Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. There's a lot of great chromatic elements going on here – thanks to the work of John Scofield on guitar, who's at that key point where he could effortlessly balance melody and tone with these edges that are sharp, but also very spacious – kind of a wide style that really reaches out and wraps up the rest of the players in the group! Not that the record's one of John's as a leader, because the real driving force here is David Liebman on tenor and soprano sax – but he also seems to let Scofield set the tone at many times – which opens up work from the rest of the players, who include Terumasa Hino on trumpet, Ron McClure on bass, and Adam Nussbaum on drums. This approach makes the record a lot less arch than some of Liebman's other material from the time – and titles include "Reunion", "Moontide", "Move On Some", "Autumn In New York", "If They Only Knew", and "Capitstrano".
In this informal classroom lecture, David Liebman covers where and when to practice, value of maintaining a practice diary, use of books, instrumental technique first, ritual, organization, prioritization, length of practice period, highlighting weaknesses, and much more. Filmed at the Newpark Music Centre in Dublin, Ireland on August 21, 2007 in a casual lecture format in front of a class of adult music students. This session was not filmed with the intention of later publication, so the video angle and quality are not of professional quality. However, the quality of the content will change the way you practice and change the way you think about practicing and make this one of your favorite DVDs.