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Glad

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“Glad” is a song composed by Steve Winwood and performed by Traffic. It is the opening track on the band’s fourth album, John Barleycorn Must Die, which was released in 1970. It is an instrumental running 6 minutes, 59 seconds and is heavily influenced by jazz, especially in its instrumentation and improvisational nature. “Glad” has three distinct sections. The first section is one minute, 46 seconds long. The melody is shared by Steve Winwood, on the piano, and Chris Wood on saxophone (amplified and run through a wah-wah pedal) with melodic and rhythmic punctuations by Winwood on Hammond organ and Jim Capaldi supplying multiple percussion overdubs. The second section starts at one minute, 47 seconds into the song with Wood’s saxophone playing a solo throughout this... Read on...

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