Category Archives: Lennie Tristano

“AT THIS TIME WE WOULD LIKE TO PLAY AN TUNE,” ALAS…

…it is still in the making: DANCE OF THE IMBECILES. Although the title suggests that it has something to do with Bud Powell’s DANCE OF THE INFIDELS (which is an altered blues), it’s only the similarity of words, not of music. … Continue reading

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As a pre-Christmas gift, an update of one of my most viewed articles: ALL ‘ROUND CHEROKEE

Dear folks – It’s the day before Christmas Eve, which is one of the coziest evenings, especially in Germany; and so, with this updated article, I want to thank all my 46.269+x readers for their patience, and for their love … Continue reading

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THIS IS SO F…..’ COOL, MAN! — OR: LENNIE TRISTANO IMPROVISES, THOUGH NOT ALONE IN NEW YORK — 1955

How ’bout two more of those “melancholy maidens”? Here we go with Lennie’s Quartet, consoling their Melancholy Baby with a swinging beat; you hear Lee Konitz on altosax, Gene Ramey & Arthur Taylor on bass and drums. This is a … Continue reading

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