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An encounter with the Gandhi of the Jazz

Occasionally, he acts on this night as the old man that he is, in fact, saxophonist with his 81 years: Charles Lloyd, the great American Tenor, lifting his heavy Instrument sometimes exuberant in the height. But you realize: Easily this gesture of the saxophonist's triumph does not fall to him. Rather, it is a force effort. Again and again he is in the game breaks on a wooden chair next to the wing, falls a bit tired of acting in itself.

But then there is the other Charles Lloyd. Like a Thelonious Monk once he performs on stage with a bear dancing behind his quintet, if it is a Solo of a Mitmusikers particularly like. In every Moment of the evening is on Wednesday it is also clear, where the threads run together. Lloyd pushes his way to the music of all, his stamp on approach. In spite of a Band with outstanding musicians such as the Drummer Eric Harland, the evening is first and foremost an encounter with the charismatic Charles Lloyd.

The saxophonist has remained until today, in the best sense, a child of the 1960s. At the time, Lloyd was world famous as the acoustic of jazz musicians, the beguiled, with plates such as "Forest Flower", not only the jazz community, but also the Rock and hippie commune. This is a amazing border crossing managed – the Zurich concert from the Wednesday left one, decades later on, at least in the approach understand how it could happen: Here is one that is up today by annealing and moved by the musical sparks, and the vibrations of that magical decade stand. He conveys to posterity something of the magic of this time.

If you would like to describe the Spirit, or even the spirituality of the wonderful Jazznojazz concert in Lloyds, you must probably start with one of the great music figures of the 1960s: a Lot of John Coltrane listening is out in Lloyd; often a hymnal tone of voice, well as on Coltrane's epochal "A Love Supreme"Album. Something Unique but still something light and Airy Floating. Even at this Zurich night Lloyd play tender his great Horn touch – it is an almost utopian-acting spirit of peacefulness in the game, this "Gandhi of the Jazz", as someone called Lloyd time.

The remains, perhaps, the most Fascinating aspect of Charles Lloyd, but how to be free of all the technical Thinking of his music as it is just an existential message. Most of the pieces dispense with a complicated harmonic: In Simple a spiritual Dimension, something very Expressive, it's best to unfold can. Most of the pieces are also epic in length, that something Hidden, or for the time being only latent, Tangible life. Most of the pieces are also played in free pulse or Rubato, the music is not jail bar lines to be locked in.

In this way "brings" to us Lloyd. And Lloyd should have maybe brought in the 1960s, the rock people to be Jazz camp? Once he was asked to inspire as this can succeed: the rock people for the acoustic Jazz. Lloyd replied only: "you have heard of how free music can be, really."

The Jazznojazz lasts until Saturday, 2. November. The whole program www.jazznojazz.ch

Created: 31.10.2019, 12:50 PM

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