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Scott Lee: One Thought

Despite slight similarities, don’t misconstrue this lineup of alto and tenor sax with rhythm section as some sort reworking of the Lennie Tristano Quintet ethos. Altoist Loren Stillman and tenorist Andrew Rathbun aren’t Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh. And, of course, pianist George Colligan isn’t Lennie.

Leader and bassist Scott Lee offers simple yet thought-provoking music on the aptly titled One Thought. It’s not the sculpted sound of Tristano’s best-known group, although it has some of its introverted intensity. Those who feel that jazz is losing its creative edge should hear this album and other basically mainstream offerings of the last few years.

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