Lennie Tristano , also known as Tristano , is a album by jazz pianist Lennie Tristano. At its release, the album was controversial for its innovative use of technology, with Tristano overdubbing piano and manipulating tape speed for effect on the first four tracks. It was subsequently re-issued in original form and track-list order by Warner Jazz , Rhino and Collectables In , The New York Times dubbed the album a masterpiece. According to Ira Gitler in The Masters of Be-Bop , the overdubbing and tape speed manipulation on this album unleashed a furor.

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No Comments. This jazz recording was presumably the first to use multi-track with bass and drums recorded in advance. The solo seemed an impossibility. We think the impossible is a decent aim, hence the name of the band. Composing jazz is as much bringing together the right players as writing the music. This ensemble has a blend that has proved to be a success since our first tour in I feel very fortunate with these musicians and I give them all the credit for the result. Although I have been writing tunes and arrangements my role as a bandleader is merely the task of organizing.

Assembling these five musicians living in three different countries seemed at times like an impossible mission. But their dedication to this project and their serious approach to music inspired me to create possibilities for us to play together.

The musical ideas contain elements such as applying different meters on top of each other, arpeggiated reharmonised chord structures, or melodic lines composed on an existing chord sequence. Before concerts we prepare a set that has a total form, not only an order of miscellaneous tunes, but as one piece of music. Some tunes are played in a reduced combination of the instruments, others are very arranged or we just count off a tempo and start playing. The emphasis is always on improvisation.

This studio recording mirrors what we do live on stage. Dec 1, I hope you enjoy our unconditional passion for the music. Thomas Winther Andersen, Amsterdam Share This Post. Top Follow Us.


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Leonard Joseph Tristano March 19, — November 18, was an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and teacher of jazz improvisation. Tristano studied for bachelor's and master's degrees in music in Chicago before moving to New York City in 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. His quintet in recorded the first free group improvisations. Tristano's innovations continued in , with the first overdubbed , improvised jazz recordings, and two years later, when he recorded an atonal improvised solo piano piece that was based on the development of motifs rather than on harmonies. He developed further via polyrhythms and chromaticism into the s, but was infrequently recorded. Tristano started teaching music, especially improvisation, in the early s, and by the mids was concentrating on teaching in preference to performing.


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