Portrait of an Artist as Saxophonist - DVD ( NTSC & Pal System - Worldwide Zone )
Lee Konitz (as), Harold Danko (p)
Very rarely we do have the opportunity to see a music documentary in which the artist is free to express him or herself without the encumbrance of superfluous narration. This exciting DVD is one of such examples. It is a stunning work capturing the music and persona of one of the greatest legends of the alto saxophone.
- Stella by Starlight
- Struttin' with some barbecue
- Hi Beck
- Kary's Trance
- She's as Wild as Springtime
"If only more jazz docs were as good as Montrealer Robert Daudelin's 1988 LEE KONITZ: PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A SAXOPHONIST. Devoid of narration, this film lets the altoist reveal himself in conversation, in duets with pianist Harold Danko and in a workshop with students."
- Richard Heffner, JAZZ FM
"Konitz talks of the lasting impact study with Lennie Tristano made on his music. Konitz is a man obsessed with line and rhythm, insisting on the importance of playing melodies straight, and singing old Armstrong solos in unison with Danko (who strums piano strings, autoharp style, on 'Struttin' With Some Barbecue')."
- Kevin Whitehead, DOWNBEAT