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  Lee Konitz: Parallels

Lee Konitz
Track listing:
  1. How Deep is the Ocean
2. For Hans
3. Skylark
4. LT
5. 317 East 32nd
6. Palo Alto
7. Eyes
8. Subconscious Lee
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Reviews: 3

Review by Johnny G February 6, 2004 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
This disc is simply a joy to listen to. The production is typical Chesky Records... which means that it is perfect for the high resolution that SACD offers. Listening in multi-channel, the musicians seem to spread out a bit and can each be heard more clearly. Unfortunately, the center channel is vacant. I'm not sure what the reason is for this... perhaps Chesky is just not ready for the full 5.1 treatment. Or perhaps they couldn't get that center channel to sound just right. And obviously you're not going to hear all sorts of fancy rear channel effects - just a bit of ambience, which is fine by me. None the less, this SACD is a wonderful Lee Konitz jazz outing. I recommend this to anyone with even just a passing interest in Jazz - Lee Konitz is one of the few living masters of Jazz that continues to surprise every time he plays his horn.

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Review by DeSelby April 20, 2005 (2 of 8 found this review helpful)
stereo sonics: top sound

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Review by Ritmoman77 February 25, 2011
Performance:   Sonics:  
Hello, got this one awhile ago, listened casually a few times, gave it a good listen this morning. Recording has a lot of room sound, the church setting is quite resonant. Instruments are well defined in the sound stage, slight muddiness in the low frequencies due to the room acoustic. Overall impression is a good representation of the live performance. This type of space is usually used for classical music, nice to hear jazz in this setting. After listening to this cd, I played on track from the Lee Konitz/Warne Marsh 1956 recording and Konitz's sound has not changed much over the years! This is a fine group. Lee's liner notes describe a certain synchronicity that was present at the session. I very much enjoyed Peter Bernstein's guitar, Mark Turner's tenor was compatible except at one point for a chorus he played some whole note harmony behind Konitz I felt didn't quite jell. This is one I will definitely go back to, love the cool, Tristano influenced, jazz style, that Konitz perpetuates.

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