Amazon.com Widgets
254 Recommend It!

Dave Liebman & Phil Markowitz: Manhattan Dialogues (2005)

By Published: | 3,896 views
Dave Liebman & Phil Markowitz: Manhattan Dialogues The opener on Manhattan Dialogues, most of which is composed by David Liebman, is his own "Teacher of Our Child. It's a comfortably melancholy rumination, yet more suggestive of the early hours of a morning after than of a kindergarten. By contrast, "7 only fleetingly lands on traditional melodic structure. Here Liebman (soprano and tenor saxophone) and Phil Markowitz (piano), who have been collaborating in various settings since the early '90s, trade musical fragments. Markowitz jumps around on the keys, occasionally giving out with cheerfully melodic outbursts that are punctuated by droll tweaks and sqeaks and lowdown moans from Liebman.

"Sno Peas, a 1979 Liebman tune, may previously be best remembered from Bill Evans and Toots Thielemans' Affinity. Here it's an opportunity for Markowitz's lengthy and lush phrases suddenly to turn meditative. It's in those darker moments that Liebman's warm sax lends sympathetic partnering. Two classics, "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes and "'Round Midnight, close the set with renditions that explore a complete harmonic range. Most notable is a solo with which Liebman opens the latter. As an intro to Dizzy Gillespie's melody, it's of a beauty whole and complete unto itself.

Recorded in a live session at New York's Manhattan School of Music, this duo plays outside of traditional categories like jazz or classical. As Markowitz has observed, what they're up for is music "...with no esthetic or restrictive barriers.


Track Listing: Teacher of Our Child; "7" Intro; "7"; Philippe Under the Green Bridge; Sno' Peas; Jung; Off By One; Mahoning; The Night Has a Thousand Eyes; 'Round Midnight.

Personnel: David Liebman: soprano and tenor saxophones; Phil Markowitz: piano

Record Label: Zoho Music

Style: Modern Jazz


comments powered by Disqus
Download jazz mp3 “The Sky” by Dave Liebman
  • The Sky
  • Dave Liebman
  • Turnaround: The Music of...
Download jazz mp3 “A Bright Place” by Dave Liebman Big Band Download jazz mp3 “WTC” by Dave Liebman / Richie Beirach / Frankfurt Radio Bigband
  • WTC
  • Dave Liebman / Richie Beirach / Frankfurt Radio Bigband
  • Quest for Freedom
Download jazz mp3 “Lost Horizon” by Dave Liebman / Contact Download jazz mp3 “Standoff” by Dave Liebman / Quest

Weekly Giveaways

Roscoe Mitchell

Roscoe Mitchell

About | Enter

Peter Lerner

Peter Lerner

About | Enter

Jamie Saft

Jamie Saft

About | Enter

Sun Trio

Sun Trio

About | Enter

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW