I'm All for You

I'm All for You

by Joe Lovano
     
 

Place Joe Lovano, one of the premier saxophonists of our day, alongside pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Paul Motian, and then have them dig into memorable ballads, and it would be hard not to come up with a first-rate album. And that's exactly what I'm All for You is: a superb recording that throws light on the leader's maturity and theSee more details below

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Place Joe Lovano, one of the premier saxophonists of our day, alongside pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Paul Motian, and then have them dig into memorable ballads, and it would be hard not to come up with a first-rate album. And that's exactly what I'm All for You is: a superb recording that throws light on the leader's maturity and the still-productive brilliance of Jones, a veteran player who has been wowing listeners and fellow players since the 1940s. The mutual admiration between all four musicians is always palpable. Lovano and Jones have long distinguished themselves as articulate and lyrical improvisers; this album could act as a summation of their powers.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Bringing to mind a superb mix of Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins, I'm All for You finds forward-thinking saxophonist Joe Lovano expertly balancing heartfelt melodicism and cerebral harmonic improvisation. Easily one of Lovano's most listenable endeavors, the ballads-oriented album pulls no punches and simply allows you to sit back and enjoy a master play at his utter best. Joining him is journeyman pianist Hank Jones, who brings his urbane touch to such classic standards as "Don't Blame Me" and "Like Someone in Love." Rounding out the ensemble are longtime Lovano associates bassist George Mraz and drummer Paul Motian, who lend an egoless mentality to the proceedings, helping to emphasize lush group interplay over individual pyrotechnics.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/2004
Label:
Emi Mod Afw
UPC:
0724359195025
catalogNumber:
91950
Rank:
74677

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Lovano   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Hank Jones   Piano
Paul Motian   Cymbals,Drums
George Mraz   Bass

Technical Credits

Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Woody Herman   Composer
Thad Jones   Composer
Joe Lovano   Composer,Producer
Ralph Burns   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Greg Calbi   Mastering
John Coltrane   Composer
James Farber   Engineer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Walter Fuller   Composer
Ira Gitler   Liner Notes
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
C. Young   Composer
Burton Yount   Art Direction
John Abbott   Cover Photo

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