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
LabelAtlantic Records
ProducerNesuhi Ertegun
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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
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]

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




  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