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Trio Fascination - Edition One
Joe Lovano
Trio Fascination - Edition One
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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One of the brightest tenor players on the jazz scene today, Joe Lovano has been recording as a band leader since 1990. While Lovano has played in a variety of interesting contexts since signing to the Blue Note label, Trio...  more »

      
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All Artists: Joe Lovano
Title: Trio Fascination - Edition One
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Note Records
Original Release Date: 9/8/1998
Release Date: 9/8/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724383311422, 724383311453

Synopsis

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One of the brightest tenor players on the jazz scene today, Joe Lovano has been recording as a band leader since 1990. While Lovano has played in a variety of interesting contexts since signing to the Blue Note label, Trio Fascination finds the saxophonist in superb company with bassist Dave Holland and drummer Elvin Jones. Performing original material except for the standard Ghost of a Chance, the talented threesome stretches out musically and engages in some particularly impassioned playing. Spanning a wide variety of moods and emphasizing the sonic possibilities of a trio setting, this disc displays Lovano as a true master of improvisation. Playing soprano, alto, and tenor, Lovano possesses a clear tone, and his ideas are plentiful. An excellent vehicle for all three musicians. --Mitch Myers

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CD Reviews

Three brilliant players playing brilliant compositions
Ivan Liu (ivan0424@hotmail.com) | Newcastle-upon-Tyne,UK | 08/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before I listened to the record I wasn't confident about it, purely due to the fact that there is no chordal instruments, such as guitar or piano. But Dave Holland's double bass-playing definitely makes the back ground music fluent and coherent with Lovano's sax-playing, who is simply a natural modern postbopper that turns his sax into a killing machine---you either feel relaxed or go completely MAD with him! Elvin Jones can always put the strong accent at the right position to enpower the music, and he plays with style !!"
A Great CD
Tim Jeter | VA | 01/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Like the reviewer below I had some misgivings about music without chords. But I come back to this CD over and over again. This is one of my favorite recordings. Jazz people will really like this music . It is good straight ahead post bop and will not disappoint. Joe is dead on."
Wonderful!!
Ivan Liu (ivan0424@hotmail.com) | 11/22/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have always loved Tenor, bass and drum trios, and this one is exceptional. All three musicians have their ears wide open. I think Dave Holland has to be particulary singled out as he is not playing the "traditional role" of a bass player. He is playing more "colors" than straight time, which opens up Joe and Elvin to be more free. The interplay between Elvin and Joe is particlulary frightening. Being a drummer myself, I am also very impressed with the recording quality of the drums. Elvin has his drums tuned up high to sound more melodic and too many times, know nothing engineers have a tough time dealing with that and try to flatten the sound out. This is particularly apparent in the tuning of the small 18" bass drum that Elvin plays. I recommend this release to anyone, but it would be at it's most valuable to student jazz musicians as a wonderful learning tool in the realm of trio playing."