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Live: As Always
     

Live: As Always

by David Liebman Big Band
 
David Liebman's long list of accomplishments includes working in many different-sized groups in a variety of styles. For this big-band project the soprano saxophonist leads a big band in concert playing his compositions, though with arrangements by others and the band conducted by Gunnar Mossblad (who also plays several reed

Overview

David Liebman's long list of accomplishments includes working in many different-sized groups in a variety of styles. For this big-band project the soprano saxophonist leads a big band in concert playing his compositions, though with arrangements by others and the band conducted by Gunnar Mossblad (who also plays several reed instruments). "Brite Piece" was first recorded by Liebman early in his career when he was a sideman with Elvin Jones. Although its composer dismisses it as "just a simple ditty with a vamp in the bridge," Andrew Rathbun's arrangement for big band provides Liebman with colorful backgrounds for his improvised flights. Trumpeter and alto flügelhornist Scott Reeves, who took part in the concerts, scored two songs. "Annubis" is an exotic, mysterious piece with the leader playing wooden flute in the introduction, with a solo by oboist Charles Pillow (with a delicious vamp behind him by bass clarinetist Chris Karlic), an understated Middle Eastern-flavored Vic Juris guitar solo, and an ominous synthesizer interlude by Jim Ridl, followed by spots featuring Liebman's piercing soprano sax and Reeves' spacious alto flügelhorn. The second Reeves chart is another early Liebman work, in which the arranger scored Liebman's original solo from his record with Elvin Jones for the sax section. The explosive finale, "Turn It Around," showcases drummer Marko Marcinko and Juris, in addition to the leader. Liebman hasn't been heard in a big-band setting often enough during his career; perhaps the success of Live: As Always will open doors for future recordings.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/2010
Label:
Mama Records
UPC:
0734956103927
catalogNumber:
1039
Rank:
206593

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Liebman Big Band   Primary Artist
Vic Juris   Guitar,Rhythm,Soloist
Jay Brandford   Bass Clarinet,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Sam Burtis   Trombone
Danny Cahn   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
David Liebman   Soprano Saxophone,Wood Flute,Soloist
Bob Millikan   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Gunnar Mossblad   Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Tim Sessions   Trombone
Tony Marino   Bass,Rhythm
Dave Ballou   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Dave Riekenberg   Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Marko Marcinko   Drums,Rhythm,Soloist
Charles Pillow   Flute,Oboe,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Scott Reeves   Trombone,Soloist
Chris Karlic   Bass Clarinet,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soloist
Jim Ridl   Synthesizer,Piano,Rhythm,Soloist
David Lown   Clarinet,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jeff Nelson   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Patrick Dorian   Trumpet,Flugelhorn

Technical Credits

David Liebman   Composer,Liner Notes
Gunnar Mossblad   Arranger,Director,Producer,Liner Notes
Pete McGuinness   Arranger
Scott Reeves   Arranger
Lorne Bregitzer   Engineer
John C. Fishell   Producer
Andrew Rathburn   Arranger
Jeffrey Wiles   Engineer
Guri Agmon   Arranger
David Liban   Video Images

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