Athens Concert

Charles Lloyd, Maria Farantouri, Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland, Socratis Sinopoulos, Takis Farazis

Stunning performance in front of a huge audience at the open air Odeon of Herodes Atticus, as Charles Lloyd, uniquely-expressive saxophonist, and Maria Farantouri, Greece’s voice of resistance, come together.  Friends for some years, this is their first recorded collaboration.  Lloyd’s brilliant quartet is on hand – with Jason Moran in especially creative mode – augmented by lyra player Socratis Sinopoulos and second pianist Takis Frazio in a marvelous programme that includes songs by Mikis Theoedorakis,  suites of Greek traditional music, Eleni Karaindrou’s “Journey to Kythera” and Lloyd originals including his classic “Dream Weaver”.  “Athens Concert” is a major event, a very special live album indeed.

Featured Artists Recorded

June 2010, Herod Atticus Odeon, Athens

  • CD 1
  • 1Kratissa ti zoi mou - I Kept Hold of My Life
    (Giorgos Seferis, Mikis Theodorakis)
  • 2Dream Weaver - Hyfantis oneiron
    (Charles Lloyd)
  • 3Blow Wind - Fyssa ayeri
    (Charles Lloyd)
  • 4Requiem
    (Agathi Dimitrouka, Charles Lloyd)
  • Greek Suite, Part I
  • 5Hymnos stin Ayia Triada - Hymn to the Holy Trinity
  • 6Epano sto xero homa - In the Dry Soil
    (Mikis Theodorakis)
  • 7Messa Stous paradissious kipous - In the Paradise Gardens
    (Mikis Theodorakis)
  • 8Taxidi sta Kythera - Voyage to Cythera
    (Eleni Karaindrou)
  • CD 2
  • 1Prayer - Prosefhi
    (Charles Lloyd)
  • Greek Suite, Part II
  • 2Vlefaro mou - Oh Eyelid
    (Lina Nikolakopoulou, Nikos Kypourgos)
  • 3Margaritarenia
  • 4Thalassaki Mou - My Little Sea
  • Greek Suite, Part III
  • 5Epirotiko Meroloi - Lament from Epirus06:28
  • 6Kaegomae kae Sigoliono - I Burn and05:00
  • 7Mori kontoula lemonia - Little Lemon Tree02:40
  • 8Alismono kae haeromae - I Forget and I Am Glad03:06
  • 9Tou hel' to kastron - The Castle of the Sun04:28
  • 10Yanni Mou - My Yanni