Lee Konitz — American Musician born on October 13, 1927,

Lee Konitz is an American jazz composer and alto saxophonist who was born in Chicago, Illinois. He has performed successfully in bebop and avant-garde settings. Konitz was one of the few altoists to retain a distinctive sound when Charlie Parker exercised a tremendous influence on other players. Konitz, like other students of pianist and theoretician Lennie Tristano, was noted for improvising long, melodic lines with the rhythmic interest coming from odd accents, or odd note groupings suggestive of the imposition of one time signature over another. Paul Desmond and, especially, Art Pepper were strongly influenced by Konitz... (wikipedia)

It was 100 percent music. There was no ego involved, no attitudes, no black and white, it was pure music.
A first love always occupies a special place.
I wish that person outside would stop coughing.
After playing now for 60 years, it's still very challenging for me to play a simple melody and have it clean and touch the reed at the proper time in the proper way.
I love Indian music very much, but I haven't studied that specifically.

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