And - with the great accompaniment! John Cage couldn't dream of such a band behind.
I don't think Cage is necessarily relevant in this context, as the aesthetic is different. With Cage, one could argue, the sounds "produced" or "presented" are the unintentional ones in the surrounding area. What Konitz did was intentionally remove himself from the "produced" sounds. Didn't Miles Davis do this alot, where he used long rests? 2 cents deposited.