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Saxophonist Joe Lovano Delivers A Musical Joy Ride At Wadsworth Atheneum

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Sunday May 10, 2009

Joe Lovano is a restless creator. Less than two weeks before his newest band, Us Five, releases its debut recording and embarks on a European tour, the saxophonist guided his nonet through a 90-minute musical joy ride Friday night at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

His nonet engagement followed recent tours with the McCoy Tyner Trio and with the SF (San Francisco) Jazz Collective. Each endeavor seems to broaden Lovano’s musical vocabulary. He’s also blessed with a fertile imagination and formidable technique, giving him one of the most majestic sounds of any reed player working today.

Click here to read the full article at the Hartford Currant website.