Blue Note release Joe Lovano’s ‘Folk Art’ recorded with Us Five featuring Esperanza Spalding (2009)

Joe Lovano‘s ‘Folk Art’ is his twenty first album recorded with Us Five featuring Esperanza Spalding and released on May 5, 2009 by Blue Note..


Blue Note release Joe Lovano’s ‘Folk Art’ recorded with Us Five featuring Esperanza Spalding (2009)

1 . Folk Art

2 . Folk Art (Recording w/ Esperanza Spalding)

Track Listing : 1.Powerhouse (Joe Lovano) – 04:04 . 2.Folk Art (Joe Lovano) – 10:06 . 3.Wild Beauty (Joe Lovano) – 07:17 . 4.Us Five (Joe Lovano) – 08:09 . 5.Song For Judi (Joe Lovano) – 05:46 . 6.Drum Song (Joe Lovano) – 08:30 . 7.Dibango (Joe Lovano) – 06:44 . 8.Page 4 (Joe Lovano) – 05:52 . 9.Ettenro (Joe Lovano) – 08:1

Jimmy Katz

Musicians : Joe Lovano – Alto And Tenor Saxophone, Alto Clarinet, Taragat, Gong . James Weidman – Piano . Esperanza Spalding – Bass . Otis Brown Iii – Drums, Bells . Francisco Mela – Drums, Bells, Dumbek, Pandeiro . Joe Lovano Us Five – Band

Production : Produced By Joe Lovano Chris Allen – Assistant Engineer . Greg Calbi – Mastering . James Farber – Engineer, Mixing

Package : Gordon H. Jee – Art Direction . Jimmy Katz asterisques RVM – Cover Photo . Eugenia Morrison – Photography . Ted Panken – Liner Notes

Recorded November 18–19, 2008.

Released On May 5, 2009 By Blue Note.

(Source Joe Lovano – Folk Art | Joe Lovano ~ Saxophonist & Composer)


Not only are Weidman’s solos dangerously fun—by being lyrical, propulsiveand daring at once—but his ensemble work always seems to ground the band in a sense of sprawling immediacy. Weidman creates the funk when the funk is called forand he soothes the heart when that’s the necessary mood. […]

John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman are reference points, but this is a loose, hand-drawn route, not an Ordnance Survey map.? ?Dibango is near seven minutes worth of beauty. A tribute to the legendary Cameroonian jazz saxophonist Manu Dibango, it features Lovano harmonising with himself on aulochrome, a double soprano sax complete with a keyboard. […]

The Guardian
The melodies are full of character: the wheeling theme of the title track unfolds over a piano vamp, with an eerie, nursery rhyme-like motif as the countermelody. Weidman sounds like a gentler McCoy Tynerrand Lovano’s improvising has an unusually loose feel about it. […]


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