Joe Lovano: New York Fascination


New York Fascination


Joe Lovano (tenor sax)


Trio Fascination (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 3311422)

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Joe Lovano (tenor sax), Dave Holland (bass), Elvin Jones (drums).

Recorded: New York, NY. September 1997


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

“New York Fascination” was written for a Jazz at Lincoln Center commission, as were two other pieces on this disc. Holland and Lovano first met in the 1970s at Sam Rivers’s Studio Rivbea, while Jones and the saxophonist became acquainted working alongside each other during Joe’s formative years in Cleveland. The palpable simpatico these players display towards each other and the compact structure of the tune make for some joyful listening.

Reviewer: Frank Murphy

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