Tones, Shapes & Colors

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Tones, Shapes & Colors
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Live album by
Released1985
RecordedNovember 21, 1985
VenueJazz Center of New York City
Genre Jazz
Length59:07
Label Soul Note
Producer Giovanni Bonandrini
Joe Lovano chronology
Tones, Shapes & Colors
(1985)
Hometown Sessions
(1986)

Tones, Shapes & Colors is the debut live album by the American jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano recorded in 1985 and released on the Italian Soul Note label. [1]

Contents

Reception

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "None of the tunes are simple or based on the chords of standards, but although they did not catch on, the interplay by the musicians, the excellent pacing of tempos and moods, and the consistently satisfying solos make this a set worth searching for". [2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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Track listing

All compositions by Joe Lovano except as indicated
  1. "Chess Mates" (Ken Werner) - 8:59
  2. "Compensation" (Werner) - 12:33
  3. "La Louisiane" - 4:19
  4. "Tones, Shapes and Colors" - 5:36
  5. "Ballad for Trane" (Werner) - 10:24
  6. "In the Jazz Community" - 9:44
  7. "Nocturne" (Werner) [not included on LP] - 7:32

* Recorded at the Jazz Centre of New York City on November 21, 1985

Personnel

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References

  1. Soul Note discography. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
  2. 1 2 Yanow, S. Allmusic Review. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
  3. Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 910. ISBN   978-0-141-03401-0.