Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 2:45 pm
By Becca Pulliam
Credit Erik Jacobs for NPR
For his uncompromising and serious music, the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival was eager to present Charles Lloyd. He could bring any group he wanted, they told him. Lloyd said yes, and that he would bring Sangam, an East-West trio with one CD and few performances on the schedule. It was a coup!