...a conversation between masters of their craft...sensitive and sublime...a marvelous collection of melody, harmony and joie de vivre.
Though a legendary figure from his monumental contributions to the clarinet and soprano saxophone's role in jazz, it was the compositions of Sidney Bechet that inspired master saxophonist David Liebman and guitarist John Stowell to dig deep into his catalog to compile and explore this set of rarely heard gems. Each possessing singular voices themselves that have inspired generations of other performers, Liebman & Stowell have created a very personal and intimate duo project celebrating another giant's work, their conversations making for compelling listening. "Guitarist Stowell and saxophonist Liebman find simple ways to express their expansive lexicon, and raise the intensity without shattering the resultant peaceful ambiance." - EMUSIC.
1 Petite Fleur (Duo) 2:33
2 Daniel 5:09
3 When the Sun Sets Down South 5:24
4 Premier Bal 5:46
5 What a Dream 4:09
6 Petite Fleur (John Solo) 3:50
7 Passport 5:56
8 Creole Blues 5:49
9 Nous Deux 5:19
10 Si Tu Vois Ma Mere 5 57
11 Summertime 6:44
12 Petite Fleur (Dave Solo) 2:36
Produced by John Stowell
Recorded by Kent Heckman at
Red Rock Studio, Saylorsburg, PA
Recorded in April 2017
Mixed by Mike Doolin at
House of Doolescu, Portland OR
Mastered by Dan Dean at
DDP Productions, Mercer Island, WA
Photography by Melvin Bishop
Cover design & layout by John Bishop
All About Jazz (Dan McClenaghan)
5-STARS Saxophonist Dave Liebman leans "outside" for the most part. He came to a measure of fame back 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, 1 ...
Midwest Record (Chris Spector)
On their third pairing for the label, this duo tackles the works of Sidney Bechet with Leib giving such an expected performance that duo is all that's needed here. For all the various miles he's racked up under his belt, this return to the ground zero of soprano sax is a mind blower. With an after-hours and a from the heart feel that rings genuin ...