on 30 August 2014
Lee Konitz is a very pleasant late discovery for me. He is part of the cool jazz scene that would have such a big influence on West Coast musicians, notably Paul Desmond and Art Pepper. On this album he is joined by Elvin Jones and Sonny Dallas, giving the album more of an uptempo beat. I really enjoyed his takes on classic standards. Konitz has such a beautiful tone, you'd have to be tone deaf not to enjoy it.