Lullaby of Birdland

Lullaby of Birdland

by Lee KonitzLee Konitz

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Overview

This interesting match-up works out well. Barry Harris is the definitive bebop pianist, often sounding close to Bud Powell but also influenced by Thelonious Monk and Tadd Dameron. Lee Konitz was one of the very few altoists of the late '40s who did not sound like a close relative of Charlie Parker, instead developing his own cool tone and thoughtful improvising approach. Konitz and Harris have not crossed paths all that often through the years but they joined forces for an engagement at Birdland in 1991. With bassist Calvin Hill and drummer Leroy Williams offering swinging support, Konitz and Harris explore seven bebop standards, with the pianist taking "Cherokee" as his feature. The two stylists mix together just fine. Konitz's sweet/sour tone and melancholy moods are joyfully uplifted by Harris' mastery of bebop.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/18/2006
Label: Candid Records
UPC: 0708857954025
catalogNumber: 79540
Rank: 89341

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lee Konitz   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Barry Harris   Piano
Calvin Hill   Bass
Leroy Williams   Drums

Technical Credits

Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Mark Morganelli   Producer
George Shearing   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Alan Bates   Executive Producer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Malcolm Addey   Engineer
Mark Gardner   Liner Notes
Mack Gordon   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Brooks Bowman   Composer

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