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 Nonet - Live At Laren (1979) {Soul Note SN 1069 CD rel 1993}

Lee Konitz Nonet - Live At Laren (1979) {Soul Note SN 1069 CD rel 1993}
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© 1979, 1993 Soul Note | SN 1069 CD
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Creative / Saxophone

Lee Konitz revived his nonet for the occasion of this 1979 concert, with trumpeters Red Rodney and John Eckert, baritonist Ronnie Cuber, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, and tuba player/bass trombonist Sam Burtis joining him in the front line. Lennie Tristano's "April," a challenging reworking of the standard "I'll Remember April," proves to be an inspired opener, with great solos all around. Knepper's blues "Who You" has the flavor of Charles Mingus' early-'60s compositions.
Lee Konitz - The Complete 1956 Quartets (2010) [2CD] {American Jazz Classics}

Lee Konitz - The Complete 1956 Quartets (2010) [2CD] {American Jazz Classics}
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© 2010 American Jazz Classics | AJC 99017
Jazz / Cool / Saxophone

2 CD set. The complete contents of the original Atlantic label LPs Worthwhile Konitz & Inside Hi Fi, which contain all of Konitz' 1956 quartet recordings. Among the highlights are the sides featuring Konitz, Jimmy Rowles, Leroy Vinnegar and Shelly Manne. This exact formation would never record again. Other tracks feature Sal Mosca, Billy Bauer, Peter Ind, Arnold Fishkin and Dick Scott. The complete 1957 LP The Real Lee Konitz also originally issued by Atlantic has been added as a bonus. It showcases Konitz in a quartet setting again on most of the album.
Bill Evans, Warne Marsh, Lee Konitz, Paul Motian - Live At The Half Note (1959, 1976) [2CD] {Jazz Lips Music 2008}

Bill Evans, Warne Marsh, Lee Konitz, Jimmy Garrison, Paul Motian - Live At The Half Note (1959, 1976) [2CD] {Jazz Lips Music 2008}
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© 2008 Jazz Lips Music | JL 760
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Piano / Saxophone

This 2 CD set contains all known complete tunes by the the all-star quintet at New York's Half Note club on Feburary 24 & March 3. 1959. A bonus album has been added feautering both Warne Marsh and Lee Konitz in a quartet setting with Peter Ind and Al Levitt. It was recorded live in London March 15. 1976. This import version of Live at the Half Note with Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, and Bill Evans has not only all the tunes of the domestic version, but a whole other wonderful album, the Konitz/Marsh London Concert, included as well! Also, extensive notes in the booklet give helpful background information.
RIP Paul Motian: 1931-2011

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 - The Real Lee Konitz: Remastered (1961/2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at Aug. 15, 2017
Lee Konitz - The Real Lee Konitz: Remastered (1961/2017)

Lee Konitz - The Real Lee Konitz (2017)
Bop, Cool Jazz | Total Time: 36:55 min | MP3, 320 kbps | 84.5 MB
Label: Valley Records

This set is the product of Lee Konitz' decision to record his quartet during the second half of a two-week stint in 1961 at the Midway Lounge in Pittsburgh. Bassist Peter Ind served as recording engineer, which essentially involved his pressing the record button on the tape machine in the dressing room and then running to join the others on stage. The result of this low-tech production is a fine document of Konitz playing live in a fairly straight-ahead setting.
Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh - London Concert (1976) {Wave Records WAVECD16 rel 2002}

Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh - London Concert (1976) {Wave Records WAVECD16 rel 2002}
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© 1976, 2001 Wave Records | WAVECD16
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Saxophone

A great concert recorded in London in 1976, but which has all the classic flavor of the great Konitz/Marsh work of the 50s! In fact, this session may go those sessions even better, as it has the twin tenor giants playing in a piano-less group, with only Peter Ind on bass and Al Levitt on drums. The open-ended structure produces great results, and the album's got excellent performances of "Background Music", "All The Things You Are", "Invention In A Minor", and "Star Eyes".
Art Pepper - Art Pepper Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Vol. 3: Lee Konitz (2017)

Art Pepper - Art Pepper Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Vol. 3: Lee Konitz (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:55:29 | 129 MB
Label: Onminore Recordings

This material was recorded in February 1982 of that year at Sage & Sound Studio in Los Angeles with Konitz on alto sax, Art Pepper also on alto sax (and clarinet!), bassist Bob Magnusson, Michael Lang on piano, and drummer John Dentz. It was only released on LP in Japan.
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.