Monday, October 26, 2009
Lee Kontiz with Dave Holland & Jack DeJohnette
One of the pleasures of having an absurdly large collection (=large enough you forget what you have) is that you forget what you have. While listening to Dave Holland again today, I discovered that I had a recording with Dave Holland playing bass on it. Lee Konitz, the absurdist poet of the alto sax recorded an album called Satori. I have always been challenged and fascinated by Konitz's playing. I first heard him on a Bill Evans album, Crosscurrents.
Satori is not the first Konitz album I would recommend to the uninitiated. That would be Alone Together with Brad Mehldau and Charlie Haden. But the former is solid Konitz, and it is a good chance to hear Holland as a side man. Here is a sample: