One of the most celebrated saxophonists of his generation, Joe Lovano is a highly expressive improviser whose lithe, swinging style incorporates traditional bop influences with modal and free devices. Lovano first came to prominence in the early '90s, and issued a handful of highly regarded albums for Blue Note, including 1993's Universal Language, 1996's Celebrating Sinatra, and 2000's 52nd Street Themes, the latter of which took home the Grammy Award for Best Large Ensemble Jazz Album. Along with working with celebrated icons like Hank Jones and Paul Motian, he has paid homage to his idols, as on 2011's Charlie Parker-inspired Bird Songs and 2017's Compassion: The Music of John Coltrane. He has remained at the forefront of post-bop jazz, ably paying homage to his idols (2011's Charlie Parker-inspired Bird Songs), recording with ...
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