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Round & Round
Lee Konitz
Round & Round
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
Lee Konitz is an American jazz composer and alto saxophonist born in Chicago. He is notably one of the few alto saxophonists of his era to remain uninfluenced by Charlie Parker.

     
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All Artists: Lee Konitz
Title: Round & Round
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Nimbus Records
Release Date: 3/10/2009
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 710357270321

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Lee Konitz is an American jazz composer and alto saxophonist born in Chicago. He is notably one of the few alto saxophonists of his era to remain uninfluenced by Charlie Parker.

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Interesting, not essential
N. Dorward | Toronto, ON Canada | 12/04/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This has a winning combination--Lee Konitz + Fred Hersch--but somehow this album never clicked with me. It has a peculiar "concept", in that all of the tunes are done as waltzes, whether or not they were originally written in 3/4 or 4/4. The real oddity here is "Giant Steps", which is done first as a relaxed waltz & then (like many of the tracks) they use a metrical transition to get into a quicker 4/4.... though at this point the chords are at half-speed so it's not quite the tortuous maze of chords that Coltrane devised! A nice "Someday My Prince Will Come", a good Konitz original, & in general the album's fine, but it's not a standout, & the waltztimes got to me after a while for some reason."