Covid death of top alto sax

Covid death of top alto sax


norman lebrecht

April 16, 2020

The outstanding alto saxophonist Lee Konitz has died of Coronavirus, aged 92.

Obituary here.



  • Greg Bottini says:

    The death of the cool….
    Rest in peace, Mr. Konitz.

  • Keith Ellis says:

    A fine musician, sorely missed.

  • clarrieu says:

    Not an ideal choice of video, Norman. Try this:

    • Nelson says:

      Indeed, that’s a great video! Had tix to see him at the Iridium in NYC about 10 yrs ago….An 18” snow storm knocked out the trains from Philly. Oh well, did get to see a lot of great stuff at the Village Vanguard over the years.