Canto (Charles Lloyd album)

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Studio album by Charles Lloyd
ReleasedJune 3, 1997
RecordedDecember 1996
Rainbow Studio, Oslo
ECM 1635
ProducerManfred Eicher
Charles Lloyd chronology
All My Relations
Voice in the Night

Canto is an album by jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd recorded in December 1996 by Lloyd with Bobo Stenson, Anders Jormin and Billy Hart.[1]


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Canto is the song of a master who employs all of his tools in the creation of a work of art".[2] The All About Jazz review by Alex Henderson stated "Lloyd, like Trane, has always been very spiritual, and there's no way getting around the fact that spirituality is a crucial part of Canto. The rewarding post-bop session has a meditative quality, and Lloyd's modal improvisations draw heavily on Middle Eastern and Asian spiritual music... [a] strong addition to Lloyd's catalogue".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charles Lloyd
  1. "Tales of Rumi" - 16:41
  2. "How Can I Tell You" - 6:18
  3. "Desolation Sound" - 6:05
  4. "Canto" - 13:20
  5. "Nachiketa's Lament" - 6:18
  6. "M" - 13:13
  7. "Durga Durga" - 3:20



  1. ^ ECM Records catalogue accessed January 25, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed January 25, 2010.
  3. ^ Henderson, A. Canto review All about Jazz, October 1, 1997