DAVID LIEBMAN TRANSCRIPTIONS
More than just a transcription book, this historic work contains note-for-note transcriptions of eleven of Dave's favorite tenor and soprano solos over well-known standards, recorded over his 30+ year career, plus vital style and concept information, modern licks, practice material, and concise analysis for each solo. CD includes the original recordings so that you can copy his feel and stylistic nuances. In Bb tenor key.
Includes solos over:
I Concentrate On You
THE LIGHTHOUSE OMNIBOOK
By Petter Wettre
This book of transcriptions is something a bit more than the usual. Petter Wettre, one of Norway's top saxophonists had studied with Liebman and like many of his generation was entranced by the Elvin Jones group recording "Live at the Lighthouse" which featured Steve Grossman, bassist Gene Perla and Lieb. This recording has become a classic, especially among saxohonists as it is a primer in the post Coltrane vocabulary of that time. With painstaking care, Petter transcribed all of Grossman and Lieb's solos, which offer great insight into a language that has become a mainstay of saxophonists since that time.
With the greatest drummer ever, this record was a high point which set the direction and tone for young tenor players. It was the new way.
That was a classic and pivitol recording for me, and the music was so intense and played so hard that I was just floored. A completely modern style - you could feel the intensity in that record.
This record is an example of the next generation of Coltrane fanatics, and the legacy lives on.
It's a good record. I always get, "It's a great record, etc." It was always very stimulating to play with Elvin. It was the first live thing we did, and I felt generally good about the music.
Referring to patterns that Trane had worked out, Steve and David's lines were so great. An important landmark.
The "Live At The Lighthouse" date was one of the most exciting nights of my musical life. The energy and enthusiasm of a working band consisting of three young musicians with one of the greatest masters of all time was for all of us a once in a lifetime event that we will never forget.
That quartet was such a strong beautiful focus as a collective ensemble that it gave me a lot of direction at that time. The way that those four cats played together was very compositional with beautiful interplay, and the weight of the energy was equal in the group.
One of the consummate saxophone recordings. Ground-breaking on so many levels; the way the musicians related, the openness of the music. Great record.
Elvin Jones' classic "Live at the Lighthouse" recordings have provided a generation of jazz musicians (myself definitely included) with tremendous inspiration and material for study. Liebman and Grossman raised the bar for what could be accomplished on the saxophone after assimilating the musical language of John Coltrane, and Elvin Jones was at the absolute peak of his powers. The joy these four musicians must have shared playing together still jumps out of the speakers at you, and it remains a shining example of jazz at its most vital.
THE DUO LIVE
CD / Book available
A live performance along with a complete transcription by Bill Dobbins. This work gives great insight into Liebman and pianist Richie Beirach's individual approaches as well as their unique style of interaction. Four compositions are rigorously notated from beginning to end with all voicings, solos, as well as piano accompaniment to the saxophone and flute.
"In my opinion, this music is beyond category." Bill Dobbins