Lee Konitz


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This LP contains important early music from altoist Lee Konitz. There are four little-known selections that team Konitz in a sextet with trumpeter Miles Davis in 1951 (along with such Tritanoites as pianist Sal Mosca and guitarist Billy Bauer). Most notable is George Russell's "Ezz-thetic" and Konitz's "Hi Beck." The remainder of this album features the altoist with a quintet in France in 1953 performing four standards which are augmented by four alternate takes. Early examples of cool-toned bop.

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