By Rob Shepherd, PostGenre
For over fifty years, Dave Liebman has been at the forefront of musical creativity. Whether his time as a sideman with artists including Miles Davis and Elvin Jones or his own works like Lookout Farm (ECM, 1973) or The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner (CMP, 1986) or his various recordings with Quest, he has continued to push the jazz idiom forward, including on his most recent album, Selflessness (Dot Time, 2021). As an educator, the saxophonist has also served a major role in nourishing future generations of artists to create their own incredible works. In short, there is a reason why the National Endowment for the Arts named Liebman a Jazz Master in 2011, one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a jazz artist. Read more here.