FluteDaddy Music

FluteDaddy Music

FluteDaddy at 21 C featured Reggie Berg on piano and Joseph Liberti on flute.s
Reggie Berg and Joseph Liberti

A link to FluteDaddy Music has been added to the menu. FluteDaddy provides beautiful hip music for special events and was founded by me in 2009.

New FluteDaddy music samples have recently been added:

The new music samples are of Joseph Liberti with the FluteDaddy quartet and recorded in a live LifeJazz performance at 21C:
1. A cool jazz rendition of Dave Brubeck’s In Your Own Sweet Way.
2. A medium uptempo samba of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Chega De Saudade.
3. A special ballad version of Michel Legrand’s You Must Believe In Spring.
You Must Believe In Spring features a gorgeous 2 minute piano solo intro followed by a piano and alto flute duet and then a final improv out chorus with the whole band. It is a little long but beautiful and the audience loved it. Here it is:

Jon Hendricks – Jazz Singer

Jon Hendricks – Jazz Singer

Jon Hendricks Jazz SingerAt our recent 21C concert FluteDaddy played Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Chega De Saudade which I mentioned was a song jazz singer Jon Hendricks had created new lyrics for  and titled: No More Blues.  Today Jazzwax published a great articles about Hendricks that will give you more of the story.

“Few singers understood the jazz instrumentalist better than Jon Hendricks. For much of the 1950s, Hendricks built his career on writing savvy lyrics to iconic instrumental solos. Hendricks was inspired by King Pleasure’s recording of Moody’s Mood for Love in 1952. Over the years, he crafted lyrics for an enormous number of songs, including…” READ The Whole Story at Jazzwax.

Joseph Liberti

A Satisfying Show!

The LifeJazz event at 21C on Sunday May 6 was a satisfying show thanks to a wonderful audience and great support from fans old and new!

Joseph Liberti flutist and composer
Joseph Liberti

We began the show with several jazz standards beginning with a fast samba version of  Jobim’s Chega De Saudade,now called “No More Blues:after americanized jazz lyrics were written by jazz singer and famous scat man Jon Hendricks. The FluteDaddy  group lightly swung Dave Brubeck’s In Your Own Sweet Way and the audience really dug Jason Crowes’ bass solo.  After I read aloud the wonderful lyrics from Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Reggie Berg played a captivating two minute preface to Michel Legrand’s ballad You Must Believe In Spring and I followed with an alto flute solo. Folks loved it.

Jason Crow bassist
Jason Crowe

Thanks again to for the warm reception for my new compositions inspired by nature, art and life. You said you especially enjoyed the jazz waltz Isn’t This The Day and the hard swinging close of Gotta Go Go Go. It was also my great pleasure to premiere Wednesday Blue, the piece inspired by the art of  Suz Stovall who shed some beautiful tears and rewarded me with a wonderful hug.

Reggie Berg and Joseph Liberti at the LifeJazz Show
Reggie Berg and Joseph Liberti

Thanks again for being a wonderful audience!! Music has opened to me as never before and as I compose my new music I look forward and can say enthusiastically that my next concert, and the ones after that will each be the best of my life.

I have included some photos of the band provided by photographer and friend John Harder.  With a little luck I will be able to share some of the recordings with you too. If you missed this concert, please stayed tuned for the announcement of our Fall show, planned for September.

 

Be well and happy,

Joseph Liberti

In The Culture Zone

Keith Simon and Joseph Liberti In The Culture Zone.

Jazz 93.5Keith Simon of KCME and 93.5 Jazz interviewed me for the Culture Zone program. I always enjoy visiting Keith and his Culture Zone interview provides some background and insights into The LifeJazz Show coming up next on May 6, 2018. The music audio for the interview is my new tune What To Do?Listen to the recorded Culture Zone interview below.