Lee Konitz - mid 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 310:

Then there was the sound of Lester [Young] on the old Basie records--real beautiful tenor saxophone sound, pure sound. That's it. For alto too. Pure sound. How many people he's influenced, how many lives! Because he is definitely the basis of everything that's happened. And his rhythmic approach--complex in it's simplicity. How can you analyze it? Shall we tag some words on it? Call it "polyrhythmic"?

cite as

Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 310. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435834514326 accessed: 1 December, 2022

Listeners

Lee Konitz
jazz alto saxophonist, Composer
1927-

Listening to

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Saxophone music performed by Lester Young

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium playback
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:55:14 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:38:22 +0100