jazz & blues

Joe Lovano's Trio Tapestry

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

The great saxophonist’s collaborative project with pianist Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi on drums creates jazz remarkable for its flowing lyricism, delicate texture and inspired interplay.

Grammy Award-winning composer, saxophonist and producer Joe Lovano’s innovative compositions for Trio Tapestry are ‘some of the most intimate, personal music’ he has recorded to date, in Lovano’s own words.

‘We play together like an orchestra, creating an amazing tapestry. I brought in the material, but there’s an equal weight of contribution, creating music within the music, and harmonising it in a really special way,’ Lovano says.

Long-time collaborator Crispell is hailed as ‘one of the most highly regarded pianists at the sharp end of contemporary jazz’ by The Guardian, while Castaldi is an outstanding percussionist continuing the legacy of Paul Motian.

Lovano’s continuous quest for new modes of artistic expression and new sounds, his experimenting with a variety of ensembles and formats, and his dynamic personality and creativity further define the jazz idiom.

Support comes from Elina Duni & Rob Luft.

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival’s day-long ECM takeover, a celebration of the iconic record label’s 50th anniversary.

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£25 - £35
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£25, £35


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Under-14s should be accompanied by an adult.