Monday, June 8, 2009

Lee Konitz: Strings for Holiday (1996)

0Konitz is always ridiculous, but this album is, so far as I know, unique in his enormous discography. His solo turns here are usually just a chorus or two, and never stray too far afield from the lyric intent of the song, as much homage to Lester Young as to Billie Holiday. And Daniel Schnyder's string arrangements work perfectly.

Lee Konitz (as)

Mark Feldman, Cenovia Cummins (vln)

Jill Jaffe, Ronald Lawrence (viola)

rik Friedlander, Daniel Pezzotti (violincello)
Michael Formanek (b)

Matt Wilson (ds)

Daniel Schnyder (arranger)

01. The Man I Love
02. You've Changed
03. God Bless The Child
04. But Beautiful
05. I Cried For You
06. Lover Man
07. All Of Me
08. Good Morning Heartache
09. For Heaven's Sake
10. Easy Living

11. These Foolish Things

12. For All We Know

March 18 and 19, 1996, Chung King Studio, NYC

320 kbps mp3 rip from Enja CD ENJ-9304-2)


Festoonic said...

Anonymous said...

Thanks looks interesting and has a GREAT title.

Ilias said...

Big thanks, Festoonic!