Grace Kelly, Lee Konitz
(Pazz). Alto saxophonists, one fifteen, the other
eighty, on the same wavelength, enjoying one another's company. As I wrote
near the time this was being recorded, Ms.Kelly is a phenomenon -- not a precociously talented child, but a complete improvising musician. With Konitz, one of the great individualists in jazz, she is a peer. On the tracks featuring her in duo with drummer Matt Wilson, guitarist Russell Malone and bassist Rufus Reid, she is resourceful and satisfying. Wow.
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