Zollsound 4 feat. Lee Konitz - Open Hearts
Lee Konitz is a master of linear playing and a stylist on the highest level.
The purity of Konitz intonation – that cool nobility which hasy been present in his playing since the 40s – is famous.
Lee Konitz shows in this recording just how exquisite chords can sound even without chord instruments.
But we have always known Lee to be one of the greatest spontaneous composers of Jazz.
To play without chord instruments is absolutely no problem for a baritone saxophonist of Thomas Zoller’s calibre,
it has had its own special fascination ever since the days of the Gerry Mulligan Quintet in the 50’s.
Carlo Mombelli (South Africa) and Billy Elgart (USA) give a rhythm team that plays from funky to free with inspiring imagination.
The result of this group’s unique partnership is a clear, transparent line.
A revelry in counterpoint, modern grooves and sounds that ,sophistication.succeeds as seldom before, in a union of eloquence and fire.