Pete Christlieb

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Pete Christlieb
Pete Christlieb.jpg
Christlieb in Los Angeles, 2007
Background information
Born (1945-02-16) February 16, 1945 (age 73)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsSaxophone
Associated acts
Websitepetechristlieb.com

Pete Christlieb (born February 16, 1945) is a jazz bebop, West Coast jazz and hard bop tenor saxophonist.

Biography[edit]

Christlieb was born in Los Angeles, California and is the son of bassoonist Don Christlieb. Christlieb has worked with many musicians, such as Tom Waits, Louie Bellson, Chet Baker, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Steely Dan, Warne Marsh, Doc Severinsen, The Tonight Show Band, Bob Florence, Frank Mantooth, Gary Urwin, Phil Kelly, and Bill Holman.[1]

Christlieb played the sax solos on Steely Dan's hit song "Deacon Blues" from the album Aja; Natalie Cole's Grammy award-winning album Unforgettable; and the extended tenor sax solo on the song "FM (No Static at All)" from the movie of the same name.

Christlieb currently plays with his recently formed 11-piece group, the "Tall & Small Band"; the Bill Holman Orchestra; and his own quartet. Also, for years Pete has been involved in professional drag racing, with his cars participating in numerous races in the southwest and across the country. His team has won two national championships for the 'Blown Alcohol Dragsters' class.

Equipment[edit]

Saxophone[edit]

Based on left hand pinky table mounting construction, on tenor probably a refinished (silverplated with gold lacquered keys?) Selmer "Super Action," aka "Super Balanced Action." If bell key guard is original, it would make it a later series "SBA."[2]

Mouthpiece & Reeds[edit]

Christlieb plays a vintage Berg Larsen metal mouthpiece (130/0) with Rico (plasticover No. 2) reeds.

Discography[edit]

As leader or co-leader[edit]

With Doc Severinsen

As sideman or guest[edit]

With Louie Bellson

  • 1955 Skin Deep
  • 1974 150 MPH
  • 1975 The Louis Bellson Explosion
  • 1976 Louie Bellson's 7
  • 1978 Louis Bellson Jam
  • 1978 Matterhorn: Louie Bellson Drum Explosion
  • 1978 Prime Time
  • 1978 Sunshine Rock
  • 1984 Don't Stop Now!
  • 1988 Hot
  • 1995 Live at Concord Summer Festival
  • 1996 Their Time Was the Greatest
  • 1997 Air Bellson
  • 1998 The Art of the Chart

With Wayne Bergeron

  • 2002 You Call This a Living?
  • 2007 Plays Well with Others

With Bobby Caldwell

  • 1996 Blue Condition
  • 1999 Come Rain or Come Shine

With Frank Capp

  • 1981 Juggernaut Strikes Again
  • 1995 In a Hefti Bag
  • 1996 Play It Again Sam

With Rosemary Clooney

  • 1992 Girl Singer
  • 2002 Out of This World

With Natalie Cole

  • 1991 Unforgettable: With Love
  • 1993 Take a Look
  • 1999 Snowfall on the Sahara
  • 2008 Still Unforgettable

With Bob Florence

  • 1979 Live at Concerts by the Sea
  • 1981 Westlake
  • 1982 Soaring
  • 1992 Jewels

With Bill Holman

  • 1995 A View from the Side
  • 1997 Brilliant Corners: The Music of Thelonious Monk
  • 2007 Hommage

With Quincy Jones

  • 1971 Smackwater Jack
  • 1974 Body Heat
  • 1970 Music from The Adventurers with Ray Brown
  • 1976 I Heard That!
  • 1995 Q's Jook Joint
  • 1996 Journey to Next with Benny Carter/Dizzy Gillespie
  • 1999 From Q with Love
  • 2007 Summer in the City
  • 2000 Basie & Beyond with Sammy Nestico

With Seth MacFarlane

  • 2011 Music Is Better Than Words
  • 2017 In Full Swing

With The Manhattan Transfer

  • 1977 Pastiche
  • 1991 The Offbeat of Avenues
  • 1992 The Christmas Album

With Frank Mantooth

  • 1987 Per-Se-Vere
  • 1995 Sophisticated Lady
  • 1999 Miracle

With Diane Schuur

  • 1986 Timeless
  • 1993 Love Songs

With Tom Scott

  • 1973 Great Scott
  • 1982 Desire
  • 1983 Target
  • 1991 Keep This Love Alive
  • 1992 Born Again
  • 1995 Night Creatures
  • 1999 Smokin' Section

With Keely Smith

  • 2001 Keely Sings Sinatra
  • 2000 Swing Swing Swing
  • 2002 Keely Swings Basie-Style with Strings

With Anthony Wilson

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2000). Bebop. Miller Freeman Books. pp. 242–243. ISBN 0-87930-608-4.
  2. ^ "Pete Christlieb: Linda Small Quintet" on YouTube
  3. ^ "Pete Christlieb | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Pete Christlieb | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 October 2018.

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