Latest Joe Lovano Stories

2010-08-27 13:36:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy-winning guitarist and composer Bill Frisell returns with a new project and a new ensemble, Beautiful Dreamers, a trio consisting of Frisell on guitar, Eyyvind Kang on viola and Rudy Royston on drums. "Beautiful Dreamers" -- a stunning recording of original compositions and striking reinterpretations will be released August 31st and will be the first of many new releases by the guitarist on Savoy Jazz. To commemorate the release,...

2008-09-01 00:03:23

'Symphonica' Joe Lovano (Blue Note) (out of four) It was only a matter of time before sax star Joe Lovano went this route. Performing with a symphony-sized orchestra on "Symphonica" fits in well with the work of the woodwind wiz, whose recent projects have taken him from trios to 12-piece bands. That doesn't count a solo DVD. This album, recorded live in Cologne, Germany, features him and the orchestra on seven pieces, all but one of which is his own. His play, naturally, is excellent...

2008-06-24 02:29:55

Esperanza Spalding, a 23-year-old bassist, vocalist and composer from Portland, Ore., is so wildly talented that when her publicity material announces that she "might well be the hope for the future of jazz and instrumental music," it seems like a reasonable proposition. But Spalding, whose new album, "Esperanza," is a sprawling collage of jazz fusion, Brazilian and even a touch of hip-hop, doesn't want to be categorized just yet. "I guess you have to be in some genre because people have to...

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