Lee Konitz & Guenter Buhles

Why don’t you write one for me?“ — This is what Lee Konitz wrote on a post card after I had given him a CD of my Concerto For Orchestra. He did not want me to write standard arrangements for him. ”I like your melodies. Write something new for me!“ he said. We came up with a motto for the project: “German Romantic”. I knew it would suit him.

“Prisma” premiered November 1st 2000 in Frankfurt, featuring Lee Konitz and the Brandenburg State Orchestra. The second half of the concert features Frank Wunsch on piano, playing with Lee as a duo. We recorded this evening live using two stereo microphones for my and Lee's memory.

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