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Album Review

Dave Liebman: Trust And Honesty

Read "Trust And Honesty" reviewed by Chris May


Dave Liebman's Trust And Honesty is the third release in Newvelle Records' limited edition audiophile-vinyl autumn 2022 Renewal Collection. It follows Elan Mehler's There Is A Dance and Michael Blake's Combobulate, both previously reviewed on these pages. Liebman's album is an unassuming little gem. It takes a master musician to take a selection of familiar ballads, give them simple, straightforward readings with an average duration of around four minutes, and come up with something so lovely and ...

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Book Review

Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach: Ruminations and Reflections

Read "Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach: Ruminations and Reflections" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Ruminations and Reflections Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach 305 Pages ISBN: # 978-1 955604 10-9 Cymbal Press 2022 Saxophonist Dave Liebman and pianist Richie Beirach have worked together since the early 1970s when they got together in Liebman's loft in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan to improvise free jazz for hours on end. At the time, Liebman was a John Coltrane enthusiast who learned jazz mostly by listening and playing. Beirach had ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Back On The Corner with Dave Liebman and Mike Stern, School Of The Arts with T Lavitz, plus Al di Meola

Read "Back On The Corner with Dave Liebman and Mike Stern, School Of The Arts with T Lavitz, plus Al di Meola" reviewed by Len Davis


Dennis Chambers-T Lavitz from Boston T Party, Dave Weckl-Frank Gambale from School Of The Arts, Adam Rogers, Greg Howe, Dave Liebman-Anthony Jackson, from Back On The Corner, George Duke, Al Di Meola and Chick Corea Electric Band.Playlist Dennnis Chambers-T Lavitz “D Funk'd" from Boston T Party (Tone Centre) 00:00 {Dave Weckl-Frank Gambale “Like This" from School Of The Arts (Magnatude) 06:35 Adam Rogers “Led Boots" from Freeway Jam (Tone Centre) 13:20 Greg Howe “Giant Steps" from A Guitar ...

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Album Review

Dave Liebman: Selflessness - The Music of John Coltrane

Read "Selflessness - The Music of John Coltrane" reviewed by Jack Bowers


It is always nice to have a goal in life, something that urges you to arise in the morning and face the day ahead. For saxophonist Dave Liebman, that goal means catching the “Trane" he has been chasing for more than sixty years--ever since, as a teenager, he first saw the legendary John Coltrane at Birdland in New York City. It is an admirable goal, made even more tantalizing because it is one that Liebman is quite sure he has ...

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Album Review

Dave Liebman's Expansions: Selflessness - The Music of John Coltrane

Read "Selflessness - The Music of John Coltrane" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Finding one's inspiration in an iconic figure like John Coltrane presents a huge challenge for any musician. The sheer scope of the master's vision and the uniqueness of his instrumental voice can become overwhelming—particularly if the ultimate aim is to forge one's own path. But over a long and highly accomplished career, Dave Liebman has managed to do just that, even if it meant that for a time he had to break free of Coltrane's shadow by setting aside his ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Marbin, Kari Ikonen & More New Releases

Read "Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Marbin, Kari Ikonen & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Two tenor titans are at the heart of this week's show, Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano involved in several projects as leaders or co-leaders. Two emerging pianists, Kari Ikonen and Francesco Orio share interesting perspectives on the use of their instrument. For the rest, we'll go from the shreddin' energy of Marbin to the jazz take on a classical Franz Schubert song-cycle by Madre Vaca. Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash ...

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Interview

Dave Liebman: Placing Free Jazz and the Avant Garde in Musical and Historical Perspective

Read "Dave Liebman: Placing Free Jazz and the Avant Garde in Musical and Historical Perspective" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Like free jazz, this interview arose spontaneously from an informal “how are you doin'" telephone conversation between saxophonist Dave Liebman and All About Jazz contributor Vic Schermer. Schermer phoned Liebman to compliment him on his new e-book The Art of Skill: Establishing the Mindset for Unleashing the Music Inside You published by Michael Lake, and how the book captures some of the insights that Lieb, as he is affectionately called, has been transmitting to his groups and his students for ...


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