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|Play||1. Alone Together||13:45||£2.49|
|Play||2. The Song Is You||12:55||£2.49|
|Play||4. What Is This Thing Called Love?||11:32||£2.49|
|Play||5. 'Round Midnight||12:49||£2.49|
|Play||6. You Stepped Out Of A Dream||11:36||£2.49|
So why just 4 stars? First: four of the improvisations get truncated by an artificial fadeout. One can't blame stupid producers for this decision: Haden & Konitz produced the album themselves. This feature is particularly irritating on "What is this Thing..." where Konitz's own composition written on its changes, "Subconscious-Lee", gets cut off as he states it.
Second: Brad Mehldau is, to my ears, grossly inappropriate for this album. His solos are all of a piece: instantly doubletimed, with call-and-response patterns built up between both hands with maddening predictability from a repeated phrase. This does little besides showing one that Mehldau is adept at transposition and has little sense of when to stop. Konitz has a knack for fitting in in the most unexpected of contexts--he's performed with Derek Bailey and Ornette Coleman--but it looks like Mehldau needs to learn this trick too.
These flaws are not serious enough to detract from a fine Konitz performance, however. Recommended.