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Album Review

Lee Konitz's initial recording session with pianist Martial Solal produced two albums (the other one is European Episode), including alternate versions of several songs. With bassist Henri Texier and drummer Daniel Humair rounding out the lineup, the quartet tackles a rapid-fire take of "Anthropology" and a somewhat spacy interpretation of "Lover Man." Two pieces are credited to an Italian composer. "Impressive Rome" is a bit meandering with a haunting air, while the more straight-ahead "Roman Blues" features the alto saxophonist's best solo work of the date. The one duet is "Stella by Starlight," in which Solal plays some wild lines to back Konitz, making it far more memorable than typical arrangements of this standard. This was a great beginning to an occasional partnership that lasted into the early '80s and produced several more albums.

Biography

Born: 13 October 1927 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the most individual of all altoists (and one of the few in the 1950s who did not sound like a cousin of Charlie Parker), the cool-toned Lee Konitz has always had a strong musical curiosity that has led him to consistently take chances and stretch himself, usually quite successfully. Early on he studied clarinet, switched to alto, and played with Jerry Wald. Konitz gained some attention for his solos with Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra (1947). He began studying with Lennie Tristano, who...
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