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Among the most creative and prolific saxophonists of his generation, Lee Konitz was one of few altoists working in the early fifties who retained a unique style, in an era when Charlie Parker extended a huge influence. An early sideman for Miles Davis, Konitz participated in the legendary Birth Of Cool sessions, while his work with jazz pianist and teacher Lennie Tristano - Lee was a former pupil - remains highly sought. Comprising the musician's eight original albums made for Verve and Atlantic in the late 1950s, this four-disc set features the finest work this estimable sax-man ever produced. With over five hours of extraordinary music, this collection documents the most pivotal phase of what was both a widely celebrated and long standing career. Working as both an ideal introduction to Lee Konitz's best music, and a welcome reminder of his musical prowess, this delightful set will thrill newcomers and seasoned fans alike.
Among the most creative and prolific saxophonists of his generation, Lee Konitz was one of few altoists working in the early fifties who retained a unique style, in an era when Charlie Parker extended a huge influence. An early sideman for Miles Davis, Konitz participated in the legendary Birth Of Cool sessions, while his work with jazz pianist and teacher Lennie Tristano - Lee was a former pupil - remains highly sought. Comprising the musician's eight original albums made for Verve and Atlantic in the late 1950s, this four-disc set features the finest work this estimable sax-man ever produced. With over five hours of extraordinary music, this collection documents the most pivotal phase of what was both a widely celebrated and long standing career. Working as both an ideal introduction to Lee Konitz's best music, and a welcome reminder of his musical prowess, this delightful set will thrill newcomers and seasoned fans alike.
823564031521

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Format: CD
Label: ENLT
Rel. Date: 12/13/2019
UPC: 823564031521

Verve Albums Collection
Artist: Lee Konitz
Format: CD
New: Available $17.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Topsy
2. There Will Never Be Another You
3. I Can't Get Started
4. Donna Lee
5. Two Not One
6. Don't Squawk
7. Ronnies Line
8. Background Music
9. Kary's Trance 1
10. Everything Happens To Me 1
11. Sweet And Lovely 1
12. Cork `N' Bib 1
13. All Of Me 1
14. Star Eyes 1
15. Nesuhi's Instant 1
16. Indiana 1
17. Sunflower 1
18. Stairway To The Stars 1
19. Movin' Around 2
20. Kary's Trance 2
21. Crazy She Calls Me 2
22. Billie's Bounce 2
23. Stephanie 2
24. Memories Of You 2
25. People Will Say We're In Love 2
26. When You're Smiling 2
27. Sunday 2
28. Lennie Bird 2
29. The Nearness Of You 3
30. Jonquil 3
31. Round Midnight 3
32. The Daffodil's Smile 3
33. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good 3
34. Music For Alto Saxophone And Strings (Pt. 1) 3
35. Music For Alto Saxophone And Strings (Pt. 2) 3
36. Music For Alto Saxophone And Strings (Pt. 3 3
37. What's New' 3
38. Blues For Our Children 3
39. An Image Of Man 4
40. Palo Alto 4
41. Darn That Dream 4
42. When Your Lover Has Gone 4
43. Cork `N' Bib 4
44. Somp'n Outa' Nothin' 4
45. Someone To Watch Over Me 4
46. Uncharted 4
47. Moonlight In Vermont 4
48. The Song Is You 4
49. Everything I've Got Belongs To You 5
50. You Don't Know What Love Is 5
51. You're Driving Me Crazy 5
52. I Didn't Know About You 5
53. You're Clear Out Of This World 5
54. The More I See You 5
55. You Are Too Beautiful 5
56. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You 5
57. I Remember You 5
58. All Of Me 5
59. Foolin' Myself 6
60. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To 6
61. I'll Remember April

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Among the most creative and prolific saxophonists of his generation, Lee Konitz was one of few altoists working in the early fifties who retained a unique style, in an era when Charlie Parker extended a huge influence. An early sideman for Miles Davis, Konitz participated in the legendary Birth Of Cool sessions, while his work with jazz pianist and teacher Lennie Tristano - Lee was a former pupil - remains highly sought. Comprising the musician's eight original albums made for Verve and Atlantic in the late 1950s, this four-disc set features the finest work this estimable sax-man ever produced. With over five hours of extraordinary music, this collection documents the most pivotal phase of what was both a widely celebrated and long standing career. Working as both an ideal introduction to Lee Konitz's best music, and a welcome reminder of his musical prowess, this delightful set will thrill newcomers and seasoned fans alike.
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