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Lee Konitz

Saxophonist, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. A pupil of Lennie Tristano, he became part of the avant-garde school of ‘cool jazz’ during the 1950s, along with Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, and Jimmy Giuffre. In the latter part of the decade he produced a series of acclaimed albums, beginning with Inside Hi-Fi (1956), later recordings including Lone-Lee (1974) and Art of the Duo (1983).

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