Enfants Terribles: Live at the Blue Note

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Lee Konitz joined forces with Bill Frisell, Gary Peacock, and Joey Baron for a week-long booking at the Blue Note in New York City in early June 2011 (though no one was officially designated as the leader), with highlights from two nights being selected for this CD. The always-surprising alto saxophonist has worked with numerous configurations of musicians during his six-decade career, always staying fresh and avoiding predictability; this meeting finds the quartet covering six standards in an introspective yet stimulating manner. "What Is This Thing Called Love" often sounds like an exercise for jazz groups as they travel its familiar path, yet only a hint of its structure ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Lee Konitz joined forces with Bill Frisell, Gary Peacock, and Joey Baron for a week-long booking at the Blue Note in New York City in early June 2011 (though no one was officially designated as the leader), with highlights from two nights being selected for this CD. The always-surprising alto saxophonist has worked with numerous configurations of musicians during his six-decade career, always staying fresh and avoiding predictability; this meeting finds the quartet covering six standards in an introspective yet stimulating manner. "What Is This Thing Called Love" often sounds like an exercise for jazz groups as they travel its familiar path, yet only a hint of its structure remains in this version, which deftly utilizes space and darting lines. "Body & Soul" is a bit closer to its theme, with Konitz's brilliant improvisation leading the way as Frisell provides striking backgrounds then solos with equal gusto. It's likely that Konitz has played "I'll Remember April" for most of his career, but Frisell opens it alone with a striking, deliberate solo, followed by the rest of the quartet weaving superb countermelodies around him. Baron introduces "I Remember You" on drums, keeping the audience in suspense until the group reveals it gradually in a manner more humorous than sentimental. There is never a dull moment throughout these brilliant live performances.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2012
  • Label: Halfnote Records
  • UPC: 616892455226
  • Catalog Number: 924552

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Frisell Primary Artist, Guitar
Lee Konitz Alto Saxophone
Gary Peacock Bass
Joey Baron Drums
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Vernon Duke Composer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Gene DePaul Composer
Johnny Green Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Don Raye Composer
Steven Remote Engineer
Ned Washington Composer
Victor Young Composer
Jeff Levenson Producer, Liner Notes
Tom Beckham Art Direction
Robert Sour Composer
Victor Schertzinger Composer
Patricia Johnston Composer
Steven Bensusan Executive Producer
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