Recording information: The Village Vanguard (03/31/2009-04/01/2009).
Photographers: Patrick Hinely; Rolf Freiberger; Hanayo Takai.
Recorded in 2009, Standards Live: At the Village Vanguard features veteran saxophonist Lee Konitz performing with his quartet at the storied New York venue. Backing Konitz here is an adept ensemble featuring pianist Florian Weber, bassist Jeff Denson, and drummer Ziv Ravitz. This is a swinging, straight-ahead set of standard songs showcasing Konitz's probing, heartfelt jazz style. ~ Matt Collar