03 January 2007

I have always been able to ignore Joe Lovano. Another ordinary voice. He brings nothing new to the table, save a few stylistic tricks. That I can ignore such a discussed figure in contemporary jazz makes reminds me that I left that world for a very good reason. It fosters an antiquarian historicism that I find disgusting. Perhaps the best way to put this is that I ignore Joe Lovano for the same reason I hate Florence.