Lee Konitz

Lee Konitz was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Born on October 13, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, he made a significant impact on the jazz scene until his passing on April 15, 2020 in Greenwich Village, New York City.

Konitz's unique style and improvisational skills set him apart from his contemporaries. He drew inspiration from artists such as *Sonny Stitt*, *Art Pepper*, and *Gerry Mulligan*. His collaborations with musicians like *Warne Marsh*, *Art Farmer*, and *Kenny Dorham* further showcased his versatility.

Throughout his career, Konitz worked with renowned jazz groups including the *Lennie Tristano Sextet* and the *Gerry Mulligan Quartet*. His contributions to albums by iconic figures like *Dexter Gordon*, *Benny Golson*, and *Sonny Rollins* solidified his reputation as a respected musician.


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