Lee Konitz “Sub-Conscious Lee” Pt. 2 (LOTW #229)

This tune is a prime example of a new melody composed using pre-existing chord changes from another song, also known as a “Contrafact.” This contrafact by Lee Konitz as played with Lennie Tristano is based on the changes of “What is this Thing Called Love” by Cole Porter. Lee Konitz demonstrates his own unique melodic […]

Lee Konitz “Sub-Conscious Lee” Pt. 1 (LOTW #228)

This tune is a prime example of a new melody composed using pre-existing chord changes from another song, also known as a “Contrafact.” This contrafact by Lee Konitz as played with Lennie Tristano is based on the changes of “What is this Thing Called Love” by Cole Porter. Lee Konitz demonstrates his own unique melodic […]

Bud Powell Sends You Into Oblivion (LOTW #227)

Bud Powell is one of the great originators of bebop jazz language. The twists and turns of his improvised lines can sometimes send the listener into a frenzied state! This tune “Oblivion” is an original of Bud’s, and demonstrates that sentiment exactly. https://youtu.be/C5p1fXBjV0I CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LICK BOOK If you have questions or […]