DAVE LIEB­MAN/JOE LO­VANO

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Com­pas­sion: The Mu­sic of John Coltrane ★★★★ Res­o­nance Records

There is no short­age of trib­utes to John Coltrane but when those pay­ing homage are Dave Lieb­man and Joe Lo­vano, two of the great sax­o­phon­ist’s most learned and gifted dis­ci­ples, it’s clear that there will be more than just mu­sic un­der con­sid­er­a­tion. Coltrane’s com­bi­na­tion of in­stru­men­tal vir­tu­os­ity, tire­less cre­ativ­ity and deep spir­i­tu­al­ity left its mark on the gen­er­a­tions that fol­lowed him, and the six Coltrane com­po­si­tions here - in­clud­ing Lo­co­mo­tion, Cen­tral Park West and Equinox – are given new life by two great sax­o­phon­ists - with bravura sup­port from pi­anist Phil Markowitz, bassist Ron Mc­Clure and drum­mer Billy Hart – who have been strong enough to drink deep from the Coltrane cup and come out the other side with voices of their own. res­o­nancere­cords.org

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