Joe Lovano

Joe Lovano is fearless in finding new modes of artistic expression. Over his career, the Cleveland, Ohio-born and Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer has released over 25 recordings as a leader and has steadily performed in multiple prominent contexts as a prolific sideman.
 
The saxophonist has appeared on a number of ECM recordings over the last four decades, including much-loved albums with Paul Motian, Steve Kuhn and John Abercrombie. 2019’s Trio Tapestry was his first as a leader for the label, introducing a wonderful new group and music of flowing lyricism, delicate texture, and inspired interplay with pianist Marilyn Crispell and drummer Carmen Castaldi. Lovano: “We play together like an orchestra, creating an amazing tapestry. I brought in the material, but there’s an equal weight of contribution, creating music within the music, and harmonizing it in a really special way.”
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Joe Lovano is fearless in finding new modes of artistic expression. Over his career, the Cleveland, Ohio-born and Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer has released over 25 recordings as a leader and has steadily performed in multiple prominent contexts as a prolific sideman.
 
The saxophonist has appeared on a number of ECM recordings over the last four decades, including much-loved albums with Paul Motian, Steve Kuhn and John Abercrombie. 2019’s Trio Tapestry was his first as a leader for the label, introducing a wonderful new group and music of flowing lyricism, delicate texture, and inspired interplay with pianist Marilyn Crispell and drummer Carmen Castaldi. Lovano: “We play together like an orchestra, creating an amazing tapestry. I brought in the material, but there’s an equal weight of contribution, creating music within the music, and harmonizing it in a really special way.”
 
Garden of Expression, the trio’s second album garnered much praise from the press, leading the New Yorker to say that “Joe Lovano can turn on the juice, blowing hard and strong, whenever necessary. His credentials as a full-blooded jazz swinger and an unfettered free improviser are perfectly in order. His most satisfying work, though, may be on display when he cools his jets and allows his gentle side to come to the fore. (…) Lovano can render a memorable musical phrase into a poem, and his selfless cohorts are equally attuned to the vitality of restraint. ”
 
Trio Tapestry’s third album Our Daily Bread is released on 05 May 2023.
 
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YEAR DATE Artist VENUE LOCATION
2023 September 29 Joe Lovano, Avishai Cohen, Anouar Brahem, Tigran Hamasyan u.v.m.

Konzert für Manfred Eicher w/ Joe Lovano, John Surman, Avishai Cohen, Anouar Brahem, Tigran Hamasyan, Dave Holland, Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, Bobo Stenson Trio, Danish String Quartet, Vox Clamantis u.v.m.

Elbphilharmonie, großer Saal Hamburg, Germany Event
2023 October 24 Jakob Bro & Joe Lovano Bergamo Jazz Festival Bergamo, Italy
2023 October 25 Jakob Bro & Joe Lovano Neumünster Zurich, Switzerland
2023 October 26 Jakob Bro & Joe Lovano Septet

"Once Around The Room - A Tribute To Paul Motian" w/ Larry Grenadier, Thomas Morgan, Anders Christensen, Jorge Rossy, Joey Baron

MUPA Festival Budapest, Hungary
2023 October 28 Jakob Bro & Joe Lovano Septet

"Once Around The Room - A Tribute To Paul Motian" w/ Larry Grenadier, Thomas Morgan, Anders Christensen, Jorge Rossy, Joey Baron

Jazzfestival Frankfurt, Germany
2023 October 29 Jakob Bro & Joe Lovano Septet

"Once Around The Room - A Tribute To Paul Motian" w/ Larry Grenadier, Thomas Morgan, Anders Christensen, Jorge Rossy, Joey Baron

Trifolion Echternach, Luxembourg
2023 November 01 Jakob Bro & Joe Lovano Septet

"Once Around The Room - A Tribute To Paul Motian" w/ Larry Grenadier, Thomas Morgan, Anders Christensen, Jorge Rossy, Joey Baron

Salle Pederewski Lausanne, Switzerland
2023 November 02 Jakob Bro & Joe Lovano Septet

"Once Around The Room - A Tribute To Paul Motian" w/ Larry Grenadier, Thomas Morgan, Anders Christensen, Jorge Rossy, Joey Baron

Flagey Bruxelles, Belgium
2023 November 03 Jakob Bro & Joe Lovano Septet

"Once Around The Room - A Tribute To Paul Motian" w/ Larry Grenadier, Thomas Morgan, Anders Christensen, Jorge Rossy, Joey Baron

De Bijloke Gent, Belgium
2023 November 04 Jakob Bro & Joe Lovano Septet

"Once Around The Room - A Tribute To Paul Motian" w/ Larry Grenadier, Thomas Morgan, Anders Christensen, Jorge Rossy, Joey Baron

So What´s Next Festival Eindhoven, Netherlands
2023 November 05 Jakob Bro & Joe Lovano Septet

"Once Around The Room - A Tribute To Paul Motian" w/ Larry Grenadier, Thomas Morgan, Anders Christensen, Jorge Rossy, Joey Baron

Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands
2023 November 06 Jakob Bro & Joe Lovano Septet

"Once Around The Room - A Tribute To Paul Motian" w/ Larry Grenadier, Thomas Morgan, Anders Christensen, Jorge Rossy, Joey Baron

Teatro Cervantes Malaga, Spain