The Lee Konitz Duets

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD brings back one of altoist Lee Konitz's greatest sessions. In 1967 he recorded a series of very diverse duets, all of which succeed on their own terms. Konitz is matched with valve trombonist Marshall Brown on a delightful version of "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" and matches wits with the tenor of Joe Henderson on "You Don't Know What Love Is." He plays "Checkerboard" with pianist Dick Katz, "Erb" with guitarist Jim Hall, "Tickle Toe" with the tenor of Richie Kamuca Konitz switches to tenor on that cut, and an adventurous and fairly free "Duplexity" with violinist Ray Nance. Konitz also has three different duets on "Alone Together" and, on "Alphanumeric," welcomes ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD brings back one of altoist Lee Konitz's greatest sessions. In 1967 he recorded a series of very diverse duets, all of which succeed on their own terms. Konitz is matched with valve trombonist Marshall Brown on a delightful version of "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" and matches wits with the tenor of Joe Henderson on "You Don't Know What Love Is." He plays "Checkerboard" with pianist Dick Katz, "Erb" with guitarist Jim Hall, "Tickle Toe" with the tenor of Richie Kamuca Konitz switches to tenor on that cut, and an adventurous and fairly free "Duplexity" with violinist Ray Nance. Konitz also has three different duets on "Alone Together" and, on "Alphanumeric," welcomes practically everyone back for a final blowout. The music ranges from Dixieland to bop and free, and is consistently fascinating.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218646628
  • Catalog Number: 466
  • Sales rank: 135,049

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lee Konitz Primary Artist, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Karl Berger Vibes
Eddie Gomez Bass
Jim Hall Guitar
Joe Henderson Tenor Saxophone
Elvin Jones Drums
Richie Kamuca Tenor Saxophone
Ray Nance Violin
Dick Katz Piano
Marshall Brown Trombone, Euphonium, Valve Trombone
Technical Credits
Dick Katz Producer
Elvin Campbell Engineer
Lil Hardin Composer
Don Raye Composer
Gunther Schuller Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Perfect-LEE

    A good Lee Konitz recording will resonate for hours. The notes wind, color moods, and create environments weaving in an afterglow leading to the footsteps of your dreams. His most appropriately named STEPS TOWARD A DREAM is as alluring as it is hard to find. Lee Konitz is best when in conversation with one or two other instruments as his voice demands extensive reciting ideally captured on DUETS. Konitz with his wandering, moaning, bending and curving, non - offensive exploration is a delight. Different points of entry create intriguing duets even in the company of a quartet (IDEAL SCENE). Like a couple of friends starting a conversation with others joining, dropping out, rejoining, and adding their own points to a flurry of highlights and bright moments. Konitz is the best at holding these talks. An expert who is so fluid, Konitz plays like water flowing, streaming, searching and finding its larger ocean. Konitz goes inside the music- challenging listener and artist alike. Lee Konitz makes the avant-garde an accessible standard music and the standard far from expected. Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut (jeffreyhshurdut@hotmail.com)

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