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REVIEW Joe Lovano Us Five @ The Village Vanguard (NYC)

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Friday February 26, 2010

(from The New York Times by Nate Chinen)

A warm sense of occasion surrounds this week’s Village Vanguard engagement by the saxophonist Joe Lovano. The club just commemorated its 75th anniversary, another mile marker in a storied and still vital history.

And Mr. Lovano, leading the group from his most recent album, “Folk Art” (Blue Note), is celebrating something else besides: his 30th year as a Vanguard regular, stretching back to an early tenure in the esteemed house big band, which still holds court (under different leadership now) every Monday night.

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