Thursday, March 15, 2007

by phantom 4

David Laibman & Eric Schoenberg "The New Ragtime Guitar" 1971

David Laibman (December 25, 1942 - ) is Professor of Economics at the City University of New York and has been editor of the marxist journal Science & Society. since 1990.

David Laibman is also known as one the most influential arrangers and players of fingepicked ragtime acoustic guitar. His innovative guitar arrangements of piano rags by such composers as Scott Joplin and Joseph Lamb are generally viewed to be among the best available. Many players of acoustic ragtime guitar feel that Mr. Laibman founded this genre of music in the late 60's to early 70's and was greatly responsible for the subsequent revival in string ragtime. David Laibman still performs this material in concert although these are rare events.

Dave Laibman released many influential recordings. One of the most influential was The New Ragtime Guitar, an LP of ragtime duets recorded with his cousin Eric Schoenberg and released on Folkways Records in 1970. Still available as a CD from Smithsonian-Folkways, it is widely credited with sparking the 1970's stringed ragtime revival. Another popular solo LP of Laibman's has been rereleased on CD as Ten Classic Rags. It is comprised entirely of Mr. Laibman playing 10 of his guitar arrangements of Scott Joplin and Joseph Lamb ragtime piano compositions.

Finally, Laibman has issued teaching books and tapes on his arrangements. They are periodically offered in different formats at guitarvideos.com.


Eric Schoenberg is an American guitarist known for his fingerstyle guitar playing, as well as a recording artist and designer of acoustic guitars.

He owns Eric Schoenberg Guitars, a guitar store in Tiburon, California, U.S.A., which sells vintage and luthier-made acoustic guitars.

Eric and his cousin Dave Laibman were among the first transposers of classical piano ragtime to the guitar. This resulted in their album, Contemporary Ragtime Guitar, on Folkways Records.
He has performed, toured, recorded and written extensively.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Lizardson said...

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15 March, 2007 20:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great music!
Weird how musicians have sometimes serious jobs!

Armute

17 March, 2007 03:51  
Blogger Biby Cletus said...

kewl stuff The New Ragtime Guitar" 1971. nice blog ,interesting stuff you have got here keep up the good work.like to visit more so be in touch


regards Biby - Blog

17 March, 2007 19:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm someone who is both interested in '60's/'70's music and involved in heterodox economics in New York City, so this is a great find for me. I'm definitely familiar with his journal and academic work. I didn't know he was an accomplished musician as well!

Thanks!

27 April, 2007 00:49  

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