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seeking recommendations

Posted: Sat May 29, 2004 8:15 pm
by Scott2
Greetings, everyone:

I am a relative newcomer to Lennie Tristano's music. The one thing I've heard -- and thoroughly enjoy -- is that 1949 live recording with Marsh and Konitz; great stuff!

Can someone recommend a couple of his more well-known albums to start with?

Also, has anyone heard the Mosaic box set? If so, any opinions?

Looking forward to participating here.

Thanks, Scott
Vermont, USA

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:20 pm
by Adam
Hi Scott
Try and get hold of "Lennie Tristano" and "The New Tristano" both are on Atlantic records. They are also in the Mosaic set. (it's great)
Both have amazing playing on the piano trio and solo piano.

Maybe try a get some of his piano trio from the 1940's - I think ones the Complete Keynote Recordings (1 CD).

That ought to keep you busy!!!

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:20 pm
by jostber
These are brilliant too:

Manhattan Studio(1956 recordings)
Concert in Copenhagen (1965 live)
1947-1951 (Fine french collection)
Supersonic: Portrait of a Genius (A superb collection of the early tracks)
Live in New York(Very fine collection with a very misleading title since none of the tracks are Live from New York, but great anyway)

The last three records have some overlapping songs. You can get them all from here: ... 77-6886259


Descent Into The Maelstrom (collection 50-60's with the brilliant title track, out of print so it's pretty hard to get)


Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:25 am
by jostber
I was a bit fast regarding my comment on the "Live from New York" CD. 3 of the tracks are from Live at Birdland, NYC, in 1949 with Warne Marsh, Billy Bauer, Arnold Fishkin and Jeff Morton. 7 of the tracks are from the legendary 1949 Capitol session, and it all opens with my favourite "Wow". The 4 remaining are solo piano tracks from 1945.