this was part of a 5-day run at birdland for the release of one is the other. despite that, this show only had 3 pieces from the (then) new cd: lennie groove, teule’s redemption, and amethyst, i suppose in part because lee konitz was a guest musician for part of the show. i quite like that — for me, it’s more interesting than just playing through the cd.
there’s a bit of chat at the beginning of some of the songs, but it’s still a very good recording — just enough chatter to remind you that this is an audience recording. i’d say better than the taper’s assessment “very listenable, nonetheless”.
billy hart quartet
new york city, ny usa
mark turner-tenor sax
lee konitz (guest)- alto sax on tracks 8, 9
5-billy hart intros
7-billy hart intro of guest lee konitz
8-subconscious lee bhq w/konitz
9-body and soul bhq w/knitz
10-teule’s redemption bhq
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taper’s comments: set promoting the release on 2014-03-04 of billy hart quartet’s new ecm disc, one is the other. most of the music went unannounced, except for lennie’s groove. i’ve differentiated the tracks of the quartet alone as bhq, so if anyone knows the names of these tunes, please help with the setlist. that too goes for the tracks with guest lee konitz. he seemed to be there as a guest/friend of particularly ethan iverson. not sure if he was there on any of the other nights or sets of this engagement.
good recording that suffers in spots from table noises from wait staff at club and nearby chatter. very listenable, nonetheless.
support billy hart and the members of his quartet (and lee konitz) by buying their officially released material and seeing them live.
many thanks to dolphyfan for providing track names.
photo: downloaded from flickr account of daníel starrason (the photographer). the photo’s flickr page includes the comments “drummer billy hart performing with vincentz, hart & brown at giant steps concert venue in svendborg, denmark” and “taken on april 10, 2014”. used without permission.