Joe Lovano: 52nd Street Themes

Bop lives. Tenor man Joe Lovano and friends blow tributes to its birthplace, the storied nightclub scene in postwar midtown Manhattan, where Diz, Byrd, Miles, and Billie took music to places it had never been before.
52nd Street Themes
Released: 4/25/2000
Label: Blue Note
Genre: Jazz
All Joe Lovano profiles…
The CD
Sax player Joe Lovano explains why every modern jazz player looks on 52nd Street as the genesis of their music.
Variations on Monk and Chan
Exploring the structure of bop, and the true identity of the mysterious Charlie Chan.
Concept
Lovano regards each album as a kind of performance. Here’s the why and how of this one.
The Spirit Lives
The clubs are gone, says Lovano, but the music communities that spawned the new jazz are still very much alive.
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