Author: Ben Ratliff
Date: April 4, 2014

Excerpt: An alto saxophonist in his 20s, Alex LoRe is making the connections among about 70 years’ worth of contemplative, articulate and light-toned players, people who can find the emotional node of a ballad where modesty turns nearly to shame, and also locate a single, fine, well-placed note through abstraction or understatement: Johnny Hodges, Lee Konitz, Mark Turner.

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