Joe Lovano

American jazz artist. Born 29 December 1953
Joe Lovano
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1952-12-29
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Joe Lovano

Joe Lovano Biography (BBC)

After growing up in a musical household, and playing gigs with his father, Lovano studied at Berklee School of Music in Boston. He came to international attention as a tenorist in Woody Herman's big band from 1976-9.

In the 1980s, as well as playing regularly with the Mel Lewis Orchestra in New York, Lovano became a byword for versatility, playing soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, not to mention flute, in a bewildering variety of styles and contexts, from bebop to free jazz, and from small groups with drummer Paul Motian and guitarist Bill Frisell to the big bands of Carla Bley and Charlie Haden.

As the 1980s went on, Lovano increasingly led his own groups, and has done so consistently since the beginning of his contract with Blue Note records, marked by the release of his album Landmarks in 1990. He has recorded in groups of varying sizes. At the smallest, these range from duos with pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and a series of trios documented on his two-volume Trio Fascination CDs, whereas one of the largest is a big band project with composer and conductor Gunther Schuller, playing neo-classical 'third stream' music.

The main characteristics of Lovano's playing are a boundless confidence, which gives great authority to everything from his bebop style tenor solos as a guest with bassist Ray Brown's trio to his experimental soprano sax playing in duo with pianist Kenny Werner (a fellow Berklee alumnus). In 2001, Lovano returned to Berklee as Gary Burton professor, to lead several student ensembles, and to communicate his huge breadth of knowledge and experience to younger players.

Joe Lovano Biography (Wikipedia)

Joseph Salvatore Lovano (born December 29, 1952) is an American jazz saxophonist, alto clarinetist, flautist, and drummer. He has earned a Grammy Award and several mentions on Down Beat magazine's critics' and readers' polls. He is married to jazz singer Judi Silvano with whom he records and performs. Lovano was a longtime member of a trio led by drummer Paul Motian.

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Seeds of Change
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Seeds of Change
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If You Could See Me Now
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If You Could See Me Now
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Full Sun
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Full Sun

Full Sun

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Dave Douglas
Sound Prints
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Dream State
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Dream State
Billy Strayhorn
Chelsea Bridge
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Chelsea Bridge
Vince Mendoza
Impromptu (Epiphany)
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Impromptu (Epiphany)
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Powerhouse
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Powerhouse

Powerhouse

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Us Five
Joe Lovano
Blue Sketches
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Blue Sketches
Joe Lovano
Emperor Jones
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Emperor Jones
Joe Lovano
Alone Together
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Alone Together
Joe Lovano
On A Misty Night
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On A Misty Night
Joe Lovano
New York Fascination
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New York Fascination
Joe Lovano
Rush Hour On 23rd Street
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Rush Hour On 23rd Street
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Body And Soul
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Body And Soul
Joe Lovano
The Owl And The Fox
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The Owl And The Fox
David Liebman
Locomotion
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Locomotion
Duke Ellington
That Doo-wah Thing
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That Doo-wah Thing
Joe Lovano
Golden Horn
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Golden Horn
Esperanza Spalding
I Can't Help It (feat. Joe Lovano)
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I Can't Help It (feat. Joe Lovano)
Joe Lovano
Lines and Spaces
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Lines and Spaces

Lines and Spaces

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Michel Pettruciani
Dave Holland
Ed Blackwell
Joe Lovano
Bird's Eye View
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Bird's Eye View
Joe Lovano
Star Crossed Lovers
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Star Crossed Lovers
Joe Lovano
The Scene Is Clean
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The Scene Is Clean
Joe Lovano
Six and Four
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Six and Four
Joe Lovano
Autumn in New York
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Autumn in New York
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Koko
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Koko
Joe Lovano
Duke Ellington's Sound of Love
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Duke Ellington's Sound of Love
Joe Lovano
Boplicity
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Boplicity
Joe Lovano
Flights of Fancy
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Flights of Fancy
Joe Lovano
Lines and Spaces
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Lines and Spaces
Joe Lovano
Dig This
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Dig This
Joe Lovano
Central Park West
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Central Park West
Joe Lovano
"Embraceable You"
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"Embraceable You"
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Cymbalism
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Cymbalism
Joe Lovano
"Viva Caruso"
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"Viva Caruso"
Joe Lovano
"Say It Over & Over Again"
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"Say It Over & Over Again"
Joe Lovano
"Oh!"
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"Oh!"
Joe Lovano
Work
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Work
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