|Studio album by|
|Released||May 10, 2005|
|Recorded||September 8–9, 2004|
|Studio||Avatar Studios, NYC.|
|Label||Blue Note 7243 8 63405 2 8|
|Joe Lovano chronology|
|All About Jazz|
|Tom Hull||B+ ( )|
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings|
Joyous Encounter is a 2005 studio album by American jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano. The album features the same personnel as Lovano's 2004 recording I'm All For You ; bassist George Mraz, drummer Paul Motian, and pianist Hank Jones.
John Fordham, writing for The Guardian commented:: "This new set features more originals by Lovano and the Jones family (one from Hank, three from the late trumpet player Thad) and the same immaculate playing quality. Lovano is at his smoke-ring-blowing best on Autumn in New York, and he amiably swerves and feints on his own fast-bop Bird's Eye View. With Oliver Nelson's obliquely funky, deviously modulating blues Six and Four and John Coltrane's slowly explosive Crescent, the set probably even has a bit more bounce and energy to it than last year's version".Paul Olson of All About Jazz noted: "With the passing of Jones' other brother, Elvin, it's no outrageous statement to call Motian the greatest living jazz drummer: one suspects he could be given only one cymbal—a cracked one at that—and still be the answer to any jazz combo's prayers. Octogenarian Jones plays with confidence, swing, and florid precision. Mraz is the least assuming player here, usually content to hold down the beat, but his melodic, sure-handed solos (as on, say, "Pannonica") make as strong a statement as the other three. Lovano himself plays majestically throughout. This group has phenomenal chemistry."
Henry Jones Jr., best known as Hank Jones, was an American jazz pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer. Critics and musicians described Jones as eloquent, lyrical, and impeccable. In 1989, The National Endowment for the Arts honored him with the NEA Jazz Masters Award. He was also honored in 2003 with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Jazz Living Legend Award. In 2008, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. On April 13, 2009, the University of Hartford presented Jones with an honorary Doctorate of Music for his musical accomplishments.
Joseph Salvatore Lovano is an American jazz saxophonist, alto clarinetist, flautist, and drummer. He has earned a Grammy Award and several mentions on Down Beat magazine's critics' and readers' polls. He is married to jazz singer Judi Silvano with whom he records and performs. Lovano was a longtime member of a trio led by drummer Paul Motian.
Stephen Paul Motian was an American jazz drummer, percussionist, and composer. Motian played an important role in freeing jazz drummers from strict time-keeping duties.
From the Soul is a 1992 jazz album by American saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano, generally regarded as being his masterpiece so far. It was recorded with a studio band rather than Lovano's working group; it is notable for his only encounter with Michel Petrucciani, and for being one of Ed Blackwell's final recordings.
George Mraz was a Czech-born American jazz bassist and alto saxophonist. He was a member of Oscar Peterson's group, and worked with Pepper Adams, Stan Getz, Michel Petrucciani, Stephane Grappelli, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Raney, Chet Baker, Joe Henderson, John Abercrombie, John Scofield, and Richie Beirach, among others.
Psalm is the fifth album by Paul Motian to be released on the ECM label. It was released in 1982 and features the first recordings by Motian with Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano, along with Ed Schuller and Billy Drewes.
The Story of Maryam is the first album by Paul Motian to be released on the Italian Soul Note label. It was released in 1984 and features performances by Motian with Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano, along with Ed Schuller and Jim Pepper.
Jack of Clubs is the second album by Paul Motian to be released on the Italian Soul Note label. It was released in 1985 and features performances by Motian with Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano, along with Ed Schuller and Jim Pepper.
Misterioso is an album by American jazz drummer-composer Paul Motian, his ninth album overall and third on the Italian Soul Note label. It was released in 1987 and features performances by Motian with Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano, along with Ed Schuller and Jim Pepper.
Streams of Expression is the 20th studio album by American jazz musician Joe Lovano to be released on the Blue Note label. It was released in 2006 and features a five-part "Streams of Expression Suite," three-part "Birth of the Cool Suite," and three other shorter works. The "Birth of the Cool Suite" was conducted by Gunther Schuller and utilizes melodic themes inspired by Miles Davis' work from his 1948 and 1950 nonet. The album also features George Garzone, Ralph Lalama, Gary Smulyan, and Tim Hagans.
I'm All For You is a ballads-oriented album by Joe Lovano, which critics have called one of his most enjoyable endeavors. The album features Hank Jones as well as two members who have enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Lovano: George Mraz and Paul Motian.
Flights of Fancy: Trio Fascination: Edition Two is an album by the American jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano recorded in 2000 and released on the Blue Note label. The album is a sequel to Lovano's Trio Fascination: Edition One (1998) but, unlike the earlier album which featured a conventional sax-bass-drums lineup, Edition Two finds Lovano shifting between four different and often eclectic trio configurations.
Trioism is an album by jazz drummer Paul Motian that was released on the German JMT label. Recorded in 1993, it was first released in 1994 and features performances by Motian with Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano with Dewey Redman added on one track. The album was rereleased on the Winter & Winter label in 2005.
Sound of Love is a live album by jazz drummer Paul Motian recorded at the Village Vanguard in 1995 and on the Winter & Winter label in 1997.
Cross Culture is the twenty-third studio album by American musician Joe Lovano and the third with his band Us Five. It was released in January 2013 under Blue Note Records to a favorable critical reception. On Metacritic, the album scored 71% on five reviews, which means "generally favorable reviews".
Kids: Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola is a live album by pianist Hank Jones and saxophonist Joe Lovano recorded at Lincoln Centre in 2006 for the Blue Note label.
This is the discography of American jazz musician Paul Motian.
Celebrating Sinatra is a 1996 studio album by American jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano released by the Blue Note label. Lovano leads a fifteen-piece ensemble to play famous Sinatra's songs.
Worlds is a live 1989 album by American jazz musician Joe Lovano. The album was recorded at the Amiens International Jazz Festival in France. The record was initially released in 1989 via Label Bleu in France and then re-released via Evidence Music in 1995 in the United States.
Classic! Live at Newport is a live album by American jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano recorded in 2005 during the 51st Newport Jazz Festival and released on July 29, 2016 via Blue Note label. This is his 25th album to his Blue Note catalog.