:::Lookout Farm:::

Posted: Sunday, 11 October 2009 by jazzlover in Etykiety: , , , , , , , , ,

For saxophonist/flutist David Liebman, the collective septet Lookout Farm earmarked him as an emergent band leader and conceptualist, not to mention top-of-the-heap unabashed improviser, especially on the soprano. With Richie Beirach on acoustic piano, identifying him as the post-Lennie Tristano disciple of the '70s, electric guitarist John Abercrombie, East Indian percussionists Badal Roy and Armen Halburian, drummer Jeff Williams, and underrated upright bassist Frank Tusa, Lookout Farm's sheer democracy in motion, for progressive modern jazz in a fusion era, defined how far artistically a group could go while retaining a distinct identity. Tack-on to that the stunning production values of ECM's Manfred Eicher, and you have a trend setting icon of a large ensemble for the ages. This one-of-a-kind band and recording set a high-water mark for far too few bands, even unto itself, to follow. This is worth searching for and savoring.
:::Review by Michael G. Nastos:::

Dave Liebman - Lookout Farm (1973)

1. Pablo's Story 14:08
2. Sam's Float 8:47
3. M. D. / Lookout Farm 24:00

Bass - Frank Tusa
Congas, Bongos - Don Alias
Drums - Jeff Williams
Engineer - Tony May
Guitar - John Abercrombie
Percussion - Armen Halburian
Piano - Richard Beirach
Producer - Manfred Eicher
Saxophone [Soprano], Saxophone [Tenor], Flute [Alto C] - Dave Liebman
Tabla - Badal Roy
Tambourine [Tamburine], Cowbell - Steve Sattan
Vocals - Eleana Sternberg

5 komentarze:

  1. + NooN + says:

    Thanks for sharing. :)

  1. Anonymous says:

    dear jazzlover,

    this is such a great album, but the mu link is dead of course. could you please reload it? thanx for all the great music here...

    greetings from berlin, germany

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hello-first I must extend my heartfelt thanks for all this fantastic music I would never hear without this blog. This is the best blog on the web bar none (well, maybe Val Verde is close...) Anyway, I'd like to request a re-post of this LP at mediafire since megaupload is out of biz-that would really make my day!