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"WTC," the centerpiece of saxophonist Dave Liebman and pianist Richie Beirach's Quest for Freedom (Sunnyside, 2009), which teams the longstanding musical partners with the Frankfurt Radio Bigband for a program of large ensemble music written by Liebman, Beirach, and album arranger Jim McNeely. WTC is Liebman's response to the tragedy of September 11, 2001, a musical outpouring of grief, hope and redemption.
Featured soloists: Dave Liebman: soprano saxophone, wooden flute; Richie Beirach: piano. Guest Conductor: Jim McNeely.
Pendulum; Jung; Vendetta; Port Ligat; Enfin; The Sky is the Limit.
Richie Beirach: piano; Dave Liebman: soprano saxophone, wooden flute; Frankfurt Radio Big Band: Heinz-Dieter Sauerborn: alto saxophone; Oliver Leicht: alto saxophone; Tony Lakatos: tenor saxophone; Julian Arguelles: tenor saxophone; Rainer Heute: baritone saxophone; Buon Watson: trumpet; Thomas Vogel: trumpet; Martin Auer: trumpet; Axel Schlosser: trumpet; Günter Bollmann: trombone; Peter Feil: trombone; Christian Jaksjo: trombone; Manfred HonetSchläger: bass trombone; Peter Reiter: piano; Martin Scales: guitar; Thomas Heidepriem: bass; Paul Höchstädter: drums.
January 13, 2011
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