Lee Konitz



Lee Konitz

Rating
Active
1940 to 2010
Born
October 13, 1927 in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Biography
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.

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Lee Konitz Plays

Lee Konitz Plays

Lee Konitz March 3, 2017

11 Tracks

Frescalalto

Frescalalto

Lee Konitz February 10, 2017

8 Tracks

Live at Birdland Neuburg

Live at Birdland Neuburg

Kenny Wheeler November 4, 2016

10 Tracks

The Vinyl Masters: Subconscious-Lee

The Vinyl Masters: Subconscious-Lee

Lee Konitz August 12, 2016

12 Tracks

Live at the Berlin Jazz Days 1980

Live at the Berlin Jazz Days 1980

Lee Konitz July 29, 2016

8 Tracks

You Go to My Head

You Go to My Head

Lee Konitz April 30, 2016

8 Tracks

Holy Nights With Lee Konitz

Holy Nights With Lee Konitz

Lee Konitz December 22, 2015

20 Tracks

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