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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 769 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 349 Mb
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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.
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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.76 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 921 Mb
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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.

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
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
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.

Lee Konitz - Frescalalto (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 9, 2017
Lee Konitz - Frescalalto (2017)

Lee Konitz - Frescalalto
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 50:21 min | 116 MB
Label: Impulse! | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

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 - Dearly Beloved (1995)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 23, 2016
Lee Konitz - Dearly Beloved (1995)

Lee Konitz - Dearly Beloved (1995)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 64:25 min | 150 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: SteepleChase

“ In Lee Konitz’ 70 th year and his 50 th as a recording artist, comes another new CD album that reinforces all the musical values to which this distinctive saxophonist has always adhered – spontaneity, purity of line, logical solo development, tonal certainly and rhythmic fluidity ….” (Mark Gardner)
Warne Marsh Lee Konitz Quintet - Live At The Montmartre Club - Jazz Exchange Vol. 2 (1975) [MFSL, UDCD 707] Repost

Warne Marsh Lee Konitz Quintet - Live At The Montmartre Club - Jazz Exchange Vol. 2 (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1997 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 707 | ~ 345 or 139 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Post Bop

In December 1975, tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh and altoist Lee Konitz went on a European tour. Their musical reunion showed that the magic that had existed between them a quarter-century before when they teamed up with their teacher Lennie Tristano was still very much present…
The Jimmy Giuffre 3 - Trav'lin' Light (1958) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

The Jimmy Giuffre 3 - Trav'lin' Light (1958) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 134 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 60 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1958, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27044 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Chamber Jazz / Clarinet / Saxophone / Trombone / Guitar

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. One of the most sublime Jimmy Giuffre albums of all time – and a perfect realization of his piano-less/bass-less trio style! The approach here is really revolutionary, especially for the time – as the group simply features Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Jim Hall on guitar, and Giuffre on reeds – working with no other rhythm at all, and coming up with this incredible approach to music that's as breathtaking as it is groundbreaking! Notes hang in mid-air, slowly sliding around one another, flying freely from the players, yet still managing to swing in a beautiful way. The titles are a mix of standards and originals – but all tracks sound completely unique, with a sound unlike anything else we can describe.