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by Marv Friedenn
Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 67284

Let me supplement BT's comments about Sermon (which I largely agree with) with a few of my own. Infinity. The likelihood that space is infinite acts like a solvent for purging imagination of all conventional clutter, and leaves one as innocent and receptive to novelty as a newborn babe. Fortune Wors...
by Marv Friedenn
Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Carnegie Hall Concert, December 24, 1949
Replies: 13
Views: 15023

Carnegie Hall Concert, December 24, 1949

During the last Tristano marathon I heard two songs from this Christmas concert. The one song, "You Go To My Head" I have on a cd entitled Lennie Tristano: trio, Quartet, Quintet & Sextet (Giants of Jazz). I forget the name of the second song, but it contains an incredible solo by Lee ...
by Marv Friedenn
Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 67284

Sermon is damn lucky to have found for its first reviewer as keen and perceptive a critic as BT. But let me tango (as distinct from tangle) with BT one last time with regard to Lennie. BT contends that I arbitrarily impose a marxist/egalitarian interpretation on Lennie. I wish to explain, therefore,...
by Marv Friedenn
Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 67284

I'm listening, BT. Please continue. This is fun!
by Marv Friedenn
Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 67284

Keith, please indulge me. I'm legit. BT knows that. Otherwise he'd eliminate me with one click. Bird didn't need American literature. But Jack Kerouac wrote On The Road improvisationally because American literature needed Bird. Lennie Tristano doesn't need American literature. But I wrote Sermon On ...
by Marv Friedenn
Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Dear Lennie
Replies: 40
Views: 30264

Meet you at the Sermon thread.
by Marv Friedenn
Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: New Book Contains Chapter On Lennie
Replies: 101
Views: 67284

Good idea, BT

Let's retire to the privacy of the Sermon thread where we can offend to our heart's content. Besides, you speak glibly of 2000, 3000 hits but I must confess that the nature of the hit remains obscure to me since it never reveals itself except by its silent witnessing? The hits accumulate like what? ...
by Marv Friedenn
Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Dear Lennie
Replies: 40
Views: 30264

What, BT, I should fear a drive-by crucifixion? I'm here to raise consciousness, not hell. What people do with it is clearly up to them. Furthermore, after you've been whirled around in the maelstrom--Poe's story is about facing death. Is that what Lennie had in mind?--then, like Paul Newman at the ...
by Marv Friedenn
Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Dear Lennie
Replies: 40
Views: 30264

It means that changing the world begins with word of mouth, one at a time, time after time. When you really want it, it pays to go slowly. Also, by commodifying the truth in the form of a book, I take my place among the prostitutes of capitalism. One has to start somewhere. Besides, it takes a whore...
by Marv Friedenn
Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Dear Lennie
Replies: 40
Views: 30264

The wall of this thread that winds through eternity is paper thin. I think I hear someone taking a psst. If he stands before a mirror he might be me whispering to himself as if I were he. Clearly the law of identity, A equals A, stands in need of revision! A does not equal A unless the A's agree to ...

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