Charles Lloyd and the Marvels w/Bill Frisell feat. Lucinda Williams
Jazz Saxophone Titan
Evocative Country-Rock Superstar
- Friday, Mar 9, 2018
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About Charles Lloyd and the Marvels
The Marvels see the iconic saxophonist and recent NEA Jazz Master in the company of a new band featuring guitarist Bill Frisell and pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz, along with his longtime quartet members bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland. The group plays songs that range from traditional hymns to anti-war folk protests to re-envisioned Lloyd originals from his earlier recordings.
The seed for the Marvels was planted in 2013 when Charles Lloyd invited Bill Frisell to perform with him at UCLA’s Royce Hall. They had met earlier that year when they shared a stage, and Lloyd says, “We made a connection. I knew that we were moving toward the sound. Bill is a great sensitive and very intuitive. When he was a kid in Denver, he told me he was influenced by my first band with Jack DeJohnette and Keith Jarrett. He said that music opened his imagination to a wide spectrum of new possibilities. We don’t need to say much when we get together—it’s all expressed in the music, in the sound, the feeling.”
About Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams has established a reputation as one of rock’s most uncompromising and consistently fascinating writers and performers, earning kudos from artists as diverse as Mary-Chapin Carpenter (who helped win Williams a Grammy with her recording of “Passionate Kisses”) and Elvis Costello (who joins her for a duet on the Little Honey mini-drama “Jailhouse Tears”).
Over the course of a recording career that’s now in its fourth decade, the Louisiana-born singer has navigated terrain as varied as the dust-bowl starkness of her 1978 debut Ramblin’ (recorded on the fly with a mere 250 dollar budget behind her) and the stately elegance of 2007’s West (which Vanity Fair called “the record of a lifetime”).
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“America’s Greatest Songwriter” -Time Magazine
“Williams radiates such outlaw cool that it’s surreal to think that she’s currently enjoying mainstream success… few could match her extraordinary voice” -Guardian
“a voice full of everything from righteous gusto to hard-won wisdom…” -Paste Magazine
“mature but hip” -BBC