Lee Konitz

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Lee Konitz (born October 13, 1927) is an American jazz composer and alto saxophonist who was born in Chicago, Illinois.

He has performed successfully in a wide range of jazz styles, including bebop, cool jazz and avant-garde settings. Konitz's association with the cool jazz movement of the 1940s and 1950s, includes participation in Miles Davis' Birth of the Cool sessions, and his work with pianist/theoretician Lennie Tristano. He was notable during this era as one of relatively few alto saxophonists to retain a distinctive style when Charlie Parker exerted a massive influence.

Like other students of Tristano, Konitz was noted for improvising long, melodic lines with the rhythmic interest coming from odd accents, or odd note groupings suggestive of the imposition of one time signature over another. Other saxophonists were strongly influenced by Konitz, notably Paul Desmond and Art Pepper.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Swingtime Lee Konitz 1
1957 Inside Hi-Fi Lee Konitz 1
1957 Very Cool Lee Konitz 2
1958 An Image Lee Konitz with Strings 1
1959 You and Lee Lee Konitz 1
1968 Stereokonitz Lee Konitz 1
1968 Zo-Ko-Ma Attila Zoller, Lee Konitz, Albert Mangelsdorff 6
1969 European Episode Konitz-Solal 1
1972 Worth While Konitz Lee Konitz 1
1976 I Concentrate on You Lee Konitz & Red Mitchell 2
1977 Tenorlee Lee Konitz 1
1977 Timespan Lee Konitz 1
1978 Duplicity Lee Konitz & Martial Solal 1
1980 Heroes Gil Evans & Lee Konitz 1
1982 High Jingo Lee Konitz and Art Pepper 1
1988 Konitz Meets Mulligan Lee Konitz 1
1989 Art of the Duo Albert Mangelsdorff & Lee Konitz 1
1989 Lee Konitz in Rio Lee Konitz 1
1989 Round & Round Lee Konitz 1
1992 Crosscurrents Bill Evans Trio with Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh 4
1992 Subconscious-Lee Lee Konitz 3
1993 Rhapsody II Lee Konitz 1
1995 Brazilian Rhapsody Lee Konitz & The Brazilian Band 1
1995 Breaths and Whispers Lee Konitz, Umberto Petrin 1
1996 Ezz-Thetic Lee Konitz 3
1996 Brazilian Serenade Lee Konitz & The Brazilian Band 1
1996 Inside Cole Porter Lee Konitz & Franco D'Andrea 1
1996 Strings for Holiday Lee Konitz 1
1997 Wild as Springtime Lee Konitz feat. Harold Danko 1
1997 The Lee Konitz Duets Lee Konitz 1
1997 L'Age mür Konitz / Rava Quartet 1
1998 Where's the Blues Lee Konitz & Mario Rusca 1
1999 Another Shade of Blue Lee Konitz 1
1999 Sound of Surprise Lee Konitz 1
1999 Three Guys Lee Konitz, Steve Swallow, Paul Motion 1
2000 Thingin' Lee Konitz, Don Friedman, Attila Zoller 1
2001 Inside Rodgers Lee Konitz 1
2001 Parallels Lee Konitz 1
2001 Some New Stuff Lee Konitz 1
2001 Unleemited Lee Konitz, Kenny Werner 1
2003 Toot Sweet Michel Petrucciani and Lee Konitz 1
2004 The Song Is You Anthony Braxton, Chick Corea, Jack De Johnette, Pat Metheny, Lee Konitz & Miroslav Vitous 2
2005 When It's Time Attila Zoller, Lee Konitz, Larry Willis, Santi Debriano, Yoron Israel 1
2006 Lullaby of Birdland Lee Konitz feat. Barry Harris 1
2006 New Nonet Lee Konitz 1
2007 Ashiya Walter Lang & Lee Konitz 1
2007 Poetical Lee 81+15=96! Lee Konitz, Alessandro Lanzoni 1
2009 Duos with Lee Dan Tepfer & Lee Konitz 1
2012 Owls Talk Alexandra Grimal, Lee Konitz, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian 1
2012 Enfants Terribles : Live At The Blue Note Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Gary Peacock & Joey Baron 1
2013 Costumes Are Mandatory Iverson, Konitz, Grenadier, Rossy 1
Chicago 'n' All That Jazz Lee Konitz 1
Dialogues Lee Konitz with The Bert van den Brink Trio 1
Dovetail Lee Konitz 1
Lee Konitz With Warne Marsh Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh 1
Lone-Lee Lee Konitz 1
Motion Lee Konitz 1
Play the Arrangements of Jimmy Giuffre Bill Evans & Lee Konitz 4 1
Satori Lee Konitz 1
Spirits Lee Konitz 1
The Lee Konitz Duets Lee Konitz 1
Together Again Bill Evans & Lee Konitz 4 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Conception Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz, Sonny Rollins & Zoot Sims 1
1991 Conception Miles Davis, Stan Getz & Lee Konitz 1
1996 In Harvard Square Lee Konitz 1
1996 Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre Lee Konitz meets Jimmy Giuffre 1
1997 Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1965 Lee Konitz meets Keith Jarrett, Chet Baker & Bill Evans: Live in Europe Lee Konitz 1
1971 At Storyville Lee Konitz 3
1976 Lee Konitz Meets Warne Marsh Again Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh 1
1977 London Concert Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Al Levitt, Peter Ind 1
1982 Live at the Berlin Jazz Days 1980 Lee Konitz & Martial Solal 1
1988 Copenhagen Jazz Festival 1988 Joe Pass & Lee Konitz 1
1992 From Newport to Nice Lee Konitz 1
1994 Live At The Half Note Lee Konitz 1
1997 Alone Together Charlie Haden, Lee Konitz & Brad Mehldau 1
1998 Star Eyes, Hamburg 1983 Lee Konitz & Martial Solal 1
2000 Live at Birdland Neuburg Lee Konitz, Kenny Wheeler Quintet 1
2004 More Live-Lee Lee Konitz with Alan Broadbent 1
2007 Live in Oslo Lee Konitz/Jon Pål Inderberg 1
2007 Meeting Again Hein van de Geyn & Lee Konitz 1
2008 Palo Alto Lee Konitz 1
2011 Live at Birdland Lee Konitz, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian 1
Anti-Heroes Lee Konitz & Gil Evans 1
Live-Lee Lee Konitz 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Blew Lee Konitz meets Space Jazz Trio 1
1989 Chicago'n All That Jazz Lee Konitz 1
1997 DiG DuG DoG Lee Konitz 1
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Lee Konitz Lee Konitz 1
Michel Petrucciani Lee Konitz 1
Motion Lee Konitz 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Palo Alto Lee Konitz 1

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