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Charles Lloyd
Lift Every Voice

Charles Lloyd tenor saxophone, flute, taragato
Geri Allen piano
John Abercrombie guitar
Marc Johnson double-bass
Larry Grenadier double-bass
Billy Hart drums
Hymn To The Mother
You Are So Beautiful
Amazing Grace
Red Bank
What’s Going On
Angel Oak
Te Amaré
I’m Afraid
Hafez, Shattered Heart
Rabo de Nube
Blood Count
Go Down Moses
Beyond Darkness
Wayfaring Stranger
Deep River
Lift Every Voice And Sing
Prayer, The Crossing

Recorded February 2002
ECM 1832
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The far-reaching programme of original material, spirituals, folk songs, hymns, standards, love songs and protest songs on this double album, is in part Charles Lloyd’s response to the cataclysmic events of last September. The veteran saxophonist had been due to open at the Blue Note in New York on Tuesday, September 11th. Compassionate, sorrowful, hopeful, “Lift Every Voice” is a major statement, with strong playing by all band members including pianist Geri Allen, making her ECM debut.