Lee Konitz

Complete 1953 the Haig Performances

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This is a by-the-numbers run through of 21 jazz standards played in three different club sessions in Los Angeles. The flavor is typical laid-back West Coast style with Lee Konitz and Gerry Mulligan, and Chet Baker. The rhythm sections were slightly more interesting: the first and third gigs included bassist Carson Smith and drummer Larry Bunker, the second replaced Bunker with Chico Hamilton, whose sprightly sense of swing and dynamic pushed the trio a bit harder than they seemed to want to play here. The material is unexceptional, but the sound on the CD is fine indeed. For West Coast jazz-heads only.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:43 Amazon
2 03:07 Amazon
3 04:17 Amazon
4 03:32 Amazon
5 03:58 Amazon
6 03:34 Amazon
7 02:59 Amazon
8 03:02 Amazon
9 02:57 Amazon
10 03:09 Amazon
11 02:32 Amazon
12 04:01 Amazon
13 05:55 Amazon
14 03:53 Amazon
15 03:58 Amazon
16 03:01 Amazon
17 04:03 Amazon
18 05:17 Amazon
19 04:24 Amazon
20 03:30 Amazon
21 01:54 Amazon
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