The Jazz Show Episode January 27, 2014

Broadcast on 27-Jan-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Alto saxophone master Lee Konitz: "Motion"
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Lee Konitz is one of the foremost voices of the alto saxophone. He was one of the first to emerge in the late 1940s and NOT play like Charlie Parker. He hooked up with pianist/teacher/guru Lennie Tristano and became one of his leading disciples. Konitz went on to play with Miles Davis and tour with Stan Kenton and then formed his own ensembles. Konitz has never been an "in your face" kind of player but always exhibited a warm woody sound coupled with a melodic concept that never relied on cliches and "hot licks". Konitz was an influence on Paul Desmond and Art Pepper. Lee is also Anthony Braxton's favourite saxophonist! This album called "Motion" was recorded in one day and night on August 29,1961 and puts Lee with just bass and drums. The great and unheralded Sonny Dallas is on bass and the amazing Elvin Jones is on drums. Jones was with John Coltrane at the time and retains his identity but plays very differently with Konitz. These three men had never played together before and Lee just picked a group of great standard tunes to improvise on with rather amazing results. The very self-critical Mr. Konitz actually liked this record! I'm certain you will too. Konitz is still alive and well at age 86 and this album is a Konitz landmark.

Track Listing:

For Carl.
Phineas Newborn · A World of Piano
Orbits
Miles Davis · Miles Smiles
Circle
Miles Davis · Miles Smiles
Footprints
Miles Davis · Miles Smiles
Requiem
Lennie Tristano · Lennie Tristano
Buzzin' Around With the Bee
Lionel Hampton · Hamp Stamps
Woah Babe
Lionel Hampton · Hamp Stamps
Stompology
Lionel Hampton · Hamp Stamps
Sugar
Bob Florence · Sererndipity 18
Maiden Voyage
Bobby Hutcherson · Happenings
Bouquet
Bobby Hutcherson · Happenings
My Joy
Bobby Hutcherson · Oblique
Prime Thought
Bobby Hutcherson · Waiting
Searchin' The Trane
Bobby Hutcherson · Waiting
I Remember You
Lee Konitz · Motion
All Of Me
Lee Konitz · Motion
Foolin' Myself
Lee Konitz · Motion
You Don't Know What Love Is.
Lee Konitz · Motion
You'd be So Nice To Come Home To
Lee Konitz · Motion
Out of Nowhere
Lee Konitz · Motion
I'll Remember April
Lee Konitz · Motion
It's You or No One.
Lee Konitz · Motion