Local Music
12:29 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

A jazz conversation with Joe Lovano and Tom Knific

In November at Western Michigan University, renowned tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano performed and collaborated with the Western Jazz Quartet and the students of the University Jazz Orchestra. 

Joe Lovano
Joe Lovano
Credit Jimmy Katz

Here's a conversation recorded at WMUK on the eve of the November 22nd concert, with Mr Lovano and bassist Tom Knific, chair of the WMU Jazz Studies department

They talk to Cara Lieurance about knowing each other growing up in Cleveland. Mr. Lovano shares highlights from his most recent albums, and talks about the unique configuration of his quintet Us 5, which includes two set drummers.