Alex LoRe And Weirdear

Karol

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Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917348323
Catnr: CR 73483
Release date: 06 September 2019
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Challenge Records
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0608917348323
Catalogue number
CR 73483
Release date
06 September 2019

"A deeper listen to not only this record but of the body of work that exists for LoRe and his band (now three records worth of material), points towards a sound that is grounded in its own confidence; one that could truly be identified as “unique” in a time where anyone can make an album."

AdamlarsonJazz, 18-9-2019
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Noted by Ben Ratliff of the New York Times as a saxophonist who is “...making the connections among about 70 years’ worth of contemplative, articulate and light-toned players”, Manhattan-based saxophonist and composer Alex LoRe is one of the most in demand alto saxophonists on the current New York City jazz scene. With a strong upbringing in classical music, Alex LoRe’s playing and compositions are influenced by a variety of genres, ranging from European classical music to today’s most influential artists on both the jazz and popular music scenes. Originally from Tarpon Springs, Florida, LoRe regularly performs at New York City’s most revered jazz venues such as Smalls Jazz Club, The Jazz Gallery, and Jazz Standard. Internationally, he has performed throughout the Netherlands, Australia, Israel, and Canada.
Von Ben Ratliff der New York Times beschrieben als Saxophonist, der „... die Verbindungen herstellt zwischen kontemplativen, wortgewandten und lichten Musikern der letzten 70 Jahre“, ist Saxophonist und Komponist Alex LoRe aus Manhattan einer der gefragtesten Altsaxophonisten der aktuellen Jazzszene in New York City. Mit Hintergrund in der klassischen Musik sind LoRes Spiel und Kompositionen stark von einer Vielzahl an Gattungen geprägt, von europäischer, klassischer Musik bis hin zu den einflussreichsten Künstlern aus Jazz und Popmusik von heute. LoRe, der eigentlich aus Tarpon Springs, Florida, stammt, tritt in den besten Jazzclubs von New York City wie Smalls Jazz Club, The Jazz Gallery und Jazz Standard auf, und kann auf internationale Gigs in den Niederlanden, Australien, Israel und Kanada zurückblicken.

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Noted by Ben Ratliff of the New York Times as a saxophonist who is “...making the connections among about 70 years’ worth of contemplative, articulate and light-toned players”, Manhattan-based saxophonist and composer Alex LoRe is one of the most in demand alto saxophonists on the current New York City jazz scene. Originally from Tarpon Springs, Florida, LoRe has been mentored by a “who’s who” of saxophonists, including Lee Konitz, Bunky Green, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, James Moody, and Steve Wilson to name a few. Internationally acclaimed saxophonist and educator Bunky Green says LoRe “...will emerge to become one of the leading voices on the international jazz scene.” Saxophonist George Garzone describes his playing as “bold and unforgiving”, with “...a beautiful sound; he understands the concept of melody.” With a strong upbringing in classical music, LoRe’s playing and compositions are in`luenced by many genres, ranging from European classical music through today’s most in`luential artists on both the jazz and popular music scenes.

LoRe has been featured at venues such as New York City’s Alice Tully Hall and Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), the Jazz at Ravinia Festival held at the Stean’s Institute for Young Artists in Chicago, the Monterey Jazz Festival in California, the Jacksonville and Clearwater Jazz Festivals in Florida, among others. In New York, he frequents prominent venues such as Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, The Jazz Gallery, and Jazz Standard both as a leader of his own groups and as a sideman. He is a member of saxophonist Lucas Pino’s “No Net Nonet”, which has held a monthly residency at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC for over 5 years. He is also the co-founder of “This, Now,” an 11-piece chamber ensemble that strives to further integrate the fabrics of through-composed music with the improvisatory nature of jazz.

Mr. LoRe has released two albums—“Dream House” (2014), and “More Figs and Blue Things” (2016)—on acclaimed saxophonist Greg Osby’s label, Inner Circle Music. Both albums have been praised by The New York Times, Downbeat, and Jazz Wise Magazine (UK). He and his quartet are preparing to record their third album this coming fall of 2018.

LoRe holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston’s New England Conservatory and a master’s degree from New York’s Manhattan School of Music. He currently lives in Brooklyn.

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A deeper listen to not only this record but of the body of work that exists for LoRe and his band (now three records worth of material), points towards a sound that is grounded in its own confidence; one that could truly be identified as “unique” in a time where anyone can make an album.
AdamlarsonJazz, 18-9-2019

Very intriguing music that is cleverly put together and knows how to captivate excessively, and that goes for the entire album, a successful synthesis between classical music and jazz, where the emphasis is on the improvisation of jazz. A disc to really enjoy, even without knowledge of all the names mentioned, the name Alex Lore is now engraved in my memory.
Rootstime, 17-9-2019

Smart jazz without the egghead edge, LoRe is an ace when it comes to making cogent, cohesive sitting down jazz that never fails to grab the ear and hold it tight.
Midwest record, 03-9-2019

Demonstrating that rare blend of scholastic sights and elastic thinking, Alex LoRe delivers another awe-inspiring offering. With Karol, he continues to carve out a unique space in the pantheon of present-day saxophonists and composers.
All About Jazz, 21-8-2019

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