heres a great and now sadly rare and unreissued LEE KONITZ/ MATIAL SOLAL album , which was recorded in italy for the shortlived, now famed horo label.
The horo label ,is probably most remembered these days for a couple of legendary sun ra small group albums, and documents of sam rivers tuba band.
They also recorded many supposedly “mainstream ‘ gems.
I d have to disagree with anyone who thinks of konitz, as a mainstream player.
John tchicai reffered to konitz as the most avantguard sax player of the sixties after Coltrane!!!
This album contains what must be among the most radical deconstructions of standard jazz tunes ever
With konitz and solal pushing into a chromaticism so extreme on some tracks that tonal centers of tunes disappear entirely.
Often the melody is not even stated in its original form at all, and either fractured beyond the point of recognition.
Or completely pulverized after a brief passing statement.
Its easy to characterize this as cool, dry, whatever.
That there are freedoms here is an understatement, the pervasive level of thematic abstraction has its own freefloating momentum.
Check it out and understand what tchicai,( and Braxton ,for that matter) was on about.
Konitz- alto and tenor sax
Martial solal- piano
info and some partial scans included.
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