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Must-Hear Recordings Made at Slugs’ Saloon

Live in a dive

A handbill from Slugs', courtesy of Charles Lloyd

Charles Lloyd Quartet
Manhattan Stories (Resonance)

Sax and flute player Lloyd was 27 and on the rise in 1965, when he produced the bristling, experimental postbop on this double-CD/LP due out Sept. 9. One disc was recorded at Slugs’, the other at Judson Hall in the West Village. Lloyd and his band-guitarist Gábor Szabó, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Pete La Roca-venture freely into avant-garde and Eastern modal territory. (In April, as part of Record Store Day, Resonance released a limited-edition vinyl record containing two cuts from the set.)

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