Guitarist Liberty Ellman mixes highly advanced post-bop jazz with components of funk and hip-hop. His music falls approximately inside the M-Base subculture birthed by alto saxophonist Steve Coleman. Blessed in London in 1971, but elevated in the us, Ellman became a dynamic person in the Bay Area’s creative community, using like-minded music artists Vijay Iyer and Eric Crystal, dealing with hip-hop groupings the Coup and Midnight Voices, and composing music for the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Mime Troupe, a politics theater firm. In early 1997, Ellman founded Crimson Giant Information, which released his debut record, Orthodoxy, in addition to discs by Iyer, Crystal, and Midnight Voices. Relocating to NY in past due 1998, Ellman documented for dance music makers Spiritual Existence and began using saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa. He also performed frequently with his personal trio and obtained auspicious employment within the touring music group of M-Base prophet Greg Osby.