Dave Liebman and the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra - Miles Ahead

Dave Liebman and the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra - Miles Ahead
Conducted by Justin Diciociccio, Dave Liebman and the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra unveil the last of the trio of Miles Davis/Gil Evans albums with "Miles Ahead." Dave he brings his saxophonic acumen and individuality to Miles Ahead. Those of us who are used to hearing this music played by the flugelhorn of Miles Davis will discover new joys, as will Liebman himself in the playing.

Dave talking about the album:

"Exchanging the soprano sax for the trumpet allows me to shape the music in some ways, but of course the specter of Miles is always there and I have tried my best to be true to his approach. That means not playing more than is necessary, concentrating on tone and color, and above all being lyrical. The job is awesome and I thank Justin, who in our work together over the years has come to understand my style, for once again allowing me to experience a piece of jazz history. And of course, much gratitude to the incredible students who gave so much to get the music right."

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Justin Dicioccio - Conductor
Dave Liebman - Saxophone Solost

Patrick Cornelius: Alto Saxophone
Chris Shade: Clarinet / Flute
Remy Le Boeuf: B. Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Alto Flute, Clarinet
Jacob Rodriguez: Bass Clarinet, Alto Flute

Dan Urness: Lead Trumpet
Volker Deglmann: Trumpet
Phil Dizack: Trumpet
Greg Paulus: Trumpet
Lee Silver: Trumpet

Michael Boscarino: Lead Trombone
Matt Musselman: Trombone
Joe Freuen: Trombone
Ted Adams: Bass Trombone

Evan Geiger: French Horn
Michael Rosenberger: French Horn
Alessandra Rodda: French Horn
Dan Peck: Tuba

Josh Paris: Bass
Joe Nero: Drums
 

 

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