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Lennie's influence on English Progressive Rock...

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:38 pm
by keith
Keith Emerson (of Emerson, Lake and Palmer fame) had a band called "The Nice" (a forerunner to ELP). Some consider their album one of the first progressive rock albums. Come to find out it was broadly influenced by many artists, Lennie Tristano being just one of them...

From Wikipedia...

The third album featured one side recorded on their American tour and one side of studio material. Many varied influences were present: Lennie Tristano's "Turkish Mambo", formed the basis for "Azrael Revisited" (including a Rachmaninoff quote);

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:36 am
by B T
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.

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:01 am
by keith
I'll go out on a limb and suggest that the head riff from Scatterbrain has a bit of a complex as well...

"I Listen To Rock"
- LT downbeat '69