Parallels (JD213)

  1. How Deep is the Ocean
  2. For Hans
  3. Skylark
  4. LT
  5. 317 East 32nd
  6. Palo Alto
  7. Eyes
  8. Subconscious Lee

Lee Konitz's critically acclaimed Chesky Records' debut highlights his cool jazz approach and unique improvisational ability. Lee infuses his alto saxophone lines into the solid framework constructed by his quintet, featuring Bill Goodwin on drums, Peter Bernstein on guitar, Steve Gilmore on bass and special guest Mark Turner on tenor saxophone. This recording marks the manifestation of Lee's desire to represent the "possibilities to be creative" in the organic, improvisational nature of jazz by combining it with the parallel basis of Chesky's recording philosophy - recreating a live, spontaneous event with the greatest accuracy possible.


"This is a particularly attractive recording by one of the music's most individual musicians. This is music of familiar but individual musical landscapes and climate played with quiet but absorbing authority."

- Jazz Review