1982 Lee Konitz & His West Coast Friends – High Jingo

High Jingo is an album by saxophonist Lee Konitz, released in 1982. The album was also released as Art Pepper Presents “West Coast Sessions!” Vol. 3: Lee Konitz.

Leon Konitz (October 13, 1927 – April 15, 2020) was an American composer and alto saxophonist. He performed successfully in a wide range of jazz styles, including bebop, cool jazz, and avant-garde jazz. Konitz’s association with the cool jazz movement of the 1940s and 1950s includes participation in Miles Davis’s Birth of the Cool sessions and his work with pianist Lennie Tristano. He was one of relatively few alto saxophonists of this era to retain a distinctive style, when Charlie Parker exerted a massive influence. Like other students of Tristano, Konitz improvised long, melodic lines with the rhythmic interest coming from odd accents, or odd note groupings suggestive of the imposition of one time signature over another. Other saxophonists were strongly influenced by Konitz, such as Paul Desmond and Art Pepper.


1  S’Wonderful (George Gershwin; Ira Gershwin) 06:43
2  Whims Of Chambers (Paul Chambers) 06:55
3  A Minor Blues In F (Lee Konitz) 07:46
4  This Can’t Be Love (Lorenz Hart; Richard Rodgers) 04:21
5  The Shadow Of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel; Paul Francis Webster) 05:37
6  Anniversary Song (Ion Ivanovici; Saul Chaplin) 06:37
7  Cherokee (Ray Noble) 04:40


BassBob Magnusson
DrumsJohn Dentz
PianoMike Lang
SaxLee Konitz
SaxArt Pepper

Other Musicians

5 The Shadow Of Your Smile

ClarinetArt Pepper

Liner Notes

Producer – Yasuyuki Ishihara
Producer (Executive) – Masahiko Yoshida
Coordinator – K. Ueki
Coordinator (Recording) – Mariko Ohmura
Directed By – Tsuguhiko Hashimoto
Engineer (Assistant) – Jerry Wood
Recorded By – James Moody

Design – Akira Tokuda
Photography – Joe Shimada

Recorded At Sage & Sound
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