Veteran jazzmen team for ‘Sangam’

By From page A11 | March 04, 2014

Veteran jazz artist Charles Lloyd (saxophone and flute) will be joined by popular tabla artist Zakir Hussain and drummer Eric Harland for a concert titled “Sangam” at 8 p.m. Friday, March 7, at the Mondavi Center.

The trio will draw on music featured on their 2006 album on the ECM label, also titled “Sangam” — and of course they will do a bit of improvising as well. Lloyd is the senior member of the group — born in Memphis in 1938, Lloyd began releasing jazz albums in the 1960s. And during the heyday of the psychedelic era, Lloyd shared concert billing with the likes of the Grateful Dead and Jimi Hendrix on occasion. He later retreated from the jazz scene for several years, and then returned as a recording artist on the German label ECM.

Hussain, born in 1951, is an Indian musician who has appeared at the Mondavi Center on several occasions (with Masters of Percussion and other touring groups).

Harland, born in 1978 and raised in Texas, is the youngest member of the trio; he was a member of the SFJAZZ Collective from 2005 to 2012 and has performed at the Mondavi Center with SFJAZZ ensembles.

Tickets start at $18.50 for UC Davis students and $25 general admission. For tickets, visit www.mondaviarts.org or call 530-754-2787.

Jeff Hudson

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