Saxophonist Lee Konitz is the nominal leader of a group with Bill Frisell, Gary Peacock and Joey Baron who take old tunes to new places on their debut live recording made at The Blue Note in New York.
Vocalist Kurt Elling gets inspiration from the great songwriting tradition that grew up in and around the Brill Building for his new release.
UK trio Phronesis led by Danish bassist Jasper Hoiby are about to visit Australia and you can hear from their latest release.
Plus Jess Green, Tal Cohen and Jeremy Woolhouse flying the flag for Australian jazz on their new recordings.
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Lee Konitz (born October 13, 1927) is an American jazz composer and alto saxophonist who was born in Chicago, Illinois. Generally considered one of the main figures in the cool jazz movement, Konitz has also performed successfully in bebop and avant-garde settings. Konitz was one of the few altoists to retain a distinctive sound when Charlie Parker exercised a tremendous influence on other...
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