The Lee Konitz Duets

Lee Konitz

The Lee Konitz Duets
  • CAT # OJCCD-466-25

    1. Struttin' With Some Barbecue 3:02
    2. You Don't Know What Love Is 3:27
    3. Variations On Alone Together 14:58
    4. Checkerboard 5:44
    5. Erb 3:05
    6. Tickle Toe 2:53
    7. Duplexity 6:16
    8. Alphanumeric 5:17

The Lee Konitz Duets is one of the most fascinating documents of the amazingly productive career of a great American saxophonist. In a remarkable day of recording, Konitz collaborated in tandem creations with nine musicians representing a wide range of styles from early jazz to post-bop. Through all of these tracks, Konitz embodies the jazz tradition, including its self-nourishing compulsion to change and expand. Among the album’s delights are tributes to Louis Armstrong and Lester Young, an uncannily empathetic saxophone duet with Joe Henderson, and a series of variations on “Alone Together” that goes beyond the boundaries of jazz into a music that knows no category.

with Marshall Brown, Joe Henderson, Richie Kamuca, Jim Hall, Dick Katz, Karl Berger, Eddie Gomez, Elvin Jones, Ray Nance

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Recorded in performance at the Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles, CA; October 20, 21, and 22, 2000.



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