A Life In Jazz

Liam Noble Curriculum Vitae

Liam Noble was brought up extremely rapidly by two parents in Bromley, Kent. His interest in music started from age two, when his analyst played him Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht”
as light relief from his regression therapy, resulting in the first in a line of prestigious awards – “Patient Of The Year, 1971.”

From there it was a short step to Cannonball Adderley, the records of Miles Davis that featured his wives on the front covers, and the exuberant expletives of Jelly Roll Morton’s Library Of Congress recordings. Music and swearing went hand in hand in Noble’s early years, hopelessly splashing through mid period Beethoven sonatas and Chopin Études in a sea of curse and rage. He has since avoided sharps and flats altogether.

In a career spanning his entire working life, Noble has worked with a whole roster of international talent that reads like a list of people on a CV. Among them are some that should be singled out for special mention.

He continues to practice Bach’s “Goldberg Variations”, in the hope that out of 32, one will eventually come out right.

Noble is a sought after educator, holding several negligible posts at major institutions. Teaching can often become repetitive; he has avoided this by teaching only one hour per year at each college. This hour is then taxed at source.

Liam Noble’s new solo cd marks a significant departure from his usual way of working, including as it does many of the black notes of the keyboard, which are used in new and surprising combinations. The album has received rave reviews throughout the press, and more are eagerly anticipated when the music is finally released.

Liam Noble writes exclusively in the third person.