Lee Konitz – Inside Hi-Fi

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Inside Hi-Fi is an album by American jazz saxophonist Lee Konitz which was released on the Atlantic label in 1956.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
This excellent recording (part of their 1987 Jazzlore series) features altoist Lee Konitz with two separate quartets during 1956. Either guitarist Billy Bauer or pianist Sal Mosca are the main supporting voices in groups also including either Arnold Fishkind or Peter Ind on bass and Dick Scott on drums. The most unusual aspect to the set is that on the four selections with Mosca, Konitz switches to tenor, playing quite effectively in a recognizable cool style. The overall highlights of this enjoyable album are “Everything Happens to Me,” “All of Me,” and “Star Eyes,” but all eight performances are well played and swinging. (https://www.allmusic.com/album/inside-hi-fi-mw0000194310).

Track listing:
“Kary’s Trance” (Lee Konitz) – 6:09
“Everything Happens to Me” (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) – 4:31
“Sweet and Lovely” (Gus Arnheim, Jules LeMare, Harry Tobias) – 4:03
“Cork ‘n’ Bib” (Konitz) – 5:30
“All of Me” (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) – 5:11
“Star Eyes” (Gene de Paul, Don Raye) – 5:22
“Nesuhi’s Instant” (Peter Ind) – 5:09
“Indiana” (James F. Hanley, Ballard MacDonald) – 5:18

Lee Konitz – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
Billy Bauer – guitar (tracks 1–4)
Sal Mosca – piano (tracks 5–8)
Peter Ind – bass (tracks 5–8)
Arnold Fishkin – bass (tracks 1–4)
Dick Scott – drums

Released: 1956
Recorded: September 26 and October 16, 1956
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Length: 36:19
Label Atlantic
LP 1258
Producer: Nesuhi Ertegun