On the opening night of Copenhagen Jazz Festival we bring you an exclusive trio with a very spritual project "Sangam" (Hindi for confluence or union) which originally was born as a tribute to the late drummer Billy Higgins.
Saxophonist Charles Lloyd was a virtual superstar at the end of the sixties. His album Forest Flower was bought by a wide audience even though it was a mix of avant-garde jazz and Eastern influences. He explored the combination of jazz and rock, until suddenly, in the seventies, he'd had enough and withdrew from the scene. Lloyd devoted his time to meditation. A decade later he was ready to once again seek musical innovations without losing sight of his audience.
Lloyd is coming to The National Gallery of Copenhagen with Zakir Hussain, a virtuoso on the tabla (classical Indian drums). Hussain has played with all the legends from his own country as well as with Van Morrison, Pharoah Sanders and George Harrison. More percussion is supplied by the young Texan Eric Harland who has recorded with McCoy Tyner and Ravi Coltrane, among others.
Date: July 5th 2013, 9 pm
Where: Statens Museum for Kunst, Sølvgade 48-50, 1307 København K
Price: 340 kr
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