Wrocław Philharmonic Hall
Socratis Sinopoulos - lira
Gerald Clayton - piano
Miklos Lukacs - cimbalon
Joe Sanders - double bass
Gerald Cleaver - drums
VIP 230, I zone 160zł, II zone 130zł, stage seats 80zł
|Charles Lloyd presents the world premiere of the Wild Man Dance Suite|
Charles Lloyd is a world-renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist, and above all one of the greatest jazz saxophonists in the world. He discovered the talent of Keith Jarrett and godfathered the jazz-rock revolution. The musical inspirations of the American giant derive from his Native American roots, Irish and Mongolian cultures, classical music and the music he grew up in: jazz, blues, gospel, and spirituals. The way in which he blends the richness of these cultures comprises the spiritual image of his music and personality.
His story is a kaleidoscope of miscellaneous experiences – his existential ups and downs. In the 1960s he joined the famous groupsof Chico Hamilton and Cannonball Adderly, , and in 1965 he founded his own quartet with Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette and Cecil McBee. It was their 1966 album Forest Flower that was the first in the line of jazz recordings that sold a million copies, and in 1967 they performed a historic concert in the USSR,the first jazz group ever on a Soviet stage.
Charles Lloyd is an artist who escapes categorisation, always exploring and discovering new regions. He created jazz avant-garde in the years when free jazz flourished, but did not turn his back on rock, hip-hop and pop. His voice could be heard with The Doors and The Beach Boys. Since 1989 he has recorded regularly for ECM, his albums being the tonal quintessence of the German label. Over the last three years he has released three wonderful albums: Mirror with his quartet, Athens Concert with the Greek Singer Maria Farantouri and Hagar’s Song in duet with Jason Moran.
His concert at Jazztopad 2011 was for many a mystical and deeply moving experience. This year Charles Lloyd has written the Wild Man Dance Suite for Jazztopad and will present it in a multicultural company of excellent musicians. This will be the great finale of the 10th Jazztopad festival.