Noted by Ben Ratliff of the New York Times as a saxophonist who is “…making the connections among about 70 years’ worth of contemplative, articulate and light-toned players”, Manhattan-based saxophonist and composer Alex LoRe is one of the most in demand alto saxophonists on the current New York City jazz scene. Internationally acclaimed saxophonist and educator Bunky Green says LoRe “…will emerge to become one of the leading voices on the international jazz scene.” Saxophonist George Garzone describes his playing as “bold and unforgiving”, with “…a beautiful sound; he understands the concept of melody.” In New York, he frequents prominent venues such as Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy’s Club, The Jazz Gallery, and Smoke Jazz Club both as a leader of his own groups and as a sideman. He has recorded on over two dozen albums as a side musician, including most recently with pianist Marta Sanchez. Internationally, he has performed throughout the Netherlands, Australia, Israel, and Canada. Most recently, LoRe plans to release his fourth album for Whirlwind Records this coming May 2023. Entitled Evening Will Find Itself, the record will feature compositions by LoRe and features pianist Glenn Zaleski, bassist Desmond White, and drummer Allan Mednard.
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LoRe is making the connections among about 70 years’ worth of contemplative, articulate and light-toned players, people who can find the emotional node of a ballad where modesty turns nearly to shame, and also locate a single, fine, well-placed note through abstraction or understatement: Johnny Hodges, Lee Konitz, Mark Turner. – Ben Ratliff, NY Times The saxophonist’s bold and precise playing can encompass grooves from the atonal to the melodic, and shades anything he contributes to with flair and elegance. – Catalina Maria Johnson, Downbeat Magazine A promising career of substance
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