Live at Laren

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Lee Konitz revived his nonet for the occasion of this 1979 concert, with trumpeters Red Rodney and John Eckert, baritonist Ronnie Cuber, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, and tuba player/bass trombonist Sam Burtis joining him in the front line. Lennie Tristano's "April," a challenging reworking of the standard "I'll Remember April," proves to be an inspired opener, with great solos all around. Knepper's blues "Who You" has the flavor of Charles Mingus' early-'60s compositions. Konitz's scoring of "Without a Song" begins with an unaccompanied alto solo before taking on a Latin flavor. Pianist Benny Aronov switches to the electric keyboard for an intricate take of Chick Corea's "Times...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Lee Konitz revived his nonet for the occasion of this 1979 concert, with trumpeters Red Rodney and John Eckert, baritonist Ronnie Cuber, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, and tuba player/bass trombonist Sam Burtis joining him in the front line. Lennie Tristano's "April," a challenging reworking of the standard "I'll Remember April," proves to be an inspired opener, with great solos all around. Knepper's blues "Who You" has the flavor of Charles Mingus' early-'60s compositions. Konitz's scoring of "Without a Song" begins with an unaccompanied alto solo before taking on a Latin flavor. Pianist Benny Aronov switches to the electric keyboard for an intricate take of Chick Corea's "Times Lie," while the nonet charges head first into the lengthy exploration of Corea's "Matrix." One of the less familiar releases in Lee Konitz's extensive discography, this Soul Note CD is worth tracking down.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2007
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 027312106923
  • Catalog Number: 743816

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 April (7:03)
  2. 2 Who You (6:15)
  3. 3 Without a Song (9:32)
  4. 4 Moon Dreams (3:45)
  5. 5 Time's Lie (10:54)
  6. 6 Matrix (13:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lee Konitz Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Ronnie Cuber Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Ray Drummond Bass
Billy Hart Drums
Jimmy Knepper Trombone
Red Rodney Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Benny Aronov Piano, Electric Piano
Sam Burtis Tuba, Bass Trombone
John Eckert Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet
Technical Credits
Ronnie Cuber Contributor
Ray Drummond Contributor
Billy Hart Contributor
Jimmy Knepper Arranger, Contributor
Lee Konitz Arranger, Contributor
Red Rodney Contributor
Vincent Youmans Composer
Giovanni Bonandrini Producer
Gennaro Carone Mastering
Chick Corea Composer
Gil Evans Arranger
Nat Hentoff Liner Notes
Johnny Mercer Composer
Jan VanRiemsdijk Producer
Neville Potter Composer
Chummy MacGregor Composer
Michiel DeRuyter Producer
Tavia Konitz Cover Design
Edward Eliscu Composer
Sy Johnson Arranger
Billy Rose Composer
William H. Bauer Composer
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