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Charles Lloyd

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Charles Lloyd

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Charles Lloyd

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Tenor saxophonist and flutist Charles Lloyd has traveled a long road since his childhood in Memphis where as a teenager he played with the likes of B.B. King and Howlin' Wolf. He built a reputation as the next jazz star of the 1960s on both coasts. Then he fled the limelight for the solitude of the woods and a spiritual quest. On his latest recording, Lloyd and his group try to respond to immense tragedy. NPR's Tom Cole has a profile of Lloyd.