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Depth of Emotion featuring Ed Saindon Dave Liebman

Artist: Ed Saindon

Date of Release: 15/11/2007

Catalogue no: WIM 1005

Label: World Improvised Music

Price: £12

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Track Listing

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Title

Duration

1

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The Last Goodbye

7.14

2

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The Healing

5.27

3

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Green Dolphin Street

6.41

4

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Moon River

5.36

5

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Tokyo Nights

8.08

6

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Giorgio's Theme

7.35

7

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Sao Paulo

5.59

8

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Alpine Sunset

7.06

9

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The Healing (Alt. Take)

5.31

10

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Piazzolla

2.55

11

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Joyful Sorrow

2.43

12

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Silent Serenity

2.41

13

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18th's Child

2.05

14

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Life's Dreams

2.28

 

 

 

 

Depth in Emotion features the blend of Dave Liebman’s soprano along with Ed Saindon’s vibes, piano and marimba. The quartet’s focus is on group dialogue, improvisation, and spontaneity played with an extreme dynamic range. The repertoire focuses on original compositions that evoke a wide range of emotions for the listener. The music can best be described as contemporary jazz that ranges from delicate lyricism to intense, virtuosic displays played with abandon.

“The aspect of this recording that impressed me the most is the incredible uniformity of the compositions; yet within each tune, there are different sets of musical challenges especially in the harmonic realm. The combination of the vibes with the soprano is a lovely texture that I had never before explored. Ed’s music is very listenable, and at the same time quite sophisticated.” Dave Liebman

Musing on the Music

Depth of Emotion is about creating and evoking emotions through music. This music should hopefully take the listener to places filled with a wide range of moods, feelings, and emotions. This is one of the most important gifts of music both from the standpoint of the player and the listener. Besides emotion, inspiration is another catalyst in the process of composition and improvisation.

Inspiration for musicians and composers can come from many sources. It might be a special person, a city or a mountain scene. In the case of “The Last Goodbye,” “Sao Paulo,” and “Alpine Sunset,” all of the above were sources of inspiration.

“The Last Goodbye” is in honor of legendary educator Herb Pomeroy who was a special musician and person who recently passed away. I had the privilege to play with Herb for many years in a duo format. He was a huge influence on me and so many other musicians in the jazz community. He will surely be missed, but his music and legacy will live on through everyone who knew and played with him.

“Sao Paulo” was inspired by a trip to Brazil several years ago that I undertook to give some clinics and concerts. It was a great experience and I loved the people, music, and food.

“Alpine Sunset” was written after a trip to Switzerland that my wife Pam and I took. The photo on the cover of this recording was taken from our chalet where we were staying in Interlaken, Switzerland. We traveled by train to the summit of Jungfrau which is the mountain on the right shown in the photo. Needless to say, it was an awe inspiring experience.

“Giorgio’s Theme” was written for Giorgio Pacassoni, the father of Marco Pacassoni, a former student from Italy. Giorgio and the Pacassoni family treated my wife and me to a wonderful trip in Italy several years ago. When we recorded this song, I was playing marimba in an isolated booth and couldn’t see Dave. The rhythm section started the song and all of a sudden I heard this beautiful, wooden Indian flute. It was totally unexpected and no one had any idea that Dave had brought it to the session. It was very effective in helping to create the right mood for the composition.

The “Piano Solo Reflections” are short, musical vignettes simply rendered to evoke a medley of moods for the listener. Being a fan of Astor Piazzolla and his music, I wrote “Piazzolla” in his honor. Piazzolla was a tremendous composer/musician and his powerful music is filled with a great deal of emotion.

“Joyful Sorrow” for me evokes many emotions. In music, it’s interesting how a piece of music can elicit multiple and layered emotions simultaneously. A composition can evoke both sadness and melancholy while at the same time elicit a sense of peacefulness and joy.

The entire session was recorded in three hours and had a relaxed feel. In essence, it felt like a musical dialogue among empathetic friends. It was clear from the beginning of the session and throughout, that everyone was stretching, listening and certainly not “playing it safe.” The session was over before we knew it. I hope you enjoy this music as much as we enjoyed playing it.

Ed Saindon
September 2007

 

Reviews

 

25/01/2008 Alex Henderson for All Music Guide

Comfortable with both inside and outside playing, soprano saxman Dave Liebman has shown himself to be admirably flexible over the years. Liebman has appeared in avant-garde settings at times, but he has been equally successful on very straight-ahead albums, and his performances are definitely straight-ahead on Depth of Emotion, a 2006 date he co-leads with vibist/pianist/marimba player Ed Saindon. This 72-minute CD (which includes a few standards but is dominated by Saindon's compositions) obviously called for Liebman to emphasize his more lyrical side, and he does exactly that on thoughtful, reflective Saindon pieces such as "The Last Goodbye," "Giorgio's Theme," and the Brazilian-influenced "São Paolo." That is not to say that Depth of Emotion does not have its cerebral moments; the standard "On Green Dolphin Street," for example, is given a decidedly angular treatment from Saindon and Liebman (who form an acoustic quartet with bassist David Clark and drummer Mark Walker). And their interpretation of "Moon River," although melodic, isn't nearly as sentimental as other recordings of the Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer favorite. Listeners who associate "Moon River" with the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's (starring Audrey Hepburn) will have one of two reactions to the Saindon/Liebman version: either they will long for something more sentimental, or they will applaud Saindon and Liebman for taking the song in a different direction, and if a listener has the second reaction, you will know that he/she really understands what makes many post-bop musicians tick. But Depth of Emotion is, on the whole, a lyrical and fairly accessible session for Saindon and Liebman, who are in equally strong form on this memorable disc.

 

12/01/2008 Dylan Howe, Bill Bruford for Jazz Jury, The Jazz

Presenter Tim Lihoreau was joined by two drummers - quintet leader Dylan Howe and former Yes star and Earthworks leader Bill Bruford - to choose Depth Of Emotion's self-titled album as their pick of the week.

Depth of Emotion is a quartet featuring the pianist and vibes player Ed Saindon and the soprano sax player Dave Liebman, focusing on “group dialogue, improvisation and spontaneity”. Of the 14 tracks, 12 are originals written by Saindon, while the remaining two tracks are covers of Green Dolphin Street and Moon River.

Here's what our latest panellists thought of the album Depth Of Emotion by Depth Of Emotion:

Bill: "I kind of came prepared not to particularly like this, soprano (sax) and vibraphone not being my favourite two instruments in the world, and I was completely won round by this music of staggering ability. This is some serious music. Ed Saindon's solo was just terrific and I loved Liebman's stuff at the front, his lovely soft soprano sound. The vibes also had quite a soft sound to them, but then they really started to motor. I loved it, loved it. Now I'm going to go and cry!"

Dylan: "It was a (vibes) solo that just seemed to edge on and on. It just opened up and everybody's happening on there."

 

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