2 Grammy Award Nominations in 2014.
Wild Beauty comprises 8 compositions by Lovano, brought together in one seamless music sequence that tells the story of composer and soloist Joe Lovano. All the compositions were previously released on various CDs by Lovano, but this is the first time they are performed by a big line-up. “Wild Beauty” is a showcase of his compositions, as it were, as it presents an overview of Lovano’s work, drawing inspiration from his Italian roots. Lovano has dedicated “Wild Beauty” to his Sicilian mother Josephine (Giuseppina) Verzi Lovano, who died in May last year. Gil Goldstein rearranged Lovano’s compositions for the BJO, having been given carte blanche by Joe.
|Recording location:||Bijloke Studios, Ghent (BEL)|
|Recording engineer:||Gyuri Spies|
|Mastering:||Greg Calbi (Sterling Sound - NYC, USA)|
|1.||Wild Beauty||comp.: J. Lovano, arr.: Gil Goldstein||10:11|
|2.||Powerhouse||comp.: J. Lovano, arr.: Gil Goldstein||5:13|
|3.||Streets of Naples||comp.: J. Lovano, arr.: Gil Goldstein||6:28|
|4.||Our Daily Bread||comp.: J. Lovano, arr.: Gil Goldstein||6:50|
|5.||Big Ben||comp.: J. Lovano, arr.: Gil Goldstein||11:52|
|6.||Sanctuary Park||comp.: J. Lovano, arr.: Gil Goldstein||8:34|
|7.||Miss Etna||comp.: J. Lovano, arr.: Gil Goldstein||8:37|
|8.||Viva Caruso||comp.: J. Lovano, arr.: Gil Goldstein||8:45