It was almost halfway through the program until I really got into this concert. Charles Lloyd and his friends played a wide range of pieces, what I’ll describe as Moroccan-inspired rock, folk jazz, steel blues, and pop jazz that feels just right for a big concert at the beach at night. Maybe it was because I went right from dinner to the concert, a walk that took less than a minute, but this evening felt relaxing and homey. Still, I was not drawn in by the beginning of the program, which featured frenzied, almost bebop style songs which left me feeling lonely. Nor was I particularly thrilled with the Norah Jones coffeehouse like melodies and 80’s era slow guitar solos. What brought it all back for me, though, was an energizing five minute long drum solo, and a spectacular hard bop jazz piece featuring a bass solo. Charles Lloyd is a sax legend who recorded with the Beach Boys, the Doors, and Cannonball Adderley. Three days after his concert at Dartmouth, he’ll be playing next door to a show I’m seeing at the Lincoln Center in New York; so yes, he has his crowd. And in the concert you could find some gems: enough to make the woman sitting behind us cry towards the end of the night.