Joe Lovano on his latest: Us Five
Joe Lovano perennially seems to be working on something new. His latest: his Us Five band that grew out of two drummers, bassist Esperanza Spalding and now, guitarist Lionel Loueke. It’s easy to forget that Lovano has been at an elevated level of play for a long time. In this interview with Larry Bluemenfeld, Lovano gently recalls his early days with Paul Motian — a collaboration that spanned close to three decades.