Dave Liebman

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Young and not so old

Noah Preminger is 25 years old. But close your eyes when he's playing - or talking - and you might think you're hearing a gruff jazz sage with 40 years on the road.
Noah Preminger is effin great; plus, dynamic duos live
By JON GARELICK  |  February 18, 2011
Dave Liebman at Scullers

Dave Liebman at Scullers

The ferociously committed saxophonist and educator Dave Liebman comes to Boston for an all-too-rare visit. Berklee kids: listen, learn, and perhaps consider a different line...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  September 16, 2010


It's standard operating procedure these days for young jazz bands to mix the free and the formal.
Bad Touch's Magic flow; plus Patricia Barber
By JON GARELICK  |  February 23, 2009

Saxophone Summit

Despite the name, this has never been a mere supergroup blowing session.
Seraphic Light | Telarc
By JON GARELICK  |  May 27, 2008

The anxiety of influence

“I’m playing changes!” That’s what a young jazz-pianist acquaintance of mine announced exultantly to one of his musical buddies back in the early ’70s.
Tyner, Coltrane, Kenny Garrett, and Branford Marsalis
By JON GARELICK  |  September 26, 2006

The talk of the town

With the Boston Globe Jazz & Blues Festival defunct and no other significant local jazz fest in sight, the Beantown Jazz Festival has been stepping up to fill the void.
Live jazz to die for
By JON GARELICK  |  September 13, 2006