Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre

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 - 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.
Jimmy Giuffre - The Four Brothers Sound (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27267}

Jimmy Giuffre - The Four Brothers Sound (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27267}
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© 1958, 2013 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27267 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Tenor Saxophone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. On this interesting LP, Four Brothers Sound refers to the four overdubbed tenor saxes Giuffre uses throughout the session. The effect is similar to that achieved by Bill Evans on his similar effort, Conversations With Myself. The chief differences between the two might be this: where Evans layered wholly different improvisational lines to the same changes, Giuffre generally sticks to ensemble work. Also, Evans was the only performer on his set, while pianist Bob Brookmeyer and guitarist Jim Hall join Giuffre on several cuts.
Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh - The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1954-61 [6CD BoxSet] (1997) {Mosaic}

Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh - The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1954-61 [6CD BoxSet] (1997) {Mosaic}
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© 1997 Mosaic Records / Atlantic | MD6-174
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone / Piano

Pianist Lennie Tristano was an early inspiration and a major influence on the playing of altoist Lee Konitz and tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh. Their very notable and highly original Capitol recordings of 1949 – with the quiet metronomic rhythm section, advanced melodic improvising, and reharmonizations – stood apart from the typical bop of the period. By 1955, when the earliest performances on this 1997 limited-edition, six-CD set were recorded, the trio was not working together very often; in fact, Tristano was mostly functioning as a teacher, only surfacing for occasional records and club dates.

Lee Konitz - Rhapsody (1993)  Music

Posted by zerumuga at Oct. 16, 2009
Lee Konitz - Rhapsody (1993)

Lee Konitz - Rhapsody
Jazz | 1993 | MP3 CBR 320Kbps => 158 MB | Time 1:02:41 | Covers

The rhapsody of the vocal tracks is matched by the more private dialogues of the instrumentals. Demanding but rewarding, this is an essential Konitz album.
Lee Konitz - Frescalalto (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lee Konitz - Frescalalto (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:32 minutes | 1030 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Throughout his nearly 70-year career, Konitz himself has been highly influential in the way of playing of several musicians. "Frescalalto" marks his debut on Impulse Records and features the acclaimed pianist Kenny Barron, and a tight bass-drums engine composed of Peter Washington and Kenny Washington (no family ties, but natural musical rapport). For this session, Konitz selected three originals and five standards, which were dressed with inventive new outfits.

Lee Konitz - Frescalalto (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 10, 2017
Lee Konitz - Frescalalto (2017)

Lee Konitz - Frescalalto
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 50:21 min | 296 MB
Label: Decca (UMO) - 0602557208733 | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017
Jazz

At 89, Lee Konitz has nothing left to prove, but the legendary saxophonist, who began his long recording career on Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool back in 1949, proves here nonetheless that he remains one of the most original and truly improvisatory talents in jazz.
Lee Konitz & Karl Berger - Seasons Change (1979) {Circle Records RKCD/1 rel 1996}

Lee Konitz & Karl Berger - Seasons Change (1979) {Circle Records RKCD/1 rel 1996}
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© 1979, 1996 Circle Records | RKCD/1
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Saxophone / Vibes / Piano

Seasons Change is an album by saxophonist Lee Konitz and vibraphonist/pianist Karl Berger recorded in Zürich in 1979 and released on the German Circle label. A beautiful pairing – the vibes and piano of Karl Berger, and the amazingly sharp alto tone of Lee Konitz!

Zollsound 4 feat. Lee Konitz - Open Hearts (2000) {Enja}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 16, 2017
Zollsound 4 feat. Lee Konitz - Open Hearts (2000) {Enja}

Zollsound 4 feat. Lee Konitz - Open Hearts (2000) {Enja}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 296MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop

Lee Konitz is a master of linear playing and a stylist on the highest level. The purity of Konitz intonation – that cool nobility which hasy been present in his playing since the 40s – is famous. Lee Konitz shows in this recording just how exquisite chords can sound even without chord instruments. But we have always known Lee to be one of the greatest spontaneous composers of Jazz. To play without chord instruments is absolutely no problem for a baritone saxophonist of Thomas Zoller’s calibre, it has had its own special fascination ever since the days of the Gerry Mulligan Quintet in the 50’s. Carlo Mombelli (South Africa) and Billy Elgart (USA) give a rhythm team that plays from funky to free with inspiring imagination. The result of this group’s unique partnership is a clear, transparent line. A revelry in counterpoint, modern grooves and sounds that ,sophistication.succeeds as seldom before, in a union of eloquence and fire.
Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow - Fly Away Little Bird (1992) Reissue 2002

Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow - Fly Away Little Bird (1992) Reissue 2002
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Modern Creative, Post-Bop, Modal Jazz | Label: Sunnyside | # SSC 3504 | Time: 01:16:39

Why aren't there more recordings like Fly Away Little Bird? Perhaps it's because there aren't more musicians of this stature. The studio reunion of the legendarily experimental Jimmy Giuffre 3 in 1992 was reissued in 2002 on the French Sunnyside label and is a radical departure from anything the trio had done in the past. These studio apparitions of the band are their most seamlessly accessible while being wildly exploratory. In addition to the consummate improvisations and compositions by Giuffre (title track, a redone "Tumbleweed"), the tender meditations by Steve Swallow ("Fits" and "Starts"), and the bottom-register contrapuntal improves by Paul Bley ("Qualude"), this is a trio recording that uses standards such as "Lover Man," a radically and gorgeously reworked "I Can't Get Started," "Sweet and Lovely," and "All the Things You Are" to state hidden textural possibilities inside chromatic harmony. There is never the notion of restraint in the slow, easy, and proactive way these compositions are approached.