NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman’s intimate trio record ‘Trust and Honesty’ with Ben Monder and John Hébert is out November 11th, 2022 via Newvelle Records
The third release in Newvelle Records Renewal Series, Trust and Honesty is an intimate and exposed portrait of a jazz master at the absolute height of his powers. Featuring the instantly recognizable voices of Ben Monder and John Hébert, the trio explores well known ballads and new material in an inimitable style. Dave Liebman is a perpetual searcher, never complacent in his quest for capturing the moment. Trust and Honesty is due out on November 11, 2022 via Newvelle Records.
From the Liner Notes by Elan Mehler:
Good musicians keep chipping away at the veneer that keeps them separated from us. Showing the world who they are. And when they were. This music freezes a moment. It could only have been created on February 12, 2022. You couldn’t reconstruct it with a thousand days in the studio. It’s an exercise in exposure, even for someone who has had as vaulted a career as Dave Liebman. When you are doing it right, there’s nowhere to hide. “Here we are today, I am bringing everything I can to this moment. This is me.”
“Liebman is among the most important saxophonists in contemporary music . . . a leader and artist of integrity and independent direction.” Downbeat Magazine
“While others of his ‘60s generation have fallen off their ambition, Liebman has remained dogged about composition and trying different styles…he’s a fighter.” Ben Ratliff, NY Times
“The confidence that Dave Liebman shows in the chemistry of his musicians is justified and each hearing reveals new facets of these musical gems.” Ken Dryden, NYC Jazz Record
Newvelle Records is proud to present The Renewal Collection, a limited edition four-album series affirming the resilience of music through the anguish and loss of the Covid-19 pandemic. The collection, Newvelle’s first series release in two years, features original compositions from incredible artists, recorded over five months and pressed on the highest quality 180-gram vinyl. Now available for preorder, the full collection ships September 15 and individual albums will be released monthly between September and December 2022 while supplies last. Together, these records capture a wide range of musical reflections and celebrations on what it means to be jazz artists in this moment.
The Renewal Collection was recorded and mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Marc Urselli at New York’s East Side Sound between November 2021 and March 2022, and mastered by Josh Bonati. The four records are pressed on 180-gram vinyl, using patented Groovecoated Stampers by Matt Earley of Gotta Groove Records, and stored in incredible gatefolds designed by Studio Mococo, the multi-award winning team that designed Newvelle’s New Orleans Collection and KIMBROUGH tribute album. Given free rein to build the series in response to the music they heard, Mococo’s team designed covers featuring dramatic crops of stunning photography from the U.S. Library of Congress’s archives and timeless, yet unique typefaces.
Recognized for “its distinctive, brand-coherent album art” and for offering “a throwback to jazz’s midcentury glories” by The New York Times, Newvelle Records was founded in 2015 with a fundamentally different model for creating and distributing music in the digital age.
“Newvelle is arguably producing today’s best sounding new jazz recordings.”
- Lover Man
- Time Remembered (digital only)
- Come Rain or Come Shine
- Stella By Starlight
- Blind Pig (digital only)
- Moon and Sand
- Blue in Green
- Bye Bye Blackbird
The Renewal Collection contains four gatefold, 180-gram vinyl albums and is available for preorder at newvelle-records.com for $250 plus shipping. Full sets will start shipping September 15, Individual albums will be available for $75 in sequential order on September 15, October 14, November 11, and December 16.
ALBUMS AND CREDITS
There Is A Dance (NV031) – Elan Mehler (piano), featuring Tony Scherr (bass) and Francisco Mela (drums). September 15 2022
Combobulate (NV032) – Michael Blake (tenor and soprano saxophones, flute), featuring Steven Bernstein (trumpet), Clark Gayton (trombone), Bob Stewart (tuba), Marcus Rojas (tuba), and Allan Mednard (drums). October 14 2022
Trust and Honesty (NV033) – Dave Liebman (soprano and tenor saxophones, flute), featuring Ben Monder (guitar) and John Hébert (bass). November 11 2022
Full Circle (NV034) – Nadje Noordhius (flugelhorn, trumpet), featuring Fred Hersch (piano), Thomas Morgan (bass), and Rudy Royston (drums). December 16 2022