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Lee Konitz

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Konitz is sometimes regarded as the preeminent cool jazz saxophonist, because he performed and recorded with Claude Thornhill, Lennie Tristano (both often cited as important cool jazz proponents of the mid 1940s), and with Miles Davis on his epochal Birth of the Cool, which gave the form its name.

Konitz has also been repeatedly noted as one of the few jazz saxophonists of the late 1940s and 1950s who did not seem imitative of the massively influential Charlie Parker.

In the early 1950s, Konitz recorded and toured with Stan Kenton's orchestra.

In 1961, he recorded Motion with Elvin Jones on drums and Sonny Dallas on bass

Album

Lennie Tristano Personal Recordings, 1946-1970

Label: Mosaic Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: DISC ONE: Trio With Billy Bauer – Live Performances

1.Rhythm (A) 3:22 2. Lennie’s Song (A) 4:12 3. Surrender (A) 3:14 4. Stream Line (A) 2:42 5. Day And Night (A) 3:12 6. Rhapsody (B) 3:16 7. Three For Tea (C) 4:42 8. Streamin’ (C) 7:09 9. Depend On Me (C) 7:19 10. Just Fine (C) 5:59 11. September Rain (D) 4:21 12. Mystery (E) 2:04 13. Under Your Spell (E) 3:19 14. Cosmology (E) 2:34 15. Restoration (F) 2:33

DISC TWO: Solo Piano

1.Spectrum (G) 1:52 2. New Pennies (H) 5:14 3. Lennie’s Blues (H) 4:18 4. Dusk (H) 2:39 5. These Foolish Things (H) 3:04 6. Tania’s Dance (H) 1:51 7. Call It Love (H) 4:36 8. C Minor Fantasy (H) 1:48 9. No Foolin’ (H) 3:34 10. When Your Lover Has Gone (H) 2:32 11. Bud Line (H) 1:39 12. Studio Time Medley (H) 4:42 13. Palo Alto Days (H) 2:52 14. Foolish Again (H) 2:17 15. The Avenue (H) 1:43 Thursday Suite: 16) Sonnet (I) 4:35 17) Swing Time (I) 3:26 18) Love Chords (I) 3:57

DISC THREE: Sextet – Live Performances

1.Live Free (J) 1:58 2. Sound-Lee (J) 9:47 3. Lennie’s Changes (J) 10:27 4. Ice Cream Konitz (J) 10:03 5. Fishin’ Around (J) 11:15 6. Band Excerpt (K) 5:17 7. You go to my head (L) 4:39 8. Sax of a kind (L) 5:20

DISC FOUR: Trio Sessions

1.Lennie’s Lines (M) 5:36 2. My Melancholy Baby (M) 7:45 3. Oceans Deep (M) 4:04 4. That Trading Feeling (M) 5:48 5. You Go To My Head (M) 6:55 6. London Blues (M) 4:19 7. There Will Never be Another You (M) 5:12 8. Session Wave (N) 5:59 9. Movin’ Along (N) 3:51 10. Trio Lines (N) 7:42 11. Lennie’s Place (N) 6:41

DISC FIVE: Duos And Trios With Sonny Dallas

1. Duo Days (O) 4:55 2. Dream Sequence (O) 7:09 3. Melancholy Up (O) 5:08 4. Forever Lines (O) 10:18 5. Friends (O) 4:16 6. You Go To My Head (O) 9:45 (J. F. Coots-H. Gillespie) 7. I Should Care (P) 7:18 (Cahn-Stordahl-Weston) 8. Lennie’s Groove (P) 9:14

DISC SIX: 1948 Free Session

1. Transformations (Q) 2:30 2. Dialogue (Q) 2:28 3. Digression Expanse (Q) 3:11 4. Pinochle Jump (Q) 2:00 5. Story (Q) 3:12 6. Ensemble Tune (Q) 2:17 7. Formation (Q) 3:30 Live At The Half Note 8. Sonny’s Variation (R) 1:07 9. Swingin’ at the Half Note (R) 8:41 10. Lennie’s Dream (R) 7:09 11. Smilin’ Groove (R) 5:09 12. Mine (R) :51 13. Hudson Street (R) 9:06 14. How Deep is the Ocean (S) 10:41

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