The Dave Le Febvre Group
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The Dave Le Febvre Group

San Jose, California, United States | INDIE

San Jose, California, United States | INDIE
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Left leaning, forward thinking vet sax man plays it acoustic and electric, delivering a real first class sitting down listening experience for any one weaned on Paul Winter and his progressive off shoots. It’s as much a journey as it is a record. Well done.
Chris Spector, Midwest Record Review - - Midwest Record

"Album review: 'From Soul to Soul' by Dave Le Febvre "Beautifully simple music""

Dave Le Febvre, pronounced “Le Fay,” is jazz saxophonist, flutist, and
performer of the wind synthesizer among other instruments. His album,
From Soul to Soul is an interesting, eclectic collection of jazz ensembles, that has been drawn from many sources of inspiration.
The first track, “Introduction,” is a very unique song played on the EWI, or electronic wind instrument similar to a synthesizer. This track really sticks out on the album. Just by listening, you can tell Le Febvre drew inspiration from Japanese style music. Le Febvre has performed in
many places around the world, including Japan.
This man is not a completely new musician. He has been performing at jazz festivals for the past 25 years.
There are tracks on this album that are full of energy, propelled by the driving force that is Le Febvre’s passion for music. On the other hand, there are darker tunes that influence the listeners just as well.
“Hope” is one of my favorites on the album. You can really hear the story in the music. You can feel the desperate and melancholy woes but yet a slight uplifting thread in the music that tells you there will be better days. The piano is absolutely stunning.
These tracks are simply beautiful in the simplistic ways Le Febvre has composed them. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed if you buy the album. --Stephanie Trottier -

"Dave Le Febvre – FROM SOUL TO SOUL:"

There’s definitely a point in a reviewer’s time writing when they KNOW an artist (whether they’ve ever heard them before or not). Dave’s superb tenor sax work clearly falls in that category for this reviewer... just scope out the penetrating (yet somehow relaxing) reeds Dave plays on the third track in, “A Nordic Tale“... when balanced against the great guitar from Jean Michel Hure, piano by Murray Low, bass by Dan Feiszli and dynamic drums from Curt Moore, you know this 6:19 track is one of your favorites. The smoothly invigorating “Hope” will make you realize that dreams CAN come true... this one, in fact, is my favorite piece on the CD. Dave is a composer/player you won’t soon drop from your playlists, & this CD gets my MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.98 – as well as the “PICK” of this issue for “most solid jazz quintet”. Get more information at --Rotcod Zzaj - Zzaj Productions

"REVIEW: Dave LeFebvre’s “From Soul To Soul”"

Dave LeFebvre is a saxophonist who is very in tune with what he does as a musician and as a contributor to the music called jazz. From Soul To Soul (Laphase Music) is laid back in vibe but this is far from being smooth jazz. Smoothed out, very much, but it’s the kind of jazz that’ll put you at ease without worrying about forgetting who you’re listening to.

LeFebvre’s primary instrument is the tenor saxophone, but he also plays the EWI (Electric Wind Instrument), which allows him to get more creative with textures and tones throughout his songs. “A Nordic Tale”, with help from guitarist Jean Michel Hure, sounds like something that would feel at home on a John Metheny album, while “Mr. JB” and “From Soul To Soul” (the latter a song done in honor of the late Michael Brecker) would do well in any jazz playlist. Along with Michelle Goerlitz (percussion), Curt Moore (drums), and Murray Low (piano and keyboards), the songs here feel cool, calm and collected, incredibly played and the kind of music that is soothing yet thought provoking. The title suggests that perhaps the music is a wordless conversation, one that deals with creation emotion by playing emotion. If so, I love the non-word play. - This Is Book's Music


Dave Le Febvre, From Soul to Soul, 2011, Laphase Music.
Dave Le Febvre, Robo-Bop, 2001, Laphase Music.
Dave Le Febvre, Reminds Me of You, 1994, Laphase Music.
Dave Le Febvre, Marbledust, 1981, Jazzhounds Records.



Jazz saxophonist and composer Dave Le Febvre (pronounced "Le Fay" in the US) has performed throughout California, Europe and Japan for the past 25 years. He has performed with The Don Ellis Orchestra, The Don Piestrup Big Band, Joe Williams, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Wayne Newton, and Robert Goulet, and has appeared at many local jazz festivals such as the Rockridge Out and About Festival, Concord Jazz Festival, Berkeley Jazz Festival, Napa Valley Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, Concerts at the Museum (Los Angeles) and as a headliner at the Fete de la Musique in Auxerre, France. Dave has done many recording sessions in both Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Dave performs on soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, flute, clarinet and EWI.

As a jazz educator, Dave has taught at UC Berkeley, The Jazzschool, Cal State Maritime, the Jamey Aebersold Clinics, and the San Jose Jazz Camp. He has adjudicated many collegiate and high school jazz festivals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and has appeared as guest soloist and clinician in the Bay Area, Japan and France.

Dave Le Febvre has composed and arranged over one hundred original compositions for big band and more than two hundred compositions and arrangements for small ensembles. His works have been performed by Freddie Hubbard, Richie Cole, The BBC Big Band and many others in jazz festivals throughout the world. His experience with groups like The Don Piestrup Big Band and The Don Ellis Orchestra early in his career helped to inspire a creative and ever-evolving approach toward jazz exploration. Whether his music is labeled "fusion" or "straight-ahead", it is always based on a rhythmically intriguing and intensely rich melodic and harmonic concept.

Dave's new CD release, From Soul to Soul, features original straight-ahead and Latin jazz compositions performed by his quintet. The title track is dedicated to the one of Dave's greatest influences, the late Michael Brecker. Dave performs on tenor saxophone and EWI with Jean Michel Hure on guitar, Murray Low on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass and Curt Moore on drums. From Soul to Soul may be purchased online through and