Tonight Konitz wraps up his week-long stint at NYC’s fine jazz club/restaurant Iridium, accompanied by two of the sharpest younger players in the NY (or any other) scene: Drew Gress, acoustic bass, and Matt Wilson, drums. Both of these fellows are equally at home with both cutting-edge/tres avant jazz as well as the more straightahead bebop variety. LK led this trio in a selection of mostly standards, a couple of which he wrote (a fine "Subconscious-Lee"). While LK had a few of the briefest of faltering moments, he still possesses of the most singular sounds around on the alto: unsentimental but not un-pretty, very cerebral yet full bodied and engaging. Gress and Wilson gave fine showings, the former with a big, nimble, rippling tone and the later with thoughtful, restrained and empathetic percussion. There were 2 or 3 instances where Konitz and Wilson played brief duos it was like eavesdropping on a conversation that went from intimate to playfully boisterous. The set swung, but in a rather reserved fashion it was like the trio was daring you to listen closer to the entire group, as opposed to the usual let-‘er-rip, hard-swingin’-the-ol’-standards game. The crowd was warmly appreciative throughout. Catch LK while you can, as he’s one of the last of the True Originals of his generation.