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WALTER LANG & LEE KONITZ · ASHIYA

· Abercrombie, John
· Alessi, Ralph
· Altekamp, Sebastian
· Anderson, Jay
· Andrzejewski, Max
· Antoniou, Giorgos
· Arends, Fabian
· Backhaus, Tobias
· Baron, Joey
· Beets, Marius
· Berne, Tim
· Bernstein, Peter
· Black, Jim
· Blake, Seamus
· Boehlee, Karel
· Borel, Pierre
· Brodbeck, Jean-Paul
· Burgwinkel, Jonas
· Böhm, Rainer
· Carrothers, Bill
· Cheek, Chris
· Chisholm, Hayden
· Copland, Marc
· Cowherd, Jon
· de Fatima, Maria
· del Fra, Riccardo
· Delius, Tobias
· Dell, Christopher
· di Gioia, Roberto
· Dixon, Ben
· Donkin, Phil
· Egli, Dominic
· Enders, Johannes
· Foster, Al
· Friedrich, Jürgen
· Fuhr, Dietmar
· Gille, Sebastian
· Gisler, Fabian
· Goldings, Larry
· Goldsby, John
· Graupe, Ronny
· Gress, Drew
· Hagans, Tim
· Harris, Sam
· Hart, Billy
· Hays, Kevin
· Hébert, John
· Heise, Julius
· Held, Pablo
· Hirshfield, Jeff
· Hoenig, Ari
· Hollander, Rick
· Hollenbeck, John
· Kaufmann, Achim
· Kent, Oliver
· Kimbrough, Frank
· Klein, Niels
· Kolli, Valdi
· Konitz, Lee
· Kruemmling, Martin
· Landfermann, Robert
· Landolf, Domenic
· Lang, Walter
· Lauer, Johannes
· le Fleming, Orlando
· Lewis, Victor
· Liebman, Dave
· Lillinger, Christian
· Maddren, James
· Martucci, Tony
· Meinhold, Niko
· Moreno, Tony
· Moreno, Joyce
· Moreno, Mike
· Moret, Patrice
· Motian, Paul
· Murodate, Aya
· Mutzke, Menzel
· Nuss, Hubert
· Nussbaum, Adam
· O'Mara, Peter
· Olah, Ernö
· Osby, Greg
· Palesano, Antonio
· Pallemaerts, Dré
· Peacock, Gary
· Pechlof, Kathrin
· Penman, Matt
· Peuker, Peter
· Pichler, Matthias
· Poor, Ted
· Potratz, Oliver
· Radley, Nate
· Raible, Claus
· Rainey, Tom
· Rieser, Dan
· Rifflet, Silvain
· Riley, John
· Roelofs, Joris
· Rohrer, Samuel
· Rosato, Rick
· Ross, Florian
· Rossy, Jorge
· Rueckert, Jochen
· Ruocco, John
· Rückert, Thomas
· Saito, Taiko
· Schlamb, Peter
· Scholly, Norbert
· Schouten, Koen
· Schrijner, Marie-José
· Schröder, John
· Schröteler, Daniel
· Schumacher, Pascal
· Scofield, John
· Scott, Ryan
· Seizer, Jason
· Serierse, Marcel
· Shepik, Brad
· Sieverts, Henning
· Spallati, Igor
· Speed, Chris
· Stabenow, Thomas
· Steffens, Liesbeth
· Steidle, Oliver
· Stein, Bastian
· Stemeseder, Elias
· Stewart, Bill
· Stillman, Loren
· Street, Ben
· Taborn, Craig
· Taylor, John
· Terzic, Dejan
· Thuillier, Françoise
· Thys, Nicolas
· Turner, Mark
· Vallon, Colin
· van Gelder, Ben
· Verheyen, Robin
· Versace, Gary
· Webber, Anna
· Weber, Florian
· Weidenmueller, Johannes
· Weidner, Christian
· Weinrib, Craig
· Weiss, Doug
· Werner, Kenny
· Westergaard, Jonas
· Wogram, Nils
· Wylie, James

