Charles Lloyd: Wild Man Dance Suite

Charles Lloyd: Wild Man Dance Suite

 

Charles Lloyd

Wild Man Dance Suite

Friday, April 24, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

2015 NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd

Charles Lloyd: Wild Man Dance Suite

 

Charles Lloyd

Wild Man Dance Suite

Friday, April 24, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Gerald Clayton

Charles Lloyd: Wild Man Dance Suite

 

Charles Lloyd

Wild Man Dance Suite

Friday, April 24, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Eric Harland

Charles Lloyd: Wild Man Dance Suite

Jazz legend Charles Lloyd presents the U.S. premiere of Wild Man Dance Suite, a new suite of compositions written for this meeting of American, Hungarian and Greek musicians, featuring a rhythm section of pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Joe Sanders and drummer Eric Harland. Featuring Greek lyra player Sokratis Sinopoulos and Miklos Lucacs playing the Hungarian gypsy cimbalom, the suite had its world premiere in November 2013 at the Jazztopad Festival in Wrocĺaw, Poland, in which the ensemble performed the six movements like a flowing orchestral unit. Blending traditional jazz elements with visceral sounds and textures from antiquity, Lloyd has created something altogether new and exciting. As the British jazz magazine Jazzwise UK wrote in a review of the suite: “Charles Lloyd and his uncannily telepathic band created a feeling of timelessness. Lloyd’s quartet was augmented with traditional Greek and Hungarian instruments, which added a haunting emotional depth as the music in this single continuous performance ebbed and flowed, drawing back to expose the archaic lament of the lyra, the stark, mittel-european tone of the cymbalom, or Eric Harland’s elementally explosive drum solo.”

Artist Personnel

Charles Lloyd tenor saxophone
Gerald Clayton
piano
Joe Sanders bass
Eric Harland drums
Sokratis Sinopoulos lyra
Miklos Lukacs cimbalom

Artist Website

"(Lloyd's) new Wild Man Dance Suite featured Greek lyra and Hungarian cimbalom but this was not some world-music mash-up, the instruments simply adding new colours to Lloyd’s meditative, soulful reveries. He leads a brilliant young band, who played with an intricate delicacy. " — The Times (London)
"A Charles Lloyd concert like (WIld Man Dance Suite) leaves you feeling joyful, spiritually refreshed. " — Jazz Journal UK