Eternal Voices

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The release of Eternal Voices celebrates the 50th year anniversary of Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach meeting, playing, and recording music together. It has been an amazing run, and happily, it is still ongoing, stronger than ever. This Eternal Voices recording is very special even for both musicians. They chose to use short but very powerful masterpieces of classical music from Bach to Schoenberg as a format for improvisations. Both have played these kinds of music before but this is the first time that Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach concentrated on a complete repertoire of these great compositions by the masters. Personnel: Dave Liebman - soprano sax, tenor sax, C-flute; Richie Beirach - piano. Also features compositions by W. A. Mozart, L. v. Beethoven, G. Faure, F. Mompou, A. Khatchaturian, A. Scriabin, and B. Bartok. Comes in a six-panel digipak; includes additional booklet.

David Liebman is considered a renaissance man in contemporary music with a career stretching nearly fifty years. He has played with masters including Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, McCoy Tyner, and others; authored books and instructional DVDs which are acknowledged as classics in the jazz field; recorded as a leader in styles ranging from classical to rock to free jazz. He has performed on over 500 recordings with over 200 as a leader/co-leader featuring several hundred original compositions.

Richard Beirach is the US American jazz pianist and composer. In 1972, Beirach began working with Stan Getz. He also worked with Chet Baker. Beirach has maintained an ongoing musical partnership with David Liebman from the late-1960s to the present in the groups Lookout Farm and Quest. In addition, Liebman and Beirach have frequently performed and recorded as a duo. Several of Beirach's compositions -- "Leaving" and "Elm", for instance -- have found their way into the jazz standard repertoire. Wikipedia including discography (in six languages).