Charles Lloyd Kindred Spirits
It may seem a bit of a paradox to still describe 81-year-old American saxophonist Charles Lloyd as a jazz innovator. But the fact is that Lloyd continues to search tirelessly for new paths and forms of expression rather than producing a resume of his long career. »I refer to myself as a sound-searcher,« says Charles Lloyd. »The deeper I dive into the ocean of sound, the more I become aware that I need to dive down even deeper.« Thus as recently as 2016 he founded the alternative country and Americana band The Marvels, recording the album »Vanished Gardens« with the new band's pedal-steel-guitar sounds and roots rock singer Lucinda Williams; for many critics, this is one of the top records in Lloyd's large discography.
In addition to two members of The Marvels, Charles Lloyd is accompanied on his visit to Hamburg by guitarists Julian Lage und Marvin Sewell. »Kindred Spirits« is the title of the programme with which the five musicians celebrate jazz music's inexhaustible powers of innovation.