WBGO Take Five

January 25, 2021


Take Five: Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry, R+R=Now, Emmet Cohen, Theo Bleckmann and More
By: Nate Chinen

Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry, “Garden of Expression”

A few years ago, saxophonist Joe Lovano formally introduced Trio Tapestry, a telepathic ensemble with Marilyn Crispell on piano and Carmen Castaldi on drums. The group’s self-titled ECM debut received substantive acclaim, and a similar fate is likely for Garden of Expression, which releases this Friday.

The album’s title track perfectly encapsulates what makes this trio special. As in the Hall of Fame trio that featured Lovano alongside Paul Motian and Bill Frisell, there’s a deep collective intuition here, met by an even deeper attunement to the unfolding moment.

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