Dave Liebman & Joe Lovano – Compassion (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 52:33 minutes | 656 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Booklet, Front Cover | © 2xHD
Saxophonist John Coltrane was among the most important and most controversial figures in jazz, recognized as one of the great jazz artists of our time. Recorded June 22, 2007 by the virtuoso saxophonists Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano almost 40 years to the day after Coltrane’s death, this album brilliantly gives homage to the breadth of John Coltrane’s relatively short but momentous musical legacy, featuring pianist Phil Markowitz, bassist Ron McClure and drummer Billy Hart. Recorded a decade ago at the legendary Clinton Recording Studios in NYC for the BBC radio show “Something Else”, the newly revealed session celebrates the semi centennial of Coltrane’s passing on July 17, 1967 with a seven-tune repertoire that covers each significant creative stage of Coltrane’s recorded legacy.
To celebrate the Coltrane anniversary, Liebman and Lovano decided that for this particular session they would broaden their scope to include music from all of Coltrane’s musical periods, thus producing a wide-ranging exploration that showcases six distinctive phases of his legacy.
There is no shortage of tributes to John Coltrane but when those paying homage are Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano, two of the great saxophonist’s most learned and gifted disciples, it’s clear that there will be more than just music under consideration.
Coltrane’s combination of instrumental virtuosity, tireless creativity and deep spirituality left its mark on the generations that followed him.
The six Coltrane compositions here – including Locomotion, Central Park West and Equinox – are given new life by two great saxophonists – with bravura support from pianist Phil Markowitz, bassist Ron McClure and drummer Billy Hart – who have been strong enough to drink deep from the Coltrane cup and come out the other side with voices of their own.
01 – Locomotion
02 – Central Park West
03 – Olé
04 – Reverend King
05 – Equinox
06 – Compassion
Produced by Dave Liebman & Joe Lovano. Engineered by John Fishell. Mixed by George Clabbin.
Recorded on June 22, 2007 at Clinton Recording Studio in New York City.
2xHD was created by producer/studio owner André Perry and audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme.
Dave Liebman – tenor and soprano saxophone, wooden recorder, C flute
Joe Lovano – tenor sax, aulochrome, alto clarinet, Scottish flute
Phil Markowitz – piano
Ron McClure – bass
Billy Hart – drums