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Charles Lloyd: Lift Every Voice

Read "Lift Every Voice" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The initial response of most Americans to the tragedy of September 11th was shock, quickly followed by anger. While many maintain that anger, others have moved on to mourning, contemplation, and hope. Such is the mood for Charles Lloyd’s recording, over two hours of introspection and spiritual resurrection.

This recording of two sessions ...

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Charles Lloyd: Lift Every Voice

Read "Lift Every Voice" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

There exists a timeless and pure quality to the music of jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd that is refreshing and reverent. Like a fine wine that gets better with age, such is the case with his vision and musical purpose. Coming off last year’s highly acclaimed effort Hyperion for Higgins, Lloyd continues his statement for the endearing ...

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Andrew Hill: Lift Every Voice

Read "Lift Every Voice" reviewed by David Adler

Originally released in 1969, Lift Every Voice was one of the last of Andrew Hill's early Blue Note sessions, and easily one of the most unorthodox. Featuring a jazz quintet augmented by a small choir, the album brings to mind some of Steve Lacy's work with Irene Aebi, or the vocal tracks on Ornette Coleman's Science ...