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Still going strong at 87, altoist Lee Konitz came to fame with Miles Davis and Stan Kenton and has remained a global star renowned for his lucid, probing style. Geoffrey Smith salutes a legend of contemporary cool.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 19 Apr 2015 00:00

Music Played

  • Lennie Tristano Quintet

    Subconcious Lee

    Performer: Billy Bauer. Performer: Shelly Manne. Performer: Lee Konitz. Performer: Arnold Fishkind.
    • Intuition.
    • Proper.
    • 3.
  • Claude Thornhill

    Yardbird Suite

    Performer: Red Rodney. Performer: Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra. Performer: Lee Konitz.
    • Claude Thornhill and His Orchestra: 1946 - 47 - vol 2.
    • Hep Records.
    • 21.
  • Miles Davis


    Performer: Gerry Mulligan. Performer: Kai Winding. Performer: The Miles Davis Nonet. Performer: Al Haig. Performer: Junior Collins. Performer: John Barber. Performer: Joe Schulman. Performer: Lee Konitz. Performer: Max Roach.
    • Birth of the Cool.
    • 1.
  • Stan Kenton

    Lover Man

    Performer: Don Dennis. Performer: Conte Candoli. Performer: George Roberts. Performer: Buddy Childers. Performer: Sal Salvador. Performer: Vinnie Dean. Performer: Frank Rosolino. Performer: Richie Kamuca. Performer: Maynard Ferguson. Performer: Stan Kenton and His Orchestra. Performer: Keith Moon. Performer: Ruben McFall. Performer: Stan Levey. Performer: Bob Gioga. Performer: Bill Holman. Performer: Don Bagley. Performer: Lee Konitz. Performer: Bob Burgess. Performer: William Russo.
    • 14.
  • Gerry Mulligan

    Too Marvellous For Words

    Performer: Gerry Mulligan. Performer: Larry Bunker. Performer: Larry Bunker. Performer: Carson Smith. Performer: Carson Smith. Performer: Chet Baker. Performer: Chet Baker. Performer: Lee Konitz. Performer: Lee Konitz.
    • Lee Konitz And The Gerry Mulligan Quartet.
    • Vogue.
    • 1.
  • Lee Konitz

    I Remember You

    Performer: Karl Dallas. Performer: Lee Konitz. Performer: Elvin Jones.
    • Motion.
    • Verve.
    • 1.
  • Lee Konitz

    Blues For Bird

    • Charlie Parker 10th Memorial Concert.
    • Mercury.
    • 1.
  • Marshall Brown & Lee Konitz

    Struttin' With Some Barbecue

    • The Lee Konitz Duets.
    • Milestone.
    • 1.
  • Lee Konitz

    Dearth of a Nation

    Performer: Jimmy Knepper. Performer: Harold Danko. Performer: John Eckert. Performer: Tom Harrell. Performer: Sam Burtis. Performer: Buster Williams. Performer: Billy Hart. Performer: Ronnie Cuber.
    • Yes Yes Nonet.
    • Steeplechase.
    • 1.
  • Lee Konitz Quintet

    Figure And Spirit

    Performer: Ted Brown. Performer: Albert Dailey. Performer: Rufus Reid. Performer: Joe Chambers.
    • Figure and Spirit.
    • Progressive.
    • 1.
  • Paul Motian, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Haden & Lee Konitz

    Lullaby Of Birdland

    • Live at Birdland.
    • ECM.
    • 2.