Fri 10 - Sun 19 November 2017

Charles Lloyd – Wild Man Suite + Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas: Sound Prints

This year, the EFG London Jazz Festival grand finale comes in the form of three big beasts of the jazz world playing the Barbican.

A tremendous double bill sees a new project from master saxophonist Charles Lloyd — recipient of a prestigious NEA Jazz Masters Award this year — which combines traditional Greek and Hungarian instruments with the delicate textures and grooves of his jazz quartet.  This is the culmination of 12 extraordinary critically acclaimed albums that he’s released on ECM; the band for tonight's concert features Gerald Clayton on piano, Joe Sanders on bass, Eric Harland on the drums, Socratis Sinolpoulos on guitar & Miklos Lucaks on cimbalom.

In the first half of the concert, the dream team of Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas appear previewing their Blue Note debut with their co-led quintet Sound Prints, which will be released in early 2015.

Joe Lovano (saxophone)
Dave Douglas (trumpet)
Lawrence Fields (piano)
Linda Oh (bass)
Joey Baron (drums)

This draws together all of the Blue Note activity at this year’s Festival: