Steve Dalachinsky, Dave Liebman, Richie Beirach.

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special guest RICHIE BEIRACH

Dave Liebman: tenor & soprano saxophones, piano, flutes, drums
Steve Dalachinsky: spoken words
special guest
Richie Beirach: piano

Dave Liebman: Musically conversing with the spoken word is quite a challenge, even more than with a dancer or painter. There are the words and images and then there is the delivery by, in this case, the poet himself. My reactions are probably not much different than anyone else’s would be when hearing an expression or phrase, but to translate that into the horn or other instruments is quite daunting. For this project, my old friend Richie Beirach was around and joined us, another Brooklyn Jewish guy from the same hood. The title poem truly depicts our life in 1950/60s’s Brooklyn, NY…with all its irony, pathos and joy. This was quite a meeting portraying a host of emotions from the three of us.
Steve Dalachinsky: Long relationships even with their lags in time or because of them often present uncanny knowings/empathy/repartee/ the voices at their best mix the way fine blended drinks mix - no dabbling but pure commitment to the work / no false parity or well rehearsed well trained actors doing their parts / just 2 old friends meeting & greeting to share languages/ opinions/feelings/
2 guys who grow up sharing similar joys despair passion – the true growin’ up blues - drifting apart – reuniting – finding that certain dreams can fall into place - 2 old friends meet become 3 > sweet music is made / tough music / tough words… tough love….

All compositions by Dave Liebman except 14 by Dave Liebman & Richie Beirach and 8 by Richie Beirach
All words by Steve Dalachinsky

Recorded on December 22nd 2011 by Leon Lee Dorsey at Leon Lee Dorsey studio, New York, NY, USA
Mixing and editing: Kent Heckman, Red Rock Recording, Saylorsburg, PA, USA
Mastering: Jean-Pierre Bouquet, L’autre Studio, Vaires-sur-Marne, France
Liner notes: Steve Dalachinsky & Dave Liebman
Photographs: Aïda Belhamd
Cover design: Max Schoendorff
Cover realization: David Bourguignon
Producer: Michel Dorbon

Track list
  1. The Fallout of Dreams (7:49)
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  2. Carry on Clarion (1:19)
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  3. For all the Player (for S. Lacy)/The Seasons (for (4:45)
  4. Cosmic ( for Jim Brodey) (6:29)
  5. Gustave Moreau/Stranger on a Train (2:32)
  6. Jackson Pollock's Early Notebooks (4:21)
  7. The Breath (for Evan Parker) (2:54)
  8. The Leaves are Changing (for Jack Kerouac) (12:52)
  9. Magical Realism/La Fenice Medley (5:13)
  10. Billie Holiday?Elian-Oleo Medely (4:04)
  11. The Lynching (5:48)
  12. Breakfast/Back 1-4 Matisse/For Jackson Mac Low (1:02)
  13. Possessed (0:41)
  14. The Origin of a Species/Minority-Seniority-Sonorit (9:49)
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