Konitz, Lee

Capri, 2004CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 10.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4-
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Sound: 4+
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O’s Notes: Yes, sax man Lee Konitz is still playing! He was 73 when this recording was made and he seems to gets mellower with time. Lee is focused on maximum efficiency: conveying the most feeling out of each note. He plays along with a large, brass rich ensemble. The seven tunes were written all or in part by Lee except “Lover Man” and arranged by Mark Masters. All are well-developed and over 7 minutes long allowing ample soloing opportunities. It’s a sampling of Konitz that is like a warm sunset.