From the Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series
Curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman
Mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes
180-gram 2LP pressed at Optimal in Germany
In December 1996, as Lee Konitz approached his 70th birthday, the great alto saxophonist brought a unique multigenerational trio with pianist Brad Mehldau (then 26) and bassist Charlie Haden (then 59) into the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles for an engagement that resulted in this sublime live recording. The six standards presented on the album including "Cherokee," "What Is This Thing Called Love?" and "'Round Midnight" were merely jumping off points for these restlessly creative musicians.