Joe Lovano Us Five: Feat. James Weidman, Esperanza Spalding, Otis Brown III & Francisco Mela - Monday, January 28 7:00 PM
Monday, January 28, 7:00 PM
Joe Lovano Us Five
Sponsored by Mateo Lettunich
Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM
“… punchy post-bop…” – The New York Times
Joe Lovano is among the most prolific of today’s saxophonists. His musical curiosity has no bounds. Regardless of artist style or genre, from the funk grooves of Dr. Lonnie Smith to the avant-garde explorations of Paul Motian and Bill Frisell, Lovano’s intuitive musicianship allows him to fit with any situation and he always delivers “the goods.” His current group, Us Five, is unusual in that it utilizes two drummers. The duo drumming team of Otis Brown III and Francisco Mela create a polyrhythmic stew, allowing bassist Esperanza Spalding, pianist James Weidman and Lovano, to solo freely over a percussive framework. The quintet’s third release, Crossroads, will be released on January 8, 2013 on the Blue Note Label. This is Lovano’s 23rd release for Blue Note.