Beautiful modern pop from this enigmatic Swedish group who took their name from the legendary Polish soundtrack composer Krszytof Komeda! Their music is dreamy and wonderful – with bits of 60s pop filtered through a 90s sensibility, trimmed down through a post-punk adherence to simplicity ... (Rock) read moreCD
A fantastic blend of jazz and poetry – one of the best of the sort we've ever heard – performed by Krzystztof Komeda and his classic group with Tomasz Stanko on trumpet and Zbignew Namyslowski on alto. The poetry is all in German, which to us non-German speakers gives it a quality that' ... (Jazz) read moreCD
All of the tracks were composed by cellist Tristan Honsinger and he is joined by Kondo on trumpet, electronics and vocals, Sean Bergin on saxes, Tiziana Simona on vocals, Michael Moore on clarinet, Steve Noble on drums and Jean Jacques Avenel on bass. Tracks include "Talk", "La ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Toshinori Kondo, Eraldo Bernocchi & Bill Laswell —
Charged ... CD Inneryhtmic, 1999. Used ...
A gem by Lee Konitz – one of his near-perfect 50s sessions for Atlantic! Lee's tone here is crisp, clear, and hauntingly fresh – modern, yet never academically so – and played with a dexterity that's incredible, but never too in love with itself to go too far. Key players on the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pivotal album in the career of Lee Konitz – and one that shows him really stretching out, past his tightly arranged style of the 50s! Lee's working here in a fairly free trio setting – backed by only Sonny Dallas on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. Jones plays loosely and openly on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The title definitely gets it right – as this is the real sound of Lee Konitz – the kind of extra-special approach to alto sax that made Lee one of the true modern giants of the 50s, with an approach that nobody had ever heard before! The album captures Konitz at the height of his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. Top edge of CD case has come unglued.)
Lee Konitz —
Tenorlee ... CD Choice/Candid (UK), 1978. Used ...
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Lovely, laidback, but spontaneous trio jazz from sax great Lee Konitz on tenor – backed by the impeccable piano of Jimmy Rowles, and Michael Moore on bass. This late 70s session finds the group in a spare, graceful, loose elegance and a glowing warmth. Nothing fancy, just a light, but ... (Jazz) read moreCD
2 Verve gems from Lee Konitz – back to back on one CD! Very Cool is a slightly different album than usual for Konitz – one that's got a bit harder edge, and which has Lee working in a group with a trumpet! The set's performed by a quintet that includes Konitz usual suspects Sal Mosca ... (Jazz) read moreCD
These tracks were originally recorded at The Haig in Los Angeles in 1953 and reissued here as part of Liberty's Jazz Milestones Series. Konitz plays alto, Mulligan is on baritone, Chet Baker plays trumpet, Larry Bunker is on drums and Carson Smith and Joe Mondragon play bass. Tracks include " ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A classic session of cool jazz from the 50s – a majestic meeting of the alto of Lee Konitz and the tenor sax of Warne Marsh! The album's a perfect example of icy modernism at its best – swinging nicely, never too uptight, but with a well-composed approach that really shows the magic of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A quartet of modern jazz giants – coming together here in the largely unrehearsed space of a live setting – yet managing to create some amazing sounds in the process! There's a very loose, open vibe to the set – not exactly outside, but with the more spontaneous energy of a free ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Lee Konitz/Paul Bley/Bill Connors —
Pyramid ... CD Improvising Artists Inc (Italy), 1977. Used ...
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Spare and moody work from the modern trio listed above – Konitz icy on alto, Bley surprisingly warm at times on piano, especially numbers which feature him on electric keys, and Connors playing both acoustic and electric guitar in long and introspective lines. Titles include "Out ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Bernd Konrad/Hans Koller Unit —
Phonolith ... CD Hatology (Switzerland), 1980/1994. Used ...
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Wonderful work from the twin-reed combo of Bernd Konrad and Hans Koller – a record that really takes off from some of Koller's free music experiments of the 70s! The group is a very cohesive one – with Konrad on soprano and baritone, and Koller on tenor and sopranino – alongside ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An older bandleader takes on sounds from two different groovy sources of the 70s – both of them great! Plays Michel Legrand has Andre Kostelanetz serving up some sweet versions of tunes from some of Legrand's famous soundtracks of the 60s and early 70s – most of them done with fairly ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Mix ... CD EMI, 1991. Used ...
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All the classics, but remixed with a very techno feel. We were about to say unfortunately, but even with the "updated" sound, their sublime genius shows through, and some of the mixes are largely untouched. Includes "The Robots", "Computerlove", "Pocket ... (Rock) read moreCD
Spacey sounds from out of the ether – Kraftwerk's wonderful tribute to radio, spun out in the same spare electronics they used to give some love to the computer, too! The album's the first by the group to really work as a unified suite of tracks – building up wonderfully over the ... (Rock) read moreCD
Sparkling work from singer Irene Kral – and possibly the best album she ever cut! The backings here are by the Herb Pomeroy group – a slightly modern ensemble that still knows how to swing with a good dose of Boston soul – and the overall feel of the album's a lot more forceful ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A bit of a leftfield project for Diana Krall – one that has kind of a 20s Vaudeville-styled theme – done with a stripped down, sting-buzzing sound, produced by T Bone Burnett! We dig this one a lot – and while it's sung, played and performed in a way that's reminiscent of the era ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
An unusual blend of jazz, fusion, and gwo ka rhythms from Guadelopue – served up here in a classic album from trumpeter Edmony Krater! Krater blows some beautiful solos on the record – a bit like Don Cherry in some of his more globally-oriented projects – but the overall approach ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Poppy passion from Krystol – a sweet 80s trio with a definite way with a hook! The set's got a well-balanced mainstream sound – one that helps the vocals find a fullness right away, either on the leads or harmonies – both woven together over the top of the tight, beat-heavy ... (Soul) read moreCD