Joe Lovano “Trio Tapestry”: AKG Art Of Jazz Series Is First Concert For New Album

Joe Lovano arrives for a much-anticipated appearance at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Series on Sunday, January 27th.  The prolific saxophonist makes Buffalo his first album-release concert for a new project with EMC entitled Trio Tapestry. The album is scheduled for release on January 25th and the concert will be the first live performance afterward.

Lovano has appeared on several ECM recordings over the last four decades.  Including highly-acclaimed albums with Paul Motian, Steve Kuhn, and John Abercrombie.   Trio Tapestry marks Lovano’s first as a leader for ECM.

Trio Tapestry finds Lovano in a remarkably different context. Presenting music softer and more lyrical in nature than what we’ve heard from Lovano before.  The trio consists of pianist Marilyn Crispell and drummer Carmen Castaldi.  What is striking is the trio performs without a bassist.

In talks about this project, Joe Lovano states about Crispell “Marilyn has such a beautiful sound and touch and vocabulary.”  Lovano also finds familiar chemistry with long-time associate and sideman, drummer Carmen Castaldi. 

Castaldi provides a high degree of sensitivity and ambient sounds for this project.  Here is what Lovano has to say about Castaldi, “We play together like an orchestra, creating an amazing tapestry. I brought in the material, but there’s an equal weight of contribution, creating music within the music, and harmonizing it in a really special way.”  

Trio Tapestry was recorded and produced by Manfred Eicher at New York’s Sear Sound studio in March 2018.

Here is a track, Seeds of Change, that provides a window into the creative Trio Tapestry album:

With this special visit, Buffalo will hear the first post-release live performance of the new Trio Tapestry album – just 2 days after its official release.  Undoubtedly, this will be a significant date in the history of jazz in Greater Buffalo.

The performance takes place on Sunday, January 27th at 3:00 pm at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Tickets are available online at:

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