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  • Chuck Koton wrote on June 22, 2012 report

    John, Great discussion of what Im certain is a great read...I never miss the oh too rare Liebman performances out West and have had the blessed opportunity to get to know him a little..truly a great artist who has lived quite a jazz life!

  • John Kelman wrote on June 22, 2012 report

    Thanks, Chuck; it really is one of the best reads I've had in a long time. Like you, I've gotten to know Dave a bit, and I am sure you'll find that reading the book is like listening to him talk. I went back and looked, and the number of Liebman recordings I have is outrageous, but there's not a weak one amongst them. Truly one of the greats alive today. And yes, he has a lot of stories to tell...

    Thanks again for the kind words,
    Best!
    John

  • Dom Minasi wrote on June 22, 2012 report

    Great Article John. Dave and Vic are two of my favorite players. Can't wait to read the book.

  • John Kelman wrote on June 23, 2012 report

    Thanks for the kind words, Dom. While someone of your experience doesn't need to read this book, you certainly must :)

    And yes, Dave & Vic are tremendous players, as is the rest of Dave's group; when I saw them here last year I had no idea Tony was such a good electric bassist too!

  • Michael Stephans wrote on June 23, 2012 report

    Thanks, John. Dave Liebman IS jazz...

    Like everything else he does, Lieb put 200% effort into the realization of this book. it's a must-read for anyone who wonders whether dreams can come true, regardless of the obstacles life places in our way.

    Lieb is an inspiration and his story is one of determination, passion, commitment, and at the end of the day, love.