“No matter the mood or the tempo, Lovano delivered the kind of play that made one forget his prodigious technique and instead fall under the spell of his continually unfolding story line.” Los Angeles Times
Hailed by The New York Times as “one of the greatest musicians in jazz history,” Grammy Award-winning saxophone giant Joe Lovano has distinguished himself for some three decades as a prescient and path-finding force in the arena of creative music. He has earned praise not just for his compelling tone and improvisational ability, but also for his forward-thinking presentation of new musical ideas and ensemble concepts. Since 2009, Lovano’s main vehicle for exploration has been Us Five, a dynamic young band featuring drummers Otis Brown III and Francisco Mela, bassist Peter Slavov, and pianist James Weidman.
style: straight-ahead / modern jazz