Charles Lloyd: Wise Child at 75

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd celebrated his 75th birthday in riveting fashion at the Sackler Wing of Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, before the Temple of Dendur. He played for more than two hours in four different contexts: in duet with pianist Jason Moran; with his New Quartet, which included Moran, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Eric Harland; with the quartet and mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran, who is Moran’s wife; and finally, with the quartet joined by Sokratis Sinopoulous, bowing a politiki lyra, and Greek contralto Maria Farantouri. Here‘s the story.

Image/D. Darr

Views expressed on this blog, which is hosted on BlouinArtinfo.com but produced independently of it, do not necessarily reflect the views of BlouinArtinfo.com.