Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh

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Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh
Album cover. Black and white photo of Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh sitting and laughing.
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 14, 1955 (1955-06-14)
RecordedJune 1955 in New York City
GenreCool jazz
Length42:23
LabelAtlantic Records
ProducerNesuhi Ertegun
Lee Konitz chronology
Lee Konitz in Harvard Square
(1954)
Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh
(1955)
Lee Konitz Featuring Hans Koller, Lars Gullin, Roland Kovac
(1956)
Warne Marsh chronology
Live in Hollywood
(1952)
Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh
(1955)
Jazz of Two Cities
(1956)

Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh is a 1955 studio album by jazz saxophonists Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh. The Atlantic catalogue number was SD 1217.[1] It was recorded on June 14, 1955, at Coastal Studios in New York City.

The album was re-released on LP by Atlantic Records in 1982, newly remastered by George Piros.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Billboard[2](positive)
The Guardian[3]4/5 stars
BBC Music[4](positive)
AllMusic[5]4/5 stars
Penguin Guide to Jazz4/4 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[7]

Billboard said "This album is remarkable not only for the superb modern musicianship...but for their successful use of varied old and new jazz sources."[2]

John Fordham of The Guardian said "if these two saxophonists play with an even, almost chilly undemonstrativeness, their melodic ingenuity is dazzling".[3] Peter Marsh, writing for BBC Music, said "Graceful, intelligent improvising that swings - what more could you want? Highly recommended."[4] Scott Yanow, writing for AllMusic, said they "always made for a perfect team."[5]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz selected this album as part of its suggested Core Collection.[6][8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Topsy"Edgar Battle; Eddie Durham5:29
2."There Will Never Be Another You"Harry Warren4:49
3."I Can't Get Started"Vernon Duke3:58
4."Donna Lee"Charlie Parker6:17
5."Two Not One"Lennie Tristano5:35
6."Don't Squawk"Oscar Pettiford7:20
7."Ronnie's Line"Ronnie Ball3:10
8."Background Music"Warne Marsh5:45

Personnel[edit]

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh". discogs.com. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Reviews and Ratings of New Popular Albums". books.google.com. Billboard. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b Fordham, John. "Lee Konitz With Wayne Marsh". theguardian.com. The Guardian. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b Marsh, Peter. "Review of Lee Konitz with Wayne Marsh". bbc.co.uk. BBC. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  5. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh". allmusic.com. Allmusic. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  6. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. "Lee Konitz". The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 836. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.
  7. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 132. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  8. ^ Penguin Guide to Jazz: Core Collection List, accessed May 30, 2016