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180 gram exact repro, originally released in 1956. "This excellent recording (part of their 1987 Jazzlore series) features altoist Lee Konitz with two separate quartets during 1956. Either guitarist Billy Bauer or pianist Sal Mosca are the main supporting voices in groups also including either Arnold Fishkind or Peter Ind on bass and Dick Scott on drums. The most unusual aspect to the set is that on the four selections with Mosca, Konitz switches to tenor, playing quite effectively in a recognizable cool style. The overall highlights of this enjoyable album are 'Everything Happens to Me,' 'All of Me,' and 'Star Eyes,' but all eight performances are well played and swinging." --All Music Guide
The Complete Remastered Recordings
BLACK SAINT/SOUL NOTE (ITALY)
On Black Saint & Soul Note
. "Generally considered one of the driving forces of cool jazz, alto saxophonist Lee Konitz has also performed successfully in bebop and avant-garde settings. He was one of the few altoists to retain a distinctive sound in the '40s, when Charlie Parker exercised a tremendous influence on other players. Konitz's association with the cool jazz movement of the 1940s and '50s includes participation in Miles Davis' epochal
Birth of the Cool
Live At Laren
The New York Album
Unaccompanied Live In Yokohama
"Altoist Lee Konitz toured Japan in Oct/'96 and he touched bass with musicians such as Keiji Haino, koto virtuoso Kazue Sawai, Kazuhisa Uchihashi of Altered States, Seiichi Yamamoto of the Boredoms, etc. This is Konitz's first solo disc in 22 years (and it also features him in a duo with Takayanagi pupil Kazuo Imai, who has a startling solo CD on PSF:
How Will We Change?
-- PSF 70). The first five tracks here are a 45 minute solo medley, which displays Konitz's unique structural sense and refined tone. Konitz is far more ignored in underground circles than he should be -- the last living reminder of the Tristano groups of the forties, and along with Eric Dolphy an example of the heights that individualistic, non-standard (read: non-free) improvisation can aspire to."
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