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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Konitz Condition Improving.

Lee Konitz, 83 year old altoist is reported to be on the mend after undergoing brain surgery in Australia. His concert last Thursday was cancelled and Lee underwent a brain operation in Sydney. His condition is said to be "hopeful".


Russell said...

Konitz is the cover star of the June issue of Jazz Times.

Phil Kelly said...

Thanks for that post, I didn't know he was ill, I only saw him at The Blue Note in NYC on June 3rd.

Moshe Pleshet said...

Listening to Lee with Bill Evans and others, Live at the Half Note sometime in the 70s, and reminiscing about his performance in Sydney around 1990 at the Real Ale Cafe with Paul Grabowsky and others, a memorable gig.
The guy is a legend, what a blower!
Thanks for letting us know of his battle and hoping we can hear plenty more of them beautiful licks.
Moshe Pleshet

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