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Expansions Live

The Dave Liebman Group

 Dave Liebman’s group “EXPANSIONS” has been together for several years, definitely enough time to find a direction as a result of five musical personalities working together, touring and recording. This live recording captures a band “on the run.” There is no taking back a note or chord when playing live. Perfect it is not, but full of spirit and risk taking it is. The excitement is palpable from the first notes of the fast paced “JJ” penned by Lieb. Especially interesting are versions of songs that appeared on the last two Whaling City Sound recordings “Samsara” and “The Puzzle.” The differing material and sound of the band between the acoustic and electric discs along with fresh and spontaneous renditions of classic jazz repertoire songs “All Blues” “India” and “Footprints” give the listener a wide palette to delve into.

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Dave Liebman – soprano sax, c flute

Matt Vashlishan – alto sax, clarinet, c flute

Bobby Avey – piano, keyboard

Tony Marino- acoustic, electric bass

Alex Ritz- drums,frame drum

publicity: Audiophile Audition, All about jazz, Jazz times, The Art Fuse, Summit 365, Blu jazz, Rochester city newspaper.