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Flying Colors

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Flying Colors

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Joe Lovano
Producers:
Blue Note
genre:
Jazz

We gave it a B+

JOE LOVANO AND GONZALO RUBALCABA Flying Colors (Blue Note) Other saxophonists settling comfortably into jazz stardom might start taking the easy route, but not our man Joe. Duetting with Rubalcaba, a prodigiously gifted Cuban pianist, Lovano keeps the mood spiky and adventurous. Well-chosen jazz standards and edgy originals are given searching interpretations that bristle with pungent and, at times, open-ended improvisation. B+