With fairness, it could be charged that Rifftides has been too concerned lately with the old and the dead. Well, certain observances and acknowledgements needed to be made. But let’s move on. David Liebman wrote with an antidote. Here’s his message:
ok–it’s a cliche now that “they”(meaning the kids) get better earlier-check this out–he’s already doing classical stuff since he was a babe–jazz for two years–Ravi (Coltrane) turned me on to him before I went to Israel a few weeks ago
13 yr old from Tel Aviv in a club there–just jamming
what’s next, out of the womb burning or what?
The 13-year-old’s name is Gadi Lehavi. Now you know about as much about him as I do, except for how he plays “Autumn Leaves” with Dave Liebman. Here they are, less than a month ago.
When he writes something original (if he hasn’t already), then I’ll be impressed. It’s incredible how he PLAYS, but I want to hear him write too.. After all, if no one wrote…