Five-CD box set Empathy from saxophone/flute legend NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman, revered pianist Richie Beirach and NEA Jazz Master drummer Jack DeJohnette is released later this month by the Jazzline label.
The collection features, solo, duo and trio settings with additional personnel on the last disc among some 41 tracks that include a series of 15 ''Aural Landscape'' tracks.
Spanning 2016-20 the first of these ''improvised soundscapes'' performances are Liebman and Beirach in duo; the second the full trio; the third solo Lieb; fourth solo Beirach; and the last Liebman and Beirach plus Florian van Volxem on synths and Leo Henrichs on percussion.
The core trio's work together goes back many years for instance the trio (plus Dave Holland) appeared on the Tokyo recorded First Visit made in 1973 which was Liebman's debut as a leader issued by Philips (Japan).
Jack DeJohnette, above left, Richie Beirach, Dave Liebman. The Empathy release date is 27 August.