I was driving across town a few weeks ago, listening to KCSM. An amazing version of Mingus' "Duke Ellington's Sound of Love" came on. The tenor player was modern, but I couldn't quite place him. There was a full orchestra and big band, and it was obviously a live concert recording. The KCSM playlist showed it as Joe Lovano, from the album Symphonica. It was recorded in 2005 at with the Cologne Radio WDR Big Band and Orchestra, and released on Blue Note in 2009. Somehow I had missed it. It's a spectacular record, and Lovano's playing is lush and assured. Most of the tunes are his, spanning a 20 year period. Emperor Jones, Eternal Joy, Alexander the Great, His Dreams, The Dawn of Time, and I'm All for You (the changes to Body and Soul!) The arrangements are by Michael Abene , a long time friend of Joe's, who is the musical director for the WDR Big Band and Orchestra. They both know the entire history of the music, and add to it. Check it out!