NPR Fresh Air: Lennie Tristano: Cool Reputation, Hot Jazz

AprilChicago“Laser beams of jazz”

The moment I heard the news of the Chicago April 1951 release, I  Amazon Primed this disc to my house.  I was dismayed to hear that on their first attempt, our trusty US postal service was unable to delivery this very important package in my mail box.  Fortunately, I was given another option!  Wading through reams of bureaucratic forms to register at the USPS website so that I could indemnify them should they return and leave the package without a person to  sign for it.  Was it worth it?   Yes it was and I would do it again in a minute.

Such a very exciting recording, the record was reviewed on National Public Radio last week.  (Hearing Terry Gross say “Tristano” so many times was odd to my ears.)  But Fresh Air jazz critic Kevin Whitehead shines his own spotlight on the laser beams on his review of the newly released Chicago April 1951 live recording of Lennie.

NPR: Lennie Tristano: Cool Reputation, Hot Jazz

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