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Lee Konitz: Body And Soul (CD: Black Lion)Lee Konitz: Body And Soul (CD: Black Lion)
 


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Lee Konitz: Subconscious-Lee (CD: Prestige- US Import)
Along with the recordings the Lennie Tristano Sextet made for Capitol, the four sessions that make up this CD form the definitive statement from the Tristano "salon," establishing the blind, Chicago-born pianist and his foremost disciples, Konitz and Marsh, as a force and influence on the jazz of the 1950s. (Fantasy, Inc.) 


Price:  £15.49 

Lee Konitz: Subconscious-Lee (CD: Prestige- US Import)


Lee Konitz: Konitz Meets Mulligan (CD: Pacific)Lee Konitz: Konitz Meets Mulligan (CD: Pacific)
 


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Lee Konitz: Very Cool/ Tranquility (CD: Phoenix Jazz)
Lee Konitz confirms his cool school credentials with these two Verve LPs from 1957. Konitz was in the front line of contemporary jazz and the same year had been a member of the studio band recording Miles Davis’ seminal album Miles Ahead. On these recordings he expresses himself on alto sax in a way that few of his peers could match. The musicians on Very Cool are Don Ferrar (tp), Sal Mosca (p), Peter Ind (b), Shadow Wilson (d) and making up the quartet on Tranquility are Billy Bauer (g), Henry Grimes (b), Dave Bailey (d). (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £11.99 

Lee Konitz: Very Cool/ Tranquility (CD: Phoenix Jazz)


Lee Konitz: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)Lee Konitz: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz here presents four classic Lee Konitz albums including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. "An Image Lee Konitz With Strings", "You And Lee", "In Harvard Square" and "Konitz".

Jazz meets classical for our first selection "An Image"??perhaps?! Certainly William Russo?s arrangements to these songs add an extra dimension to the playing of Lee Konitz and a classical string quartet does rather enhance the classical flavour! The second selection "You And Lee" was, according to arranger Jimmy Guiffre, influenced by the old Jimmie Lunceford band where the six piece brass section would all rise to perform ballads bathed in a warm coloured light creating a wonderful mood with their closed muted horns. Artists appearing on this fine album include, on horns, Ernie Royal, Marky Markowitz and Phil Sunkle on trumpets; Bob Brookmeyer, Eddie Bert and Billy Byers on trombones; Lee on alto plus Bill Evans on piano, Sonny Dallas on bass, Roy Haynes on drums and Jim Hall on guitar. As mentioned in the original liner notes Lee is finally able to leave the Charlie Parker and Lester Young influences behind and become Lee Konitz! "In Harvard Square" is a driving four piece recording with Lee searching for freedom alongside Jeff Morton, Al Levitt, Peter Ind and Percy Heath- "Let real playing begin!". "Konitz" features the same band minus Heath and is the first time Lee had gone into the studio as front man and leader with his own handpicked sidemen. Recorded in Lee Tristano?s studio the Lee Konitz quartet "can take its place alongside the most important musical groups in jazz." All four albums have been digitally re-mastered . (AVID Entertainment) 


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Lee Konitz: Motion (CD: Verve)
Chicago-born Lee Konitz is a rarity amongst alto saxophonists of his generation in that he chose to follow a path that didn't derive inspiration from Charlie Parker. His unaffected tone and long lines virtually define the cool saxophone sound and are heard to impressive effect on this, another release in Verve's imaginative LPR series. If Rollins had made the tenor plus bass and drums format his own, then this was Konitz's parallel on alto, taped in New York, 1961. Spacious and unconventional, Konitz blows eloquently, and often unpredictably, in the hole created by the absence of a piano and Elvin Jones, an inspired choice of timekeeper, propels Motion forward like no other could have. A remarkable record.

