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David Liebman Group: The Unknown Jobim

Like many, I became a Dave Liebman fan in the early 1970s when it seemed he and his horns was everywhere: with Elvin Jones, Miles Davis and some intriguing work as a leader for ECM and Horizons, among others. He seemed to capture the energy and spirit of Coltrane, et al, while blowing with a voice of his own, unafraid to tackle new and much-varied ground.

He hasn’t changed in all those years and hasn’t mellowed (much), but Liebman has continued to explore textures and tonalities where most are afraid to tread.

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