Amazing Jazz Saxophone Masterclass by Dave Liebman

This is a Dave Liebman masterclass from 2/7/15 in Nashville at the studio of Jeff Coffin.   I’m watching it right now as I post this but am so amazed at how deep and insightful this is that I feel I have to post it immediately.   I’m at the 60 minute mark and have to go to bed but can’t because this is pure Liebman magic happening here.  He is just sitting back and telling story after story. Teaching some deep truths!!  He is relaxed and laid back but his audience is on the edge of their seats wanting to absorb every last bit of knowledge.

The amazing thing is there is no pretext or phony BS.  Dave Liebman is just telling it like it happened or like it is.   There are so many “gold” tidbits in here from Dave Liebman but also from Joe Allard as he passes on what he was taught to us.  This is deep teaching right here.  I’ll add to this when I finish this video but in the meantime check it out and feel free to add any comments below…………

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Steve Neff has been playing and teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation around the New England area for the last 30 years. He is the author of many effective jazz improvisation methods as well as founding the popular jazz video lesson site


  1. Thanks for posting this. Lots of interesting stuff and concepts here. Since my first instrument was the flute I was struck by how he compared playing high and low notes on the sax as being similar to the flute. Seems like I’ve always heard that you don’t change your embouchure when playing the sax so that’s interesting that he says the opposite. And when I’ve watched some famous players on You Tube I could see they were moving their mouth when they played. But I always just figured that’s what worked for them. I sat through the whole video and totally enjoyed it. Just tons of great information for people at any level. I’ve been playing the sax for some 37 odd years and the flute even longer and I still got very useful stuff from watching this. Really fascinating.

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