Two Lee Konitz with Jimmy Giuffre collaborations reunited here on one CD. In Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre, Jimmy contributed as soloist and arranger of a five-piece saxophone section. The thoughtful, contrapuntal writing creates a delicate mood, where everybody gets a chance to blow, and the engaging work of Konitz, Bill Evans, and Warne Marsh provides extremely rewarding moments. On You and Lee, Jimmy employed only a brass section and rhythm to back the altoist. He chose to keep the brass tightly muted, working always as a section, with no individual solos. In all, these sessions are a skillful, fascinating mixture of tonal beauty and emotional improvising.
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1 Somp’m Outa’ Nothin’ (Giuffre) 4:30
2 Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:37
3 Uncharted (Giuffre) 3:56
4 Moonlight in Vermont (Suessedorf, Blackburn) 4:00
5 The Song Is You (Kern, Hammerstein) 5:06
6 Palo Alto (Konitz) 3:09
7 Darn that Dream (VanHeusen, DeLange) 1:56
8 When Your Lover Has Gone (Swan) 5:03
9 Cork ‘n Bib (Konitz) 9:51
10 I’m Getting Sentimental over You (Bassman, Washington) 3:57
11 You Don’t Know What Love Is (Raye, DePaul) 4:19
12 I Didn’t Know about You (Ellington, Russell) 3:59
13 Ev’rything I’ve Got (Belongs to You) (Rodgers, Hart) 4:46
14 You’re Clear out of this (Arlen, Mercer) 4:07
15 You Are Too Beautiful (Rodgers, Hart) 4:09
16 The More I See You (Warren, Gordon) 3:39
17 You’re Driving Me Crazy (Donaldson) 4:11
[# 1-9] originally issued as "Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre" (Verve MGV-8362).
Lee Konitz - as
Hal McKusick - as
Warne Marsh - ts
Ted Brown - ts
Jimmy Giuffre - bs
Bill Evans - p
Buddy Clark - b
Ronnie Free - dr
Recorded in New York City ; May 12 [# 1-5] & 13 [# 6-9], 1959.
[# 10-17] originally issued as "You And Lee" (verve MGV-8335).
Ernie Royal, Irving “Marky” Markowitz, Phil Sunkel - tp
Bob Brookmeyer - tb
Eddie Bert - tb [except # 14-17]
Billy Byers - tb
Lee Konitz - as
Bill Evans - p [except # 14-17]
Jim Hall - g [# 14-17]
Sonny Dallas - b
Roy Haynes - dr
Jimmy Giuffre - arr.
Recorded in New York City ; October 29 [# 10-13] & 30 [# 14-17], 1959