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Charles Lloyd New Quartet and Friends at The Temple of Dendur

Charles Lloyd, tenor saxophone, alto flute, tarogato
Maria Farantouri, vocals
Jason Moran, piano
Reuben Rogers, bass
Eric Harland, drums
Sokratis Sinopoulos, lyra
Alicia Hall Moran, vocals

Tenor saxophone titan Charles Lloyd has been hailed as one of the most restlessly inventive musicians in jazz history. Lloyd attained rock-star status in the mid-1960s with one of the all-time great quartets, featuring Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette. As the New York Times said, "Follow the career of Charles Lloyd, and you see a map of great jazz across half a century." His current quartet—Jason Moran, piano; Reuben Rogers, bass; and Eric Harland, drums—was honored as the "#1 acoustic group" in 2011 by the Jazz Times Critics' Poll.

In celebration of his seventy-fifth birthday, Charles Lloyd performs a program at the Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing that marshals the creativity of his quartet and special guest singer Maria Farantouri. Revered in her native Greece, Farantouri was the legendary voice of resistance during the Greek military junta of the late 1960s, giving hope to millions through the banned protest songs of Mikis Theodorakis and earning widespread praise as the "soul of Greece." Sokratis Sinopoulos, lyra, also performs on the program, which ranges from Byzantine hymns to twenty-first-century jazz.

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