London Jazz News Features Joe Lovano Quartet at the Bergamo Jazz Festival

March 28, 2016


FESTIVAL REPORT: Bergamo Jazz Festival 2016
By Andy Hamilton

“Subsequent festival main events were at the historic Teatro Donizetti, in similar “teatro all-italiano” style though larger. First of these was the Joe Lovano Quartet. Lovano was born in Cleveland in 1952, to a Sicilian father. His set was very Coltrane-ish, featuring probably the best band I’ve heard him lead. Lawrence Fields on piano, Peter Slavov on bass and Lamy Estrefi on drums. On This Day, Bird’s Eye View and Our Daily Bread were originals, then Dave Douglas joined Lovano for the latter’s compositions Full Sun and Full Moon.”

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