Lee Konitz

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Leon Konitz (October 13, 1927 – April 15, 2020) was an American composer and alto saxophonist.

He performed successfully in a wide range of jazz styles, including bebop, cool jazz, and avant-garde jazz. Konitz's association with the cool jazz movement of the 1940s and 1950s includes participation in Miles Davis's Birth of the Cool sessions and his work with pianist Lennie Tristano. He was one of relatively few alto saxophonists of this era to retain a distinctive style, when Charlie Parker exerted a massive influence. Like other students of Tristano, Konitz improvised 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, such as Paul Desmond and Art Pepper.

He died during the COVID-19 pandemic due to complications brought on by the disease.

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Discography

Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1994Palo AltoLee Konitz1

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1953Lee Konitz Plays With the Gerry Mulligan Quartet / Gerry Mulligan QuartetLee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet1
1955Lee Konitz with Warne MarshLee Konitz & Warne Marsh2
1956Inside Hi-FiLee Konitz2
1956SwingtimeLee Konitz1
1957Konitz Meets MulliganLee Konitz2
1957The Real Lee KonitzLee Konitz1
1957Very CoolLee Konitz2
1958An ImageLee Konitz with Strings1
1959Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy GiuffreLee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre1
1959You and LeeLee Konitz1
1961MotionLee Konitz3
1968StereokonitzLee Konitz1
1968Zo-Ko-MaAttila Zoller, Lee Konitz, Albert Mangelsdorff6
1969European EpisodeKonitz-Solal2
1969Impressive RomeKonitz - Solal1
1972Worth While KonitzLee Konitz1
1973AltissimoGary Bartz, Lee Konitz, Charlie Mariano, Jackie McLean3
1975Lone-LeeLee Konitz2
1975SatoriLee Konitz2
1976I Concentrate on YouLee Konitz & Red Mitchell2
1977TimespanLee Konitz1
1978CrosscurrentsBill Evans Trio with Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh5
1978DuplicityLee Konitz & Martial Solal1
1978IAI FestivalJimmy Giuffre, Lee Konitz, Bill Connors & Paul Bley1
1979Four KeysSolal, Konitz, Scofield, Ørsted-Pedersen1
1980HeroesGil Evans & Lee Konitz1
1982High JingoLee Konitz and Art Pepper2
1982Toot SweetLee Konitz, Michel Petrucciani1
1982Toot SweetMichel Petrucciani and Lee Konitz2
1984Jazz At StoryvilleLee Konitz1
1987WindowsLee Konitz & Hal Galper1
1988Round & RoundLee Konitz2
1988SolitudesLee Konitz & Enrico Pieranunzi1
1989Art of the DuoAlbert Mangelsdorff & Lee Konitz1
1989BlewLee Konitz meets Space Jazz Trio2
1989Chicago'n All That JazzLee Konitz1
1989Konitz In Denmark '89Jens Søndergaard Quartet Featuring Lee Konitz, Jens Søndergaard1
1989Lee Konitz in RioLee Konitz1
1992LunaseaLee Konitz, Peggy Stern1
1992PyramidLee Konitz / Paul Bley / Bill Connors1
1992Subconscious-LeeLee Konitz3
1993Italian Ballads Vol.1 - Parlami D'Amore MariùLee Konitz - Stefano Battaglia1
1993LeewiseLee Konitz Featured With The Jazzpar All Star Nonet Directed By Jens Søndergaard1
1993Rhapsody IILee Konitz1
1993The Jobim CollectionLee Konitz / Peggy Stern1
1993Very FoolSalvagnini Quartet featuring Lee Konitz1
1994Speakin' LowlyKonitz / Sellani1
1994Lee Konitz Meets Don FriedmanLee Konitz, Don Friedman1
1995RhapsodyLee Konitz1
1995Dedicated to Lee (Play the Music of Lars Gullin)Lee Konitz, Lars Sjosten Octet2
1995Brazilian RhapsodyLee Konitz & The Brazilian Band1
1995Breaths and WhispersLee Konitz, Umberto Petrin1
1995HaikuLee Konitz, Rudi Mahall, Andreas Schmidt, Jerry Granelli1
1995Into ItFrank Wunsch, Lee Konitz1
1995Lee Konitz/Bob Brookmeyer in ParisLee Konitz / Bob Brookmeyer1
1995We Thought About DukeFranz Koglmann & Lee Konitz1
1996Ezz-TheticLee Konitz3
1996Body and Soul (Dedicated to the Memory of Warne Marsh)Lee Konitz and Gary Foster1
1996Brazilian SerenadeLee Konitz & The Brazilian Band1
1996Friend LeeLee Konitz With The Oliver Strauch Group And Peter Decker1
1996GuaranaKonitz . Alvim1
1996Inside Cole PorterLee Konitz & Franco D'Andrea1
1996It's YouLee Konitz1
1996Strings for HolidayLee Konitz1
1996Seasons ChangeLee Konitz & Karl Berger1
1996TenorleeLee Konitz2
1997Angel SongKenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Bill Frisell51
1997Wild as SpringtimeLee Konitz feat. Harold Danko1
1997DiG DuG DoGLee Konitz1
1997The Lee Konitz DuetsLee Konitz1
1997L'Age mürKonitz / Rava Quartet1
1997Ma L’Amore NoEnrico Pieranunzi Trio, Ada Montellanico with Lee Konitz & Enrico Rava1
1997Out Of NowhereLee Konitz & Paul Bley1
1997Saxophone DreamsLee Konitz1
1997Subconscious LeeLee Konitz With The Oliver Strauch Group And Peter Decker1
1997The Frankfurt ConcertLee Konitz, Frank Wunsch1
1998Lee Konitz With Warne MarshLee Konitz with Warne Marsh2
1998All The Way (The Soft Way)Lee Konitz, Renato Sellani1
1998Where's the BluesLee Konitz & Mario Rusca1
1999Another Shade of BlueLee Konitz1
1999On TrackTrio Midnight featuring Lee Konitz1
1999Sound of SurpriseLee Konitz1
1999Three GuysLee Konitz, Steve Swallow, Paul Motian1
2000Play French Impressionistic Music From The 20th CenturyLee Konitz & Axis String Quartet1
2000PrideLee Konitz1
2000Straight Four IIThomas Stabenow, Johannes Enders, Falk Willis, Lee Konitz1
2000Thingin'Lee Konitz, Don Friedman, Attila Zoller1
2001Inside RodgersLee Konitz1
2001ParallelsLee Konitz2
2001Pugni ChiusiRenato Sellani Trio featuring Lee Konitz1
2001Some New StuffLee Konitz1
2001UnleemitedLee Konitz, Kenny Werner1
2002NonetLee Konitz1
2002Duas ContasLee Konitz encontra Irio De Paula1
2002Music Of KonitzFrançois Théberge 5 Featuring Lee Konitz1
2002Outra VezLee Konitz Encontra Barbara Casini1
2002Subconscious LeeLee Konitz1
2003A Day in FlorenceLee Konitz meets Gatto feat. Ares Tavolazzi1
2003Suite For PaoloKonitz Meets Bollani1

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