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Monday August 20, 2018

From WBGO

Joe Lovano Toasts Ben Webster, and Vocalist Emma Frank Visits ‘Ocean Av,’ on The Checkout
By: Simon Rentner

Today’s show unfolds in two parts. First Joe Lovano shares his appreciation of fellow tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, whom he first learning about his while growing up in Cleveland, OH. (Lovano expressed his appreciation many years later with an original blues, “Big Ben.”) The Joe Lovano Quartet — Lovano, Lawrence Fields on piano, Marc Johnson on bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums — appears at the Village Vanguard from Aug. 28 through Sept. 2.

Listen to the interview here