Saturday, June 03, 2006


"Sangam" by Charles Lloyd

Today I heard parts of this CD and it rocked my world.
I had to share my excitement with anyone who would listen.
Amazingly, this music is created by only three musicians.
The trio features Charles Lloyd on saxes & flutes with Eric Harland on drums & piano but this music is driven into a mystical stratosphere by the other-worldly drumming of tabla master Zakir Hussein. Wow!

I see that they will be performing in NYC at the JVC Festival on June 22. Wish I was there.

Actually, Charles Lloyd was my hero back in the day, I saw him at the Filmore with his Quartet featuring Keith Jarrett & Jack DeJohnette. He went through many different musical phases over the years but his soul is still vital, as evidenced by this new CD.