Joe Lovano, Marilyn Crispell & Carmen Castaldi

Garden of Expression

Following up his 2019 ECM debut, Trio Tapestry, tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano reunites with two of the finest improvisers in the field on Garden of Expression. Pianist Marilyn Crispell and drummer Carmen Castaldi lend their sensitivity and attuned instincts to this set of eight Lovano originals, soaring over expansive, out-of-tempo soundscapes akin to those of the previous album. It’s a language of lyrical melody and open space, with rich, unfolding harmony from the piano and sparse texture and flow from the drums and cymbals—not to mention the gongs that Lovano introduces on “Garden of Expression,” “Treasured Moments,” and the closer, “Zen Like.” Playing a bit of soprano sax and tárogató as well, Lovano covers a spectrum, from the impressionistic modernism of “Night Creatures” to the almost medieval-sounding structures of the title track. “Dream on That” raises the temperature and gets busier, a glimmer of free-jazz energy amid a prevailing calm.

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About Joe Lovano

Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer and producer Joe Lovano is fearless in finding new modes of artistic expression. With a Grammy Win for his 52nd Street Themes and 14 other nominations, he has won DownBeat Magazine ’s Critics and Readers Polls countless times as Tenor Saxophonist, Musician of the Year, Jazz Album of the Year and Triple Crowns from DownBeat. He has also received numerous awards from Jazz Times and the Jazz Journalists Association for Tenor Saxophone, Album of the Year and Musician of the Year.




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The Music of Joe Lovano

Joe's forays into boundless musical formats and styles has built a discography of immense diversity and expression and yet, his unique musical identity is always present and paramount.

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Carla Bley’s beautiful spirit, music, and inspiration will live on for me throughout my lifetime. The simplistic, complex organization of tones, harmonies, compositions, and orchestrations were completely original and captured an American Sound all its own. She was a guiding light for all of us. I was so honored when she asked me to join her band in 1983. Then around 1986 or so, I joined the Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra and found myself in the middle of her music once again. Carla did all of the arranging for Charlie’s LMO from its inception in the mid-60s. The studio session we did, ‘Dream Keeper’ for Blue Note Records was one of the highlights of my discography to date. In June of 2018, there was a tribute to Charlie at the Kennedy Center that turned out to be the last time we played together – with Carla playing piano and conducting. Thanks, Carla, for your embrace and for giving me a chance to express myself in your world of music. God has truly Blessed us with You.
Hope to see you all at the Village Vanguard in NYC on November 14-19! I'll be performing with the Marcin Wasilewski Trio - playing some tunes from our ECM Records release, 'Arctic Riff'

Tickets are available now at the Village Vanguard website.
#ecmrecords #jazz #saxophone #villagevanguard #jazzclub #concert
I’m bringing my Trio Tapestry with Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi to the Village Vanguard in NYC this week - hope to catch you there! More info at link in bio.
#jazz #jazztrio #concert #jazzclub @ecm_records #villagevanguard #saxophone
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@joelovanojazz arriva a Bergamo prima del festival 2024 per un concerto, nella sua unica data italiana, che ci proietta già nel mood della prossima edizione!
Con a fianco il chitarrista danese @jakobbromusic, il sassofonista di Cleveland salirà sul palco per un evento speciale al Teatro Sociale il 24 ottobre alle 20.30: un'occasione imperdibile per ascoltare due maestri dell'arte dell'improvvisazione.

Cosa aspettate? Prendete posto e venite a conoscere il nuovo Direttore artistico di Bergamo Jazz 🎫 Biglietteria // Vivaticket
I’m Overwhelmed and Overjoyed🙏

Lovano Supreme set to premiere at the Locarno Film Festival on the 8th of August. More info at the link in my bio.

#jazz #locarnofilmfestival #documentary #filmfestival #saxophone
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@joelovanojazz regressa a Lisboa para apresentação do seu novo espectáculo “Trio Tapestry” no @ccbelem no dia 9 de Abril de 2024. 

