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by Marv Friedenn
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Message Board Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 9440

Re: Message Board Conversion

Contributors,
If Keith doesn't approve of your posts, expect to be censored. For many of my posts, the very latest version is murder.
by Marv Friedenn
Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Dear Santa
Replies: 0
Views: 12722

Dear Santa

This Xmas, Santa, I wish that you'd nudge the archivist of the Lennie Tristano collection of private tapes to post a few minutes of free jazz from the hundreds of feet of tape preserved from the Manhattan studio days.
by Marv Friedenn
Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: "In the Vicinity of 317 East 32nd St."
Replies: 4
Views: 11551

I slip the Wow CD into the player and suddenly I’m strolling down East 32nd Street on a sunny spring day in 1950 happy as a Goth in Gotham; a contact high from Lennie’s melody line which floats between flutters; which rotates counterclockwise and clockwise at the same time but at different speed...
by Marv Friedenn
Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: "In the Vicinity of 317 East 32nd St."
Replies: 4
Views: 11551

My theory is that during the transition from traditional (New Orleans) jazz to swing, episodes of so-called free jazz regularly occurred at the climax of jam sessions, episodes the spirit of which were independently revived two and three decades later by Lennie Tristano and Ornette Coleman, and now ...
by Marv Friedenn
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: "In the Vicinity of 317 East 32nd St."
Replies: 4
Views: 11551

“Perhaps the next step after bebop will be collective improvisation on a much higher plane [than in Dixieland jazz] because the individual lines will be more complex.â€
by Marv Friedenn
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: "In the Vicinity of 317 East 32nd St."
Replies: 4
Views: 11551

Wow (named after the Lennie Tristano tune) is a band which hails from Gothenburg, Sweden. In tribute to Lennie the CD is called “In The Vicinity of 317 East 32nd Streetâ€
by Marv Friedenn
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: The Tristano school and time
Replies: 6
Views: 10512

Lennie’s admonition to put every note in the pocket echoes his well-known remark about Bud Powell (cited in Richard Tabnik’s article “On Zen And Jazzâ€
by Marv Friedenn
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: The Tristano school and time
Replies: 6
Views: 10512

Does Ryan correctly interpret Lennie’s advice “to put every note in the pocketâ€
by Marv Friedenn
Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:11 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: The Tristano school and time
Replies: 6
Views: 10512

Ryan, you ask why Tristano students can’t play in steady time. This will probably sound off the wall but, assuming that in jazz's early years playing in steady time originally served to keep dancers in synch with the music, I answer your question by claiming that it’s been so long now since anyo...
by Marv Friedenn
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: American artist Bruce Nauman admires Lennie
Replies: 1
Views: 13004

American artist Bruce Nauman admires Lennie

The following is from an article on Bruce Nauman (The New Yorker, 6/1/09): "On one of the afternoons I spent with Nauman, he told me about Lennie Tristano, a blind jazz pianist he used to listen to in Los Angeles in the nineteen-seventies. Tristano had played with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parke...

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