Jazz fans can expect some hard post-bop swinging from acclaimed soprano and tenor saxophonist Dave Liebman, who will visit Dublin on 5 October.
Presented by the Improvised Music Company, Liebman will be joined by Ronan Guilfoyle on acoustic bass guitar and Finnish drummer Jussi Lehtonen in a trio performance in Whelans at 8pm. Liebman will also be holding a performance lecture the following day, specifically on the topic of Miles Davis, with whom he performed and recorded extensively during the period 1970—74.
These days, the sixty–five year old American saxophonist fills much of his itinerary as an educator. However, he has released a number of notable albums under his own name, performed on countless others and was also part of the now legendary Miles Davis recording from 1972 On the Corner.
The recording was a conscious attempt by Davis to connect with the young Afro–American audience who, as he saw, favoured the rhythms of James Brown and Sly Stone over acoustic jazz. The album is also notable for borrowing techniques from the musique concrète avant-garde; producer Teo Macero regularly pieced together edits from extended group improvisations to form a new order of events, whilst maintaining a pulse throughout the music.
On 6 October, the Dublin-based improvising group Trilogue will join Liebman in the Kevin Barry Room in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, to talk about Davis and to perform his music in what is the twentieth anniversary year of his death.
Published on 22 September 2011