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David Liebman/Expansions: the Dave Liebman Group: The Puzzle [Digipak]

Track List

>Hat Trick
>For J. A.
>God Bait
>Puzzle, The
>Off Flow
>Continues to Ignore
>Off and Off
>Thing That Wouldn't Leave, The
>Danse de la Fureur

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

Why "The Puzzle?" It's very simple. Improvising is a matter of solving a puzzle... a musical challenge. A worthy composition in this context provides an idea to be worked out during the improvising process. A famous example is the "Giant Step" cycle that is "Problem Solving 101" for all contemporary musicians; another might be finding just the perfect expressive devices to translate a melody from paper to sound; or how to permutate a specific motif through several minutes of playing, etc. Yes..., jazzers are always working on completing the puzzle. - Dave Liebman

Album Notes

Personnel: Bobby Avey (piano, electric keyboard); David Liebman (recorder, soprano saxophone); Matt Vashlishan (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, EWI); Tony Marino (acoustic bass, electric bass); Alex Ritz (drums, frame drum).

Audio Mixer: Matt Vashlishan.

Recording information: Red Rock Recording, Saylorburg, PA (2015); Red Rock Recording, Saylorsburg, PA (2015).

Editor: Bobby Avey.

Photographers: Pat Flaherty-Kastelnik; Naoki Hayashi.

Arranger: David Liebman.


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