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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Catalog ID: Hatology 547
Squidco Product Code: 27721
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve 3 panels
Digital live recording by Peter Pfister at Singsaal Feld/Sekundarschule Thalwil on March 30, 1995.
Lee Konitz-alto saxophone,
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"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)
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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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"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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