Monday January 21, 2013
Lovano’s Us Five a showcase of jazz talent
By: Michael Eck
Saxophonist Joe Lovano has a kinetic, aggressive sound, particularly on tenor. His tone is bone dry, and at times it seems that he refuses to play a long line, leaning instead towards the sheets of sound of one of his early heroes, John Coltrane. But Coltrane, even at his angriest, was a celebration of the lyrical. Lovano isn’t.
That fact made some of the early going at his Sunday concert at The Egg a bit numbing. But as the evening wore on, Lovano settled in and, at last, became inviting.
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