Alex LoRe

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

Impressions in Blue...

Outside in Music
2020

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Truth

Outside in Music
2020

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Karol

Challenge Records
2019

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That's a Computer

Outside in Music
2018

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More Figs and Blue...

Inner Circle Music
2016

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Alex LoRe Trio: Dream...

Inner Circle Music
2014

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It Could Happen To You

From: Truth (Seth Weaver Big Band)
By Alex LoRe

The Last Hour of February

From: Truth (Seth Weaver Big Band)
By Alex LoRe

On A Clear Day

From: Truth (Seth Weaver Big Band)
By Alex LoRe

Red

From: Truth (Seth Weaver Big Band)
By Alex LoRe

Frost

From: Truth (Seth Weaver Big Band)
By Alex LoRe

Here's That Rainy Day

From: Truth (Seth Weaver Big Band)
By Alex LoRe

What If

From: Truth (Seth Weaver Big Band)
By Alex LoRe

The Hudson

From: Truth (Seth Weaver Big Band)
By Alex LoRe

If I Loved You

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

View in Perspective

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

View in Perspective (Intro)

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Sonata No. 12 Adagio

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Sonata No. 12 Adagio (Intro)

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

E.T.

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It (Intro)

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Occam's Razor

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Toys

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

In Heaven Everything is Fine

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Impending

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Impending (Intro)

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Circles in a Circle

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Choose

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

I'll Never Be the Same

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Still Life With Skull

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Still Life with Skull (Intro)

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Cobalt Blue

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Zen

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Zen (Intro)

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Space Behind Eugene Boch

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Space Behind Eugene Boch (Intro)

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Moods

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Blue Shade

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Blue Shade (Intro)

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

No Man's Land

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

No Man's Land

From: Impressions in Blue and Red
By Alex LoRe

Antiquity

From: That's a Computer
By Alex LoRe

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