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf  


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Lee Konitz: Motion (CD: Verve)


Lee Konitz: The Real Lee Konitz (CD: 32 Jazz)Lee Konitz: The Real Lee Konitz (CD: 32 Jazz)
 


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Lee Konitz: Inside Hi-Fi (CD: Atlantic)
 


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Lee Konitz: Inside Hi-Fi (CD: Atlantic)


Lee Konitz: Satori (CD: Milestone- US Import)Lee Konitz: Satori (CD: Milestone- US Import)
 


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Lee Konitz: Wild As Springtime (CD: Candid)
 


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Lee Konitz: Wild As Springtime (CD: Candid)


Lee Konitz: Palo Alto (CD: Proper)Lee Konitz: Palo Alto (CD: Proper)
One of the most individual alto saxophone stylists to emerge (albeit indirectly) from the bebop era, Lee Konitz's style was derived from the playing of Lester Young as well as from the teachings of Lennie Tristano, with whom Konitz studied & played for many years. These 23 tracks cover the period 1949-1953 and include Konitz's recordings with Tristano, Warne Marsh and Miles Davis's Birth Of The Cool band. (Proper Records) 


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Lee Konitz & Kenny Wheeler Quintet: Olden Times - Live At Birdland Neuberg (CD: Double Moon)
Reissue of a live recording from 1999 of two real jazz legends - saxophonist Lee Konitz and the late trumpeter Kenny Wheeler. It has been remastered and includes one bonus track, plus the original and new liner notes by the same author. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £12.99 

Lee Konitz & Kenny Wheeler Quintet: Olden Times - Live At Birdland Neuberg (CD: Double Moon)


Lee Konitz: Another Shade Of Blue (CD: Blue Note)Lee Konitz: Another Shade Of Blue (CD: Blue Note)
 


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Warne Marsh & Lee Konitz: Two Not One (Storyville, 4 CDs)
A great 4 CD Box Set, featuring amazing sessions recorded by two Lennie Tristano ‘pupils’ : Warne Marsh and Lee Konitz - recorded in 1975.

December 1975 was a busy month for both of them. It was Warne Marsh’s first visit to Europe. They played December 3,4 & 5 at the Montmartre club in Copenhagen and came back on the 27th and played yet another concert there. They were at Rosenberg studio December 28 and 29 for further recordings. All dates were recorded and the result can be heard on this 4 CD box. They were accompanied by the Danish musicians Ole Kock Hansen (p) Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b) and Alex Riel (dr) and for the later sessions with Dave Cliff (g) Peter Ind (b) and Alan Lewitt (dr). (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £19.99 

Warne Marsh & Lee Konitz: Two Not One (Storyville, 4 CDs)


Lee Konitz & Brad Mehldau: Live At Birdland (CD: ECM)Lee Konitz & Brad Mehldau: Live At Birdland (CD: ECM)
A quartet of master musicians and a programme of jazz classics. “Live At Birdland” presents the finest moments from two inspired nights at New York’s legendary club, as Konitz, Mehldau, Haden and Motian play “Lover Man”, “Lullaby Of Birdland”, “Solar”, “I Fall In Love Too Easily”, “You Stepped Out Of A Dream” and “Oleo” with freedom, tenderness, and a love of melody that only jazz’s greatest improvisers can propose. (ECM Records) 


Price:  £14.99 


Lee Konitz: Frescalalto (CD: Impulse)
At age 89, Lee Konitz still wields an astonishing command over the alto saxophone. His patented, streamlined approach of jazz improvisation continues to burst with vigor, underscored with simmering wisdom. With more than a half of century experience as a leader under his belt, it’s surprising that Konitz is only now making his Impulse! Records debut with the delightful Frescalalto, which finds the 2009 NEA Jazz Master in the superb company of pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Kenny Washington.The quartet’s collective expertise and accord enlivens Frescalalto as Konitz revisits tunes, mostly of which are timeless jazz standards. It’s to his credit that he can instil new personal meanings, and uncover new facets into these songs without sounding rote. (Universal Music) 


Price:  £13.99 

Lee Konitz: Frescalalto (CD: Impulse)

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