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Charles Lloyd pays homage to Master Drummer Billy HIggins on Fri Nov 19th At Royce Hall!

by on Sep.01, 2004, under News



Lloyd in “Which Way is East: Homage to

 Master Billy Higgins”-World



Zakir Hussain, Geri Allen, Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland and special



Nov. 19, 8 p.m., Royce



by fans and critics alike for the pristine beauty and infinite vision of his

music, saxophonist Charles Lloyd has continually shown jazz new vistas. Three months before avant-garde drumming pioneer Billy

Higgins died in May of 2001, he and Lloyd, a long-time friend, spent a week

recording together at Lloyd's home. This final intimate musical conversation is

captured on the ECM Records' “Which

Way Is East” and in “Home” a documentary film by Dorothy

Darr. The UCLA Live world premiere event combines video and live performance to celebrate the life

and spirit of Higgins. Following a screening

of an excerpt from “Home,”

Lloyd will play with tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and hot Houston drummer Eric Harland.

Internationally acclaimed pianist Geri Allen, bassist Reuben Rogers, and special

guests will later join the trio. “The

partnership of [Charles] Lloyd and the late drummer Billy Higgins was one of

jazz's magical associations,” wrote the Los Angeles Times.

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