Lee Konitz – At Storyville (Full Album)

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Lee Konitz at Storyville  is a live album by saxophonist and bandleader Lee Konitz featuring performances recorded in at the Storyville nightclub Boston in 1954 which was originally released as a 10 inch LP on George Wein’s Storyville label. The album was rereleased with additional material in 1988 on the Black Lion label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
This excellent set gives one a definitive look at altoist Lee Konitz at a period of time when he was breaking away from being a sideman and a student of Lennie Tristano and asserting himself as a leader. With pianist Ronnie Ball, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Alan Levitt, Konitz explores a variety of his favorite chord changes, some of which were disguised by newer melodies such as “Hi Beck,” “Subconscious Lee,” and “Sound Lee.” Among the other high points of this well-recorded set are “Foolin’ Myself” and a lengthy exploration of “If I Had You.” (https://goo.gl/Rb8meA).

Track listing:
All compositions by Lee Konitz except whre noted

Introduction by John McLelland – 0:52 Additional track on reissue
“Hi Beck” – 7:38
“If I Had You” (Irving King, Ted Shapiro) – 11:19 Additional track on reissue
“Subconscious Lee” – 5:34
“Sound Lee” – 6:39
“Foolin’ Myself” (Jack Lawrence, Peter Tinturin) – 6:01 Additional track on reissue
Introduction by John McLelland – 0:45 Additional track on reissue
“Ablution” – 4:43 Additional track on reissue
“These Foolish Things” (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) – 4:09
End Announcement by John McLelland – 0:39 Additional track on reissue

Lee Konitz – alto saxophone
Ronnie Ball – piano
Percy Heath – bass
Al Levitt – drums


Released: 1954
Recorded: January 5, 1954
Venue Storyville, Boston, MA
Length: 47:36 Reissue with additional material
Label: Storyville
Producer: George Wein