Lee’s Lady will have the first word; listen to STEPHANIE, which ranks among the loveliest compositions by one of those jazz masters, who got mislabeled as “cool”.
It can be found on a CD-twofer, containing two of the splendid albums Lee Konitz did for Verve:
Listen to Billy Bauer’s congenial guitar accompaniment!
Personnel, location & date: Lee Konitz (as, comp) Billy Bauer (g) Henry Grimes (b) Dave Bailey (d) – NYC, October 22, 1957
The other Lady is not as quiet; we played this one in trio last week during a very hot jam session at the Off-Broadway cinema in Cologne; Sabina had her fun with our special rendition of MELANCHOLY BABY, dedicated exclusively to Her Ladyship.
I hope you will enjoy it too.
Swingingly yours truly,