Jovino Santos Neto & Weber Iago featuring Joe Lovano: Wave
Live at Caramoor (Adventure Music AM 1046 2)
Composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Recorded: live at Caramoor Jazz Festival, Katonah, NY, July 28, 2007
Rating: 92/100 (learn more)
Joe Lovano joins pianists Jovino Santos Neto and Weber Iago for a spectacular splash through Jobim's "Wave." While remaining respectful to the original source material, this impromptu group (Lovano came onstage as a guest at the end of the Neto/Iago set at the Caramoor Jazz Festival) brings to mind the duet work of Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, but with Lovano helping to take the song in a more "out" direction. Both pianists do their best to show just how much intrigue can be found in a well-worn melody, and Lovano is obviously more than up to the task.
Reviewer: Mark Saleski