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By Dave Liebman,Lewis Porter

Dave Liebman is likely one of the top forces in modern jazz. Prominently identified for acting with Miles Davis and Elvin Jones, he has exerted enormous impact as a saxophonist, bandleader, composer, writer, and educator. as well as his fresh acceptance as a countrywide Endowment for the humanities Jazz grasp, he has obtained the Order of Arts and Letters from France and holds an honorary doctorate from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. He has mentored lots of modern so much striking younger jazz musicians around the globe and is a prolific author on jazz.

In What it's: The lifetime of a Jazz Artist, good friend, pianist, and famous jazz pupil Lewis Porter conducts a sequence of in-depth interviews with Liebman, who discusses his expert, own, and musical relationships with Davis and Jones, in addition to such outstanding musicians as Chick Corea, Richie Beirach, Michael and Randy Brecker, and so on. throughout the interviews, Liebman discusses such own issues as contracting polio as a toddler and the problems it prompted as an grownup in the course of his upward push as a jazz musician. He deals insights into the lifetime of jazz performers of his iteration, rather the tumultuous interval of the Sixties and Seventies. The booklet additionally positive factors infrequent photographs from Liebman's own assortment. a desirable and witty storyteller, Liebman's tales in What It Is will entice jazz enthusiasts and students by means of supplying a firsthand check out the artistic lifetime of one in every of America's best jazz musicians.

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