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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. 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 influenced by many genres, ranging from European classical music through today’s most influential artists on both the jazz and popular music scenes.

LoRe has been featured at venues such as New York City’s 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, and 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 Smoke Jazz Club 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 currently holds a residency at Smalls Jazz Club. Internationally, he has performed throughout the Netherlands, Australia, Israel, and Canada.

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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. – 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

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone, alto

Location

New York City

Albums

Album Impressions in Blue and Red by Alex Goodman

Impressions in Blue...

Outside in Music
2020

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Album Truth by Seth Weaver

Truth

Outside in Music
2020

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Album Karol by Alex LoRe

Karol

Challenge Records
2019

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Album That's a Computer by Lucas Pino

That's a Computer

Outside in Music
2018

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Album More Figs and Blue Things by Alex LoRe

More Figs and Blue...

Inner Circle Music
2016

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Album Alex LoRe Trio: Dream House by Alex LoRe

Alex LoRe Trio: Dream...

Inner Circle Music
2014

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It Could Happen To You

It Could Happen To You

Alex LoRe
Truth (Seth Weaver Big Band)

The Last Hour of February

The Last Hour of February

Alex LoRe
Truth (Seth Weaver Big Band)

On A Clear Day

On A Clear Day

Alex LoRe
Truth (Seth Weaver Big Band)

Red

Red

Alex LoRe
Truth (Seth Weaver Big Band)

Frost

Frost

Alex LoRe
Truth (Seth Weaver Big Band)

Here's That Rainy Day

Here's That Rainy Day

Alex LoRe
Truth (Seth Weaver Big Band)

What If

What If

Alex LoRe
Truth (Seth Weaver Big Band)

The Hudson

The Hudson

Alex LoRe
Truth (Seth Weaver Big Band)

If I Loved You

If I Loved You

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

View in Perspective

View in Perspective

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

View in Perspective (Intro)

View in Perspective (Intro)

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Sonata No. 12 Adagio

Sonata No. 12 Adagio

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Sonata No. 12 Adagio (Intro)

Sonata No. 12 Adagio (Intro)

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

E.T.

E.T.

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It

Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It (Intro)

Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It (Intro)

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Occam's Razor

Occam's Razor

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Toys

Toys

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

In Heaven Everything is Fine

In Heaven Everything is Fine

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Impending

Impending

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Impending (Intro)

Impending (Intro)

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Circles in a Circle

Circles in a Circle

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Choose

Choose

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

I'll Never Be the Same

I'll Never Be the Same

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Still Life With Skull

Still Life With Skull

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Still Life with Skull (Intro)

Still Life with Skull (Intro)

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Cobalt Blue

Cobalt Blue

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Zen

Zen

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Zen (Intro)

Zen (Intro)

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Space Behind Eugene Boch

Space Behind Eugene Boch

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Space Behind Eugene Boch (Intro)

Space Behind Eugene Boch (Intro)

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Moods

Moods

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Blue Shade

Blue Shade

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Blue Shade (Intro)

Blue Shade (Intro)

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

No Man's Land

No Man's Land

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

No Man's Land

No Man's Land

Alex LoRe
Impressions in Blue and Red

Antiquity

Antiquity

Alex LoRe
That's a Computer

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