Friday, September 5, 2008
John Scofield & Joe Lovano Quartet In SINgapore!
John Scofield & Joe Lovano Quartet
13th Oct 08, Mon, 7.30pm
$58, $78, $108
Taken from http://www.esplanade.com:
Their successful musical coalition in the early 90s kept their mutual fans waiting almost 20 years for this merger. Now, celebrate as jazz greats - guitarist/composer John Scofield and saxophonist/composer Joe Lovano – reunite in a sizzling four-man musical assemblage that is the sum of their collective creativity, skill and passion.
Considered one of the “big three” of current jazz guitarists (along with Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell), John is a masterful jazz improviser whose music falls somewhere between post-bop, funk-edged jazz, and R&B. He has led his own groups in the international jazz scene, recorded over 35 albums as a leader (many already classics) and collaborated with the likes of Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Eddie Harris, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, Mavis Staples, Government Mule, Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Dave Holland and Phil Lesh.
Grammyâ-winner Joe Lovano, whom critics consider John Coltrane’s worthy heir, has distinguished himself for some three decades, earning praise for his compelling saxophone tone, improvisational ability and forward-thinking musical presentation in his quest for new modes of artistic expression, from his recent work with Gunther Schuller, Streams of Expression, to his work as Gary Burton Chair of Jazz Performance at Berklee College of Music. He has released 18 celebrated albums on The Blue Note label, including 2007's Grammy-nominated Kids, a duet recording with iconic pianist Hank Jones.
Hear the two legends swing to their original compositions, accompanied by sought-after and acclaimed musicians, drummer Matt Wilson and double bassist Matt Penman, in a concert of ingenuity, brilliance and sheer love for what they do.
(90mins, no intermission)