Lee Konitz New Quartet
Jazzhus Montmartre
D. 26.03.2011 Kl. 20:00

27/03-2011 Note that this concert has been changed to a matiné concert

• Lee Konitz (alto sax / US)
• Florian Weber (piano / DE)
• Ziv Ravitz (drums / IL)
• Jeff Denson (bass / US)
Lee Konitz one of the most influential also saxophonists, especially in the early development of modern jazz, where Konitz succeeded in bringing the harmonic ideas of Charlie Parker into his own playing, yet in a markedly different fashion with more evenness of tones and length of melodies in his phrases.
Soon after he would hook up with Miles Davis in his nine-piece band and the Birth of the Cool project, where they played each other off.
It is these early influences and collaborations that have made Konitz regarded as one of the architects and driving forces of cool jazz.
Lee Konitz is touring with his New Quartet and we are deeply honoured and excited about their visit to Montmartre, especially since Konitz also used to visit the Montmartre in its first 1959-1976 era.
Related video clip The Lee Konitz Quartet Sep-Oct 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0o7yCv968E