An unusual setting for this long-running jazz partnership – a double-length record that has the saxes of DaveLiebman and the piano of RichieBeirach improvising on a number of themes borrowed from classical music – compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Bartok, and others – all really transformed by the sensitive genius of the pair! The album's not one of those slavish readings of classical compositions by a jazz musicians – and, if anything, the open, improvised quality of the music really deviates a lot from the scores – using them more for inspiration, and as a way to hit some of the more sensitive qualities of both musicians, especially Liebman. Dave plays soprano, tenor, and c-flute – and the entire second half of the album is based on Bartok string quartets. CD
David Liebman —
Pendulum ... LP Artists House, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
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Players include DaveLiebman on tenor and soprano sax, Randy Brecker on trumpet, RichieBeirach on piano, Frank Tusa on bass, and Al Foster on drums – and titles include "Pendulum", "Picadilly Lilly", and "Footprints". LP, Vinyl record album
One of the only albums we've ever seen from bassist Frank Tusa – a strangely organic studio session that's filled with lots of space and sound textures! Players on the album include DaveLiebman on saxes, RichieBeirach on piano, and Badal Roy on tabla – and the best tracks have a spontaneous feel, but also one that's not overly jamming, nor too outside. The set includes a great roughly funky number called "Doin It" – which mixes percussion and bass into a spare warmly breaking groove – and other tracks include "Cameo", "String Beans", and "Kristie's Spirit". LP, Vinyl record album
Early genius from this seminal group – with RichieBeirach on piano, DaveLiebman on soprano, alto, and flute, George Mraz on bass, and Al Foster on drums. Titles include "Lonely Woman", "Elm", "Wisteria", and "Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde". LP, Vinyl record album