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Konitz, Lee & Dan Tepfer / Decade
Album:Decade Collection:Jazz
Artist:Konitz, Lee & Dan Tepfer Added:07/2018
Label:Verve Records 

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Add Date:2018-07-27 Pull Date:2018-09-28 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:23 Sep16 Sep2 Sep26 Aug19 Aug12 Aug5 Aug
Airplays:2111124

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 29, 2018:Music Casserole
A Place We Know
4.Sep 13, 2018:No Cover, No Minimum
A Place We Know
2.Sep 20, 2018:Mix Tape
Thrill
5.Aug 30, 2018:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Through The Tunnel, Through The Tunnel
3.Sep 20, 2018:No Cover, No Minimum
Thrill
6.Aug 24, 2018:Old Fart at Play
Alter Ego

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2018-07-25 
LEE KONITZ & DAN TEPFER: Decade
Verve, 2018

IMPROV JAZZ DUETS – Sax legend Lee Konitz (age 90) and pianist Dan Tepfer have collaborated several times, but this is only their second recording (the first was in 2007). The freely improvised tracks are more conversation than experiment, and have a quiet, intimate feel. Track 7 features a Disklavier player piano that responds to their improv using programmed algorithms, for a cool resonant effect.

NOTE: Each track ends with several seconds of silence.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 7, 9, 10, 13, 15

1. 2:33 – raindrop piano, pensive sax
2. 3:49 – moody interplay turns dark
3. 2:40 – low scurry, jabbing middle
4. 4:27 – fragile trills, rising sax cries
5. 1:34 – intricate layered piano
6. 3:11 – layered sax lines intersect
7. 6:03 – rumbling, billowing duet
8. 1:08 – sax overdubs poke ‘n’ peep
9. 4:25 – slow > rhythmic > gentle
10. 2:16 – relaxed, casual & songlike
11. 1:39 – music box piano tinkle
12. 1:59 – sneaky duet, expands
13. 2:42 – spinning, slow sax & scat
14. 0:59 – questioning sax layers
15. 7:00 – standard: relaxed duet dances around melody

[ Fo ] - 25 July 2018

Track Listing
1.Thrill 8.Egos Alter
2.9/11 Suite - Part 1 9.Rebounds
3.9/11 Suite - Part 2 10.A Place We Know
4.9/11 Suite - Part 3 11.Pulsing Orange
5.Pulsing Green 12.Whirlpool
6.Alter Ego 13.Ceaseless
7.Through The Tunnel 14.Eager Altos
 15.Body And Soul