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Monday May 21, 2018

From RTE Ireland

Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas – Scandal

Formed under the influence of sax legend Wayne Shorter, the Lovano/Douglas-led Sound Prints Quintet make their album Scandal sparkle and glint with bright edges and silver linings.

The Mingus-like Dream State kicks off proceedings a bright, jaunty excursion, led by catchy, quirky interplay between Lovano and Douglas on trumpet while Joey Baron’s drums, Linda May Han Oh’s bass and Lawrence Fields’ piano well up in a charming synchronicity.

Full Sun follows – what great titles for tunes – with similarly upbeat sentiment, featuring a delightful sequence early on, a kind of muted interlude involving a bass and piano dialogue. Then Lovano takes over with a piquant run on the sax, situating the tune, as it were, in the middle of its girth before trumpeter Douglas chimes in with a voluble reply.

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