Charles Lloyd on Playing the Fillmore
PLAYING THE FILLMORE [:59]
RUFFIN: Now A Jazz Moment WITH SAXOPHONIST AND FLUTIST, CHARLES LLOYD.
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Lloyd: I found in sound I could make a better world, so I was always a sound-seeker who strived to create my own world.
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IN THE 1960S, LLOYD’S SOUND-SEEKING GOT THE ATTENTION OF LEGENDARY ROCK PROMOTER, BILL GRAHAM. AND THAT OPENED HIM UP TO A WHOLE NEW AUDIENCE.
Lloyd: Bill Graham, he invited me one afternoon, place over there called The Fillmore; to play for an hour-and-a-half. They wouldn't let us off the stage. And Santana said he was at the front of the stage sayin' “Free the people, Charles” and stuff like that. Bill Graham even had a big page in Variety or somethin', and he had my group with a halo on it, ya know?
THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH CHARLES LLOYD WAS PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
Excerpt of “Lady Gabor” composed by Gabor Szabo and performed by Charles Lloyd, Gabor Szabo, Ron Carter, and Pete la Roca Sims from the album, Manhattan Stories, used courtesy of Resonance Records and by permission of Len Freedman Music (BMI).