Garanta já o seu bilhete em @ticketlinept ou no link na bio. 

#ccb #lisboa #portugal #jazzmusic #saxophonist #livemusic #rtp
Digging this Threads thing - seems like a hip place so far. If you join the conversation you’ll find me @joelovanojazz
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𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐌𝐌𝐘® 𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐉𝐚𝐳𝐳 𝐒𝐚𝐱𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐫 𝐉𝐎𝐄 𝐋𝐎𝐕𝐀𝐍𝐎 and his Acclaimed Quartet perform at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club on Sunday July 16 at 7:30 P.M. “𝑂𝑛𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑗𝑎𝑧𝑧 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑’𝑠 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑐𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑏𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑚𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑠,” 𝑠𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑁𝑃𝑅. 𝑄𝑢𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑒𝑡 𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑙𝑢𝑑𝑒𝑠: 𝐺𝑅𝐴𝑀𝑀Y® 𝑁𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑃𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑡 𝐾𝐸𝑁𝑁𝑌 𝑊𝐸𝑅𝑁𝐸𝑅; 𝐺𝑅𝐴𝑀𝑀𝑌® 𝑁𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝐷𝑟𝑢𝑚𝑚𝑒𝑟 𝐹𝑅𝐴𝑁𝐶𝐼𝑆𝐶𝑂 𝑀𝐸𝐿𝐴; 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑖𝑐 𝐵𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑠𝑡 𝐽𝑂𝐻𝑁 𝐿𝑂𝐶𝐾𝑊𝑂𝑂𝐷.

"𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒖𝒔"
"𝑱𝒂𝒛𝒛 𝒓𝒐𝒚𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒚"
"𝑨 𝒗𝒊𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒚𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅-𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒉𝒚 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒐𝒖𝒕."
JOE LOVANO is fearless in finding new modes of artistic expression. Lovano has won Downbeat Magazine’s Critic’s Poll, Jazz Times’ Critic’s Poll, and the Jazz Journalists Association Awards countless times as "Tenor Saxophonist of the Year", "Musician of the Year" & "Jazz Album of the Year."

Lovano's GRAMMY® Winning album is '52nd Street Themes' (1999) while his GRAMMY® Nominated albums are ‘Streams of Expression’ (2005); ‘Symphonica' (2006); 'Remembrance’ (2009), 'Bird Songs' (2010), ‘Wild Beauty’ (2013) & 'The Latin Side of Joe Henderson' (2014). Lovano also has 3 GRAMMY® Nominations for "Best Jazz Instrumental Performance" as well as for "Best Jazz Instrumental Solo" & "Best Jazz Improvised Solo."

Joe Lovano attended the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston where years later he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate. From 1991 through 2016, Lovano released an unprecedented 25 acclaimed albums as a leader for historic Blue Note Records.

The Joe Lovano Quartet presents “Joyous Encounter”. Tickets at:

#jimmysjazzandbluesclub #portsmouthnh #jimmysjazzblues #jazz #jazzmusic #jazzclub #saxophone #joelovano #grammys #livejazz #jazzband #jazzpiano #jazzdrums #jazzbass #supperclub #eatlocal #livemusic #TheJimmysExperience
Hi friends, just wanted to let you know I’ve heard some reports that someone is out there pretending to be me and messaging folks. If you are contacted, please report them. Official messages from the real Joe Lovano come from joelovano on Facebook or @joelovanojazz on Instagram. You can verify these are my official accounts by visiting my website and clicking the social media icons. Saluti… Joe
TOMORROW join me on Zoom or on the Vienna Live with Simeon Morrow Facebook page. We'll be chatting for an hour or so, listening to excerpts from my new Trio Tapestry album 'Our Daily Bread,' and taking audience questions.

