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Arts Fuse Album / Live Stream Review

July 06, 2020
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From The Arts Fuse

Jazz Album/Concert Review: Saxophonist Joe Lovano — x 2
By: Steve Feeney

No matter his musical surroundings, there is never any doubt that it is Joe Lovano you are hearing.

The 67-year-old Lovano is a veteran of various musical settings over a long career. His voice is adaptable — but always distinctive. No matter his musical surroundings, there is never any doubt that it is Lovano you are hearing. He can shake things up aplenty, but here he fits in with the program — he maintains a mostly gentle touch.

Lovano has spent many late nights at the Village Vanguard leading one band or another. For the latest in the club’s series of live stream concerts, the musician brought in his “Trio Fascination” for two sets over the Fourth of July weekend. Featuring Ben Street on bass and the legendary Andrew Cyrille on drums (both masked throughout), the threesome offered an unfettered exhibit of Lovano’s concept. With these three, who needs a pianist?

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