Joe Lovano's Trio Tapestry with Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi

LONDON Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8 XX

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EFG London Jazz Festival celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic record label ECM in a day-long takeover of the Southbank Centre including the previously announced Jan Garbarek show.

Grammy Award winning composer, saxophonist, and producer Joe Lovano features in this special ECM evening with Trio Tapestry featuring pianist Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi on drums. Joe Lovano’s continuous quest for new modes of artistic expression and new sounds, his experimenting with a variety of ensembles and formats, his dynamic personality and his creativity further define the iazz idiom on his first recording as for the ECM label.

Long-time collaborator Marilyn Crispell is hailed as ‘one of the most highly regarded pianists at the sharp end of contemporary jazz,’ by The Guardian. Carmen Castaldi is an outstanding percussionist continuing the legacy of Paul Motian. In Joe’s own words, Trio Tapestry's innovative compositions are ‘some of the most intimate, personal music’ Lovano has recorded thus far.

Lovano's sound is utterly his own: woody and personal while still gentle and sumptuous. Crispell is utterly her own through note choice, phrasing, voicing, and rhythmic temperament — creating a voice that feels both still and teetering on the edge of potential energy.

(★★★★★★★★☆☆ PopMatters)