Thursday, January 3, 2019
Lewis Nash & Joe Lovano - Jazz Baltica 2005
Happy New Year! And what better way to start off 2019 than with some footage of one of my favourite contemporary tenor and drum pairings featuring the great Lewis Nash on drums and Joe Lovano on tenor saxophone (along with Hank Jones on piano and George Mraz on bass) from a burning 2005 performance at Jazz Baltica.
Those who know me know are well aware my appreciation for Joe Lovano. I think he's amazing!
I was lucky enough to work and play with Joe during the 1998 edition of the short-lived Lake Placid Jazz Workshop and that experience left a deep, life-long impression on me. One thing is for sure, Joe Lovano KNOWS the drums!
Here's quick post with Mr. Lovano sharing some thoughts on the composition process:
And another longer one, but a great insight into Joe's improvisational process:
Thanks again for all your support and looking forward to another year of blogging. Incidentally, 2019 will mark the 10th anniversary of Four on the Floor (!) so check back often and look for some special "anniversary" happenings around here (who knows, maybe we'll bake a cake or something...)