Related Artists

Stan Getz


The Modern Jazz Quartet

Lee Konitz


Home > Music > L > Lee Konitz


Birth Name: Lee Konitz
Born: 1927/10/13
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres: Jazz, Cool Jazz

Lee Konitz (born October 13, 1927) is an American jazz composer and alto saxophonist born in Chicago, Illinois. Generally considered one of the driving forces of Cool Jazz, Konitz has also performed successfully in bebop and avant-garde settings. Konitz was one of the few altoists to retain a distinctive sound in the 40s, when Charlie Parker exercised a tremendous influence on other players. Konitz, like other students of pianist and theoretician Lennie Tristano, was noted for improvising long, melodic lines with the rhythmic interest coming from odd accents, or odd note groupings suggestive of the imposition of one time signature over another. Paul Desmond and, especially, Art Pepper wer... Continue Bio >>


Music:
Listen to Lee Konitz
and similar artists - Play Now
All Albums >>

Latest Tracks:
Alone Together
On: Alone Together
$1.29 Buy Song
The Song Is You
On: Alone Together
$1.29 Buy Song
Cherokee
On: Alone Together
$1.29 Buy Song
What Is This Thing Called Love?
On: Alone Together
$1.29 Buy Song
Round Midnight
On: Alone Together
$1.29 Buy Song

More Tracks >>