Personnel: Lee Konitz (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Lee Konitz (electric saxophone); Eddie Gomez (double bass); Marshall Brown (valve trombone, baritone horn); Dick Katz (piano, electric piano); Jack DeJohnette (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Kirk Felton.
Audio Remixer: Stephen Hart .
Liner Note Author: Orrin Keepnews.
Recording information: Decca Studios, New York, NY (03/20/1969-03/21/1969).
Photographer: Charles Stewart .
Arrangers: Marshall Brown; Dick Katz.
This Lee Konitz recording is of even greater interest than usual. Altoist Konitz, in a quintet with valve trombonist Marshall Brown, pianist Dick Katz, bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette, performs jazz adaptations of three Bela Bartok piano compositions, a trio of Dick Katz originals, two of his own pieces (including "Subconscious-Lee") and versions of "Lester Leaps In" and "Body and Soul" that include transcriptions of recorded solos by, respectively, Lester Young and Roy Eldridge. A thought-provoking and consistently enjoyable set of music. ~ Scott Yanow