1940 to 2010
October 13, 1927 in Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Lee Konitz (born October 13, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American jazz composer and saxophone player. Konitz is sometimes regarded as the preeminent cool jazz saxophonist, because he performed and recorded with Claude Thornhill, Lennie Tristano (both often cited as important cool jazz proponents of the mid 1940s), and with Miles Davis' on his epochal Birth of the Cool, which gave the form its name. 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.
Albums, Releases & Mixtapes
All That Jazz, Vol. 83: Lee Konitz & Friends "Subconscious-Lee" (feat. Lennie Tristano) [Remastered 2017]
Lee Konitz May 5, 2017