) as having “ just enough grit in the musical oyster to produce a pearl of an album” in a CD review for our site.
ECM have also released an album (Hagar’s Song), in celebration which sees Lloyd playing with his regular quartet pianist Jason Moran in a duo setting and on 18th March, they will be releasing a box set of Lloyd’s first five albums for them.
Here are links to some of our previous Charles Lloyd coverage:
Charles Lloyd and Norma Winston at London Jazz Festival, review by Alison Hoblyn
Chris Parker’s review of Athens Concert
A taster video for the Athens Concert album
All the best and many happy returns from us to Charles Lloyd.
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