Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre

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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Lee Konitz
Jimmy Giuffre


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


Melanchthon said...

Big T said...

My apologese
My finger problem, links are fine
Thanks Again

AmyBRAINS said...

It's a great Trio inside a great Album.
Many thanks, Melanchthon.

deGallo said...

Yes, great! Thank you.

5 cents said...

Thank you Mel. Had this at 192k, excellent upgrade for me. Merci.

Dirk Bill said...

Beautiful! Only had the You & Lee cuts, so thank you for posting this.

FrankDell said...


stringbender said...

Many thanks for this amazing post!

dantzig65 said...

Superb.Thanks Mel.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Luis Muñiz said...

Thanks a lot, but what's the password

Melanchthon said...

Pass is "melanchthon"

Luis Muñiz said...

Thanks, melanchthon. Great stuff! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

any chances of re-uploading this one, Mel?