Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tim Price Bloggin' For D'Addario Woodwinds- Charles Lloyd Sangam NYC June 2016

~  NEW YORK CITY... JUNE 12.. There is nothing that surpasses the transcendence of a intimate, live concert by Charles Lloyd & this trio. Charles is always in the zone, and Zakir Hussain & Eric Harland are right there shoulder to sprit in the travel. Off the hook unusual/unique talent, extraordinary, and the ensemble interplay is stellar. Charles played tenor & alto saxophones. He told me he brought the alto saxophone because of my insistence of the way he sounded on it. NOTHING - like it!! The places the music traveled to, the trio dimension....always something only Charles Lloyd can achieve.

Grateful and humbled. he also played Tarogato, flutes, piano & percussion. Zakir gives the trio the real deal India feel/ groove with soaring horn lines with Memphis soul and blues roots mixed with a story that only Lloyd can tell on his horns. Inspiring tapestry of sounds, Eric Harland is the right drummer for this adventure as well. As I've mentioned, I've heard this trio many times and it is always beautiful and hypnotic. Charles's Tarogato playing is supremely evocative, mystical , serene and haunting. Masters at work. I've been loving Charles tenor playing since I was in Jr High school in the 60's- it blew me away when I first heard and it continues to do so, a mind-blowing tenor sound. One of the true personal sounds in tenor with deep roots.
With his expansive palette Charles Lloyd approaches his instruments in a inspirational manner and also a lesson in individuality.

Innovator and brilliant soulful human being- 
Sonic sublimity that will stay in your ears and mind always. This band takes you on a unique journey.
We are blessed to have artists like this in our midst. Charles is not only a great inspiration but someone I am proud to call a friend.
This ensemble SANGAM is extraordinary artists and very much to the fore. Incredible virtuosity and forward motion. It is entrancing and I love it.

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