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Friendly Fire The playing's the thing — particularly when you have two ripsnorting modern improvisers like tenor saxophonist/flautist Joe Lovano and alto...Friendly FireJazz The playing's the thing — particularly when you have two ripsnorting modern improvisers like tenor saxophonist/flautist Joe Lovano and alto...1999-07-09
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Friendly Fire

Genre: Jazz; Lead Performers: Greg Osby, Joe Lovano

The playing’s the thing — particularly when you have two ripsnorting modern improvisers like tenor saxophonist/flautist Joe Lovano and alto saxophonist Greg Osby going head-to-head on a set of functional originals and well-chosen jazz standards (”Monk’s Mood,” ”Broadway Blues”) in Friendly Fire. But don’t undervalue the all-ears rhythm section of pianist Jason Moran, bassist Cameron Brown, and drummer Idris Muhammad, whose terra firma support and hairpin responses allow the leaders to roam free and easy. A-