Voice Choices

Joe Lovano Ensemble

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Some call it his best-of-both-worlds group. The saxophonist’s little big band is known for their dynamic swells, rich textures, and collective èlan, but they still gives lots of room to individual voices, especially the boss’s earthy bluster and punchy blues lines. Arrangements are guidelines, and Lovano knows exactly when to have his tentet toe the line and when to have them swerve off course.

June 23-28, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.; June 26-27, 11:30 p.m., 2009

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