Dave Liebman: India




Dave Liebman (soprano sax)


Homage to John Coltrane (Owl 046 CD)

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Dave Liebman (soprano sax),

Caris Visentin (oboe), Jim Beard (synthesizers), Mark Egan (bass), Bob Moses (drums and percussion)


Composed by John Coltrane


Recorded: New York, January 1987


Rating: 91/100 (learn more)

Every modern jazz saxophonist owes something to John Coltrane whether he or she sounds like Trane or not. Liebman can really sound like him, though, especially when interpreting Trane's music. Liebman doesn't purposefully mimic lines or solos. It is more about the musical thought process. On "India," he plays the way he thinks Coltrane might have approached the tune had Trane still been around in 1987. Imagine John Coltrane surrounded by electric basses and synthesizers. If you are able to do that, you'll dig Liebman's take on "India."

Reviewer: Walter Kolosky

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