Monday December 02, 2013
Saxophonist Joe Lovano takes up residency at the Stone for six nights (Dec. 3-8) to mark his 60th birthday. Though he’s been with a major label for over 20 years, Lovano came of age in small indie venues like this, and he’s never stopped being part of the community of improvisers. He’ll make that clear in a duo night with drummer and philosopher-king Milford Graves; a summit with pianist Kenny Werner and drummer Andrew Cyrille; an appearance by the Village Rhythm Band (with guitarist Liberty Ellman); an encounter with the Super Sonix trio from Cleveland, Lovano’s hometown; two sets of “loft ensemble improvisations”; and a “saxophone explosion” with mystery guests.
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