Here's another to me rather Special lp on MPS, Lee Konitz ,and Martial Solal ,two masters with a long shared performance and recording History.
I've always felt that they played down some of their most adventurous music together..
this one is outrageously good, they run the gamut from straight Bop compositions based on standards to free improvisations ,the title track is a piece played in four Different keys,simultaneously..
N.H.O.P , and a young J.Scofield are equal participants and round off one of the great ones in the Solal /Konitz shared discography.
still out of print to my knowledge , and very worthwhile
the mp3's for those who prefer those are available from "Magic Purple Sunshine"
Lee Konitz has apparently not been well lately , having been hospitalised just before a sheduled appearance at the Melbourne jazz Festival in June this year.
I have no idea whether he has fully recovered , perhaps a reader who is more au courant can fill us in .
we wish him all the best.
Martial Solal, piano
Lee Konitz, alto saxophone
John Scofield, guitar
Niels-Henning Ørsted-Pedersen, bass
1. Brain Stream 6:43
2. Not Scheduled 7:27
3. Grapes 6:26
4. Retro Active 6:03
5. Energy 4:42
6. Satar 4:35
7. Four Keys 3:15
Recorded May, 1979 in Villingen at MPS-Studio.