Dave Liebman – Boss Of The Soprano

This day (September 4, 1946), in Brooklyn, New York, is born Dave Liebman, an American saxophonist and flautist who received a NEA Jazz Masters lifetime achievement award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Wikipedia : This day (September 4, 1946), in Brooklyn, New York, is born Dave Liebman, an American saxophonist and flautist who received a NEA Jazz Masters lifetime achievement award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Dave Liebman : Liebman’s career has spanned over four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the saxophone/flautist in both the Elvin Jones and Miles Davis Groups, continuing as a leader since. He has played on nearly three hundred recordings with over one hundred under his leadership or co-leadership. In jazz education he is a renowned lecturer and author of several milestone books: Self Portrait Of A Jazz Artist, A Chromatic Approach To Jazz Harmony And Melody, Developing A Personal Saxophone Sound, translated into several languages, in addition to teaching DVDs, journalistic contributions to periodicals and published chamber music.

Dave Liebman @Facebook : NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman is the top soprano in jazz. He is a highly individual and explorative improviser who can stretch from bop to free

Dave Liebman@last.fm : In the late sixties he worked with Pete La Roca, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Steve Swallow, amongst others, before joining Elvin Jones’ band. In 1972 he was asked to join Miles Davis’ group, and he can be heard on Davis’ albums On the Corner, Big Fun, Dark Magus, and Get Up With It (the half-hour opening track “He Loved Him Madly” is based on Liebman’s haunting flute). After leaving Davis’s group in 1974, he toured with Chick Corea and recorded two albums for ECM. He has played tenor saxophone, but his main instrument is the soprano saxophone, which he has played exclusively since 1980. He has continued to perform and record up to the present day. Liebman is a master player in the modern style of John Coltrane, and considers himself a disciple of tenorman Hank Mobley.

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