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by Marv Friedenn
Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 59937

Bud, you're just going to have to face it. Sometimes even the great Tristano miscued. Rahsaan Roland Kirk offers the following advice to anyone sending off someone New Orleans style: "They really give him a nice way to go. They don't tamper with his mind. They play the kind of thing that he rea...
by Marv Friedenn
Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 59937

BT, here's a short critique of LT's "Requiem" in which I put my ear on the line. In what you might call the prelude of the piece, Lennie presses the keys but Bird hovers in the overtones. The proximity of the living and the dead is unmistakable. It's what Lennie intends us to hear. Nobody ...
by Marv Friedenn
Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 59937

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 Marv Friedenn
Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 59937

The telling phrase here is "one's intelligence does get insulted after a while." But I'm not sure exactly what you mean. Do you mean that's it's an indignity to have to endure such stupidity day after day? If so, what's her response when you remonstrate with your mom that this is not the p...
by Marv Friedenn
Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Hommage a Tristano: The Review
Replies: 4
Views: 8236

It's not that Andreas doesn't love Lennie's music. What's hokey here is the homage concept. Tribute and homage both imply respect. But homage goes further. Homage implies personal commitment to the man and what he stands for; tribute, merely repayment of a debt. The CD is a a fitting tribute to Lenn...
by Marv Friedenn
Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 59937

BT, I could contest the superiority of the moon over the finger (the objective over the subjective) but I see that you are being rhetorical rather than deliberative. In fact, you're shouting. I now suspect that you suffered some sort of trauma connected with a religious organization. Perhaps now is ...
by Marv Friedenn
Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 59937

BT, if you think nothing will work, suddenly you're on the side of the people who hope you think nothing will work. By your own admission, that's the wrong side. If I can prove that whether there's a solution or not is indeterminable, then the weight of the argument falls on whether you THINK there'...
by Marv Friedenn
Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Hommage a Tristano: The Review
Replies: 4
Views: 8236

Hommage a Tristano: The Review

Andreas Schmidt (piano), John Schroeder (drums), Christian Ramond (bass). Konnex Records KCD 5180 (2006). On the slow swells of a calm sea amidst bass and drum debris a prelude floats to me. With Hommage a Tristano I regret to say that for the first time the old accusation is true that Lennie doesn'...
by Marv Friedenn
Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 59937

BT, if you haven't already, lay your hands on Hommage a Tristano. I'd like to discuss the music with you. I think the CD provides just the breeze we need to billow the sails of our protest art vs art for art discourse.
by Marv Friedenn
Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Warne Marsh
Topic: On Listening To Warne
Replies: 2
Views: 8824

I finally got Warne's "joke." By punning "statutory" and "statue" (both words have the same Latin root which means to stand firm), Warne implies that he is acquitted of having raped the law more than the girl, since it's the law that determines consent (according to age...

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