Piece By Piece (2cd set)

Artist: Lee Konitz
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143494192
Cat No: NOT2CD419


Lee Konitz is generally accepted as one of the very few alto saxophonists not to follow the stylistic lead of Charlie Parker in the Forties. Bird’s innovative breakthrough held little attraction for a musician who has now pursued his own goals in eight separate decades, winning the respect of musicians young and old along the way. His position in music as one of the finest exponents of ‘cool jazz’ is an accepted fact and, despite a natural curiosity that has often found him performing in more avant-garde circles, he has always adhered to the basic principles surrounding the cool movement. Enjoy two original albums from his Verve years, digitally remastered on two CDs.

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CD 1 Motion

1. I Remember You (4:27)
2. All Of Me (7:37)
3. Foolin’ Myself (6:57)
4. You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To (10:42)
5. I’ll Remember April (8:01)

Total Playing Time: Approx 37 minutes

Original Album Produced By Creed Taylor
Recorded August 29th, 1961, at Olmsted Sound Studios, New York City, NY
Originally Released On Verve Records (V6-8399)

Lee Konitz – Alto Saxophone
Sonny Dallas – Bass
Elvin Jones – Drums

CD 2 Very Cool

1. Sunflower (8:06)
2. Stairway To The Stars (5:24)
3. Movin’ Around (7:49)
4. Kary’s Trance (7:14)
5. Crazy She Calls Me (7:27)
6. Billie’s Bounce (6:13)

Total Playing Time: Approx 42 minutes

Recorded May 12th, 1957, New York City, NY
Originally Released On Verve Records (MGV 8209)

Lee Konitz – Alto Saxophone
Don Ferrara – Trumpet
Sal Mosca – Piano
Peter Ind – Bass
Shadow Wilson – Drums