Dave Liebman as "King of the World"
NOW, A JAZZ MOMENT...
MUSIC: There Will Never Be Another You
NEA JAZZ MASTER DAVE LIEBMAN CONSIDERS HIMSELF EXTREMELY LUCKY TO HAVE SHARED A STAGE WITH SOME OF THE GREATEST INSTRUMENTALISTS IN THE HISTORY OF THIS MUSIC, INCLUDING ELVIN JONES, CHICK COREA, AND MILES DAVIS.
Dave Liebman: When you're on that stage with those guys, this is serious business and you better be on it. And uh, it's a hundred percent intensity. And really, as I've learned over the years, it's the essence of when you say "being there", you know being in present time, there's no past, there's no future. You know, it's really kinda Zenned out in a way when you think about it. The moment I'm playing, I call it the, the being "le roi du monde" -- French people please excuse me, but -- the King of the World. Because when you're in, playing in that moment you're on top of the kingdom there.
MUSIC: up for punctuation, then fades under and out
THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH SAXOPHONIST DAVE LIEBMAN WAS CREATED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.