Lee Konitz: Back to Basics : In Japan, where tradition is revered, and where a great potter or shakuhachi master is designated a National Living Treasure, he would certainly be a prime candidate for such an honor. Konitz is a master of the art of jazz improvisation.
@last.fm : Konitz has also been repeatedly noted as one of the few jazz saxophonists of the late 1940s and 1950s who did not seem imitative of the massively influential Charlie Parker.
Audio : Foolin’ Myself . Palo Alto . Yesterdays . I’ll Remember April . Five, Four And Three . ‘Round Midnight . Indian Summer . Odjenar . Donna Lee . Alone Together .
Video : Body & Soul . Live In Italy (2012) . Solar (2008) . w/ Zimbo Trio – Luiza (1999) . w/ Frank Wunch – Thingin’ (1995) . w/ Paul Motian Trio ~ I Wish I Knew (1991) . w/ Chick Corea – Stella By Starlight (1981) . Bird (1973) . w/ Bill Evans – My Melancholy Baby (1965) .