Charles Lloyd will be visiting Wesleyan University on January 27th for a panel discussion about the spirituality of music and again on January 28th when he will be performing an evening concert with the Charles Lloyd New Quartet. A pre-concert talk will be held at 7:15 p.m. by Sarah Politz, a Wesleyan Music Graduate student.
The latest recording by the Charles Lloyd New Quartet is entitled, Mirror. It is a studio recording that creates an exquisite pastoral setting that accommodates “the need and the call for some tenderness,” says Lloyd.
The dimensionality of an artist’s discussions about music as a healing force and the spirituality involved is of keen interest to me. Wesleyan is an ideal backdrop for this dialog because they have leadership ministry and world music programs. I am jazzed about the opportunity to explore these discussion with Charles Lloyd and other guests.
Anthony Braxton is the Music Department Chair at Wesleyan University and it is my sincere hope he will be directly involved with Charles Lloyd’s appearances on the Wesleyan campus.
I am looking forward to this rare opportunity with Charles Lloyd to learn more about his music and views on spirituality at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Ct.
A Conversation about Music and Spirituality
with Charles Lloyd and Guests
Thursday January 27, 2011
4:15 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Hall