Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre

Lee Konitz - Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre ft. Bill Evans (1951-59) [2CD] {1996 Verve Remaster} [repost]

Lee Konitz - Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre ft. Bill Evans (1951-59) [2CD] {1996 Verve Remaster}
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© 1996 Verve / PolyGram | 527 780-2
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone

This unusual two-CD set not only reissues the original LP of the same name but three other rare Verve LP's from the 1950's. Altoist Lee Konitz (on "An Image") is showcased during a set of adventurous Bill Russo arrangements for an orchestra and strings in 1958, pops up on half of Ralph Burns' underrated 1951 classic Free Forms (the most enjoyable of the four sets) and meets up with baritonist Jimmy Giuffre, whose arrangements for five saxes (including the great tenor Warne Marsh) and a trio led by pianist Bill Evans are sometimes equally influenced by classical music and bop.

Lee Konitz - Meets Jimmy Giuffre (1996)  Music

Posted by elcom at Dec. 13, 2009
Lee Konitz - Meets Jimmy Giuffre (1996)

Lee Konitz - Meets Jimmy Giuffre (1996)
Jazz | Eac rip | Flac+log+cue | 786 Mb | Complete covers & booklet 300 dpi
Label: Verve | UPC: 731452778024 | Rar rec.: 3% | RS.com
Lee Konitz, Don Friedman & Attila Zoller - Thingin (2000) {hatOLOGY 547 rec 1995}

Lee Konitz, Don Friedman & Attila Zoller - Thingin (2000) {hatOLOGY 547 rec 1995}
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© 1995, 2000 hatOLOGY / Hat Hut Records | 547
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano / Saxophone / Guitar

With the superb packaging and quality of sound for which the Swiss hatOLOGY label is noted, and the adventurous, Tristano-tinged blowing for which saxophonist Lee Konitz is known, this set of mostly originals ("Alone Together" being the exception) should satisfy a broad range of listeners. Joined by pianist Don Friedman and guitarist Attila Zoller, the trio dances gently with nuanced patter and exquisite precision, creating minor gems of graceful expansion.
Lee Konitz / Paul Bley / Bill Connors - Pyramid (1977) {Improvising Artists}

Lee Konitz / Paul Bley / Bill Connors - Pyramid (1977) {Improvising Artists}
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Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz , Post-Bop

Reissued on CD by the Black Saint/Soul Note labels, this entry from Paul Bley's IAI label features fairly free playing from an unusual trio comprised of Lee Konitz (on alto and soprano), keyboardist Bley and Bill Connors on electric and acoustic guitars. Actually, due to the free nature of the pieces, the music is less exciting than one might hope. Everyone takes chances in their solos but several of the pieces wander on much too long. Overall this session does not reach the heights one might expect from these great players.

Lee Konitz - Prisma (2018) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at April 26, 2018
Lee Konitz - Prisma (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Lee Konitz - Prisma (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 33:58 minutes | 364 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

At age 90 Lee Konitz is truly a living legend of Jazz. At an age when most people are sitting back enjoying the view from God's waiting room, Konitz is still active touring the world. Later this month Lee will be back in Europe for a number of concerts in the UK, Germany, Spain and France. Joining Lee on the tour will be German pianist Florian Weber together with long term Konitz compatriots, New York based bassist Jeremy Stratton And drummer George Schuller.

Jimmy Giuffre - Jimmy Giuffre 3, 1961 {2CD ECM 1438/39 rel 1992}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 19, 2018
Jimmy Giuffre - Jimmy Giuffre 3, 1961 {2CD ECM 1438/39 rel 1992}

Jimmy Giuffre - Jimmy Giuffre 3, 1961 {2CD ECM 1438/39 rel 1992}
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© 1961, 1992 ECM Records | ECM 1438/39
Jazz / West Coast Jazz / Modal Music / Third Stream / Clarinet

This reissue of Fusion and Thesis, the two albums the new Jimmy Giuffre 3 made in 1961, prior to their breakthrough and breakup in 1962, is nothing short of a revelation musically. Originally produced by Creed Taylor, who was still respectable back then, the two LPs have been complete remixed and remastered by ECM proprietor and chief producer Manfred Eicher and Jean Philippe Allard and contain complete material from both sessions resulting in one new track on Fusion and three more on Thesis.

Lee Konitz - Sometimes I'm Happy (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 7, 2018
Lee Konitz - Sometimes I'm Happy (2018)

Lee Konitz - Sometimes I'm Happy (2018)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:57:35 | 272 MB
Label: Nagel-Heyer Records

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, leading him to consistently take chances and stretch himself, usually quite successfully. Early on he studied clarinet, switched to alto, and played with Jerry Wald. Konitz gained some attention for his solos with Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra. He began studying with Lennie Tristano, who had a big influence on his conception and approach to improvising.
Lee Konitz - Jazz At Storyville (1954) {Black Lion BLCD 760901, W.Germany rel 1988}

Lee Konitz - Jazz At Storyville (1954) {Black Lion BLCD 760901, W.Germany rel 1988}
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© 1954, 1988 Black Lion | BLCD 760901
Jazz / Cool / Alto Saxophone

This excellent set gives one a definitive look at altoist Lee Konitz at a period of time when he was breaking away from being a sideman and a student of Lennie Tristano and asserting himself as a leader. With pianist Ronnie Ball, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Alan Levitt, Konitz explores a variety of his favorite chord changes, some of which were disguised by newer melodies such as "Hi Beck," "Subconscious Lee," and "Sound Lee." Among the other high points of this well-recorded set are "Foolin' Myself" and a lengthy exploration of "If I Had You."

Lee Konitz - The Lee Konitz Duets (1968) [Reissue 2006] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 18, 2018
Lee Konitz - The Lee Konitz Duets (1968) [Reissue 2006] (Repost)

Lee Konitz - The Lee Konitz Duets (1968) [Reissue 2006]
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Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Milestone Records (00025218646628)

This LP comprises 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 in five versions of "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.
Lee Konitz & The Brazilian Band - Brazilian Serenade (1996) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Lee Konitz & The Brazilian Band - Brazilian Serenade (1996) [Japan 2017]
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Lee Konitz has long been a versatile jazz musician, adaptable to many different styles. This Brazilian-flavored session is one of two that the alto saxophonist recorded during the mid-'90s for Venus; his session partners include trumpeter Tom Harrell, guitarist Romero Lubambo, pianist David Kikoski, bassist David Fink, drummer Duduka Da Fonseca, and percussionist Waltinho Anastácio.