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Dave Liebman and Ed Saindon team up for a new sound featuring soprano and vibes
Scheduled for an upcoming release is Depth of Emotion, a recording which features the blend of Dave Liebman’s soprano and Ed Saindon’s vibes along with Mark Walker (Oregon, Paquito D’Rivera) on drums and David Clark on acoustic bass.
"The aspect of this recording that impressed me the most is the incredible uniformity of the compositions; yet within each tune, there are different sets of musical challenges especially in the harmonic realm. The combination of the vibes with the soprano is a lovely texture that I had never before explored. Ed’s music is very listenable, and at the same time quite sophisticated." Dave Liebman
The quartet’s focus is on group dialogue, improvisation, and spontaneity played with an extreme dynamic range. The repertoire focuses on original compositions that evoke a wide range of emotions for the listener. The music can best be described as contemporary jazz that ranges from delicate lyricism to intense, virtuosic displays played with abandon.
Liebman is considered to be today’s leading exponent of the soprano sax and has had legendary tenures with Miles Davis and Elvin Jones. He is a Grammy nominee with over 50 recordings as a leader. Saindon, a four mallet specialist on the vibes, is a Berklee College of Music professor where he has been teaching since 1976. His last recording, Key Play, featured pianist Kenny Werner along with Saindon on vibes in a duo format.
Jazz label World Improvised Music will be releasing Depth of Emotion (wIM 1005) and will be responsible for the recording’s national print, internet and radio promotion campaign.
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CDs, photos available, www.edsaindon.com