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Monday, January 25, 2010
Genius Ages Slow: Lee Konitz @ the Village Vanguard
NPR is doing jazz a tremendous service with its Live at the Village Vanguard series, which I have heavily pushed here. The current offering is a concert by Lee Konitz, backed by Dan Tepfer on piano and Matt Wilson on drums. Konitz' alto has 82 years of heart behind it. I first heard him on a Bill Evans album, Crosscurrents.
I am too tired tonight to reflect on all the joy that Konitz has brought me. But consider this sample, from one of Konitz' greatest albums: