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Live At Birdland

Lee Konitz, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian

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1
Lover Man (Live)
Lee Konitz; Brad Mehldau; Charlie Haden; Paul Motian
11:59
2
Lullaby Of Birdland (Live)
Lee Konitz; Brad Mehldau; Charlie Haden; Paul Motian
10:17
3
Solar (Live)
Lee Konitz; Brad Mehldau; Charlie Haden; Paul Motian
11:39
4
I Fall In Love Too Easily (Live)
Lee Konitz; Brad Mehldau; Charlie Haden; Paul Motian
10:17
5
You Stepped Out Of A Dream (Live)
Lee Konitz; Brad Mehldau; Charlie Haden; Paul Motian
11:49
6
Oleo (Live)
Lee Konitz; Brad Mehldau; Charlie Haden; Paul Motian
15:19
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    71:20
"Four Stars ... the rapport between (the musicians) is casual and offhanded, but there in spades, the kind of chemistry expected from four dynamos smart enough to play to each others' strengths instead of their own ..."
- All About Jazz

"Five Stars ... (a) captivating live set, totally unpremeditated, without even a setlist, with Paul Motian added on drums ... pianist Haden and Motian sound even more of a dream team than might have been anticipated ... includes four-way uptempo discussions that fizz with collective energy."
- The Guardian

On this live 2009 recording from New York’s legendary club, four exceptional jazz musicians, an ensemble of history-making players, dive into the music without even a setlist. Lee Konitz, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Haden and Paul Motian approach the standards from new perspectives and unusual angles, playing them with freedom, tenderness and a melodic and rhythmic understanding found only amongst jazz’s greatest improvisers. Konitz has often said that he tries to play the material as if encountering it for the first time. With all four musicians listening intently, discoveries are continually made in the music.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM Records Studio Masters

Recorded Live at Birdland, New York, December 2009
Engineers: James A. Farber,
Paul Zinman, Nelson Wong, Sean Mair, SoundByte Productions Inc., NYC
Mixed at Avatar Studios by James A. Farber and Manfred Eicher
Assistant: Akihiro Nishimura
Cover: Still from “Histoire(s) du cinéma” by Jean-Luc Godard
Liner Photos: John Rogers
Design: Sascha Kleis
Produced by Manfred Eicher

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