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by B T
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 66531

As to Lennie's attitude toward drummers, I don't have a coherent opinion. *** On the other hand, on Stretch ... *** I'm confident that Lee Konitz can throw light on this drummer question. Lee is very candid about musical matters. He may have even covered the topic in his forthcoming book. Oftentime...
by B T
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 66531

I admire Lennie for having used technology to save himself a world of time and trouble. Sure, the egalitarianism here is artificial rather than performance-authentic. But as I say in Sermon, Lennie succeeded "at expressing artificially an ideal of equality which, being utopian, rarely exists.&...
by B T
Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 66531

Wrapping up Sermon

These questions are posed in the interest of tying loose ends. Not a debate: 1) Regarding multitracking ... and the left and right hands being egalitarian on the keyboard. One could argue that in multitracking, the pianist could record each track with the same hand. One could actually be listening t...
by B T
Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 66531

... let's turn to Liz Gorrill's painting on Connie Crothers' CD Concert at Cooper Union recorded in 1984, the year Orwell predicted the planet would be farmed. Edgar and Liz agree that a rainbow straddles the maelstrom. The rainbow is hope deferred. Not abandoned as in the Inferno. But sent and mea...
by B T
Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 66531

Marv Friedenn wrote:On the other hand, one could argue that the short pause between the sections symbolizes a longer passage of time.


A very real consideration is how much silence [between movements of a piece] will work in the context of a side of a vinyl LP, the medium used.
by B T
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Lennie's influence on English Progressive Rock...
Replies: 2
Views: 4283

There is also an interesting little tidbit on Jeff Beck's 1980 album There And Back. Tony Hymas' piano intro in "El Becko" ... he plays something in there that sounds like its heavily influenced by C Minor Complex.
by B T
Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 66531

you're just going to have to face it. Sometimes even the great Tristano miscued. I never thought for a second that anyone was perfect. Perish the thought! However, I think Requiem is. It probably needs its own thread. Might even pull in other posters as well, as there are a lot of people out there ...
by B T
Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 66531

BT, here's a short critique of LT's "Requiem" in which I put my ear on the line. Then there's a pause. The impression is that Lennie is waiting for the overtones to clear before he commemorates Bird's passing with a stretch of blues. But the impression is false because if you listen close...
by B T
Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 66531

BT's silences are difficult. I fall down them without hope of hitting bottom. I get paranoid. I think someone with leverage has urged him to fall silent. I think nobody wants critique in a world so sensitive to criticism (because it is so criticizable) that a child sneezing sounds like a bomb going...
by B T
Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Hommage a Tristano: The Review
Replies: 4
Views: 8754

. . . imagine the following interview which of course is fiction: Q. Why use a trio when a solo album might be more appropriate? A. Because the trio will sell better than the solo album. Q. Well, if you're going to use a trio, why not arrange some unison work a la Tristano? Because that's not the b...

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