Lee Konitz

At a time (the mid 1940s) when jazz was lit up with the burning volleys of Charlie Parker, Lee Konitz came along with an alto-sax sound that was drier and reserved, a martini to Bird’s whisky shots, ruminative rather than rapid-fire. He helped inaugurate a new strain of jazz that has been as persistent, productive, and eloquent as the decades of hard-bop that have followed in Parker’s wake. At 82, he’s still making music out of space and restraint and he’s found a perfectly simpatico rhythm section in the Minsarah Trio, players more than half his age, who hail from the U.S., Israel, and Germany. (All ages show.) MARK D. FEFER

Tue., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., 2010

 
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