In Conversation With David Liebman
For the many fans of audio books, here is a one-of-a-kind look into the life of a well-known performing jazz artist via interviews and commentary. David, well-known for his articulate manner and ability to translate concepts into easily understandable terms, offers not only insight into his own life, but also a historical perspective of contemporary jazz in general by covering topics such as Coltrane's influence, teaching approaches, lessons learned from Miles Davis and others with musical demonstrations. Enjoyable and informative!
The Loneliness of A Long Distance Runner Themes: Mind and Body (D.Liebman) - solo tenor sax
Teaching An Art Form
The Jazz Tree/Lieb's Personal Evolution
The Fusion Movement
Conformity and Individuality
Lessons From The Masters:
-Sonny Rollins "Because I Can"
-Pete LaRoca "Less Is More"
-Miles Davis "Stop Before You're Done"
-Elvin Jones "Refine and Recreate"
Musical Demonstrations: Intervals, Rhythm, Melody, and Harmony
Lieb's Compositional Process
Solo Soprano Sax Improvisation
"When did you first hear the real thing?"
Playing with Elvin Jones and Miles Davis
Other musical and non-musical influences
Teaching- The Artist's Responsibility to the Audience and Relevance to the World at large
Presnt and Future Activities
(Lieb talking alone)
-Stages of the artistic process: imitation, style, innovation, individuality
-The difference between art and craft
-Being flexible and using variety
What are you thinking while playing?
Remembering why we play