· 12 Miniatures
· A Night at the Village Vanguard
· Aliens Deliberating
· Alone
· Alone Together
· Am I Asking Too Much?
· Amateur Dentist
· Another Place
· Anthem
· Ashiya
· Ballads
· Beautiful Lily
· Blackbird
· Blind Date
· Blue In Green
· Breve
· Castaways
· Cats and Dogs
· Charm Offensive
· Choral
· Cinema Paradiso
· Crosstalk
· Diegesis
· Don't Blame Me
· Double Quartet
· Dream Boogie
· Dust Of Doubt
· Elders
· Every Hour of the Light and Dark
· Fair Way
· Family Life
· Feed The Birds
· Five on One
· For Promotion Only - Vol. 1
· Forest of Oblivion
· Glow
· Grund
· Home Row
· I Love Paris
· Imaginarium
· Incandescence
· Insight
· Joy Spring
· Juvenile
· Keep Your Sunny Side Up
· Koko
· Kyrill
· Later
· Lineage
· Lotus Blossom
· Mechanism
· Mirage
· Modinha - NYTR Vol. 1
· Monosuite
· Music
· New Brighton
· Night Whispers - NYTR Vol. 3
· Night Will Fall
· Percussive Mechanics
· Poesia
· Pollock
· Ramshackle Serenade
· Recondita Armonia
· Refraction
· Reprise
· Seismo
· Serendipity
· Sir Lemuel's Dance
· Skylark
· Solstice
· Some Love Songs
· Some More Love Songs
· Somewhere Meeting Nobody
· Soprano
· Space Squid
· Speak to Me
· Spoom
· Starbound
· Stay There
· Stella
· Symmethree
· Symmetry
· The Best Is Yet To Come
· The Book of Colours
· The Inward Song
· The Melody
· The Sky Inside
· The Trio Meets John Scofield
· The White Belt
· Time Being
· Trio Live
· Variations
· Verivyr
· Viktor
· Virgo
· Voices - NYTR Vol. 2
· Wanderlust
· Winter Fruits

· 12 Miniatures
· A Night at the Village Vanguard
· Aliens Deliberating
· Alone
· Alone Together
· Am I Asking Too Much?
· Amateur Dentist
· Another Place
· Anthem
· Ashiya
· Ballads
· Beautiful Lily
· Blackbird
· Blind Date
· Blue In Green
· Breve
· Castaways
· Cats and Dogs
· Charm Offensive
· Choral
· Cinema Paradiso
· Crosstalk
· Diegesis
· Don't Blame Me
· Double Quartet
· Dream Boogie
· Dust Of Doubt
· Elders
· Every Hour of the Light and Dark
· Fair Way
· Family Life
· Feed The Birds
· Five on One
· For Promotion Only - Vol. 1
· Forest of Oblivion
· Glow
· Grund
· Home Row
· I Love Paris
· Imaginarium
· Incandescence
· Insight
· Joy Spring
· Juvenile
· Keep Your Sunny Side Up
· Koko
· Kyrill
· Later
· Lineage
· Lotus Blossom
· Mechanism
· Mirage
· Modinha - NYTR Vol. 1
· Monosuite
· Music
· New Brighton
· Night Whispers - NYTR Vol. 3
· Night Will Fall
· Percussive Mechanics
· Poesia
· Pollock
· Ramshackle Serenade
· Recondita Armonia
· Refraction
· Reprise
· Seismo
· Serendipity
· Sir Lemuel's Dance
· Skylark
· Solstice
· Some Love Songs
· Some More Love Songs
· Somewhere Meeting Nobody
· Soprano
· Space Squid
· Speak to Me
· Spoom
· Starbound
· Stay There
· Stella
· Symmethree
· Symmetry
· The Best Is Yet To Come
· The Book of Colours
· The Inward Song
· The Melody
· The Sky Inside
· The Trio Meets John Scofield
· The White Belt
· Time Being
· Trio Live
· Variations
· Verivyr
· Viktor
· Virgo
· Voices - NYTR Vol. 2
· Wanderlust
· Winter Fruits

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A laidback sense of creative interplay: that is the high art of this duo. It makes for a music made with a sparkle in the eye. This music is ravishingly beautiful, but it isn't complaisant. It is playful yet profound. It is intimate music filled with deeper meaning and quiet humor. Such is the music of Konitz and Lang.


Awards:

CD of the month: RONDO Magazin (Germany)

CD of the week: www.jazzthing.de (Germany)

FonoForum (Germany):
music: (very good)
sound: (highest ranking)

Jazzman (France)
The Irish Times

Best of 2007 awarded by Tribuna da Imprensa (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil):
Alto Sax: No.1 - Lee Konitz

The Best 10 Jazz Instrumental CDs awarded by Tribuna da Imprensa:
5th: Walter Lang & Lee Konitz: "ASHIYA"
Walter Lang & Lee Konitz · Ashiya

Walter Lang piano
Lee Konitz alto saxophone


  
Monk's Cottage

  
The Good Way

  
Open Water

  
Interlude I

  
Ashiya

  
Soft Wind Blowing

  
Way Too Early

  
What A Treat

  
Valse Élégance

  
Casa Do Tom

  
Interlude II

  
Farewell

  
Epilogue

© 2007 Pirouet Records

Art.-No: PIT3026
EAN-code: 4-260041-180260

Price: 15,90 €


  
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PRESS QUOTES
"There's such an insinuatingly melodic grace to both Lang's original compositions and the pianist's colloquies with Konitz's alto that the results are full of charm. ..." (Ray Comiskey, The Irish Times)

"... Lang - though fairly unknown outside of Germany - appears to be one of the best choices of accompanist the veteran alto player has made recently. ..." (Jazz.com by Thierry Quénum)