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Lovano, Joe / Us Five / Cross Culture
Album:Cross Culture Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lovano, Joe / Us Five Added:Jan 2013
Label:Blue Note 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-01-26 Pull Date:2013-03-31 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Mar 31Mar 17Mar 10Mar 3Feb 24Feb 17Feb 10Feb 3

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 15, 2016:Rebop
Blessings In May
4.Feb 19, 2016:Rebop
Star Crossed Lovers
2.Apr 15, 2016:Rebop
Cross Culture
5.Jun 05, 2015:Rebop
Star Crossed Lovers
3.Mar 18, 2016:Rebop
Blessings In May
6.Mar 27, 2015:Rebop
Journey Within, Star Crossed Lovers

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-01-26 
Blue Note, 2013

MODERN JAZZ – The third release from saxophone star Lovano’s unusual two-drum quintet adds African jazz guitarist Lionel Loueke for extra texture. The music has an open, exploratory feel, structured but not predictable at all, and Lovano jumps from horn to horn at will.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9

1. 6:18 – lively, lopsided bounce: percolates merrily along, sax sings to itself
2. 5:00 – open, improvisational: relaxed sax over busy twin drummers
3. 6:36 – slouching tune: sax/guitar/piano conversation over repeated pattern
4. 4:29 – spiky theme slides into jerky, thumping rhythms & angular solos
5. 7:34 – the only standard here: lovely Billy Strayhorn ballad, played straight
6. 5:41 – twisty & introspective: sax/guitar muse over billowing rhythm
7. 4:22 – thumping drum chant, high sax & quiet guitar get into it halfway thru
8. 5:18 – twin-bass intro: serene exotica perks up when soprano sax enters
9. 5:55 – neo-bop groover: tenor blows, but gently, solid bass & piano solos
10. 2:45 – quick, jerky tune: wacky double-sax sound from aulochrome
11. 7:53 – speedy cymbal rhythm sets up wide-open, free-roaming solos

[ Fo ] - 26 January 2013

Track Listing
1.Blessings In May 6.Journey Within
2.Myths And Legends 7.Drum Chant
3.Cross Culture 8.Golden Horn
4.In A Spin 9.Royal Roost
5.Star Crossed Lovers 10.Modern Man