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Charles Lloyd is a living jazz master

Identifying "the last of ... " in any musical realm is a fool's errand. That said, representatives from a robust 1950s and 1960s jazz scenewho could be called "legendary" are scant these days. Sonny Rollins and Ahmad Jamal are both 87, and both released sessions way back in the '50s. Rollins recently retired, but Jamal released a new album just last year. So saxophonist, composer and arranger Charles Lloyd isn't the "last" of anything, but at 78, he's in rarefied company, along with some other '60s survivors like Herbie Hancock, 77; Wayne Shorter, 84; and McCoy Tyner, 79. Lloyd is an interesting and divisive figure because his muse was a fleet-footed creature that led him into alternative musical realms in the '60s.


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