One Day With Lee

One Day With Lee

by Lee KonitzLee Konitz


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Lee Konitz has long been one of the most distinctive sounding alto saxophonists in jazz, with a cool yet dry tone. He guests with the Mark Masters Ensemble on this 2002 studio session, which concentrates on Masters' arrangements of his originals, many of which are based upon standards. The guest is the primary soloist, though each member of the big band is featured at some point. "Thingin'," Konitz's well-known reworking of "All the Things You Are," features its composer, trumpeter Steve Huffstetter, and pianist Cecilia Coleman. "Dream Stepper" (based on "You Stepped Out of a Dream") features terrific interplay between Konitz and fellow alto saxophonist Gary Foster. The intricate "317 East 32nd Street," a brilliant piece inspired by "Out of Nowhere," finds Konitz in a humorous mood. Konitz is the lone soloist in the one outright standard of the date, which incorporates his orchestrated solo from a 1953 recording with Gerry Mulligan. The finale, "Palo Alto," begins with a pulsing rhythm before taking off into an adventurous, demanding chart which the musicians interpret flawlessly. Lee Konitz had high praise for Mark Masters' scoring of his works, and the obvious pleasure had by everyone involved in the making of this recording is readily apparent to the listener.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/18/2004
Label: Capri Records
UPC: 0054987406423
catalogNumber: 74064
Rank: 168343

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lee Konitz   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Gary Foster   Saxophone
Bill Perkins   Saxophone,Soloist
Bob Enevoldsen   Trombone,Soloist
Putter Smith   Bass,Double Bass,Soloist
Benedict   Trombone,Soloist
Louis Fasman   Trumpet
Kendall Kay   Drums,Soloist
Mark Masters   Conductor
Jack Montrose   Saxophone
Jerry Pinter   Saxophone,Soloist
Ron Stout   Trumpet,Soloist
Dave Woodley   Trombone,Soloist
Cecilia Coleman   Piano,Soloist
Steve Huffsteter   Trumpet,Soloist
Scott Englebright   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Lee Konitz   Composer,Liner Notes
Lennie Tristano   Composer
Mark Masters   Arranger
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
Andy Waterman   Engineer
Jimmy Sherman   Composer
Jimmy Davis   Composer

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