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by Marv Friedenn
Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 66230

BT, I could tell you stories about the goings-on in the closets of the Heidelburg Broom Museum that would stand your hair on end! Seriously, as you know, survival requires a certain amount of dirty work. (Dirty work is whatever you HAVE to do to make a living.) My idea is to combine all the ways we ...
by Marv Friedenn
Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 66230

BT, you apply present conditions to the future. Nobody pushes a broom in New Marxico who doesn't hold a degree from the Heidelberg Broom Museum whose collection of brooms from everywhere in the world and from all eras is nonpareil. Elmer, for example, sweeps at the Planck Institute. What fun it is t...
by Marv Friedenn
Thu May 24, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 66230

Religions provide reasons why we're alive lest, God forbid, we conclude first of all that we're alive for no reason at all; and secondly, just for the reason that we're alive for no reason at all, we take the liberty of inventing a reason why we're alive which everyone can live with. Now, the reason...
by Marv Friedenn
Sat May 19, 2007 1:17 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 66230

Marv Friedenn writes, "Traditionally, the right hand dominates the left; the right hand 'sings,' the left hand keeps time, holding up harmonic prompt cards which the right hand recites. Traditionally, the right hand, as it were, owns the improvisation. The left hand works for it: a walking bass...
by Marv Friedenn
Tue May 08, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 66230

Keith, since this is your site, you're going to have to arbitrate. Didn't I just nicely prove that the overdub contraversy is part of the commerce vs art debate so important to LT but a source of amusement to BT? Am I not suggesting that Cecil Taylor and Ornette Coleman, who apparently influenced th...
by Marv Friedenn
Wed May 02, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 66230

What happened to BT? To pass the time until he posts I offer the following review. Is it valid? SESSION (1997)Connie Crothers, Lennie Popkin, Carol Tristano, Rich Califano The composed melodies played in unison by Crothers and Popkin are designer lennie tristano solos which, true to the source, are ...
by Marv Friedenn
Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Carnegie Hall Concert, December 24, 1949
Replies: 13
Views: 14735

Dr. Jellyfish,

When I find that CD, I'm burning a copy for you so that we can spend Christmas together!

Thanks, Marv
by Marv Friedenn
Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 66230

While BT gathers his thoughts, let me lay to rest the overdub contraversy. By introducing Lee Konitz's testimony regarding the overdub discussion in Lennie's studio, Eunmi Shim clears up the matter at least to my satisfaction. There was more one-upsmanship going on than I allowed for in my previous ...
by Marv Friedenn
Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Carnegie Hall Concert, December 24, 1949
Replies: 13
Views: 14735

Eunmi Shim says the Carnegie Hall concert took place on Christmas day, the 25th of December, 1949, not on Christmas eve. That makes sense. Imagine having spent Christmas eve with kith and kin (I can hear the radiator popping), then having happily trudged through the snow to Carnegie Hall on Christma...
by Marv Friedenn
Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 66230

While we're waiting for BT to respond, I'll describe my favorite film. It's twelve hours long, from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am. It's set in what used to be called Burma. There's a tree in Burma where the fireflies from miles around gather once a year (I forget when). When they arrive in the evening, they're...

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