Joe Lovano

Saxophone Legend Joe Lovano paid a visit to the KPLU studios on April 29th for a live on-air performance of a selection of tracks from his new album ‘Birdsongs’, which is a re-imagining of a selection of Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker’s most popular tunes.

We had the opportunity to review Lovano’s latest offering a few months ago and found it to be a modern and unique approach to Bird’s music coupled with the masterful playing of Joe Lovano. I would go as far as to say this particular song is even better live. Check out the video below.

The Band

  • Joe Lovano: Saxophone
  • James Weideman: Piano
  • Peter Slavov: Bass
  • Otis Brown III: Drums
  • Francisco Mela: Drums