After studying music at Oxford University and the postgraduate course at Guildhall, Liam became the regular pianist with Stan Sulzmann (in both duo and quartet settings) on John Taylor’s recommendation. He went on to work in the bands of Anita Wardell, Harry Beckett, Tim Whitehead and John Stevens as well as recording and touring with cult minimalist composer Moondog. During this period, he also performed with John Taylor (as part of Stan Sulzmann’s two piano quintet), Kenny Wheeler and Lol Coxhill.
Three years after leaving Guildhall, Noble recorded solo piano album Close Your Eyes, which featured free improvisations, compositions and interpretations of tunes by (amongst others) Ornette Coleman, Annette Peacock and Richard Rodgers.
Other new and upcoming projects include Too Young To Go Steady, the new Tim Whitehead recording, a project with Colin Riley and Tim’s Homemade Orchestra featuring Children’s Poet Laureate Michael Rosen, a new Christine Tobin album called Secret Life Of A Girl and a forthcoming project with Mark Lockheart’s new group.
Liam also holds posts as Lecturer in Jazz at Birmingham Conservatoire and Trinity College of Music. He has published four volumes of transcriptions of the Bill Evans Trio, and Jazz Piano; An In Depth Look at the Styles of the Masters, both published by Hal Leonard.