Written by Patrick Jarenwattananon from WBGO-FM
Few jazz bandleaders are as active — and actively acclaimed — as saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas. But while they’ve met from time to time on the bandstand, their brief overlap in the SFJAZZ collective — during a season where the compositions of Wayne Shorter were featured — got them to front a band together. It’s a quintet where they share the compositional duties, and the top billing. And it’s also a band featuring two up-and-coming musicians in pianist Lawrence Fields and bassist Linda Oh, as well as a drummer they’ve grown up in music with, Joey Baron.
The Sound Prints Quintet has been touring this year, and will play some U.S. dates when it swings into New York’s Village Vanguard for a week. (Both Douglas and Lovano are well acquainted with the place.) WBGO and NPR Music will feature a live concert by the band, broadcast on air and as a video webcast, on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. ET.
- Joe Lovano, saxophones
- Dave Douglas, trumpet
- Lawrence Fields, piano
- Linda Oh, bass
- Joey Baron, drums