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This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat Lennie Tristano’s home studio, New York, [9]. Tristano’s second album for Atlantic was recorded in and released the following year.

With occasional personnel changes, the sextet continued performing into Retrieved September 17, The Poetics of Rock Composition: Tristano’s interest in jazz inspired a move to New York City in By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Pianist of ‘Tristano School'”. New York Improvisations Tristano’s advanced grasp of harmony pushed his music beyond the complexities of the contemporary bebop movement: The sextet recordings of are notable for coherent ensemble playing and soloing, and the free group improvisations based on spontaneous group interactions and the contrapuntal principle.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved May 14, He played with leading bebop musicians and formed his own small bands, which soon displayed some of his early interests — contrapuntal interaction of instruments, harmonic flexibility, and rhythmic complexity.


Tristano and his wife formally divorced in Retrieved July 15, In Tristano’s band performed occasionally, including as a quintet in Toronto. Though controversial immediately on release, Tristano’s decision to use the technique was described in by The New York Times as “celebrated”.

Historical Dictionary of Jazz. The Masters of Bebop: Tristano was born in Chicago on March 19, According to Ira Gitler in The Masters of Be-Bopthe overdubbing and tape speed manipulation on this album unleashed a furor. Languages Deutsch Edit links.

Lennie Tristano

Pianist Mose Allison commented that Tristano and Powell “were the founders of modern trietano playing, since nearly everyone was influenced by one or the other of them. Tristano had a series of illnesses in the s, including eye pain and emphysema he smoked for most of his life.

After Bernstein declared his certainty that the songs were multitracked, Kapell demonstrated that the speed was possible by playing a Mozart tune 16 times faster than it would generally be played.

Trio, with Peter Ind bassTom Weyburn drums ; released c.

Lennie Tristano (album) – Wikipedia

Some tristabo quartet, with Billy Bauer guitarArnold Fishkin bassHarold Granowsky drums ; some tracks sextet, with Warne Marsh tenor saxLee Konitz alto sax added; some tracks sextet, with Denzil Best drums replacing Granowsky; some tracks quintet, without drums; released with recordings by Buddy DeFranco [] in [].

In the s Tristano employed an advanced concept in jazz improvisation called side-slipping, or outside playingwhich creates a form of temporary bitonality when chromatic harmony is superimposed over the standard harmonic progressions. His educational role over three decades meant that he exerted an influence on jazz through his students, including saxophonists Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh.


Tristano also complained about the commercialization of jazz and what he perceived to be the requirement to abandon the artistic part of playing in order to earn a tristno from performing.

The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. In Ind’s view, Tristano “was always so gentle, so charming and so quietly spoken that his directness could be unnerving. Tristano recorded his first album for Atlantic Records in ; he was allowed control over the recording process and what to release. Beauty is a positive thing. Tristano declined offers to perform in the s; he explained that he did not like to travel, and that the requirement for a career-minded musician to play concerts was not something that he wanted to follow.

Multitrack Recording as Compositional Practice. He was born a prodigy and worked tirelessly to get better.

Lennie Tristano – Wikipedia

By the mids Tristano focused his energies more on music education. In the following trustano Tristano’s sextet played at the first Newport Jazz Festival. The First Years”.

He was particularly adept in his use of different levels of double time and was a master of the block-chord style”. Hp disagree on Tristano’s importance in jazz history. Lennie started on the family’s player piano at the age of two or three.