A rare "with strings" session for altoist Lee Konitz – recorded back in his great years with Verve, set to wonderful arrangements from a young Bill Russo! The style here is a bit darker and more spare than some of the other albums of this type from the time – and Russo brings plenty of somber tones to the record – not in a bad way, but in a style that lets Lee's horn be the most strongly redeeming feature of the session – often stepping forth in relatively unfettered mode, with many of the strings at the lower end of the sound spectrum
. Titles include the extended "An Image Of Man", plus "What's New", "Blues
For Our Children", "The Daffodil's Sake", and "Music For Alto Saxophone & Strings".
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split spine & top seam, some wear, and aging.)