Waves (Charles Lloyd album)

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Studio album by Charles Lloyd
Released 1972
Recorded 1972
Genre Jazz
Label A&M
Producer Charles Lloyd
Charles Lloyd chronology
Warm Waters

Waves is an album by jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd recorded in 1972 by Lloyd and featuring Gábor Szabó, Roger McGuinn and Mike Love. [1]

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music". Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression. It then emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, and in African-American music traditions including blues and ragtime, as well as European military band music. Intellectuals around the world have hailed jazz as "one of America's original art forms".

Charles Lloyd (jazz musician) American jazz musician

Charles Lloyd is an American jazz musician. Though he primarily plays tenor saxophone and flute, he has occasionally recorded on other reed instruments, including alto saxophone and the Hungarian tárogató. Lloyd's band since 2007 includes pianist Jason Moran, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Eric Harland.

Gábor Szabó Hungarian musician

Gábor István Szabó was a Hungarian American guitarist whose style incorporated jazz, pop, rock, and Hungarian music.



The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2 stars and states "This CD reissue is mostly forgettable, finding Lloyd on tenor and flute mostly playing relaxing and soothing solos... most of the music is quite faceless". [2]

Scott Yanow is an American jazz reviewer, historian, and author.

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Track listing

All compositions by Charles Lloyd except as indicated
  1. "TM" - 4:58
  2. "Pyramid" (Tom Trujillo) - 7:08
  3. "Majorca" - 6:10
  4. "Harvest" - 8:57
  5. "Waves" - 5:17
  6. "Rishikisha: Hummingbird" - 1:36
  7. "Rishikisha: Rishikesh" (Charles Lloyd, Michael Love) - 1:24
  8. "Rishikisha: Seagull" - 2:14
  • Recorded at Malibu Road


Tenor saxophone type of saxophone

The tenor saxophone is a medium-sized member of the saxophone family, a group of instruments invented by Adolphe Sax in the 1840s. The tenor and the alto are the two most commonly used saxophones. The tenor is pitched in the key of B (while the Alto is pitched in the key of E), and written as a transposing instrument in the treble clef, sounding an octave and a major second lower than the written pitch. Modern tenor saxophones which have a high F key have a range from A2 to E5 (concert) and are therefore pitched one octave below the soprano saxophone. People who play the tenor saxophone are known as "tenor saxophonists", "tenor sax players", or "saxophonists".

Flute musical instrument of the woodwind family

The flute is a family of musical instruments in the woodwind group. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening. According to the instrument classification of Hornbostel–Sachs, flutes are categorized as edge-blown aerophones. A musician who plays the flute can be referred to as a flute player, flautist, flutist or, less commonly, fluter or flutenist.

Alto flute type of flute

The alto flute is a type of Western concert flute, a musical instrument in the woodwind family. It is the next extension downward of the C flute after the flûte d'amour. It is characterized by its distinct, mellow tone in the lower portion of its range. It is a transposing instrument in G, and uses the same fingerings as the C flute.


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  1. Discogs album entry accessed January 22, 2010.
  2. 1 2 Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed January 22, 2010.