Liebman and the Basel-based piano trio Vein share a sense of music that stands at the intersection of freedom and complexity and aims to create maximum energy without abandoning its subtlety. Their performance at the Jazzfestival Basel was received with enthusiasm by the audience and only leaves one thing to say: Here grows together what belongs together.
- Tom Gsteiger, Basler Zeitung, 4.2012
...Liebman’s dark and abstract “Climbing” is a tense affair, with his powerful tenor fueled by the superb rhythm section... It’s a safe bet that future collaborations by David Liebman with Vein are in the works.
- Ken Dryden, The New York City Jazz Record, 2.2013
...In line with their current CD "Lemuria - live", the music created at the "Unterfahrt" combined the roughness of jazzy freedom with the elegance of creative perfection.
- Ralf Dombrowski, Süddeutsche Zeitung 9.2012
Cooperating with artist Stephan Spicher from Basel, VEIN has launched 4 new videos:
all videos: Philippe Ohl, philo-media.de
Michael Arbenz, piano / Thomas Lähns, bass / Florian Arbenz, drums / Dave Liebman sax
In Your Own Sweet Way (Dave Brubeck), Lemuria (M. Arbenz), I Loves You Porgy (G. Gershwin), Evolution (F. Arbenz), Climbing (F. Arbenz), Summertime (G. Gershwin)
UNIT Records UTR 4384