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Monday, November 09, 2009

Joe Lovano - Newport 2009

The great saxophonist Joe Lovano had a bad fall in Spain, or as he calls it, a "freak accident":

"I'm okay. In a freak accident, I fell and somehow broke both arms. Had to cancel all gigs through the end of the year. I'll be back soon!" (from Lovano's twitter account)

I wish him all the best of a speedy recovery!

Here's a partial set, not in perfect quality, shared on dime recently.
The setlist isn't quite figured out yet... and there's a goof about #6 in the info file included (it IS "Viva Caruso" as far as I can tell, but much faster than on the Blue Note disc of the same name). If you have any additions to make, please post a comment!

Joe Lovano UsFive
Newport Jazz Festival
Newport, RI (USA)
August 9, 2009

Joe Lovano - tenor & soprano sax
James Weidman - piano
Esperanza Spalding - bass
Francisco Mela - drums
Otis Brown III - drums

(Us Five)
(Drum Song)
1. DJ intro (0:35)
2. Folk Art (Lovano) 6:47 [inc, cuts in]
3. unknown (11:40)
4. Dibango (Lovano) > Big Ben (Lovano) 12:38
5. drum solo (3:12)
6. Viva Caruso (Lovano) 8:10

TT: 43:03

Sound: A- (some dropouts and other issues)
Lineage: Sony XDR-F1HD HD Radio tuner (WBGO, 88.3, Newark, NJ HD Radio reception) -> Sound Devices 722(@16/44.1); Tracked in cdwav.

:: sbernstein (seeder on dime) note ::

Note song titles are just guesses based upon the setlist posted at the website

:: ubu note ::

Confirmed #2 as "Folk Art"
The first part of #4 came as "Song for Judi", but this seems to be "Dibango"
The second part of #4 was confirmed by a dimer as "Big Ben" (double checked by yours truly)
#3 sounds a bit reminiscent of a part of Coltrane's "A Love Supreme", once Lovano enters 3 minutes into the tune (the Psalm part?)


ubu said...

FLAC (tagged, otherwise exactly the same files I got from dime) + info:

Cosmo Vitelli said...

Thank you very much.

All the best to mr.Lovano for a fast and complete rehabilitation. Our world needs his big magic sound.