Joe Lovano US Five


Lovano’s blustery sax lines continue to woo audiences in part because even in the most wayward moments, lyricism still defines the action. During a typical solo he chops melodies and reroutes rhythms, but it’s logic, not guesswork, that informs the experimentation. This week’s two-drummer band is always a hoot.

May 23-26, 8:30 & 11 p.m., 2012

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 16, 2012

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