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Article: Live Review

Enjoy Jazz and More 2020

Read "Enjoy Jazz and More 2020" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Various venues Enjoy Jazz and More Heidelberg, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Schwetzingen October 14-30, 2020 Enjoy Jazz is a festival that stretches across 7 weeks from the beginning of October to halfway through November in the urban area of Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg in southwestern Germany. The long stretch had ...


Article: Album Review

Charles Lloyd &The Marvels + Lucinda Williams: Vanished Gardens

Read "Vanished Gardens" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

At age 80 legendary saxophonist/composer Charles Lloyd shows no signs of slowing down. In addition to his New Quartet--most recently documented on Passin' Thru (Blue Note Records, 2017)--he has collaborated with the Greek singer Maria Farantouri on Athens Concert (ECM, 2011); played duets with Quartet pianist Jason Moran on Hagar's Song (ECM, 2013); and produced a ...


Article: Album Review

Sokratis Sinopoulos: Eight Winds

Read "Eight Winds" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Ecco un lavoro davvero molto particolare, che prende ispirazione dalla musica tradizionale per realizzare impasti di impianto jazzistico, traendoli per giunta da una regione--la Grecia--la cui tradizione, splendida, è stata piuttosto sottovalutata in questo contesto. Ne è autore Sokratis Sinopoulos, poco più che quarantenne specialista della lyra, strumento tradizionale dell'area egea, che ha coltivato ...


Article: Album Review

Charles Lloyd: Wild Man Dance

Read "Wild Man Dance" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Wonders seem to never cease where Charles Lloyd is concerned. In a career spanning more than half a century, Lloyd's well of creativity has never run dry. He remains peerless when it comes to producing transcendent music. While plenty of musicians tend to slow down as they get older, the opposite seems to ...

News: Performance / Tour

Charles Lloyd 75th Birthday Concerts at the Met Museum and Kennedy Center

Charles Lloyd 75th Birthday Concerts at the Met Museum and Kennedy Center

Tenor saxophone titan Charles Lloyd has been hailed as one of the most restlessly inventive musicians in jazz history. His current quartet - with Jason Moran, piano; Reuben Rogers, bass; and Eric Harland, drums - was honored as the 2011 “#1 Acoustic Group" by the JazzTimes critics poll. “Follow the career of Charles Lloyd," said The ...


Athens Concert

Label: JazzMa Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: CD 1: 01. Kratissa ti zoi mou; 02. Dream Weaver; 03. Blow Wind; 04. Requiem; 05. Greek Suite, Part I: Hymnos stin Ayia Triada, Epano sto xero homa, Messa stous paradissious kipous; 06. Taidi sta Kythera. CD 2: 01. Prayer; 02. Greek Suite, Part II: Vlefaro mou, Margaritarenia, Thlassaki mou; 03. Greek Suite, Part III: Epirotiko meroloi, Kægomæ kæ sigoliano, Mori kontoula lemonia, Alismono kæ hæromæ, Tou hel' to kastron; 04. ZYanni mou.

Article: Album Review

Charles Lloyd - Maria Farantouri: Athens Concert

Read "Athens Concert" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Sono bastati pochi ascolti per individuare il lato della sfaccettata forma jazzistica di Charles Lloyd che combacia con quello di Maria Farantouri, cantante solenne e con alcuni tratti lirici. E' l'ineffabile materia di cui è fatta la poesia a dare un denominatore comune a questi due artisti, una materia fortemente sedimentata in una lunga frequentazione (i ...


Elegy of the Uprooting

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: CD 1 01. Prayer - 3:59; 02. Refugee's Theme - 1:42; 03. The Weeping Meadow - 3:28; 04. Dance - 3:30; 05. An Ode of Tears - 4:07; 06. For the Phrygian Land a Vast Mourning - 2:08; 07. By the Sea - 1:25; 08. Depart and Eternity Theme - 6:21; 09. Rosa's Aria - 3:52; 10. Memories - 2:43; 11. Hecuba's Lament/Hecuba's Theme II - 1:39; 12. Telamon, You Came to Conquer Our Town - 1:41; 13. The City that Gave Birth to You Was Consumed by Fire - 2:02; 14. An Ode of Tears - 0:36; 15. Theme of the Uprooting I - 0:42; 16. The Weeping Meadow II - 2:08; 17. Voyage - 1:57; 18. Voyage to Cythera - 2:17; 19. On the Road - 3:10 CD 2 01. Parade - 2:56; 02. Return - 2:25; 03. Andromache's Theme - 0:53; 04. The Land I Call Home - 1:46; 05. Home of my Forefathers - 1:46; 06. I Wish I'm Given Here - 1:21; 07. Refugee's Theme - 2:01; 08. The Seagull - 1:26; 09. Song of the Lake - 2:26; 10. Adagio - Father's Theme - 2:56; 11. In Vain the Sacrifices - 2:13; 12. My Beloved, Your Soul is Wandering - 2:58; 13. Decision - 2:40; 14.


Article: Album Review

Eleni Karaindrou: Elegy of the Uprooting

Read "Elegy of the Uprooting" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Se Eleni Karaindrou fosse una cantautrice rock, questo album avrebbe potuto intitolarsi “Greatest Hits Live", ma trattandosi di un'affermata compositrice classica greca probabilmente non sarebbe stato dignitoso. Ma effettivamente non si tratta di nient'altro che di una riproposizione dal vivo di una selezione dei suoi lavori per il cinema cuciti insieme a formare una lunga suite ...


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