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Liam Sillery

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Trumpeter and composer Liam Sillery was introduced to music at an early age by his uncle, also a trumpet player. Liam considers himself fortunate to have been surrounded through the years by fine teachers and musicians. Most significant during his undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida was the great tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. Before going on to attend the Manhattan School of Music, he performed as a freelance musician. At MSM he studied with Cecil Bridgewater, Dave Liebman, Phil Markowitz, Joan Stiles, Mark Soskin, and Garry Dial. In 2004 Liam released his first recording as a leader, Minor Changes (OA2 22020)

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Priorite

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2011

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A Priori

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Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2011
Duration: 9:13

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Phenomenology

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: Phenomenology; Lifecycle; Holding Pattern; Koi; Intentionality.

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Liam Sillery: Phenomenology

Read "Phenomenology" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


There's a sense of danger and change on Phenomenology, trumpeter Liam Sillery's fourth CD release on OA2 Records. His quintet--trumpet, saxophone, and rhythm section--often sounds as if it's leaning over the edge of a cliff, just a degree or two away from tipping and falling. It hasn't always been this way with Sillery. His debut, Minor ...

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Phenomenology

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Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2010
Duration: 8:57

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Outskirts

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Prana; An Arm's Length; Black Bag; Blues for Lifetime; Wrong Number; Minor Change.

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Liam Sillery: Outskirts

Read "Outskirts" reviewed by John Barron


For Outskirts, his third release as a leader, New York-based trumpeter/composer Liam Sillery assembles a progressive-thinking quintet to explore six original compositions. Sharing the frontline with alto saxophonist Matt Blostein, Sillery flirts with a free jazz mentality, mixing pre-conceived ideas with wide-open solo sections. The opening “Prana" begins and ends with an interesting form reminiscent of ...

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On the Fly

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: On the Fly; Bicycle Ride; Fontok; Down the Line; Sloe Joe; Neptune; Two Time Blues; Mai Lien; Ceora.

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Liam Sillery: On the Fly

Read "On the Fly" reviewed by Jim Santella


It's fitting that trumpeter Liam Sillery chose to close this program with Lee Morgan's “Ceora, since the parallels drawn between the two stand out so distinctly. He steers this New York/Los Angeles quintet through his crisp and clean sophomore recording project with all elements in place. Swing, groove, cohesiveness, technical mastery and improvisation show up from ...


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