Label Origin Records
also featuring Jim Ridl, Lorin Cohen, Samvel Sarkisyan
special guests Raul Midón, David Binney, Adam Rogers, Alina Engibaryan
Project categories: discography - (band leader)
"Blending the personal, the political, and the poetic into an artfully assembled package, Locke makes a profound statement about our times." - Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz
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Joe Locke discovers his Lingua Franca with Subtle Disguise
For several years now vibraphonist/composer/bandleader Joe Locke has had two musical purposes: one, to speak in a vernacular which reaches people, and two, to continue challenging himself as a player, writer and arranger. In 2013 Locke released Lay Down My Heart (Blues & Ballads, Vol. 1), which dealt with the first directive. Then in 2015 he completed the astounding Love Is a Pendulum, a suite in 5 movements, which addressed the second. Now, on his newest release, Subtle Disguise (available on Origin Records, November 16, 2018), both of these impulses have been integrated into one recording.