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Charles Lloyd New Quartet at The National Concert Hall

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Charles Lloyd New Quartet National Concert Hall jny:Dublin, Ireland November 18, 2014 At seventy six, saxophonist/flutist and composer Charles Lloyd could be forgiven for resting on his considerable laurels. Most musicians, however, are reluctant to trade the buzz of live performance for the free bus pass and Lloyd is no exception. Lloyd still performs in the major concert halls and at the most prestigious jazz festivals around the world to standing ovations and glowing reviews. At this point he could easily churn out crowd-pleasing material from a discography that stretches back to Discovery! (Columbia, ...

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Belgrade Jazz Festival 2014

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Belgrade Jazz Festival 2014 Dom Omladine, Dom Sindikata Belgrade, Serbia October 24-27, 2014 When back in 2005, the Dom Omladine Beograda decided to revive the Belgrade Jazz Festival, which was abruptly discontinued due to happenings in the Balkan's region, the organization faced with two mounting tasks--in a very short time it had to create a festival that had to live up to the dizzying heights and reputation that the festival had in the past and to create a modern festival which selection reflected not only the present state of the jazz world, but also ...

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Charles Lloyd: Manhattan Stories

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Since 2008 the non-for-profit label Resonance has put out a number rare historic, previously unreleased, recordings. Saxophonist John Coltrane's 1966 Temple University concert Offering: Live at Temple University (Resonance, 2014) and pianists Tommy Flanagan and Jaki Byard's 1982 duet at Keystone Korner The Magic of 2 (Resonance, 2011) are a couple examples from this treasure trove. Similarly Manhattan Stories is saxophonist Charles Lloyd's two live dates from 1965 the first at Judson Hall and the second at Slugs' Saloon. Even at this early stage in his career Lloyd's signature mastery in blending various musical heritages and his interest ...

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Charles Lloyd: Manhattan Stories

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Manhattan Stories is a trip back in time, a journey to a long gone and long-missed era. It's a window into the great Charles Lloyd's art at a period of transition. The shows presented on this beautifully packaged two-disc set--one recorded at the infamous Slugs' Saloon in the summer of 1965, the other recorded at Judson Hall in September of the same year--took place shortly after Lloyd left the employ of Cannonball Adderley and before he became a cross-over sensation and hero to hippies, moving a million units of Forest Flower: Charles Lloyd At Monterey (Atlantic, 1966). ...

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Charles Lloyd: Manhattan Stories

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In most cases, the folklore of a happening is much stronger than the actual event. The “older I get, the better it was" credo applies to so much of the remembered past. Not so for the only documented recordings by Charles Lloyd's Quartet of guitarist Gábor Szabó, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Pete La Roca. Lloyd who, in 1965, had left his residency as musical director for Chico Hamilton and member of Cannonball Adderly's band, gathered Szabó (from Hamilton's employment) and formed this quartet. He would soon record Of Course, Of Course (Columbia, 1968) with Tony Williams replacing ...

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Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity

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Charles Lloyd Arrows Into Infinity ECM Records 2014 Undoubtedly deserving the title modern day saxophone titan Charles Lloyd has made one of the most important contributions to the art better known as contemporary or modern jazz. Widely recognized as one of the most timeless and significant musicians in the history of jazz, his melodic sensibilities, playing style and compositions have delighted listeners and have influenced generations of musicians. Easily one of the most influential tenor saxophonists, the sound of this venerable saxophonist is recognizable in a matter of seconds. Directed by ...

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Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity

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Charles Lloyd Arrows Into Infinity ECM Records 2014 It's rare to have an opportunity to see a music film in both the theatre and the comfort of your own home, but a serendipitous invite to the 2013 Jazztopad Festival in Wrocław, Poland not only provided the chance to hear saxophonist Charles Lloyd premiering a new work, commissioned by the festival, with an entirely new group; it also presented, in a movie theatre, Arrows Into Infinity, a nearly two-hour look at Lloyd's life and career, directed by his longtime life partner, manager and co-producer Dorothy ...



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