Lee Konitz & The Brazilian Band – Brazilian Serenade (1996) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 52:20 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,12 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,1 GB
Genre: Jazz, Bossa Nova
Lee Konitz has long been a versatile jazz musician, adaptable to many different styles. This Brazilian-flavored session is one of two that the alto saxophonist recorded during the mid-’90s for Venus; his session partners include trumpeter Tom Harrell, guitarist Romero Lubambo, pianist David Kikoski (who mostly sticks to electric piano), bassist David Fink, drummer Duduka Da Fonseca, and percussionist Waltinho Anastácio. As expected, Konitz’s light sound works well with the Brazilian favorites they perform, with Harrell being a particularly inspired foil for the leader. The works of Antonio Carlos Jobim are well represented, including breezy takes of “Favela” and “Wave.” Harrell’s lyrical “September” (featuring him in a fine muted solo) and Konitz’s “Brazilian Serenade” also fit the mood of this relaxing album very well. This rewarding release is well worth investigating.
02. Once I Loved
03. Recado Bossa Nova
08. Blazilian Serenade
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Tetsuo Hara.
Recorded on on March 20-22, 1996 at Sear Sound Recording Studio in New York.
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix. VENUS Japan # VHGD-209.
Lee Konitz – alto sax
Tom Harrell – trumpet
Romero Lubambo – guitar
David Kikoski – piano
David Finck – bass
Duduka Dafonseca – drums
Waltinho Anastácio – percussion