Lee Konitz, Without Compromise: but with Feeling
Dan Morgenstern may be one of the best journalists in jazz history. This 1964 article on Lee Konitz is a perfect example of how he gets out of the way and lets his subject reveal himself. Lee is such a strong and pure spirit, that this could have been written yesterday (49 years later) and who still be accurate and relevant. The only thing that Dan didn’t bring to the surface here is Lee’s bone-dry sense of humor. Great writing about a great artist and person.