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Lee Konitz
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Lee Konitz
Title: Spirits
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ojc
Release Date: 7/20/1999
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025218702423, 025218903813

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Two Tristanoites reunited
N. Dorward | Toronto, ON Canada | 01/20/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This album reunites Konitz with the pianist Sal Mosca. Mosca is a puritan in terms of his playing: its adherence to Tristano's idiom is absolute; Konitz, on the other hand, had long since left behind his early style of playing, & here, while he touches on it, his sound is often pungent (close to Anthony Braxton in spots), his lines canny & unorthodox. Half of the album is duets with Mosca; the other half has the rhythm section of Ron Carter and Mousie Alexander.Hard to know what to say about this album: it's of course like anything of Konitz's worth the closest attention. I'm rather less enamoured of Mosca here: first, because the piano he's been given is pretty ugly-sounding (did they _tune_ it before the session?); secondly because he often tends to sound simply dour where Tristano himself would be electrifying.Certainly worth a listen; maybe not quite as remarkable as the personnel listing might suggest."
That reviewer is WRONG!
N. Dorward | 09/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What?? i have hardly ever heard a more telepatic interplay than the one you can hear on this beautiful cd. A must for jazz and cerebral music lovers."