Lloyd Sachs

Lloyd’s Contributions

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08/06/13    Albums

Be My Monster Love
David Murray Infinity Quartet

David Murray’s first quartet album in six years comes with trappings: song lyrics by his old Conjure crony Ishmael Reed and the Last Poets’ Abiodun Oyewole, vocals by Gregory Porter and Macy Gray and a guest appearance by cornet great Bobby Bradford. In...

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07/22/13    Albums

By Any Other Name
Jerry Bergonzi

Jerry Bergonzi has been in a groove in the studio, turning out a succession of first-rate albums for Savant that have solidified his status as one of America’s premier living tenor saxophonists. He still isn’t well known beyond the East Coast, where his...

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05/23/13    Albums

The Magic of 2
Tommy Flanagan/Jaki Byard

If, as anointed by the title of his acclaimed 1989 album, Tommy Flanagan was a Jazz Poet with his impeccable lyrical touch, Jaki Byard was a jazz prophet with his gift for shaping jazz’s future by gazing into its historical past. Teamed for the first and...

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04/26/13    Albums

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom
No Morphine, No Lilies

True to its name, Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom wastes no time revealing its fondness for shaking, rattling and rolling. On the opener, “Pork Belly,” we’re greeted by Todd Sickafoose’s huge, bottom-heavy bass tones and the leader’s deep, voluptuous groove...

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12/31/12    Albums

The Rain is a Handsome Animal
Tin Hat

Jazz and poetry may have a closer affinity than dance and architecture, to twist everyone’s favorite analogy regarding writing about music, but poets generally have been more successful in adapting jazz than jazz artists have been in incorporating poetry...

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Lloyd Sachs joined the JazzTimes community on Sep 30, 2011