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.

Track Listing

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