Lee Konitz, Miles Davis, Art Blakey and
Bud Powell at Birdland, photo by Marcel Fleiss
After performing on the Birth of the Cool sessions, touring with Stan Kenton, and studying/performing with pianist Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz recorded this live set from the Half Note in New York City shortly before his musical hiatus in the early 1960s. The two discs are filled with first-rate Konitz and Marsh improvisations (separately and, at times, simultaneously). They are backed by the fascinating rhythm section of Evans (subbing for Tristano), Garrison and Motian. While Evans lays out for much of the Konitz/Marsh improvisation, he opens up on the double disc’s final track, “Subconscious-Lee.” Inspired jazz interaction.
October 23, 2007 · 0 commentsTags: cool jazz
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