Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group
Friday, March 17, 2017, 7:30 pm
BERKS JAZZ FEST KICK-OFF PERFORMANCE!
Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group will feature for all their performances in 2017, music written and played by John Coltrane celebrating the 90th year of his birth and 50th since his passing. The material will cover the three periods of his extraordinary and short career (twelve years) beginning with his tenure as a sideman in the Miles Davis Group; through the repertoire of the Classic Quartet (Tyner, Jones and Garrison); concluding with pieces from the late “free” jazz period. Coltrane's body of work represents a pinnacle of achievement in the 20th century exerting an influence that goes beyond jazz both spiritually and musically. Specifically for Liebman, it was seeing Coltrane live on many occasions in New York City that inspired him to pursue this music.
CLICK HERE for NEA Jazz Master and much celebrated saxophonist, composer, bandleader, educator and author Dave Liebman as he recounts the life-changing experiences of witnessing live performances by John Coltrane as told to Dave Kaufman.