Lennie Tristano: Intuition / April [reblog]

from Oannes blog

On March 19, 1919…

🎧 click on the image to see original post and listen…

Μια από τις κορυφαίες φυσιογνωμίες της jazz, o συνθέτης, πιανίστας, δάσκαλος και ενορχηστρωτής Lennie Tristano γενήθηκε σαν σήμερα, 19 Φεβρουαρίου 1919 στο Σικάγο. Η μουσική του αποτέλεσε μια πιο “ακαδημαϊκή” αντίδραση στο swing από εκείνην [πιο blues oriented] που αντιπροσώπευε, την ίδια εποχή, το bebop. Πέρα από ο,τιδήποτε άλλο, ο LT είναι ο πρώτος διδάξας τον ελεύθερο αυτοσχδιασμό, προαναγγέλοντας την free jazz από το 1949, χρόνια πολλά πριν από την “επίσημη” εμφάνισή της.
Δείγμα αυτού του τελευταίου είναι το “Intuition” από το άλμπουμ του Crosscurrents, ηχογραφημένο το 1949 και κυκλοφορημένο το 1972. Η μπάντα: Lennie Tristano: piano, Warne Marsh: tenor sax, Lee Konitz: alto sax, Billy Bauer: guitar, Arnold Fishkin: bass, Harold Granowsky, Denzil Best: drums]
Στη συνέχεια έχουμε τη θαυμάσια σύνθεσή του “April” από το άλμπουμ Lennie Tristano Quartet [Lennie Tristano: piano, Lee Konitz: alto sax, Gene Ramey: bass, Art Taylor: drums]

One of jazz’s leading figures, the composer, pianist, teacher & arranger Lennie Tristano was born on this date, February 19, 1919 in Chicago. His music was a more “academic” reaction to swing than the parallel, more blues oriented, of bebop. Among other things, LT introduced free improvisation, heralding free jazz from 1949…
A token of this is “Intuition” from the Crosscurrents album, recorded in 1949, but released in 1972. The band: LT: piano, Warne Marsh: tenor sax, Lee Konitz: alto sax, Billy Bauer: guitar, Arnold Fishkin: bass, Harold Granowsky, Denzil Best: drums.
April”, is an outstanding composition from the album Lennie Tristano Quartet [LT: piano, Lee Konitz: alto sax, Gene Ramey: bass, Art Taylor: drums].

More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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