David Hajdu
January 17, 1997 AT 05:00 AM EST

Celebrating Sinatra

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Joe Lovano
Producers
Blue Note
genre
Jazz

We gave it an A

JOE LOVANO Celebrating Sinatra (Blue Note) There’s an old jazz truism that every horn player secretly wants to be a singer and vice versa. If so, today’s best tenor saxists — beginning last year with veteran James Moody, followed now by the youngbloods’ fave Lovano — seem to have a collective Jones for Frank Sinatra. More adventurous than Moody’s lovely effort, Lovano’s turn includes exotic use of female voices and startlingly clever orchestral arrangements, all in apt support of Lovano’s boundless melodic imagination. A

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