LIVE REVIEW: Master Parker

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Tuesday November 01, 2011


Master Parker
By: Antoine Leveillee

When the soloist and composer Joe Lovano Us quintet founded the Five in 2008, the idea was to have a set tailored to showcase his own compositions. The first album, Folk Art , is the proof. But during a tour in Barbados a year ago and a half, the saxophonist has decided to put aside his work to linger in the work of Charlie Parker with his acolytes James Weidman (piano), Esperanza Spalding (bass), Otis Brown III (drums) and Francesco Mela (drums). “In this context, it is impossible not to play Barbados for Parker, says he. I decided to shake a little rhythmic pattern of this piece is to say that famous blues progression on 12 measures . I reduced to 10 steps. This created a circular effect, a spiral rhythm. That we were so happy that when we came back from this tour, it was clear that we would get into a tribute to Bird. “

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