In addition to a multimedia biography, a complete discography, gigs listing, information about Lovano’s compositions, educational activities, DVDs and books, the site also includes a media gallery with changing monthly content.
Bret Primack, who produced the site in collaboration with Lovano, believes that users with broadband connections "enjoy watching video of their favorite musicians. Thankfully, Joe has amassed a fascinating collection of performance videos, which we will be featuring on the site in the coming months. September’s offering, Saxophone Summit Live at Birdland performing ‘India," is something you just can’t watch anyplace else."
Media Schedule for www.joelovano.com
Audio: Joe's tribute to Elvin Jones includes a track from his "Trio Fascination" written especially for Elvin and John Coltrane, "Eternal Joy."
Video Performance: In conjunction with the release of "Gathering of Spirits," the recorded debut of Saxophone Summit, the group Joe co-leads with Michael Brecker and David Liebman, an incredible live performance of John Coltrane's "India." This was recorded in 1999 in a live webcast the group did from Birdland.
Video Interviews: David Liebman discusses how the collective improvisation of Saxophone Summit is extension of this music. And all three members of the group their their thoughts on playing freely in a communal setting.
Audio: A celebration of drummer Ed Blackwell's birthday with "Blackwell's Message," from Joe's album, "Tenor Legacy."
Video Performance: Joe's Trio, with Dennis Irwin on bass and Idris Muhammad on drums, recorded live in Brazil.
Video Interviews: Joe talks about Dave Liebman, his collaboration on Saxophone Summit's new release, "Gathering of Spirits." Joe also offers his thoughts on the experience of working with two other saxophonists in this unique collaboration.
Audio: Download an MP3 track, "Heliopsis," from Sound Garden, Joe and Judi Silvano's music for meditation, yoga and message.
Video Performance: "Along Came Betty," from Joe's solo DVD, "Jazz Standards: Solo Interpretations & Expressions."
Video Interview: Dave Liebman and Michael Brecker explain the joy of their Saxophone Summit collaboration including "the power of the unity of experience and the remarkably high level of playing."
Video Instruction: "Practicing," from Joe's educational DVD, "Jazz Improvisation: A Personal Approach with Joe Lovano"
Audio: "If You Could See Me Now," from Joe's CD, "52nd Street Themes."
Video Performance: Producer/Saxophonist Bob Belden videotaped Joe's Nonet in the studio when they were recording "52nd Street Themes" and December features a selection from this rare video, "If You Could See Me Now."
Video Interview: When the Saxophone Summit played Birdland in December of 1999, Joe was planning the recording of "52nd Street Themes." In an interview with Joe done at the time by Bret Primack, he discussed the upcoming project.
Video Profile: Billy Taylor profiles Joe on CBS TV's "Sunday Morning," from 1994.
Audio: Download an MP3 track from "Hometown Sessions," featuring Joe and his Dad, Tony Big T Lovano, "Two Tenors."
Video Performance: "Viva Caruso," from a concert by Joe's Trio in Madrid, recorded March 11, 2004.
Video Instruction: "A Different Way of Playing," from Joe's educational DVD, "Jazz Improvisation: A Personal Approach with Joe Lovano."
Video Profile: Greater Boston Arts profiles Joe, from a 2003 broadcast.
Audio: Listen to "Early Autumn," from Joe's latest CD, "I'm All For You."
Video Performance: In conjunction with the Saxophone Summit's upcoming appearance at Birdland, a live version of "All Blues," recordeded live at the club, their New York home, in December of 1999.
Video Interviews: Joe discusses what it takes to play Jazz, and, joined by the other members of the Saxophone Summit, Michael Brecker and David Liebmman, discusses the role of the Rhythm Section in this unique collaboration.