Thursday June 09, 2011
From Jazz Police
Joe Lovano Nonet w/Lewis Nash: Streams of Expression at Dizzy’s
By: Ronaldo Oregano
Joe Lovano thrives on challenging his creative output through many formats. Unlike his other groups that primarily showcase his prowess on the tenor sax, his nine-piece ensemble also emphasizes his strong compositional skills. Lewis, an amazing rhythmic drummer, is the perfect complement to accent Lovano’s horn section. The nonet features Joe Lovano on tenor saxoophone, Steve Slagle on alto saxophone, Ralph Lalama on tenor saxophone, George Garzone on tenor saxophone (Jun 7-9), Gary Smulyan on baritone saxophone, Barry Ries on trumpet, Larry Farrell on trombone, James Weidman on piano, Cameron Brown on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums will appear at Dizzy’s through Sunday, June 12th.
Joseph Salvatore Lovano was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 29, 1952 and grew up in a very musical household. After high school, Joe attended Berklee and his college years were pivotal, a precursor of future collaborations and career opportunities. Joe had been searching for a way to incorporate the fire and spirituality of late-period John Coltrane into more traditional settings and at Berklee, he found it, discovering modal harmony.
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