Friendly Fire (Joe Lovano and Greg Osby album)

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Friendly Fire
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Studio album by
Released1998
RecordedDecember 15 and 16, 1998
Studio Avatar Studios, NYC
Genre Jazz
Length67:42
Label Blue Note
Producer Joe Lovano and Greg Osby
Joe Lovano chronology
Trio Fascination: Edition One
(1997)
Friendly Fire
(1998)
52nd Street Themes
(2000)

Friendly Fire is an album by the American jazz saxophonists Joe Lovano and Greg Osby recorded in 1998 and released on the Blue Note label. [1]

Contents

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [2]
Tom Hull B+ [3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [4]

In his review for AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine states, "Lovano and Osby are both first-class improvisers, and they turn in dynamic performances throughout the album, whether it's on originals or standards. They turn Friendly Fire into a compelling listen that's the musical equivalent of the title's promise". [2] Bill Shoemaker of JazzTimes commented "Track after track, Lovano and Osby confirm their marquee status. Consistently, their flinty exchanges provoke them to go beyond their usual high standards of passionate intelligence. As a result, this pairing has long-term potential. Hopefully, Lovano and Osby won’t wait for the next Blue Note anniversary for a second session". [5]

Track listing

All compositions by Joe Lovano except as indicated
  1. "Geo J Lo" (Greg Osby) - 6:15
  2. "The Wild East" - 6:34
  3. "Serene" (Eric Dolphy) - 7:25
  4. "Broad Way Blues" (Ornette Coleman) - 8:08
  5. "Monk's Mood" (Thelonious Monk) - 4:47
  6. "Idris" - 11:30
  7. "Truth Be Told" (Osby) - 5:35
  8. "Silenos" (Osby) - 5:36
  9. "Alexander the Great" - 11:52

Personnel

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References

  1. Joe Lovano discography accessed July 21, 2011
  2. 1 2 Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed July 21, 2011
  3. "Tom Hull: Grade List: Joe Lovano". Tom Hull . Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  4. Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 909. ISBN   978-0-141-03401-0.
  5. Shoemaker, Bill (1 September 1999). "Joe Lovano/Greg Osby: Friendly Fire". JazzTimes . Retrieved 11 April 2019.