Wonderful concert on Friday evening at Symphony Center
; ts, flute, vocals) was in town with both his quartet and trio.
The first part of the set was performed with
tabla, vocals) and up-and-coming drummer
; drums). For the second half,
Lloyd and Harland were joined by
; piano) -- who
happens to also be a 2010 MacArthur Fellow
Larry Grenadier (Wikipedia
; bass) before Hussain returned for the final piece and
It was evident how much joy Charles Lloyd still gets from performing live at his somewhat advanced age of 73. Surrounded by some
extraordinary musicians, and clearly enjoying himself on stage. Great evening with wonderful jazz music from somewhere in between modern
post-whatever, free, bop and hard bop, world music and everything else in between. I regret not having seen him earlier in
life. Very much recommended.