Lee Konitz On Piano Jazz The alto saxophonist stops by to present a master class in improvisation on the standards with host Marian McPartland.

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Lee Konitz On Piano Jazz

Lee Konitz On Piano Jazz

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A former member of the Miles Davis "Famous Nonet," Lee Konitz is the foremost saxophonist in the cool style of jazz. He is also a composer, arranger and teacher. While his very first instrument was a clarinet, he favored tenor sax and then made his way to alto. What's more, he plays the piano! On this 1992 Piano Jazz, Konitz and host Marian McPartland combine forces for a version of "Like Someone In Love."

Originally broadcast in the winter of 1992.

SET LIST

  • "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" (Bassman, Washington)
  • "All the Things You Are" (Hammerstein, Kern)
  • "Stella by Starlight" (Washington, Young)
  • "In Your Own Sweet Way" (Brubeck)
  • "Body and Soul" (Heyman, Green)
  • "Close Your Eyes" (McPartland, Konitz)
  • "Little Girl Blue" (Rodgers, Hart)
  • "Naima" (Coltrane)
  • "Like Someone In Love" (Burke, Van Heusen)
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