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
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.
The Spring Quartet: Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese. Just been to to see The Spring Quartet - 4 amazing musicians who collectively were incredible, best gig I’ve been to in ages!