Lee Konitz Archive
Lena BLOCH & Feathery: Heart Knows – Fresh Sounds New Talent 531, 70:31 (9/25/17) ****½ : (Lena Bloch – tenor sax/ Cameron Brown – bass/ Russ Lossing – piano/ Billy Mintz – drums) Collective improvisations in a low-key Lee Konitz inspired linear concept approach quartet. I was listening to a recent release from Denmark the […]
Art Pepper and Lee Konitz – Art Pepper Presents West Coast Sessions, Vol. 3 – Omnivore OCD 224 – 1982 – 56:04 – ****: Hot and cool – Art Pepper and Lee Konitz… (Art Pepper – alto sax and clarinet; Lee Konitz – alto sax; Michael Lang – piano; Bob Magnusson – bass; John Dentz […]
Lee Konitz / Kenny Wheeler Quartet – Olden Times – Live At Birdland – Neuburg Double Moon DMCHR 71146, 78:31 ****: Time has not diminished the astounding expressiveness of these two musical innovators. (Lee Konitz – alto saxophone/ Kenny Wheeler – trumpet, Flugelhorn/ Frank Wunsch – piano; Gunnar Plümer – drums) It would be futile […]
Quiet abstractions with one newcomer and three master musicians.
Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Gary Peacock, Joey Baron – Enfants Terribles: Live at the Blue Note – Half Note
Cerebral music by four jazz masters…
Four masterful musicians meet, keep the down beat, and prove standards are never obsolete.
Vinyl re-release of 1953 gem underscores contribution of West Coast jazz.
Beyond a dream band…