David Liebman is considered a renaissance man in contemporary music with a career stretching over forty years. He has played with many of the masters including Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, McCoy Tyner and others; authored books and instructional DVDs which are acknowledged as classics in the jazz field; recorded as a leader in styles ranging from classical to rock to free jazz; founded the International Association of Schools of Jazz; a multiple Grammy nominee; an inductee into the International Association of Jazz Educator's Hall of Fame; the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, as well as the Order of Arts and Letters from the French government. He has consistently placed among the top finalists in the Soprano Saxophone category in the Downbeat Critics Poll since 1973 and has to his credit over 100 recordings as a leader/co-leader including several hundred original compositions.
As a respected educator, he says "I have been part of this spread of teaching jazz for over 30 years. This new generation are well studied and very world-oriented. They understand rhythms and harmonies from all over the planet and are changing the way modern jazz is articulated. On a more personal level, I don't want to be stuck in a stylistic vacuum. I want to see what the young folks are doing and add that to my personal language."
Dave Liebman - soprano saxophone, wooden flute; Bobby Avey (piano/keyboards) Tony Marino (electric and acoustic bass), Matt Vashlishan (alto sax, flute, clarinet, EWI) Alex Ritz (drums/frame drum)
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