Lee Konitz

Jazz Survey: Chordless Drills – A Listener’s Guide to the Saxophone Trio

November 3, 2020
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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.

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Jazz Interview: Drummer George Schuller on Working with Lee Konitz

April 28, 2020
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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.

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Arts Remembrance: Saxophonist Lee Konitz

April 19, 2020
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Lee Konitz was, with Sonny Rollins, one of the last of his great generation of jazz men still swinging hard.

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Jazz Concert Review: Lee Konitz at 90 — At the Regattabar

January 31, 2018
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Lee Konitz presented himself as the aging hipster he seems to be — sunglasses, laconic presence, and an I-don’t-give-a-shit attitude.

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