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Charles Lloyd - Sangam trio

Jean-Marc Birraux

2009 / 60min / Production : 24images - Les Films du Présent / Broadcasting : Mezzo - Télénantes


« There is a long time now that Charles Lloyd let appear in his spiritualist and syncretic music – taking some spectacular effects from free jazz, some forms and idioms (blues, folk, standards) from tradition and lyricism, mystics from Coltrane – all that his universe owes in oriental philosophy. But the old sage never went so far in such a fusion between jazz and Indian music here, with Zakir Hussain the great tablas master and Eric Harland, the very talented drummer.

« On the tenor saxophone of course, with this tender, subtle sound, absolutely unique, but also on flute, on alto saxophone, in a totally different style, fast, mobile, pointillist and angular – Lloyd, in long modal incantatory improvisations, invent a music at the crossroads, hybrid, mixed, with an impertinent freedom.

  • Crew :
    • CHARLES LLOYD: saxophones ténor et alto, flûte alto, piano, percussions
    • ZAKIR HUSSAIN: tablas
    • ERIC HARLAND: batterie, percussions