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Charles Lloyd's Sangam, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2011

Charles Lloyd performs on the Fort Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival. (Erik Jacobs for NPR)

In Sanskrit, the term Triveni Sangam refers to the confluence of three rivers. As a band name here, Sangam is the meeting of three musical minds: saxophonist Charles Lloyd, Indian-born tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and jazz drumming phenom Eric Harland. Since his early successes in the '60s, when he achieved rare crossover success as a respected jazz musician, Lloyd has always embraced adventure over stylistic constraint. Rhythmic crosscurrents underpin this Fort Stage show at Newport.

Personnel: Charles Lloyd, saxophones; Zakir Hussain, percussion; Eric Harland, drums.

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