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.
Lee Konitz - a saxophonist for all ages and styles. This is an amazing record. Don't hold your breath as the pace, precision and agility of Konitz blows you away. Floating around the melodies with Elvin Jones on drums and Sonny Dallas on bass. Recorded in 1961 but as relevant today as when originally issued. There are few jazz recordings that stop you in your steps on first listening. This is one. A truly great jazz record.