LIVE: Joe Lovano & the Moment of Now @ Senate Garage, 4/15/17
Photographs by Rudy Lu
Joe Lovano is a virtuoso saxophonist, a true master of the entire spectrum of jazz. At the Senate Garage in Kingston on the Saturday before Easter, he turned his attention toward free jazz. Check out Streams of Expression, his 2006 album with Gunther Schuller, to get an idea.
Playing with an all-star aggregation of musicians primarily based in the Hudson Valley, Lovano simply cut loose. There was no set list. There were no song titles. Heck, there weren’t even any songs in the traditional sense of the word. Total improvisation, free jazz in its purest state. A very special one-time-only performance and exploration that will never be repeated again.
It may be a cliche, but in this case it was true – you had to be there…
Joe Lovano: saxophones, percussion, other woodwinds
Roswell Rudd: trombone
Marilyn Crispell: piano
Judi Silvano: vocals
Bruce Arnold: guitar
John Menegon: bass
Susie Ibarra: drums, percussion
GO HERE to see more of Rudy Lu’s photographs of this concert…
The concert was part of the Jazzstock series. The series continues at Senate Garage at 7:30pm on Thursday, May 18 with the Chuck Lamb Acoustic Fusion featuring pianist Chuck Lamb with drummer Evan DuChene, bassist Matt Vacanti and saxman Jeff Nania. Advance tickets are available, priced at $15.