Wednesday, June 7th, 2023, at 19:00 Central European Summer Time / 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time / 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time

More info at the link in my bio...
See you at the Vanguard this week…
#linkinbio @vanguardjazz @jakobbromusic #nyc #concert #saxophone #guitar #villagevanguard #jazz
At the Village Vanguard this week from Thurs May 23 - Sun May 28 with Jakob Bro and our 'Once Around The Room' band including:

Joe Lovano - Saxophones
Jakob Bro - Guitar
Larry Grenadier - Double Bass
Thomas Morgan - Double Bass
Anders Christensen - Electric Bass
Jorge Rossy - Drums
Joey Baron - Drums

More info and tickets at the gigs link in my bio.

@jakobbromusic @vanguardjazz #jazz #saxophone #guitar #nyc #concert
OUT TODAY! The third release on ECM Records with my Trio Tapestry featuring Marilyn Crispell on piano and Carmen Castaldi on drums, 'Our Daily Bread' is fueled by the rhythm spirit of expression that projects the mysterious world of music that lies ahead. Get your copy or stream it here at the link in my bio.
#jazz #saxophone #ecmrecords #newrelease #album @ecm_records
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Berklee’s most accomplished and promising string soloists, chamber players, and fiddlers have been rehearsing to perform with Joe Lovano on Tuesday, May at 8pm! 🎻  Lovano will be joined in a trio by pianist Kenny Werner and drummer Yoron Israel, accompanied by the 24-piece Berklee World Strings, directed by Eugene Friesen. 🌟 Tickets are available now!
THIS WEEK! I’ll be at Jazz Forum in Tarrytown, NY with Dave Douglas and our Sound Prints Quintet with Lawrence Fields on piano, Yasushi Nakamura on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums. Catch us there on Friday and Saturday. Gig info at the link in my bio.
#jazz #saxophone #trumpet #concert #livemusic
Join me and the @berkleecollege World Strings at the Berklee Performance Center on May 2nd at 8pm. Scan the QR code for tickets and more info.
#berklee #jazz #strings #saxophone #concert #boston
Lookin’ forward to seeing you at Jazz Forum in Tarrytown, NY - Dave Douglas and I are bringing our Sound Prints Quintet featuring Lawrence Fields on piano, Yasushi Nakamura on bass and Rudy Royston on drums. Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29 (7 & 9:30 PM sets). Check the gigs link in my bio for tickets and more info.
#jazz #saxophone #trumpet #concert
Heading home next month for a couple performances with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. More info at link in bio.

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Join us on May 5th and 6th as we close our “Hometown Heroes & More” season series with saxophonist @joelovanojazz! 

"Coltrane, Sinatra, and the Surprise of Being"

Joe Lovano is one of the seminal voices of the tenor saxophone of the last 40 years. We’ve created an extraordinary program that covers Coltrane, Sinatra, and excerpts from The Surprise of Being, which featured Joe in an historic collaboration with the CJO at Birdland in NYC, 2006. We will also be joined by Joe’s wife, vocalist Judi Silvano. A heroic evening and a rousing conclusion to our season!

Friday, May 5th, 7:30 p.m. 
Maltz Performing Arts Center
1855 Ansel Road, Cleveland

**And a NEW location in Akron!!!**
Saturday, May 6th, 7:00 p.m. 
Creative Arts Collaborative Center 133 Merriman Road, Akron

@maltzcenter @akronc3 

#clejazzo #cjo4neo #jazz #sharemusic #music #sharejazz #seasonseries #returntostage #newseason #planahead #clevelandmusic #clevelandmusicians #hometownheroes #hometownheroesandmore #livejazz #joinus #tickets #joelovano #saxophone #tenorsaxophone #coltrane #sinatra #thesurpriseofbeing #composer #producer #clevelandborn #maltzpac #cleveland #akron #blujazz
Honored to be named the new artistic director of the incredible Bergamo Jazz Festival 🙏

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Bergamo Jazz 2023 ha visto concludersi il mandato della direttrice artistica Maria Pia De Vito.
Durante l’ultima serata di festival è stato annunciato il nuovo musicista alla guida del festival: Joe Lovano!

