Joe Lovano is a modern jazz master, combining the forms and feels of his great predecessors with his own swinging, free jazz, wailing improvisations. In this, his 22nd Blue Note album, he has assembled a new group with whom he jams on a variety of instruments - sax, clarinet, gongs, etc. Still, I'd say it's more an exploration of feels than of sounds. The title track Folk Art (tk 2), for instance, starts with a great vamp for first three minutes, followed by tempered drum solo, devolves into a more traditional swing feel, and ends up back on the vamp. On Us Five (tk 4), Lovano shows off his stunning control of the saxophone, producing muted wails over fast-tempo, dissonant changes. Song For Judi (tk 5) feels like the background music at a fancy department store while Dibango (tk 7) has a funkier, African feel. All around, a solid set.