Lookout Farm (album)

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Lookout Farm
Lookout Farm.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedOctober 10–11, 1973
StudioGeneration Sound Studios, New York City
GenreJazz fusion, post-bop
ProducerManfred Eicher
Dave Liebman chronology
First Visit
Lookout Farm
Drum Ode

Lookout Farm is an album by American jazz saxophonist Dave Liebman recorded in 1973, his first released on the ECM label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 5 stars, stating, "For saxophonist/flutist David Liebman, the collective septet Lookout Farm earmarked him as an emergent band leader and conceptualist, not to mention top-of-the-heap unabashed improviser, especially on the soprano... Lookout Farm's sheer democracy in motion, for progressive modern jazz in a fusion era, defined how far artistically a group could go while retaining a distinct identity... This one-of-a-kind band and recording set a high-water mark for far too few bands, even unto itself, to follow. This is worth searching for and savoring".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Dave Liebman - Published by Lieb Stone Music
  1. "Pablo's Story" - 14:09
  2. "Sam's Float" - 8:50
  3. "M.D./Lookout Farm" - 23:54

Dave Liebman comments (from album)[edit]

Lookout Farm is a new quartet. This is our first album; with the help of friends. The compositions are dedicated to people or experiences I've had. "Pablo's Story" for P. Picasso (with "Andalucia" for Mom); "Sam's Float" is for a water dance; "M.D." for Miles; "Lookout Farm" was where I met Eugene Gregan. - Dave Leibman



  1. ^ Discogs album entry accessed August 31, 2011
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed August 31, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 126. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.