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Dave Liebman/John Stowell
Petite Fleur: The Music Of Sidney Bechet

Dave Liebman/John Stowell — Petite Fleur: The Music Of Sidney Bechet (March 16, 2018)

 Dave Liebman/John Stowell — Petite Fleur: The Music Of Sidney Bechet Dave Liebman/John Stowell — Petite Fleur: The Music Of Sidney Bechet (March 16, 2018)ρ•ð         John is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. His original take on harmony, chords and improvisation sets him apart.
ρ•ð         He has taught internationally for over 40 years in every educational setting.
ρ•ð         His clinics are informal, hands~on and informative. In addition to music theory and guidelines for improvisation, John shares his professional experience with the business of music.
ρ•ð         David Liebman (born September 4, 1946, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.) is considered a renaissance man in contemporary music with a career stretching nearly fifty years. He has played with masters including Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, McCoy Tyner and others; authored books and instructional DVDs which are acknowledged as classics in the jazz field; recorded as a leader in styles ranging from classical to rock to free jazz. He has performed on over 500 recordings with over 200 as a leader/co~leader featuring several hundred original compositions.Fotka uživatele Ben Tais Amundssen.Location: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Album release: March 16, 2018
Recording date: April, 2017
Recording Location: Red Rock Studio,Mike Doolin Saylorsburg, PA
Record Label: Origin Records
Duration:     59:40
01 Petite Fleur (Duo)     2:35
02 Daniel     5:09
03 When The Sun Sets Down South     5:27
04 Premier Bal     5:48
05 What A Dream     4:09
06 Petite Fleur (John Solo)     3:58
07 Passport     5:58
08 Creole Blues     5:50
09 Nous Deux     5:22
10 Si Tu Vois Ma Mere     6:01
10 Summertime     6:47
11 Petite Fleur (Dave Solo)     2:36
Written by:
ρ•ð         Sidney Bechet     1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12
ρ•ð         George Gershwin / DuBose Heyward     11
ρ•ð         Dave Liebman: soprano saxophone, wood flute, piano;
ρ•ð         John Stowell: guitar, nylon~string guitar, fretless baritone guitar.Fotka uživatele Ben Tais Amundssen.Credits:
ρ•ð         Sidney Bechet Composer
ρ•ð         John Bishop Cover Design, Layout
ρ•ð         Melvin Bishop Photography
ρ•ð         Dan Dean Mastering
ρ•ð         Mike Doolin Mixing
ρ•ð         Paolo Gallo Photography
ρ•ð         George Gershwin Composer
ρ•ð         Kent Heckman Engineer
ρ•ð         DuBose Heyward Composer
ρ•ð         David Liebman Flute (Wood), Liner Notes, Piano, Sax (Soprano)
ρ•ð         John Stowell Guitar, Guitar (Nylon String), Liner Notes, Producer
By DAN MCCLENAGHAN, March 9, 2018; Score: *****
ρ•ð         Saxophonist Dave Liebman leans “outside” for the most part. He came to a measure of fame in the bands of Miles Davis, during one of the influential trumpeter’s decidedly outside periods — the 1970s, when Liebman participated in Davis’ On The Corner (Columbia Records, 1972), Dark Magus (CBS~Sony, 1975), and Get Up With It (Columbia, 1977).
ρ•ð         Post~Davis, the always prolific and adventurous Liebman offered up scores of recordings under his own name. Moving to the new millennium, these include Turnaround: The Music of Ornette Coleman (Jazzwerkstatt, 2009), Lieb Plays The Blues a La Trane (Daybreak, 2010), and Lineage: Rock and Pop Classics Revisited (Whaling City sounds, 2013).
ρ•ð         Petite Fleur: The Music of Sidney Bechet, features a teaming of Liebman with guitarist John Stowell, a reunion of sorts — the duo released a terrific set in 2013: Blue Rose (Origin Records), that showcased the duo’s adeptness jazz standards and The Great American Songbook.
ρ•ð         Petite Fleur is the pair’s intimate and unfailingly gorgeous exploration of the music of soprano saxophone pioneer Sidney Bechet, the man who brought the “straight horn” into legitimacy as a jazz vehicle. The New Orleans~born Bechet began his recording career in the early 1920’s, well before the advent of alto saxophonist Charlie Parker and the bebop revolution. That era before Parker — before the complex harmonizations of bop — isn’t revisited as much as late 1950s thought late 1960s hard bop, mid~twentieth century cool jazz, or Miles Davis mid~sixties modal approach. Petit Feur says that’s a shame. The tune that gives this disc it’s title is one of Bechet’s most famous offerings is visited three times — once as a solo by Lowell; once as a solo by Liebman (on piano); and once as a duo. Direct and beautiful sounds.
ρ•ð         A major shaper of the New Orleans tradition, Becht usually played in ensembles that included more horns — a trumpet, a trombone to go along with his soprano saxophone. If Bechet had the melody, the other guys either laid a foundation behind him or they snaked counter melodies around his main theme. This was jazz from New Orleans — exuberant and bursting with life.
ρ•ð         Liebman and Stowell take his tunes and reveal their essence, and make them gentle, often understated ruminations. Bechet wrote straightforward, singable melodies that are accentuated in the one horn, one guitar renderings.
ρ•ð         As for tone on the soprano sax — Bechet’s was big. It has been described as emotional and reckless, intense and passionate. Liebman doesn’t go that way here — though he is more than capable. He instead rolls with a surprising (for him and Bechet) gentleness and deftness for the intricacies of the melodies. His tone here is more often than not clean, pure and sweet. Stowell — an adept modern player with a fine discography on Origin Records — lays back in a pre~bop mode himself, with shimmering rhythms and sustain and elastic single note forays. And sometimes he brings a Django Reinhardt mode into the picture.
ρ•ð         Liebman and Stowell’s Petite Fleur uncovers a different side of Bechet’s seminal, now~traditional sound, one that’s been glowing under the shining surface all this time.
ρ•ð           https://www.allaboutjazz.com/
Website: http://www.johnstowell.com/
Website: http://davidliebman.com/home/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DavidLiebman/
Interview with Arturo Mora: http://www.tomajazz.com/perfiles/john_stowell_interview.htm
ρ•ð         “The quality of your playing impresses me very much. You have great taste and sensitivity. You’re a true musician, and I would add, a true jazz musician.” — Lalo Schifrin
ρ•ð         “In the age of mediocrity and clones, John Stowell’s uniqueness and originality are a breath of fresh air. I love playing with him.” — Paul Horn
ρ•ð         “He plays his amplified guitar as if he were surrounded by fine crystal... the type of slow burning, sustained energy that you hear in players that practice all the time.” — Downbeat
ρ•ð         “John Stowell plays jazz, but he doesn’t use any of the clichés; he has an incredible originality. John is a master creator.” — Larry Coryell
ρ•ð         “Liebman is among the most important saxophonists in contemporary music . .     a leader and artist of integrity and independent direction.” — Downbeat Magazine
ρ•ð         “While others of his ‘60s generation have fallen off their ambition, Liebman has remained dogged about composition and trying different styles…he’s a fighter.” — Ben Ratliff, NY Times
ρ•ð         “The confidence that Dave Liebman shows in the chemistry of his musicians is justified and each hearing reveals new facets of these musical gems.” — Ken Dryden, NYC Jazz RecordFotka uživatele Ben Tais Amundssen. © Dave Liebman by CT Konieczny

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