Lou Donaldson – taking the message to Austria.
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Jumping into more recent vintage this week with a concert from the 2012 Inntöne Jazz Festival at Diersbach Austria featuring the legendary Lou Donaldson Quartet.
Hitting 86 and still going strong, Donaldson continues his legacy with a spirited batch of side folk and an even more spirited audience. Good times all around.
Recorded live on May 25, 2012 by Austrian Radio and relayed by Swedish Radio, here’s the complete set.
Sit back, turn it up and enjoy.
Lee Konitz – Swinging in all directions.
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From NPR’s legendary and much lamented Jazz Alive! series comes this weekend’s Downbeat post. Recorded at the 3rd Annual Art Park Jazz Festival in Lewiston New York, between September 1-3, 1979 and featuring the Lee Konitz Nonet.
I have a number of more recent concerts from Konitz performing in Europe, and I will be putting those up over the coming months, but this one is not only a great concert, it’s also from one of the most adventuresome concert series produced for radio in the 1970’s at a time when radio was still important and Public Radio was still vital.
And Lee Konitz is heading up a great group on this session.