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!
Disc #1: Interview conducted by saxophonists Todd Preston and Eric Defade - Total time - 72:15
1. The Loneliness of A Long Distance Runner Themes: Mind and Body (D. Liebman) - solo tenor sax
2. John Coltrane
3. Teaching an art form
4. The jazz tree/Lieb's personal evolution
5. The fusion movement
6. Conformity and individuality
7. 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."
8. Musical demonstrations: intervals, rhythm, melody and harmony
9. Lieb's compositional process
10. Solo soprano sax improvisation
Disc #2: Interview conducted by Mike Faisor - Total time - 54:12
1. Early Years
2. "When did you first hear the real thing?"
3. Playing with Elvin Jones and Miles Davis
4. Other musical and non-musical influences
5. Teaching - the artist's responsibility to the audience and relevance to the world at large
6. Present and future activities
7. (Lieb talking alone)
--Stages of the artistic process: imitation, style, innovation, individuality
--The difference between art and craft
--Being flexible and using variety
8. What are you thinking while playing?; Spirituality; Remembering why we play
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