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Dave Liebman

Saxophonist and erstwhile Miles Davis colleague Dave Liebman joins Alyn Shipton in front of an audience at Cheltenham Town Hall to select highlights of his recordings.

Dave Liebman came to fame as the saxophonist in Miles Davis's 1970s band, but he has had a formidable career since the 1980s as a bandleader in his own right, often specialising on the soprano instrument, but also returning to the his first love, the tenor. He joins Alyn Shipton in front of an audience at Cheltenham Town Hall to select the highlights of his recordings.

In this Jazz Library, Dave Liebman, who was the Cheltenham Jazz Festival's artist in residence in 2009, joins Alyn Shipton to look back over his extensive catalogue of recordings, including free solo improvisations, reinterpretations of classical music, tributes to John Coltrane and interpretations of standards. A virtuoso musician who is also a leader in the world of jazz education, Liebman shows his mastery in a variety of settings from playing completely unaccompanied to working with a full-scale big band.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 25 Apr 2010 00:00


Music Played

  • David Liebman

    If They Only Knew

    Composer: Liebman Performers: Terumasa Hino (trumpet), Dave Liebman (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone), John Scofield (guitar), Ron McClure (bass), Adam Nussbaum (drums). July 1980

    • If They Only Knew.
    • Timeless.
    • 151.
  • David Liebman


    Composer: Liebman Performers: Dave Liebman (soprano saxophone), Dave Holland (bass, cello) Jack DeJohnette (sonor drums), Caris Visentin (oboe). May 1988

    • Trio + 1.
    • Owl.
    • OWL 051.
  • David Liebman

    Roots (Take 1)

    Composer: Liebman Performers: Dave Liebman (solo soprano saxophone). 1990

    • The Tree.
    • Soul Note.
    • 1211952.
  • David Liebman

    I Didn't Know What Time it Was

    Composer: Rodgers/Hart Performers: Dave Liebman (soprano saxophone), Mulgrew Miller (piano), Rufus Reid (bass), Victor Lewis (drums). May 1992

    • Setting the Standard.
    • Red.
    • 1232532.
  • Dave Liebman Ensemble


    Composer: John Coltrane Performers: David Liebman (tenor saxophone), Phil Markowitz (piano, keyboards), Vic Juris (guitar), Tony Marino (bass), Jamey Haddad (drums, percussion). 1998 Additional Performers: Tiger Okoshi (trumpet), Caris Visentin (oboe), Cecil McBee (bass), Billy Hart (drums)

    • Meditations.
    • Arkadia Jazz.
    • 71042.
  • David Liebman

    Gallop's Gallop

    Composer: Thelonious Monk Performers: Dave Liebman, Eddie Gomez, Adam Nussbaum. Sept 1999

    • Monk's Mood.
    • Double Time Records.
    • 154.
  • Dave Liebman/Cecil McBee/Billy Hart


    Composer: Liebman Performers: Dave Liebman (soprano saxophone), Cecil McBee (bass), Billy Hart (drums, percussion). Dec 1992

    • The Seasons.
    • Soul Note.
    • 1212452.
  • Marc Copeland - Dave Liebman Quartet


    Composer: Marc Copeland Performers: Marc Copeland (piano), Dave Liebman (soprano and tenor saxophones), Mike McGuirk (bass), Tony Martucci (drums). Oct 2001

    • Lunar.
    • Hatology.
    • Hatology 583.
  • David Liebman

    Out There (Take 1)

    Composer: Eric Dolphy Performers: Dave Liebman (tenor saxophone), Ellery Eskelin (tenor saxophone), Tony Marion (double bass), Jim Black (drums). Rec. 2007

    • Renewal.
    • Hatology.
    • 644.
  • David Liebman Group

    Compared To Who

    Performers: Vic Juris (guitar), Tony Marino (bass), Marko Marcinko (drums), Dave Liebman. May 2008.

    • Further Conversations.
    • True Azul Music.
    • B0018R4GYA.