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ARTIST
TITLE
Jugendstil II
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ESPDISK 4059CD ESPDISK 4059CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/14/2010

Following up the critically acclaimed 2008 release, St├ęphane Furic Leibovici and Chris Cheek return for this second volume, produced by Jim Black and featuring the alto saxophone giant Lee Konitz. An achievement in balance and taste, the resulting music is so thoughtful, intent and vibrant that it need not be forced upon you. The music unfolds for the listener in the subtlest of ways, as if the composer is challenging our very notion of what will come next. Like a mediation on color and space, you begin to let go of your assumptions and allow the harmonies and structures wash over you. The interaction of Konitz with his bandmates is a delicate dance of lyrical brilliance. Criss-crossing saxophones glide through Furic's intense and wide open bass work. Furic's compositions fuel extended interplay as the musicians seem to bounce from one musical theme to the next. This music is the epitome of finesse. Effortless and deep at the same time.