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Hey there everyone, I just wanted to get a general disscusion going about Dave Liebman. I personaly think he is fantastic, not only because of his dedication to the art of jazz as an instrumentalist but also to his dedication to teaching.
His styles is wild at times but he always has a way of creating new and interesting ways to melodicly engage the listener.

If you have had contact with Dave or have any thoughts on his style and concepts,I would love to hear form you. :)
 

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great musucian, great sax player (he can do anything--any style) and great teacher. His book and dvd on Sax Sound Production is a must have for EVERY SAX PLAYER-- BEST$100.00 YOU WILL EVER SPEND)--wish i had that 35 years ago. Wish at 56 I could take lessons from him-he reminds me of my teacher in high school --the late great Hal Tennyson--no nonsense produce-or go-way task master.
 

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Well, if you want somebody abusive, Liebs is your man. He truly is a Samarai of jazz. I've seen him rip into some pretty fine players.
 

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It's nice for me to see an old school artist. He really thinks of himself as an artist first and all the other stuff second. I appreciate that. I also appreciate all that he's done for education, which has been considerable.

As far as his playing, I think he's outstanding and has a singular voice. I have to admit that I just don't care to listen to his soprano and I wish I could...but I just have a difficult time with it - my problem, not his. I heard him some years ago on tenor and he was absolutely killin'. I'd walk a mile overcut glass to hear him do that again.
 

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Lieb is a true god on the sax and a seriously tough m**********r. But he can also be incredibly supportive and encouraging to students. When he rips into you it is because you need a kick up the backside. There aren't many players who can play everything from standards to avant garde like Lieb.
 

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Yep, I love his playing. A more intelligent, passionate player would be hard to find.

Laid back he's not....
 

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What is also great about him is that he regularly plays gigs with his students and ex-students. One of the last who came through the school of hard knocks and you didn't get a harder school than the Miles School OF Hard Knocks.
 

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Leib could rip ya a new one for sure --but you sure will play better
Even Brecker took lessons from this devoted artist
BTW--he was an engish major-- not a music major
Like Tom Bones Malone --Masters in psch

Playing is like acting if you can't take criticism and rejection-- be a UPS delivery man
 

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I saw him just once - about 12 years ago in a trio setting. Miroslav Vitous was on db and a percussionist (maybe it was Mino Cinelu). One of the most amazing gig I have been.

I definetely appreciate him much more on soprano than on tenor - though he has hivery own voice on both. Beside his sax playing I think he is one of the few that truly achieve to maintain the fundamentals of jazz legacy (swing, tone ...) in every contexts (avant-garde, etnic-oriented mood ,.., european /american )
 
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