CD: Grace Kelly, Lee Konitz

Grace Kelly, Lee Konitz, GracefulLee (Pazz). Alto saxophonists, one fifteen, the other GracefulLee.jpgeighty, on the same wavelength, enjoying one another’s company. As I wrote near the time this was being recorded, Ms.Kelly is a phenomenon — not a precociously talented child, but a complete improvising musician. With Konitz, one of the great individualists in jazz, she is a peer. On the tracks featuring her in duo with drummer Matt Wilson, guitarist Russell Malone and bassist Rufus Reid, she is resourceful and satisfying. Wow.

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