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‘Village Vanguard 75th Anniversary Presents the Joe Lovano Us Five’

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When I spoke with the titanic saxophonist last week, he said that he had a couple of special ideas regarding the celebration of the famed jazz cellar’s 75th anniversary. Will he be chasin’ the Trane? Enjoying a Sonnymoon for two? Time will tell. But one thing’s certain: Lady Gordon, her staff, and the crowds that are sure to cram the place will be treated to a sage synthesis of prog and trad components. Us Five’s excursions have a freedom feel, but their groundwork is all about sentient swing.

Feb. 23-28, 9 & 11 p.m., 2010

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