The following is from an article on Bruce Nauman (The New Yorker, 6/1/09):
"On one of the afternoons I spent with Nauman, he told me about Lennie Tristano, a blind jazz pianist he used to listen to in Los Angeles in the nineteen-seventies. Tristano had played with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and other jazz legends. Nauman handed me a pair of earphones and cued a Tristano recording on his laptop. The man's style was fast and driving. 'He doesn't lead you into it, he just starts and goes,' Nauman said admiringly. 'At one point, I wanted my work to have that kind of immediate impact, just being there, all at once.' "
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