Joe Lovano Tapestry Trio

Don Bosco Basel
Monday, 16 May

Joseph S. “Joe” Lovano (* 1952) is an American jazz saxophonist and the son of tenor saxophonist Tony “Big T” Lovano. After high school he attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston, where he studied with Herb Pomeroy, Joe Viola, Andy McGhee, John LaPorta, and Gary Burton and worked with musicians such as John Scofield, Bill Frisell, and Kenny Werner. He received the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1994, an honorary doctorate in 1998, and The Gary Burton Chair for Jazz Performance in 2001.
The debut album of the Joe Lovano Tapestry Trio was one of the most talked-about releases of 2019. Lovano, whose reach spans the entire history of modern jazz and beyond, plays with exceptional sensitivity in this trio. And the music he writes for this group—delicately melodic or declamatory, harmonically open, rhythmically free, and spiritually stimulating—inspires subtle and nuanced responses from his partners. Lovano describes their interaction as "magical." Carmen Castaldi's space-aware approach to drumming refines an improvisational understanding he and Lovano have shared since the 1970s. The trio also provides a wonderful context for pianist Marilyn Crispell's solos, countermelodies, and improvisational embellishments, her sense of timbre helping the group's chamber-music character to flourish.
Tickets are CHF 35.10-76.90.


Don Bosco Basel
Waldenburgerstrasse 34
4052 Basel

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