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Charles Lloyd, Maria Farantouri - Athens Concert


Release Date: 09/13/2011 
Label:  Ecm   Catalog #: 001587802  
Composer:  Eleni KaraindrouCharles LloydMikis TheodorakisTraditional
Performer:  Socratis SinopoulosJason MoranCharles LloydReuben Rogers,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charles Lloyd Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Stunning performance in front of a huge audience at the open air Odeon of Herodes Atticus, as Charles Lloyd, uniquely-expressive saxophonist, and Maria Farantouri, Greece’s voice of resistance, come together. Friends for some years, this is their first recorded collaboration. Lloyd’s brilliant quartet is on hand - with Jason Moran in especially creative mode - augmented by lyra player Socratis Sinopoulos and second pianist Takis Frazio in a marvelous programme that includes songs by Mikis Theoedorakis, suites of Greek traditional music, Eleni Karaindrou’s “Journey to Kythera” and Lloyd originals including his classic “Dream Weaver”. “Athens Concert” is a major event, a very special live album indeed. Stunning performance in front of a huge audience at the open air Odeon of Herodes Atticus, as Charles Lloyd, uniquely-expressive saxophonist, and Maria Farantouri, Greece’s voice of resistance, come together. Friends for some years, this is their first recorded collaboration. Lloyd’s brilliant quartet is on hand - with Jason Moran in especially creative mode - augmented by lyra player Socratis Sinopoulos and second pianist Takis Frazio in a marvelous programme that includes songs by Mikis Theoedorakis, suites of Greek traditional music, Eleni Karaindrou’s “Journey to Kythera” and Lloyd originals including his classic “Dream Weaver”. “Athens Concert” is a major event, a very special live album indeed. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Journey to Kythera by Eleni Karaindrou
Performer:  Socratis Sinopoulos (Lyra), Jason Moran (Piano), Charles Lloyd (Saxophone/Flute),
Reuben Rogers (Double Bass), Maria Farantouri (Voice), Eric Harland (Drums),
Takis Farazis (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charles Lloyd Quartet
2. Dream Weaver by Charles Lloyd
Performer:  Socratis Sinopoulos (Lyra), Jason Moran (Piano), Charles Lloyd (Saxophone/Flute),
Reuben Rogers (Double Bass), Maria Farantouri (Voice), Eric Harland (Drums),
Takis Farazis (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charles Lloyd Quartet
3. Kratissa ti zoi mou by Mikis Theodorakis
Performer:  Socratis Sinopoulos (Lyra), Jason Moran (Piano), Charles Lloyd (Saxophone/Flute),
Reuben Rogers (Double Bass), Maria Farantouri (Voice), Eric Harland (Drums),
Takis Farazis (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charles Lloyd Quartet
4. Hymn to the Holy Trinity by Traditional
Performer:  Socratis Sinopoulos (Lyra), Jason Moran (Piano), Charles Lloyd (Saxophone/Flute),
Reuben Rogers (Double Bass), Maria Farantouri (Voice), Eric Harland (Drums),
Takis Farazis (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charles Lloyd Quartet
5. Greek Suite by Traditional
Performer:  Socratis Sinopoulos (Lyra), Jason Moran (Piano), Charles Lloyd (Saxophone/Flute),
Reuben Rogers (Double Bass), Maria Farantouri (Voice), Eric Harland (Drums),
Takis Farazis (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charles Lloyd Quartet
6. Margaritarenia by Traditional
Performer:  Socratis Sinopoulos (Lyra), Jason Moran (Piano), Charles Lloyd (Saxophone/Flute),
Reuben Rogers (Double Bass), Maria Farantouri (Voice), Eric Harland (Drums),
Takis Farazis (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charles Lloyd Quartet
7. Thalassaki Mou by Traditional
Performer:  Socratis Sinopoulos (Lyra), Jason Moran (Piano), Charles Lloyd (Saxophone/Flute),
Reuben Rogers (Double Bass), Maria Farantouri (Voice), Eric Harland (Drums),
Takis Farazis (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charles Lloyd Quartet

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