Celebrating Sinatra

JOE LOVANO Celebrating Sinatra (Blue Note) There’s an old jazz truism that every horn player secretly wants to be a singer and vice versa. If so, today’s best tenor saxists — beginning last year with veteran James Moody, followed now by the youngbloods’ fave Lovano — seem to have a collective Jones for Frank Sinatra. More adventurous than Moody’s lovely effort, Lovano’s turn includes exotic use of female voices and startlingly clever orchestral arrangements, all in apt support of Lovano’s boundless melodic imagination. A

Celebrating Sinatra
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