Blue Note publish Joe Lovano’s ‘Joyous Encounter’ recorded with George Mraz, Paul Motian and Hank Jones (2005)

Joe Lovano’s ‘Joyous Encounter’ is an album recorded with George Mraz, Paul Motian and Hank Jones and released on May 10, 2005 by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Autumn In New York (Vernon Duke) – 10:00 . 2.Bird’S Eye View (Joe Lovano) – 05:28 . 3.Don’T Ever Leave Me (Thad Jones) – 03:45 . 4.Alone Together (Arthur Schwartz) – 05:24 . 5.Six And Four (Oliver Nelson) – 05:30 . 6.Pannonica (Thelonious Monk) – 08:05 . 7.Consummation (Hank Jones) – 05:00 . 8.Quiet Lady (Thad Jones) – 05:25 . 9.Joyous Encounter (Joe Lovano) – 04:17 . 10.A Child Is Born (Thad Jones) – 07:08 . 11.Crescent (John Coltrane) – 06:40

Musicians : Joe Lovano – Saxophone (Curved Soprano, Soprano, Tenor) . Hank Jones – Piano . George Mraz – Bass . Paul Motian – Cymbals, Drums

Production : Produced By Joe Lovano Joe Ferla – Engineer . Greg Calbi – Mastering

Package : Burton Yount – Art Direction . Judi Silvano – Photography . Dave Sinclair – Photography . Bret Primack – Liner Notes . John Abbott – Photography

Recorded September 8–9, 2004.

Released On May 10, 2005 By Blue Note.

(Source Joe Lovano‘s ‘Joyous Encounter’ | Joyous Encounter | Joe Lovano – Official Site)


It’s as if bedroom seduction has turned into bedroom action. It’s as if the quartet wants to prove that it can play with the same restraint, the same compression, at any speed. […]

The Guardian
With Oliver Nelson’s obliquely funky, deviously modulating blues Six and Four and John Coltrane‘s slowly explosive Crescent, the set probably even has a bit more bounce and energy to it than last year’s version. […]

All About Jazz
Joe considers Hank “a national treasure. His playing inspires us to express ourselves as deeply as possible, that’s why he’s been associated with everyone from Miles Davis to Coleman Hawkins and Ella Fitzgerald to John Coltrane. He’s been on the scene from the beginning. […]


Joe Lovano‘s ‘Joyous Encounter’


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