Lee Konitz

Jazz a Juan

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The always open-minded altoist Lee Konitz teams up with the advanced pianist Martial Solal, bassist Niels Pedersen, and drummer Daniel Humair for this adventurous set, recorded live at the 1974 Antibes Jazz Festival. The quartet performs unpredictable and sometimes eccentric versions of five standards and a previously unissued rendition of Konitz's "Antibes." Solal, whose chord voicings and use of space are quite original, acts as an equal partner with Konitz and the music is often magical and never overly safe. Worth investigating.

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