Saturday 26 December 2009

Subconscious-Lee: Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh, 1954

Lee and Warne doing their thing impeccably well. Beautiful soloing, both individually and unison. The rhythm section swings along nicely but there is little direct interaction between the front line and the drums/bass. The focus on the melodic line gives it a slightly abstract/ethereal quality, though the lines themselves certainly swing.

Do The Math has some interesting essays on the Tristano school and its relationships with the wider jazz tradition.

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