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Carol Liebowitz

Carol Liebowitz, piano Pianist and singer Carol Liebowitz brings a uniquely expressive and personal sound to the jazz and free improvisation scene. After focusing on classical repertoire at the High School of Performing Arts and NYU, her musical direction turned to improvisation and she began studying with Connie Crothers. Other influential teachers have included Sal Mosca, Jay Clayton and Sheila Jordan. She has performed in Europe and throughout the New York City metropolitan area in venues such as Roulette, The Stone, Cornelia Street Cafe, ibeam, The Firehouse Space, Arts for Art, Spectrum, Galapagos and Birdland

Spiderwebmandala

Label: Line Art Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Deep Sky; Spiderweb Mandala Flower Explosion Poem: Drishti; Desert Dance; Secrets; Tempest; Mixtures Of Aroma In The Smoke; Notes On A Dream; Hidden Canyon; Vanishing Point.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Carol Liebowitz/Bill Payne: Spiderwebmandala

Read "Spiderwebmandala" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Spiderwebmandala is an album that miraculously manages to simultaneously capitalize on the concepts of connectivity and detachment, toying with a form of polarity tied to the very notion of togetherness and using it as the ultimate artistic tool. Having worked together since 2010, pianist Carol Liebowitz and clarinetist Bill Payne are more than ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

To Be Continued (Carol Liebowitz, Claire de Brunner, Daniel Carter, and Kevin Norton): Poetry from the Future

Read "Poetry from the Future" reviewed by Roger Farbey

This leaderless improvising quartet utilises some unusual instruments on their recording. Bassoon is rarely heard outside of classical music and Claire de Brunner is an excellent exponent of the instrument. She studied jazz improvisation with Lee Konitz. She also studied with pianist Connie Crothers as did Carol Liebowitz, whose restrained yet vital contributions are nearly as ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Carol Liebowitz / Nick Lyons: First Set

Read "First Set" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

The improvising legacy of Lennie Tristano continues to this day. It went through his student, the late Connie Crothers and it continues in this live set by two musicians she influenced, pianist Carol Liebowitz and saxophonist Nick Lyons recorded at Crothers' loft in 2012. This duo does, in the old Tristano fashion, improvising rooted ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Hrayr Attarian's Best Releases of 2016

Read "Hrayr Attarian's Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Many other writers have submitted superb Best of/End of year lists, so another similar one would be redundant. As women instrumentalists in jazz have been historically underrepresented to great degree and remain a minority even today, below is a list with a feminist bent. These 12 exquisite albums are either by women or prominently feature women. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Payne Lindal Liebowitz: Payne Lindal Liebowitz

Read "Payne Lindal Liebowitz" reviewed by John Eyles

On paper, the instrumentation of the trio of clarinetist Bill Payne, violinist Eva Lindal and pianist Carol Liebowitz looks perfectly suited to some form of chamber music, if not classical compositions then something equally polite. But, the music produced by the threesome totally belies such expectations as it is totally improvised, with nothing preconceived. Of course, ...


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