Voice Choices

Joe Lovano Nonet

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There’s never any problem with the tenor maestro getting all rough ‘n’ tumble; waxing wooly is a natural part of his eternally expressive blues lingo. Which is perhaps why his nine-piece outfit boasts a big band clout as well as a Birth of the Cool vibe. Last time I caught ’em, I was tickled by the way Lovano actually united those seemingly diverse approaches. Thrill ’em with punches or thrill ’em with precision, it seems.

June 8-13, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2010