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Saxophone Summit: Visitation

Read "Visitation" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

La formazione dei Saxophone Summit esiste ormai da diversi anni. Nella sua prima versione, quella di Gathering of Spirits (Telarc -2004), al fianco di Dave Liebman e Joe Lovano c'era anche lo scomparso Michael Brecker, qui sostituito da Ravi Coltrane (ma la registrazione è del febbraio 2011, mentre dallo scorso anno Coltrane è stato a sua ...


John Kelman's Best Releases of 2014

Read "John Kelman's Best Releases of 2014" reviewed by John Kelman

2014 was another challenging year, with a personal health matter that began in early summer (thankfully finally diagnosed, non-life threatening and now being treated, though still waiting for signs of improvement) slowing down both travel and the usual breakneck writing in a significant way. Since the rule of this list is that any titles on it ...

Saxophone Summit: Visitation

Read "Saxophone Summit: Visitation" reviewed by John Kelman

After two recordings for Telarc--2004's Gathering of Spirits, with the late Michael Brecker, and 2008's Seraphic Light, with Ravi Coltrane assuming the position vacated by Brecker following his untimely passing the previous year--Saxophone Summit is back with Visitation. Funded by the (for jazz) early crowd-funding ArtistShare imprint, it demonstrates the difference between recording for a relatively ...


Joe Lovano, Ravi Coltrane, Dave Liebman Fan-funded Artistshare Recording

We are very pleased to introduce the Saxophone Summit: Visitation CD Project. This unique fan-funded ArtistShare project brings together some of the most monumental figures in jazz: saxophone titans Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, and Ravi Coltrane will join forces with an equally dynamic rhythm section featuring pianist Phil Markowitz, bassist Cecil McBee, and drummer Billy Hart ...


Jazz Radio Returns a Second Time! Lydia Liebman's Reeds & Deeds II is back!

Jazz Radio Returns a Second Time! Lydia Liebman's Reeds & Deeds II is back!

'Reeds & Deeds II' is returning for a second full year on WECB! The jazz radio program that made a big splash on the internet airwaves is back with more exclusive content, brand new tracks and exciting interviews. Lydia Liebman's radio program ran from September to May last year on Emerson College's internet radio station, WECB. Interviews ...


Saxophone Summit: New York, April 20, 2011

Read "Saxophone Summit: New York, April 20, 2011" reviewed by Ryan Lippell

Saxophone Summit
Jazz Standard, Impulse! Nights--Africa/Brass
New York, NY
April 20, 2011

For Dave Liebman, it was the orange spines. For others, it was the laminated, emblematic covers with gatefolds. For everyone, Impulse! was the record label that best committed to vinyl the golden age of jazz: a fertile crescent between the late ...


Saxophone Summit on Reeds and Deeds II

This Sunday's broadcast of “Reeds & Deeds II" will feature an exclusive backstage interview with the Saxophone Summit: Ravi Coltrane, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart and Phil Markowitz. The Saxophone Summit will be performing in New York City at Birdland this weekend through Saturday. The segment will be broadcast during the February 6th ...


Saxophone Summit: Seraphic Light

Read "Seraphic Light" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Cambia l'organico (la dolorosa scomparsa di Michael Becker ha portato all'inserimento del più giovane Ravi Coltrane), ma non la formula del Saxophone Summit, nucleo di strumentisti di eccelsa qualità che propone un post-bop contemporaneo di ottima fattura. Certo, qualche perplessità c'è. Ci si chiede, ad esempio, se sia proprio necessario riunire tre dei maggiori sassofonisti al mondo (non bastava il ...


Saxophone Summit: Saxophone Summit: Gathering of Spirits

Read "Saxophone Summit: Gathering of Spirits" reviewed by John Kelman

The spirit of John Coltrane looms heavy over the proceedings of Saxophone Summit: Gathering of Spirits , where saxophonists Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano commit to disc the occasional grouping that they have participated in since '96. The result is something a little surprising in this era of “super groups": a trio whose collective ...