JOE LOVANO
               Tenor Legacy
                 Recording Date: 
                     June 18, 1993

                     Don Alias             Per 
                    Joe Lovano           TS
                    Christian McBride   B 
                    Mulgrew Miller       P
                    Lewis Nash            D 
                    Joshua Redman     TS


Review by Scott Yanow
Joe Lovano welcomes Joshua Redman to his sextet set (which also features pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Christian McBride, drummer Lewis Nash and percussionist Don Alias) and, rather than jam on standards, Joe Lovano composed five new originals, revived three obscurities and only chose to perform two familiar pieces. By varying the styles and instrumentation (for example "Bread and Wine" does not have piano or bass), Lovano has created a set with a great deal of variety and some surprising moments. The two tenors (who have distinctive sounds) work together fine and some chances are taken. This matchup works well.

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