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Charles Lloyd: Just Before Sunrise

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Jazz people have always slept on Charles Lloyd’s tenor saxophone/composing skills. Back in the late ’60s, the Charles Lloyd Quartet (Keith Jarrett, piano; Cecil McBee/Ron McClure, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums) was the crossover jazz act; shipping Atlantic Records gold, playing rock concerts. Ironically, that very success was maligned by the jazz hipocracy as “sell-out.”

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