Il grande sassofonista americano ha accettato con entusiasmo di firmare il programma di Bergamo Jazz 2024, che si svolgerà da 21 al 24 marzo. Lo presenterà il 24 ottobre prossimo: alla sera Joe Lovano terrà un concerto al Teatro Sociale insieme al chitarrista danese Jakob Bro.

Ascoltate un po’…
My collaboration with guitarist Jakob Bro, Once Around The Room: A Tribute to Paul Motian, is out on vinyl today from ECM Records! Jakob and I wrote most of the tracks, inspired by Paul and the time we each spent working with him. Paul's composition "Drum Music" is also featured on the album. Order your copy now at the link in my bio.
#jazz #vinyl #PaulMotian #ECMrecords #saxophone #guitar @jakobbromusic @ecm_records
Throwin' it back to earlier days at the Village Vanguard with Dave Douglas and our #SoundPrints band featuring Lawrence Fields, Linda May Han Oh, and Joey Baron.
Fast forward to THIS WEEK: Dave, Lawrence, and I are back at the iconic club with Yasushi Nakamura on bass and Rudy Royston on drums. Details at at the link in my bio.
#jazz #saxophone #trumpet #villagevanguard #nyc #newyork #jazzclub #concert
NYC! My man Dave Douglas and I are bringing our band Sound Prints to the Village Vanguard this week starting tonight and through to Sunday. Hope to catch you there! Click the gig link in my bio for tickets and more info.
#NYC #SoundPrints #VillageVanguard #jazz #jazzclub #saxophone #trumpet
I was so proud to be a part of a benefit last night at Roulette in Brooklyn NY that John Zorn put together. Dave Douglas performed with our quintet “Sound Prints” we co-lead. We played to a sold out crowd, raising funds for Disaster Aid in Turkeys/Syria. Enough can’t be done for the tragic events that are taking place there. You can still help by donating to the @rescueorg link in my bio 🙏
VINYL OUT MARCH 3 ON ECM RECORDS! @jakobbromusic and I will be bringing the ‘Once Around The Room’ group to stages later this year, featuring Larry Grenadier, Thomas Morgan, Anders Christensen, Joey Baron and @jorgerossymusic.
The album is available on CD, vinyl, download, and streaming through the link in the @ecm_records bio.

#ecm #ecmrecords #ecmconcerts #jazz #saxophone #guitar #concerts #vinyl
Cincinnati! See you soon at @Xavieruniversity @xaviermusicseries ! February 25, 8pm! Click link in bio for tix
#joelovano #cincinnati #cincinnatijazz #jazz #saxophone #concert
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"‘Once Around the Room – A Tribute to Paul Motian’ is a variously raw and delicate balance of collective improvisation, quirky themes and haunting harmonies recorded by an A-list septet including three bassists and two drummers, in celebration of Motian’s legacy as a great percussionist/composer. Co-led by Danish guitarist @jakobbromusic  and American saxophonist @joelovanojazz (both former Motian partners), the tracklist features two Lovano and two Bro originals, and Motian’s own scurrying, spacey Drum Music."

John Fordham, @guardian 

Pre-order the VINYL LP through our link in bio.

#ecm #ecmrecords #ecmvinyls
Feb 26th I’ll be performing with Dave Douglas and our band #SoundPrints in a benefit organized by John Zorn at Roulette in Brooklyn. All proceeds will go to the International Rescue Committee to support folks affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Link in bio for tix and more info.
Cincinnati! I’ll be playing the @xaviermusicseries with my quartet at @xavieruniversity on February 25th - hope to catch you there! More info on gigs at link in bio. #jazz #saxophone #concerts #cincinatti
My New Year’s Reflections & Projections will be heading to your inboxes soon! Make sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter by signing up at the link in my bio.
#jazz #saxophone #newsletter #newyear
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NEU: Joe Lovano & Jakob Bro - Ein Duo der Extraklasse - Schweizer Konzertpremiere im Neumünster Zürich am 25. Oktober 2023. Tickets sind ab sofort verfügbar, nur bei Ticketcorner. 

