Lee Konitz / Dan Tepfer Jazz Standard March 21, 2012 An improvising dialogue has been steadily developing between veteran alto saxophonist m: Lee Konitz and recently emerging pianist m: Dan Tepfer. Konitz is 84, Tepfer is 30. It's already been three years since their collaborative album on the Sunnyside label , 2009's Duets With Lee. The relationship continues, its aim a flowing exploration, but there's nearly always a tune at the core, often one with a deeply established substance. This was a one-nighter, with just two sets, so it was no surprise that the Standard was pleasingly packed down at the front tables. This was one of the club's most intimate gigs, and the audience was suitably hushed, gratifyingly concentrated in anticipation of the music to come...

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