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Lee Konitz

Lee Konitz
Born: Oct 13, 1927 in Chicago, IL
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Genre: Jazz
Biography: One of the most individual of all altoists (and one of the few in the 1950s who did not sound like a cousin of Charlie Parker), the cool-toned Lee Konitz has always had a strong musical curiosity that has led him to consistently take chances and stretch himself, usually quite successfully. Early on he ...Read full biography
The Lee Konitz Duets
Released: 1967
Label: Fantasy Inc.
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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 ...Read full review
live At The Half Note
Released: 1959
Label: Verve Records
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The music on this two-CD set has a strange history. Pianist Lennie Tristano had a rare reunion with altoist Lee Konitz and tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh (his two greatest "students") during an extended ...Read full review