#JoeLovano #JakobBro #TributeToPaulMotion #OnceAroundTheRoom #KircheNeumünster #allblueskonzerte

@joelovanojazz  @jakobbromusic @ticketcorner
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Cleveland native and world renowned Saxophonist, Grammy Winner, Composer, and Educator Joe Lovano will present a FREE workshop in collaboration with The Music Settlement and @bopstoptms. This workshop is open to musicians of all ages and skill levels, studying any instrument.
"Creating A Sound Of Your Own" Workshop
Friday, December 30, 2022
3:30 PM
At BOP STOP: 2920 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH

Space is limited! Reservations required; link in @themusicsettlement bio
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Welcome to our last Wednesday Forum at the BGJI! This week the guest artist is world renowned and revered musician Joe Lovano! Remember to join our amazing BGJI forum on Wednesday from 4pm-6pm @ the Arlington Street Church, located on 351 Boylston St. We will also have a performance featuring our very own Green, Red, Amber Ensembles & will feature our BGJI Ambassadors who will travel to Panama to perform in the Panama Jazz Festival in January of next year. 
@joelovanojazz @marco_pignataro_jazzet 

#JoeLovano # #bgjiresidence #BGJI #berkleeglobaljazzinstitute #jazz #jazzeducation #globaljazz #BerkleeCollegeofMusic #improvisation #composition #jazzcomposition #bgjiforums #composition
Knoxville! I’m excited to bring my Trio Tapestry with Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi to Big Ears Festival on March 30th. See you there! @bigearsfestival #bigearsknox
With Orfeo Borgani.
I’ve been playing @borgani_saxophones since 1999. They are a very small company with a lot of passion and love for their instruments. It’s a family-run business and these handmade instruments are made with the same care that’s been passed down through the generations, back to the early times of making instruments.
📷 Paulo Immarrone
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ScoLoHoFo "Oh!" (2002) featuring #JohnScofield, #JoeLovano, #DaveHolland & #AlFoster :: All-analog 180g 2-LP #TonePoet Vinyl Edition out Jan. 6 :: Pre-order now on the Blue Note Store via the link in our Story.
TONIGHT! I’ll be playing with my Classic Quartet at @sfjazz in tribute to the great Hank Jones at 7:30PM PT. Can’t be in San Fran? No worries - we got you covered: tonight’s set will be available to stream. Visit the Bandsintown link in my bio for details on tickets for both the live and virtual event.

Full Residency: 
NOV 17: Joe Lovano, Larry Goldings & Lewis Nash
NOV 18: Joe Lovano Classic Quartet: Hank Jones Tribute (Streams on Fridays Live)
NOV 19: John Scofield Joe Lovano Quartet 
NOV 20: Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints
San Francisco! I'm headed to @SFJAZZ this week for a series of 4 concerts with 4 different bands over the course of 4 nights. For those of you who can't make it in person, the Friday night set will be streamed live. More info and tickets available at Tour Dates link in bio.
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Saxophone great @joelovanojazz returns to SFJAZZ with four nights of performances with four unique bands (11/17–20). SFJAZZ staff writer Richard Scheinin spoke to Lovano about his career and upcoming concerts, including his quartet night with Renee Rosnes, Peter Washington and Lewis Nash, which will be broadcast on 11/18 as part of SFJAZZ At Home’s Fridays Live series:

