Joe Lovano: On This Day... At the Vanguard (2003)
The recording features Lovano’s own nonet of highly accomplished musicians, which recorded the award winning 52nd Street Themes. The spirit of the little big band evokes the true essence of post bop vibe with burners like the rollicking Lovano original “At the Vanguard” and John Coltrane’s atmospheric ballad “After the Rain,” with lush horn arrangements and expressive solos. Lovano’s signature broad-timbred sound is true to form as he plays with empathy and passion on the dreamy “Laura” or shares the spotlight with other band members on the title track, which further illustrates the tightness of the group. On This Day... At the Vanguard documents yet another performance that should continue to create pleasant jazz memories.
Track Listing: 1. At The Vanguard 2. Focus 3. After The Rain 4. Good Bait 5. Laura 6. On This Day 7. My Little Brown Book
Personnel: Joe Lovano- Tenor Saxophone,Steve Slagle: Alto Saxophone, George Garzone: Tenor Saxophone, Ralph Lalama: Tenor Saxophone, Scott Robinson: Baritone Saxophone, Barry Ries: Trumpet,Larry Farrell: Trombone, John Hicks: Piano, Dennis Irwin: Bass, Lewis Nash: Drums
Record Label: Blue Note Records