Born, raised and based in Los Angeles, electric 6-string bassist and composer Steuart Liebig has been a pillar of the new music scene there for decades, prolific in his explorations of modern creative jazz and free improvisation, as well as third stream and classical music. As a young player in the late 1970s, he played rhythm guitar in Les McCann’s soul jazz band, contributing to four McCann albums, and in the mid- to late 1980s he could be found working with Nels Cline in their fusion band BLOC and in Julius Hemphill’s band alongside Alex Cline and Bill Frisell. Countless associations and projects have followed. Here’s an enlightening article from JazzTimes magazine delving into his work ca. 2001.
Liebig’s trio at Bird & Beckett tonight, with Bay Area improvisers Garth Powell on drums and Phillip Greenlief on saxophone, builds on past encounters among the three to forge something original and enduring for the present moment.
Powell & Greenlief’s partnership in music includes performances as a duo in the 2002 Evander Music festival (Oakland, California â€“ Spring 2002), and the 2003 Eagle Rock Performance Series (Los Angeles, California â€“ Winter 2003). Both are important and well-traveled players in the Bay Area’s improvised music community.
$20 cash cover charge at the door. BYOB.
Seating at 8:45.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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