JOE LOVANO

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Joseph Salvatore Lovano (born 29 December 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, flautist, and drummer. Since the 1970s, Lovano has been one of the world's premiere tenor saxophone players, earning a Grammy award and several nods on Down Beat magazine's critics' and readers' polls.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Lovano was exposed throughout his early life to jazz by his father, Tony "Big T" Lovano. John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, and Sonny Stitt were among his earlier influences. He developed further at Berklee College of Music, and then served a big band apprenticeship with Woody Herman's Thundering Herd and the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra.

"Big T" Lovano, a fine Cleveland tenorman, was his first inspiration. He taught Joe all the standards, how to lead a gig, how to pace a set, and to be versatile enough to always find work. Joe started on alto at age six and switched
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JOE LOVANO Solid Steps album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solid Steps
Post Bop 1988
JOE LOVANO Village Rhythm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Village Rhythm
Post Bop 1989
JOE LOVANO Landmarks album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Landmarks
Post Bop 1991
JOE LOVANO Sounds of Joy album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Sounds of Joy
Post Bop 1991
JOE LOVANO From the Soul album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
From the Soul
Post Bop 1992
JOE LOVANO Universal Language album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Universal Language
Post Bop 1993
JOE LOVANO Rush Hour album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Rush Hour
Post Bop 1994
JOE LOVANO Tenor Legacy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tenor Legacy
Post Bop 1994
JOE LOVANO Celebrating Sinatra album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Celebrating Sinatra
Vocal Jazz 1997
JOE LOVANO Tenor Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tenor Time
Post Bop 1997
JOE LOVANO Trio Fascination, Edition One album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Trio Fascination, Edition One
Post Bop 1998
JOE LOVANO Flying Colors (with Gonzalo Rubalcaba) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flying Colors (with Gonzalo Rubalcaba)
Post Bop 1998
JOE LOVANO Friendly Fire (with Osby) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Friendly Fire (with Osby)
Post Bop 1999
JOE LOVANO Hometown Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hometown Sessions
Post Bop 1999
JOE LOVANO 52nd Street Themes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
52nd Street Themes
Post Bop 2000
JOE LOVANO Flights of Fancy: Trio Fascination, Edition Two album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Flights of Fancy: Trio Fascination, Edition Two
Post Bop 2000
JOE LOVANO Viva Caruso album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Viva Caruso
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2002
JOE LOVANO I'm All for You album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
I'm All for You
Post Bop 2004
JOE LOVANO Joyous Encounter album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Joyous Encounter
Post Bop 2005
JOE LOVANO Streams of Expression album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Streams of Expression
Post Bop 2006
JOE LOVANO Saxophone Summit – Seraphic Light (with Dave Liebman, Ravi Coltrane) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Saxophone Summit – Seraphic Light (with Dave Liebman, Ravi Coltrane)
Post Bop 2008
JOE LOVANO Joe Lovano Us Five ‎: Folk Art album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Joe Lovano Us Five ‎: Folk Art
Post Bop 2009
JOE LOVANO Joe Lovano Us Five : Bird Songs album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Joe Lovano Us Five : Bird Songs
Post Bop 2011
JOE LOVANO Joe Lovano UsFive : Cross Culture album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Joe Lovano UsFive : Cross Culture
Post Bop 2013
JOE LOVANO Trio Tapestry album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trio Tapestry
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2019

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JOE LOVANO Tones, Shapes And Colors album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tones, Shapes And Colors
Post Bop 1986
JOE LOVANO Worlds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Worlds
Post Bop 1990
JOE LOVANO Quartets - Live At The Village Vanguard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quartets - Live At The Village Vanguard
Post Bop 1995
JOE LOVANO On This Day at the Vanguard album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
On This Day at the Vanguard
Post Bop 2003
JOE LOVANO Joe Lovano and Hank Jones : Kids (Live At Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Joe Lovano and Hank Jones : Kids (Live At Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola)
Post Bop 2007
JOE LOVANO Symphonica album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Symphonica
Big Band 2008
JOE LOVANO Joe Lovano Quartet: Classic! Live At Newport album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Joe Lovano Quartet: Classic! Live At Newport
Post Bop 2016

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JOE LOVANO Joe's Choice album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Joe's Choice
Post Bop 2008

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New Morning - The Paris Concert
Post Bop 2006

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JOE LOVANO Landmarks

Album · 1991 · Post Bop
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The Cleveland Ohio native Joe Lavano is a true Giant of Modern Jazz, When you consider the string of albums Joe has put out just in the last 10 years, It is amazing, Had joe hit his creative peak in the 50's and 60's he surely would be mentioned in the same breath as Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins, When you stack up his best albums with their best, Joe is right there in my mind, Sure he isn't as groundbreaking as those artists were, and he certainly has taken the passed down knowledge from them, But when I think of most of the Bop being played today, Joe's music is incredible, and original, I am amazed at how he stays within the bop post bop tradition and still adds to it's vocabulary, The Landmarks album Was the first one I heard from Joe and I rather like it, Abercrombie on guitar is fantastic as well, But Joe's Current Us5 band is really something to hear,Joe gets better with age, I wonder if 50 years from now, Joe will be mentioned with those Tenor giants of the past, For my money, He should be now.

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