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
– Ben Ratliff, NY Times
The saxophonist’s bold and precise playing can encompass grooves from the atonal to the melodic, and shades
anything he contributes to with flair and elegance.
– Catalina Maria Johnson, Downbeat Magazine
A promising career of substance.
– Cadence Magazine
LoRe is that rare young alto saxophonist who eschews the dominance of Charlie Parker…creates richly melodic
lines with harmonic daring and a consistently warm, inviting tone.
– George Kanzler, Hot House Magazine
…[LoRe’s] alto lines develop intelligently, making many of the tracks sound as if one was watching the creative
process in real time.
– Richard Kamins, Step Tempest
His embrace of classically-oriented ideals and strategies allows him to move beyond standard jazz forms and
tired formulas, yielding music of great(er) interest