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Lee Konitz - Motion album

Lee Konitz - Motion album Performer: Lee Konitz
Title: Motion
Style: Post Bop
Date of release: 2017
Country: US
Size MP3: 1189 mb
Size FLAC: 1711 mb
Rating: 4.5

Motion is an album by jazz saxophonist Lee Konitz, recorded in 1961 for Verve Records. It features drummer Elvin Jones and bassist Sonny Dallas. It is regarded by many as Konitz's finest album. The 1990 CD issue expanded the number of tracks from five to eight; a 1998 release then expanded this to 38, although most of the additional tracks were from different recording sessions with drummer Nick Stabulas instead of Elvin Jones.

This is one of Konitz's better albums from the era and is long overdue to be reissued on CD.

Motion ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat). Verve Records, Speakers Corner Records. Motion ‎(CD, Album, RE). Hallmark Music & Entertainment. Motion ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat).

Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). The recording date won't help the listener to understand this album; it is not hard bop. Superficially it's an exemplar of Cool Jazz, but Motion was really a one-off chemical reaction between Konitz and Elvin that has more in common with contemporary ad hoc free improv collaborations than anything going on in 1961. And like many other albums that don't resolve easily in their historical context, its stylistic palette is narrow.

By: Lee Konitz (1961, Jazz). More albums from Lee Konitz: Duets by Lee Konitz. Very Cool by Lee Konitz. Inside Hi-Fi by Lee Konitz. Subconscious-Lee by Lee Konitz. The Real Lee Konitz by Lee Konitz. Lee Konitz With Warne Marsh by Lee Konitz. Ezz-thetic by Lee Konitz. You And Lee by Lee Konitz. View all albums . Motion. By: Lee Konitz (1961, Jazz).

Is Motion the best album by Lee Konitz? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. This album At A Glance. Motion by Lee Konitz (1961) Overall rank: 12,429th. Accolades: Top albums of 1961 ( 35th ). Top albums of the 1960s ( 786th ). Best albums of all time ( 12,429th ).

Let’s talk about a wonderful album called Motion by the great saxophonist Lee Konitz. Motion features the following musicians: Lee Konitz – Alto Saxophone. Do you notice anything interesting about this lineup? There’s no piano! Although the piano is an extremely important instrument, listening to groups that don’t have a piano (or other chordal instrument) can provide you with a lot of insight towards different ways of creating unique textures.


1 Fooling Myself
2 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
3 I'll Remember April
4 I Remember You
5 All Of Me

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Pickwick Group Limited


  • Alto Saxophone – Lee Konitz
  • Bass – Sonny Dallas
  • Drums – Elvin Jones
  • Producer – Creed Taylor


Recorded in August 1961 at Olmsted Sound Studios in New York City.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 050457 155025

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V-8399 Lee Konitz Motion ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Verve Records V-8399 US 1961
20MJ 0044 Lee Konitz Motion ‎(LP, RE, Gat) Verve Records 20MJ 0044 Japan 1985
V6-8399 Lee Konitz Motion ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Verve Records, Speakers Corner Records V6-8399 Europe 2006
V-8399 Lee Konitz Motion ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Verve Records V-8399 Italy 2013
V-8399 Lee Konitz Motion ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Verve Records V-8399 UK & Ireland 2017