David Liebman's European tour took a great sidetrack in Belgium as his trio with drummer Eric Ineke and bassist Marius Beets took a night to play and record the blues side of Coltrane.
Liebman, David Trio
Lieb Plays The Blues A La Trane
Released in: Netherlands
"The trio was on tour playing Kurt Weill and Alec Wilder compositions fromour two releases on Daybreak. Arriving at this small club in Belgium and feeling a bit under the weather, I felt that we should play something different. As I try to do on these occasions, I like to have at least the thread of a story line for a night's repertoire. Why not play some blues played or associated with John Coltrane? Thanks to Kris Roevens and with some additional sound reinforcement from Marius, to our surprise we came out with a CD worth of music without planning it at all.
For many years till the late '80s, with a few exceptions, I purposely refrained from recording Coltrane tunes for the obvious reason that I needed and wanted to escape his titanic (and positive) influence on my life and music. It is well known among those who have heard me speak in classes or interviews that seeing Trane live in the '60s was my epiphany. By the late '80s I felt ready to tackle it somewhat of my own terms, which I did on "Homage To Coltrane" (Owl Records) in 1987 and have recorded several Trane compositions since then, especially from the late period. In the case of this CD, the vibe was to just play the music for an evening and have fun. With such a strong bass-drum team as Marius and Eric are, I knew that whatever transpired it would certainly swing... so no arrangements, just the heads and blow. There is nothing new contained herein but it does reflect the absorption of years of study of Trane's music and a kind of Homage to one particular aspect of his massive style."-Dave Liebman, from the liner notes
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Recorded by Kris Roevens at De Singer, Rijkevorsel, Belgium on April 3rd, 2008.
David Liebman-soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
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