52nd Street Theme


Joe Lovano Nonet


Joe Lovano – tenor sax
Ralph Lalama – tenor sax
Steve Slagle – alto sax
Gary Smulyan – baritone sax
Barry Reis – trumpet
Larry Farrell – trombone
John Hicks – piano
Dennis Irwin – bass
Lewis Nash – drums


ah, o improviso!


Joe Lovano and Hank Jones - The Duo Made in Heaven


McCoy Tyner - Blues on the Corner

Live in France 2012

  • McCoy Tyner, p
  • Joe Lovano, sax
  • Gerald Cannon, b
  • Francisco Mela, dr

That little Bud Powell story just melts my heart. 


“Four” by Joe Lovano, Chris Potter, Roy Assaf, Francois Moutin, Kendrick Scott

Amazing so glad someone put this on YouTube!!!

Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Joe Lovano’s new album Bird Songs: Bird Songs makes the implicit point that everyone in modern jazz draws on Charlie Parker some kind of way…. Joe Lovano pours it all into his own touching, sweetly melancholy sound. Retooling Parker tunes, he confirms the way to honor an innovator is not by being a copycat, but by finding your own voice.