DAVE LIEBMAN GROUP
David Liebman is a renaissance man in contemporary music. He has played with Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, McCoy Tyner among others.
The Dave Liebman Group includes guitarist Vic Juris, bassist Tony Marino (both of whom have been with Lieb since 1991) and drummer Marko Marcinko who joined in 2002. In the nearly twenty year evolution of their music, this collective has delved into an unusually wide variety of contemporary styles ranging from bebop to free jazz, fusion to Brazilian. They have recorded nearly a dozen CDs of original music representing these idioms as well as "repertoire" material including Puccini arias, Miles Davis and John Coltrane compositions and most recently Ornette Coleman. Their performances have taken them literally around the world from South Africa to Japan, Chile and Brazil to Turkey and Israel as well as all over the U.S. and Canada. As well, the group often combines teaching with performances and have several "playalong" recordings available. A performance by the Dave Liebman Group is always exciting and intellectually stimulating and most of all, listeners hear a true group sound produced by musicians who know each other and are able to converse at the highest level.
"After years of playing together, the Liebman Group is a closely-attuned band that plays challenging, colorful music, and is capable of drawing the most blase of audiences into it's orbit."
Larry Nai (All About Jazz)
"The band displayed a great sense of proportion; when solos or ensemble passages threatened to go off balance, the music always proved to be poised and logical in the larger scheme of things."
Jay Harvey (Indianapolis Star)
"the intimacy of expression they achieved and the nimbleness of line they articulated attested to the versatility of this band, one of the most accomplished in jazz today." Howard Reich (Chicago Tribune)
"There was little letup over two sets; and the results posed a challenge presented by too few contemporary groups."
Bob Blumenthal (Boston Globe)
"What was most remarkable about the Liebman set, in its entirety, was the fact that it was utterly contemporary, cutting edge, envelope-stretching jazz in which the music nonetheless reached out to engage the listeners. At a time when ego-focused technique and virtuosity make too many jazz sets into fast-fingered personal showcases, Liebman and his players reminded us that the best jazz classic or contemporary always has the power to touch the emotions." (Don Heckman-International Review of Music)
Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks
100 West Main St
Millheim, PA 16854
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|