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Konitz / Mehldau / Haden / Motian / Live At Birdland
Album:Live At Birdland Collection:Jazz
Artist:Konitz / Mehldau / Haden / Motian Added:05/2011
Label:Ecm Records (Jazz) 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-05-30 Pull Date:2011-08-01 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:3 Jul26 Jun19 Jun12 Jun5 Jun
Airplays:11122

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 22, 2019:Mix Tape
Lover Man
4.Jun 21, 2011:Rebop
I Fall In Love Too Easily
2.Jun 05, 2015:Mix Tape: Dosed
Lover Man
5.Jun 14, 2011:Rebop
Oleo
3.Jul 02, 2011:Rebop
Oleo
6.Jun 10, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Solar

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2011-05-28 
KONITZ/MEHLDAU/HADEN/MOTIAN: Live at Birdland
ECM, 2011

MODERN JAZZ – Four masters at work, recorded live. This was a one-off, weeklong gig with no preparation or preconceived notions, so the music is pretty spontaneous despite the all-standards repertoire. Lee Konitz’s high, wavering sax tone and Brad Mehldau’s chiaroscuro piano chords give a surreal cast to the ballads and a sort of goofy playfulness to the livelier numbers. Meanwhile Charlie Haden and Paul Motian lay back, constantly finding subtle ways to bend time & space.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 4, 6

1. 12:05 – slow, moody: sax aches, piano is pensive, bass goes down deep
2. 10:16 – quiet midtempo stroll: piano twists melody, solo bass really sings
3. 11:39 – casual: cerebral sax/piano interplay, quiet bass, cool drum break
4. 10:17 – lovely, languid ballad, sweet solos all around
5. 11:49 – sort of clunky at first, settles into offbeat glide, questioning solos
6. 15:19 – sax/drum duet tiptoes through bop melody, quartet keeps it sneaky; long piano solo gets elaborately twisty, bass has abstract moments

[ Fo ] 05/28/11

Track Listing
1.Lover Man 4.I Fall In Love Too Easily
2.Lullaby Of Birdland 5.You Stepped Out Of A Dream
3.Solar 6.Oleo