Lloyd in 2014
Chico Hamilton appearing at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Tompkins Square Park, New York City, August 26, 2007
Charles Lloyd at Russian River Jazz Festival, Guerneville, California, 1981
Charles Lloyd at Copenhagen Jazz Festival, 2018
Charles Lloyd with Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland, Santa Barbara, 2006

In 1960, Lloyd was invited to become music director of Chico Hamilton's group, when Eric Dolphy left to join Charles Mingus's band.

- Charles Lloyd (jazz musician)

Hamilton revamped his group in 1961 with Charles Lloyd, Gabor Szabo, George Bohanon and Albert Stinson, playing what has been described as chamber jazz, with "a moderate avant-gardism."

- Chico Hamilton
Lloyd in 2014

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Gábor Szabó

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Hungarian American guitarist whose style incorporated jazz, pop, rock, and Hungarian music.

Hungarian American guitarist whose style incorporated jazz, pop, rock, and Hungarian music.

In 1961, Szabó became member of a quintet that was led by Chico Hamilton and included Charles Lloyd, playing what has been described as chamber jazz, with "a moderate avant-gardism."

Albert Stinson

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American jazz double-bassist.

American jazz double-bassist.

After his graduation from John Muir High School in Pasadena, California in 1962, he began playing professionally in the early 1960s in Los Angeles, working with Terry Gibbs, Frank Rosolino, Chico Hamilton, and Charles Lloyd (1965).

Man from Two Worlds

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Man from Two Worlds is an album by American jazz drummer Chico Hamilton featuring performances recorded in 1963 for the Impulse! label.

Charles Lloyd – tenor saxophone, flute

Passin' Thru (Chico Hamilton album)

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Passin' Thru is an album by American jazz drummer Chico Hamilton featuring performances recorded in September 1962 and released in February 1963 on the Impulse! label.

Charles Lloyd – tenor saxophone (1,2,4,6), flute (3,5)

NEA Jazz Masters

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The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), every year honors up to seven jazz musicians with Jazz Master Awards.

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), every year honors up to seven jazz musicians with Jazz Master Awards.

2004: Jim Hall, Chico Hamilton, Herbie Hancock, Luther Henderson, Nat Hentoff, Nancy Wilson

2015: Carla Bley, George Coleman, Charles Lloyd, Joe Segal