Lee Konitz : Motion

Lee Konitz : Motion


Lee Konitz (alto sax), Sonny Dallas (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)

Verve 8399

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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1 - I Remember You
2 - All of Me
3 - Foolin' Myself
4 - You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
5 - I'll Remember April

Recorded on August 29, 1961 at Olmsted Sound Studios in New York City.

Here is an excellent Konitz album, particularly because of the presence of Elvin Jones. Konitz has always been a very inventive player, and the driving percussion of Jones (although less than his playing at the time with Coltrane) adds significant energy to the whole thing. An excellent example of how Konitz, often thought of as a "cool" or intellectualized player, creates jazz of great intensity without resorting to honking or anything other than musical and rhythmic invention. It can be enjoyed for its beauty alone, or one can dive deeply into how Konitz reworks the overall shapes of standard tunes. It takes a very present mind to play this way, and this album is an excellent demonstration of Konitz's skills. 

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com