Wednesday, September 15, 2010


When Lee Konitz is on, no one can touch him for pensive playing. He's certainly on for this "What's New" duet with Bill Frisell. The contrast between the improvisers is beguiling. Lee avoids stating the melody as assiduously as Frisell keeps circling back to it. Both methods work beautifully. The full band "What Is This Thing Called Love" fragment that follows is fun, but the Konitz-Frisell get together is profound.

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