Lee Konitz – Subconscious-Lee

Lee Konitz’ ‘Subconscious-Lee’ is an album (with a few tracks were issued on 78rpm under Lennie Tristano’s name) recorded on January 11, 1949 and April 7, 1950 and released in 1955 by Prestige.

Track Listing : 1.Progression (Lee Konitz) – 03:00 . 2.Tautology (Lee Konitz) – 02:45 . 3.Retrospection (Lennie Tristano) – 03:09 . 4.Subconscious-Lee (Lee Konitz) – 02:49 . 5.Judy (Lennie Tristano) – 02:56 . 6.Marshmallow (Warne Marsh) – 02:55 . 7.Fishin’ Around (Warne Marsh) – 03:47 . 8.Tautology (Lee Konitz) – 02:56 . 9.Sound-Lee (Lee Konitz) – 04:08 . 10.Rebecca (Lee Konitz) – 03:05 . 11.You Go To My Head (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 02:38 . 12.Ice Cream Konitz (Lee Konitz) – 02:45 . 13.Palo Alto (Lee Konitz) – 02:31

Musicians : Billy Bauer – Guitar . J. Fred Coots – Composer . Shelly Manne – Drums . Warne Marsh – Tenor Saxophone . Sal Mosca – Piano . Lennie Tristano – Piano

Production : Produced By Bob Weinstock

Recorded On January 11, 1949 – April 7, 1950.

Released 1955 By Prestige.

Lee Konitz

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allmusic
A debut for both Lee Konitz and the Prestige label, Subconscious-Lee brings together many of the students who came through Lennie Tristano’s idiosyncratic “school” of jazz during the immediate postwar years. […]

jazz.about.com
Their pursuit of pure musical devices, unaccompanied by emotional expression, is clearly evident on Subconscious-Lee, on which a sense of cool and detached concentration encircles the performances. […]

Adam Roberts Music
On all these early recordings, the solos are short and loaded with ideas. Lee’s solo is precise and unadorned, but rhythmically and harmonically very sophisticated. […]

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