Joe Lovano: I'm All For You


I’m All For You


Joe Lovano (tenor sax)


I’m All For You (Blue Note 91950)

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Joe Lovano (tenor sax), Hank Jones (piano), George Mraz (bass), Paul Motian (drums and cymbals).

Recorded: New York, June 11 and 12, 2003


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

Ever since Coleman Hawkins’ famous Swing Era recording of “Body and Soul,” subsequent tenor saxophonists have considered the tune a test of their mettle. Contemporary tenor star Joe Lovano’s “I’m All For You” is “Body and Soul” without its melody. Instead, Lovano improvises his own melodies over the song’s attractive chord structure. Lovano’s feelingful rendition of the classic is buoyed by the sensitive accompaniment of a top-notch veteran rhythm section, and he passes the test handily.

Reviewer: David Franklin


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