Charles Lloyd

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by Charles Lloyd

Biography

15 March 1938, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Lloyd was self-taught on tenor saxophone, which he played in his high school band. He gained a Masters Degree at the University of Southern California and became a music teacher at Dorsey High in Los Angeles. In October 1960, he joined the Chico Hamilton Quintet, where he played flute, alto and clarinet as well as tenor, and soon became the band’s musical director. In January 1964, he joined the Cannonball Adderley Sextet, where he stayed until... Read more

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jazz
saxophone
free jazz
contemporary jazz
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