Review: Charles Lloyd and Lucinda Williams Fuse Jazz and Roots on ‘Vanished Gardens’

Charles Lloyd's engagement with rock is no passing dalliance: In the Sixties and Seventies, the saxist-flutist played the Fillmore, gigged with the Beach Boys and recorded with the post-Morrison Doors. But even that history doesn't prepare the listener for how graceful and engaged the 80-year-old NEA Jazz Master sounds on this program – the second release by his genre-blurring Marvels quintet

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