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Charles Lloyd finds riveting sonic textures in 'Wild Man Dance'
Charles Lloyd finds riveting sonic textures in 'Wild Man Dance'

When fans are considering the most treasured voices in jazz, Charles Lloyd's name should quickly come to mind. An expressive saxophonist who was honored as a 2015 NEA Jazz Master on Monday, Lloyd burst onto the national scene in 1966 with the million-selling live album "Forest Flower" and eventually bridged the gap between jazz and psychedelic rock in subsequent dates with the Grateful Dead. However, fame and its many temptations proved too great, and in the '70s Lloyd retreated to a self-imposed retirement in Big Sur. He returned to music in the mid-'80s and has since released a wealth of recordings on the ECM label, but here he returns to Blue Note for a rich and...

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