KONITZ:PORTRAIT OF ARTIST DVD



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Format: DVD
Product Code: D88


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Author: Lee Konitz
UPC-A: 8436028690138


If only more jazz documentaries were as good as Robert Daudelin's 1988 Lee Konitz: Portrait of the Artist as a Saxophonist.

Devoid of narration, this film lets the altoist reveal himself in conversation, in duets with pianist Harold Danko and in a workshop with students.

Konitz talks of the lasting impact study with Lennie Tristano made on his music. Konitz is a man obsessed with line and rhythm, insisting on the importance of playing melodies straight, and singing old Louis Armstrong solos in unison with Danko.

Album Contents:

  • Stella By Starlight
  • Struttin' With Some Barbecue
  • Hi Beck
  • Kary's Trance
  • Subconscious-Lee
  • She's As Wild as Springtime


  • Running Time: 90 minutes

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