Here is a personal selection of recordings in the saxophone trio format. These linear collaborations have been part of the jazz scene for at least seventy years now. The results are almost always illuminating and exhilarating, and a review of them offers a miniature history of saxophone styles.
It amazed me that Lee Konitz in his nineties could still find his way through a maze of changes, chorus after chorus, and at the same time be capable of weaving a beautiful, unscripted melody while producing a sound so wide, one could crawl into it.
Lee Konitz was, with Sonny Rollins, one of the last of his great generation of jazz men still swinging hard.
Lee Konitz presented himself as the aging hipster he seems to be — sunglasses, laconic presence, and an I-don’t-give-a-shit attitude.