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Lennie Tristano

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: March 19, 1919 | Died: 1978    

Lennie Tristano

A pianist of exceptional co-ordination and skill, for whom playing in different metres with each hand held no terrors, Lennie Tristano overcame blindness to become one of the leading teachers in jazz. While he was studying for his music degree in Chicago in the early 1940s, he had already begun playing and working with a circle of musicians who became his pupils - including saxophonist Lee Konitz and guitarist Billy Bauer.

Tristano mastered the bebop style, playing both intricate runs and sustained chordal passages, and by the late 1940s was working in New York, where he made some significant discs with the musicians who had developed bebop - notably Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. But his own musical direction involved exploring ideas of both freedom and abstraction, together with a 'cool' atmosphere....
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Source: Alyn Shipton

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    Abstraction & Improvisation

    FiveFour
    2007
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    Intuition

    Proper Records
    2004
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    Live In New York

    Jazz Records
    2004
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    1947-1951

    Jazz Records
    2003
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    1946-1947

    Jazz Records
    2001
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    Concert In Copenhagen

    Jazz Records
    1997
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    The Complete Atlantic Recordings Of Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz, &...

    Jazz Records
    1997
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