JazzTimes (4/97, p.75) - "At his best when undistracted by too many other instruments, Lee Konitz the improviser has always excelled in a shorn-to-the-bones format, in this case a trio....Lee applies his well-centered, melancholy sound and ever-fertile imagination to constantly rewarding effect..."
Personnel: Lee Konitz (saxophone); Ron McClure (bass); Billy Hart (drums).
Personnel: Lee Konitz (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Billy Hart (drums).
Liner Note Author: Mark Gardner .
Recording information: Steeplechase Digital Studio (03/1996).
Photographer: Nils Winther.
Altoist Lee Konitz has recorded in many different types of settings through the years. This sparse outing matches Konitz in a pianoless trio with bassist Ron McClure and drummer Billy Hart. The focus is mostly on Konitz, and he is in top form, playing inventively and thoughtfully on four originals (most of which have chord changes based on standards), a piece by McClure, and the ballad "Angel Eyes." This is a melodic and cool-toned bop session that finds Lee Konitz often sounding as if he is thinking aloud. ~ Scott Yanow