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A jazz conversation with Joe Lovano and Tom Knific

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Jimmy Katz
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In November at Western Michigan University, renowned tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano performed and collaborated with the Western Jazz Quartet and the students of the University Jazz Orchestra. 

Here's a conversation recorded at WMUK on the eve of the November 22nd concert, with Mr Lovano and bassist Tom Knific, chair of the WMU Jazz Studies department

They talk to Cara Lieurance about knowing each other growing up in Cleveland. Mr. Lovano shares highlights from his most recent albums, and talks about the unique configuration of his quintet Us 5, which includes two set drummers. 

Cara Lieurance covers local music with live morning interviews, and produces WMUK's Let's Hear It weekday mornings at 10 am Mon-Fri, showcasing local interviews and performances. She also produces The Pure Drop, an hour of Celtic music, with musician Dave Marlatt.
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