Lee Konitz with Dan Tepfer (Jazz Heaven)
Designed as a master class, the DVD provides fascinating listening and viewing for anyone curious about the creative process of making jazz. In conversation with his frequent collaborator, pianist Tepfer, Konitz discusses and demonstrates the wisdom he has accumulated in his nearly 85 years. In the hour-and-a-half conversation, he frequently picks up his alto saxophone to demonstrate a concept or a point and brings Tepfer into the spoken and played discussion. It is a Socratic dialogue, with the teacher and student occasionally reversing roles. An easily accessible menu makes browsing possible. The audio and video quality are superb.