Solos: The Jazz Sessions spotlights unaccompanied performances by some of the legends and bright young stars of the jazz world. Designed and recorded specifically for television, Solos offers viewers front row seats for an intimate and unique jazz experience. Each program features complete musical pieces, insightful interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage. Shot in stunning HDTV with multiple moving cameras and a medley of elegant cinematic lighting, Solos showcases an exciting and dynamic variety of jazz styles – from the blues and boogie-woogie to bebop and the experimental. Joe Lovano was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1952, and began playing alto saxophone as a child. His father, tenor saxophonist Tony "Big T" Lovano schooled young Joe in jazz dynamics and interpretation, and regularly exposed him to the live performances of master jazz artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Ammons and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Unlike other musicians who consistently repeat themselves and stay within a comfort zone, the secret to Lovano's success is his fearless ability to push the conceptual and thematic choices he makes in a quest for new modes of artistic expression and new takes on what defines the jazz idiom. It's no wonder jazz critic Ben Ratliff wrote in the New York Times "...It's fair to say that Lovano is one of the greatest musicians in jazz history." In this special set of solos performances, Lovano uses a variety of horns and gongs to wind his way through several of his own compositions, some standards and some pure improvisation. Please enjoy the music of Joe Lovano on 'Solos: The Jazz Sessions'.
Tracklisting: - I'm All for You - Fort Worth - Sanctuary Park - Tones, Shapes and Colors - Bass Space - On this Day (Just Like any Other) - Evolution - Viva Caruso