Liebman, Dave

Whaling City, 2015CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 22.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 5
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Score Chart

O’s Notes: Soprano saxophonist Dave Liebman assembles a fine quintet with pianist Bobby Avey, Alex Ritz on drums, Matt Vashlishan (cl, as, fl) and bassist Tony Marino. All except Alex contribute original material along with to freshly arranged classics for Expansions: The Puzzle. We hear different views but all take on a darker tone. “For J.A” has a subtle vamp feel while “Good Bait” is more upbeat swinging bop featuring shaggy on clarinet playing cat and mouse with Liebman. We enjoyed the tranquility of “Sailing”. Dave spans the full range of moods from sorrow to youthful passions.


Publicist: Mixed Media Promo