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Konitz, Lee, Don Friedman & Attila Zoller: Thingin (Hatology)

Reissue and fresh master of saxophonist Lee Konitz, pianist Don Friedman and guitarist Attila Zoller's great 1995 Hat release, original compositions of live melodic interplay.
 

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Personnel:



Lee Konitz-alto saxophone,

Don Friedman-piano,

Attila Zoller-guitar


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UPC: 752156069225

Label: Hatology
Catalog ID: Hatology692
Squidco Product Code: 12925

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve 3 panels
Digital live recording by Peter Pfister at Singsaal Feld/Sekundarschule Thalwil on March 30, 1995.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Konitz, Zoller and Friedman play as one here. Indeed, they do seem to share similar musical backgrounds and values-Konitz and Friedman's playing is marked by Lennie Tristano-and have worked together previously.

[...]

Here these three musicians perform live and seem very relaxed. They play the standard "Alone Together" and improvise on the "All the Things You Are" chord progression during "Thingin." It's a pleasure to hear them work. Not only have they all been around for a while, they've learned a lot. Their playing is almost cliche-free, and their contrapuntal work hangs together quite well. Friedman, on "Images," and Zoller, On "Cloisterbells," play unaccompanied, and are masterful; they never run out of ideas and their playing is always coherent.In other words, the group puts on a clinic."-Harvey Pekar


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Artist Biographies

"Lee Konitz (born October 13, 1927) is an American composer and alto saxophonist.

He has performed successfully in a wide range of jazz styles, including bebop, cool jazz, and avant-garde jazz. Konitz's association with the cool jazz movement of the 1940s and 1950s includes participation in Miles Davis's Birth of the Cool sessions and his work with pianist Lennie Tristano. He was notable during this era as one of relatively few alto saxophonists to retain a distinctive style when Charlie Parker exerted a massive influence.

Like other students of Tristano, Konitz was noted for improvising long, melodic lines with the rhythmic interest coming from odd accents, or odd note groupings suggestive of the imposition of one time signature over another. Other saxophonists were strongly influenced by Konitz, notably Paul Desmond and Art Pepper."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Konitz)
7/10/2024

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"Donald Ernest Friedman (May 4, 1935 Ð June 30, 2016) was an American jazz pianist. He began playing in Los Angeles and moved to New York in 1958. In the 1960s, he played with both modern stylists and more traditional musicians.

Friedman was born on May 4, 1935, in San Francisco. Both of his parents immigrated to the United States: his father, Edward Friedman, was from Lithuania, and his mother, Alma Loew, was from Germany. He began playing the piano at the age of four, switching from classical music to jazz after his family moved to Los Angeles when he was fifteen. His early jazz piano influence was Bud Powell. Friedman briefly studied composition at Los Angeles City College.

On the West Coast, Friedman performed with Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker, Buddy DeFranco, and Ornette Coleman. He was also a member of Clark Terry's big band.

Friedman moved to New York permanently in 1958. In the 1960s, Friedman played with both modern jazz and more traditionally orientated musicians. The former included Coleman, Eric Dolphy, Jimmy Giuffre, Booker Little, and Attila Zoller; the latter included Bobby Hackett and Herbie Mann. Friedman's first album as a leader was A Day in the City, in 1961. Some of his early albums received top ratings from DownBeat, which also gave him its critics' poll New Star award. He was also an educator in New York. He had many fans in Japan.

Friedman married three times; the first two ended in divorce. He died of pancreatic cancer, at home in the Bronx on June 30, 2016. Survivors were one daughter, actress/writer, Lynn Adrianna Freedman, and a granddaughter."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Friedman)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Thingin 11:54

2. Joy For Joy 12:07

3. Opus D' Amour 8:53

4. Cloisterbells 3:38

5. Images 4:22

6. Alone Together 10:24

7. Suite For 3 13:48

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