“For Lovano, who turns 70 in December, every musical situation is a springboard to the next. A revered saxophonist with an unmistakable sound — warm and wooly, soft-edged but somehow penetrating — he is always developing some new project that will allow him to discover those secret melodies. His interests are wide. The diversity of his experiences is remarkable. Over the past 50-plus years, he has played soul-jazz with Dr. Lonnie Smith and “Brother” Jack McDuff. He has played with Woody Herman’s big band, a gig that landed him, at age 23, in Carnegie Hall, sitting next to Stan Getz. “Imagine that,” he says with a laugh. He spent years in drummer Paul Motian’s trio with guitarist Bill Frisell, playing a kind of pared-back mystery music of sound and silence. Starting in 1990, he released nearly two dozen albums on the Blue Note label. They cover a huge territory: bebop tunes by Tadd Dameron; Frank Sinatra hits and Enrico Caruso arias; freedom music with drummer Elvin Jones. Now signed to ECM, he has three new albums in the works. In every situation, he will tell you, he is looking for “spontaneity within the forms.”

Full Read for SFJAZZ At Home Members available
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Once Around The Room – A Tribute To Paul Motian is now available on CD, download and streaming: link in bio

Vinyl – early 2023

A deeply felt and utterly original homage to a common inspiration and beloved colleague – the late, great drummer-composer Paul Motian – Once Around the Room is also the first album co-led by the Danish guitarist @jakobbromusic and US saxophonist @joelovanojazz. Bro conceived of a special band forthe project, convening what Lovano calls "a mini orchestra" for the Copenhagen studio session, which took place 10 years to the date since Motian died in 2011, at age 80. The textured septet features three bassists (Larry Grenadierand Thomas Morgan each on double-bass, plus Anders Christensen on bass guitar) and two drummers (Joey Baron and Jorge Rossy), all players who have worked together in various combinations as well as recorded for the label in recent years. Along with two Motian-influenced originals each by Bro and Lovano, Once Around the Room includes a group improvisation and an especially dynamic rendition of a vintage Motian composition: "Drum Music."
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The previous ECM work by Jakob Bro and Joe Lovano has been widely praised, with The New Yorker declaring that "Lovano can render a musical phrase into a poem", and Down Beat noting that "Bro’s guitar is luminous… his music both hypnotic and dramatic."

Once Around the Room is a deeply felt and utterly original homage to a common inspiration and beloved colleague – the late, great drummer-composer Paul Motian.

Out tomorrow, you can now listen to and pre-order the album through our link in the @ecm_records bio.
Inspiring evening of music with the @londonphilharmonicorchestra performing Douglas Cuomo’s new work! Next up, a brief tour with the @marcin_wasilewski_trio - catch you out there…
Looking forward to hittin’ the road again with the Marcin Wasilewski Trio from Poland. Catch you out there…
Tonight through Sunday I’ll be at @smokejazzclub in NYC playing the Music of Monk with Kevin Hays on piano, Ben Street on bass, and Al Foster on drums. Can’t make it? Smoke’s got you covered - they’ll be livestreaming Friday and Saturday. Get your in-person or streaming tix at the Smoke Jazz website or check out my Bandsintown for the links.
#jazz #concerts #livemusic #livestream #monk #benstreet #alfoster
Join me and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra this weekend for the premiere of Douglas Cuomo’s new concerto!
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+++ New album coming soon +++

On Once Around The Room ECM recording artists and key jazz musicians from several generations unite in a small ensemble to celebrate the musical legacy of drum icon Paul Motian in a big way.

Pre-order and listen to the “Song To An Old Friend” through our link in bio.

