Lee Konitz & Red Mitchell – I Concentrate On You - A Tribute To Cole Porter
Vinyl, LP, Album
00:00 A1 Just One Of Those Things
05:06 A2 Easy To Love
08:19 A3 It's Allright With Me
11:17 A4 Everytime We Say Goodbye
14:05 A5 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
17:50 A6 Love For Sale
23:03 B1 In The Still Of The Night
25:12 B2 Night And Day
29:06 B3 I Love You
32:39 B4 I Love Paris
36:00 B5 I Concentrate On You
Bass, Piano – Red Mitchell
Alto Sax – Lee Konitz
Recorded at Rosenberg Studio,Copenhagen, July 30, 1974
AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden:
Lee Konitz has been a constant explorer throughout most of his career, never satisfied with a standard approach or falling into a rut with a particular instrumentation.
This 1974 duo session with bassist Red Mitchell, which focuses exclusively on the works of Cole Porter, is one great example.
With an inventive accompanist like Mitchell spurring him on, the alto saxophonist is able to work magical variations of the familiar Porter works, while Konitz retains his remarkable dry signature tone. "Easy to Love" has a bit of a bittersweet air in his hands, as does the
more deliberate "Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye." Mitchell is a bit more subdued in the hip treatment of "'You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," as Konitz's intricate improvisation works its magic.
The usually over the top "Love for Sale" features an understated arrangement here.
Mitchell switches to piano for "Night and Day," playing a soft bop line behind the leader.