Joe Lovano – Cross Culture (2013) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Joe Lovano – Cross Culture (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 61:39 minutes | 1,39 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: | Front cover | © Blue Note Records

Cross Culture is the newest work by GRAMMY Award-winning saxophonist/composer Joe Lovano. Lovano has been hailed by the New York Times as “one of the greatest musicians in jazz history.” The album marks his 23rd recording for Blue Note and his third consecutive release by his critically-acclaimed quintet, Us Five. Cross Culture features the band’s original line up of Francisco Mela, Otis Brown III, James Weidman, Esperanza Spalding and the newly recruited Peter Slavov, plus a special guest appearance by Lionel Loueke. Cross Culture is a stunning eleven-track album of ten Lovano originals along with a breathtaking rendition of Billy Strayhorn’s “Star Crossed Lovers.” The album fulfills Lovano’s lifelong dream to explore the notion of universal musical language.

Lexington Herald‘s Critics Choice – “There you have it, jazzers. We’re only a week into the new year and the bar for 2013 has already been set.” – Lexington Herald

2013 release, saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano’s most fully realized representation of a career-long quest to explore the notion of universal musical language. The album is an 11 track tour de force that represents I 0 of Lovano’s original compositions along with a stunning interpretation of the Billy Strayhorn ballad ‘Star Crossed Lovers.’ The album features his core Us Five ensemble of pianist James Weidman, bassists Esperanza Spalding and Peter Slavov, and drummers Otis Brown and Francisco Mela and is augmented with guitarist and fellow Blue Note artist Lionel Loueke.

01 – Blessings In May
02 – Myths And Legends
03 – Cross Culture
04 – In A Spin
05 – Star Crossed Lovers
06 – Journey Within
07 – Drum Chant
08 – Golden Horn
09 – Royal Roost
10 – Modern Man
11 – PM