@joelovanojazz and @jakobbromusic lead a party of seven through fiery originals that recall the idioms and idiosyncrasies which Motian brought to light over six influential decades behind the drums. Lovano and Motian had been intimate colleagues for many years with their most notable collaboration being the groundbreaking trio featuring Bill Frisell – the lineup released three albums on ECM. Jakob Bro on the other hand made his ECM debut on Paul’s album Garden of Eden (2006). On Once Around The Room, compositions by Joe and Jakob appear alongside collective improvisation and Motian’s own “Drum Music”, seamlessly tied together and developed by an accomplished musical collective with stalwarts Larry Grenadier, Thomas Morgan and Anders Christensen respectively on bass as well as drummers Joey Baron and Jorge Rossy.
38 glorious years of Love and Music!
Sweet music 📷 @mikkelsmith_foto
OUT TOMORROW: 'I'm All For You' on vinyl!
Recording ‘I’m All For You’ for @bluenoterecords was one of my most significant sessions in my 25-record catalog for the label. This particular quartet featured three of the most influential creative masters in jazz history: Hank Jones, George Mraz, and Paul Motian. The album was a beautiful, expressive collection of standard tunes documented with a freshness that is timeless. I am thrilled Blue Note has chosen this recording to be released on their Classic Vinyl Reissue Series. It was an inspired session for all of us and I hope you will embrace the music on this first-ever remastered LP release.

#jazz #vinyl #saxophone #bluenoterecords
Thanks, @rudyroyston for sharing this!
@joelovanojazz #photooftheday #photosoftheday #picoftheday #picsoftheday #jazz #music #sax #saxophone #detroit #jazzfestival #artsheal #loveheals
If #Detroit wants more jazz, they get more jazz. 🎤🎹🎷

#detroitjazzfest @diannereeves @chuchovaldesmusic @joelovanojazz @detroitjazzfest
#detroitjazzfestival @chuchovaldesmusic @diannereevesmusic #jazz #jazzinDetroit #freejazz #jazzmusic #afrocubanjazz #afrocubano
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When your sax buddies come up for a #detroitjazzfest late night hang. 🎷🥃⁠
@joelovanojazz @jerrybergonzi @donnymccaslinmusic @adamnuttree⁠
#jazz #jazzmusic #saxophone⁠
#music #instamusic #musicians
Recording ‘I’m all for You’ for @bluenoterecords was one of my most significant sessions in my 25-record catalog for the label. This particular quartet featured three of the most influential creative masters in jazz history: Hank Jones, George Mraz, and Paul Motian. The album was a beautiful, expressive collection of standard tunes documented with a freshness that is timeless. I am thrilled Blue Note has chosen this recording to be released on their Classic Vinyl Reissue Series. It was an inspired session for all of us and I hope you will embrace the music on this first-ever remastered LP release.

From Blue Note:
An all-analog 180g Classic Vinyl Edition of #JoeLovano "I'm All For You" comes out Sept. 16! Pre-order via the link in our Story.

Lovano’s sublime 2003 ballads album found the saxophonist wrapping his ravishing sound around timeless melodies like “Stella By Starlight,” “I Waited For You” & “Like Someone In Love” with his marvelous quartet featuring pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Mraz & drummer Paul Motian.
The album's first-ever vinyl release is cut directly from the original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray & pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
Looking forward to July in Europe...
See you there!

@davedouglas @greenleafmusic #SoundPrints #Jazz #saxophone #trumpet #concerts
Hittin' the road with my man @davedouglas and our #SoundPrints quintet this weekend for a few U.S. gigs in the Midwest, then off to Europe in July. Next, I'll be playing with the Jazz in July All-Stars in NYC and then closing out the month at @newportjazzfest with Trio Tapestry. Hope to see you out there...
Diggin' this shot from my 2021 tour with the @marcin_wasilewski_trio

📷 Aliaksadr Pasechnik

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Cleveland - I’m coming home! See you at the Tri-C Jazz Fest real soon…
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I played a beautiful tribute and celebration of Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith the other day in NYC. Having Lonnie's embrace in my early 20s was a springboard into my future on the scene. He was my mentor and a true inspiration through the years.
This was my Quartet last week at the John Zorn produced Ukraine benefit at Roulette in NYC. Judi Silvano, Bill Frisell, & Andrew Cyrille. We had a beautiful, creative set that was inspired and inspiring.
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