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Lennie Tristano

p, 1919-1978 US, Chicago
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. Leonard Joseph Tristano

Leonard Joseph "Lennie" Tristano (March 19, 1919 – November 18, 1978) was an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and teacher of jazz improvisation.Tristano studied for bachelor's and master's degrees in music in Chicago before moving to New York City in 1946. He played with leading bebop musicians and formed his own small bands, which soon displayed some of his early interests – contrapuntal interaction of instruments, harmonic flexibility, and rhythmic complexity. His quintet in 1949 recorded the first free group improvisations. Tristano's innovations continued in 1951, with the first overdubbed, improvised jazz recordings, and two years later, when he recorded an atonal improvised solo piano piece that was based on the development of motifs rather than on harmonies. He developed f

  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Pop
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Inflight on The Duo Sessions by Lennie Tristano
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Love Lines on Lennie Tristano / The New Tristano by Lennie Tristano
Atonement on Abstraction & Improvisation by Lennie Tristano
East Thirty-Second Street on Abstraction & Improvisation by Lennie Tristano
Line Up on Abstraction & Improvisation by Lennie Tristano
Turkish Mambo on Abstraction & Improvisation by Lennie Tristano
Requiem on Lennie Tristano / The New Tristano by Lennie Tristano
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Blue Boy on Abstraction & Improvisation by Lennie Tristano

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Title Artist Year Type
The New Sound: Solo/Trio/Quartet 1945-1947Lennie Tristano2018Compil.
Chicago April 1951Lennie Tristano2014Album
The Definitive Lennie Tristano: Copenhagen - New York - BerlinLennie Tristano2008Album
PastimeLennie Tristano2008Compil.
Abstraction & ImprovisationLennie Tristano2007Compil.
Complete RecordingsCharlie Parker With Lennie Tristano2006Compil.
In EuropeJohn Coltrane Quintet W/ Eric Dolphy + Lennie Tristano2005Album
Live In New YorkLennie Tristano2004Album
1947-1951Lennie Tristano2003Compil.
IntuitionLennie Tristano2003Compil.
Solo & Trios 1946/1947Lennie Tristano2002Compil.
Betty Scott Sing With Lennie TristanoBetty Scott, Lennie Tristano2001Album
1946-1947Lennie Tristano2001Compil.
The Lost TapesLennie Tristano2001Compil.
Jazz Piano MastersLennie Tristano, Dave Brubeck2000Compil.
Holiday In PianoLennie Tristano, Arnold Ross2000Album
Supersonic (Portrait Of A Genius)Lennie Tristano1999Compil.
Out On A LimbLennie Tristano1998Compil.
The Complete Atlantic Recordings Of Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz, & Warne MarshLennie Tristano, Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh1997Album
The Copenhagen ConcertLennie Tristano1997Album
Concert In CopenhagenLennie Tristano1997Album
Lennie Tristano Featuring Lee KonitzLennie Tristano Featuring Lee Konitz1996Compil.
Trio, Quartet, Quintet & Sextet: 1946-1949Lennie Tristano1996Compil.
IntuitionLennie Tristano & Warne Marsh1996Compil.
The Best Of Lennie TristanoLennie Tristano1995Compil.
Lennie Tristano / The New TristanoLennie Tristano1994Compil.
Why Do I Love You? Rare Broadcasts 1947-48Miles Davis & His Tuba Band / Lennie Tristano1993Compil.
Note To NoteLennie Tristano1993Album
Lennie TristanoLennie Tristano1992Compil.
IntuitionLennie Tristano1990Compil.
Piano SummitEarl Hines - Teddy Wilson - John Lewis - Lennie Tristano - Bill Evans - Jaki Byard1990Album
Lennie TristanoLennie Tristano1989Compil.
Lennie TristanoLennie Tristano1988Compil.
Lennie TristanoLennie Tristano1987Album
Blues of a KindLennie Tristano1986Album
CrosscurrentsLennie Tristano / Tadd Dameron1986Compil.
ContinuityLennie Tristano1985Album
New York ImprovisationsLennie Tristano1983Album
Cool & QuietLennie Tristano, Buddy DeFranco1982Compil.
The Lost SessionEarl Swope Sextet Feat Lennie Tristano1982Album
The Rarest Trio/Quartet Sessions 1946/1947Lennie Tristano1981Compil.
RequiemLennie Tristano1980Compil.
The Modern Jazz Piano AlbumThe Bebop Boys / Lennie Tristano / George Wallington / Herbie Nichols / Dodo Marmarosa / Kenny Clarke Quintet1980Compil.
Cool In JamLennie Tristano1979Album
V.I.P.-Jazz 17 Lennie Tristano (Intuition - Club Edition)Lennie Tristano1979Compil.
Lennie TristanoLennie Tristano1979Compil.
Descent Into The MaelstromLennie Tristano1976Album
New Sounds In The FortiesLennie Tristano and Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra1974Compil.
A Guiding Light Of The FortiesLennie Tristano1973Album
CrosscurrentsLennie Tristano & Buddy DeFranco1972Compil.
Lennie TristanoLennie Tristano1970Single
Requiem For Charlie ParkerLennie Tristano1961Single
The New TristanoLennie Tristano1960Album
Lennie Tristano Vol. 2Lennie Tristano1957Single
Modern Jazz Piano: Four ViewsMary Lou Williams / Art Tatum / Erroll Garner / Lennie Tristano1957Compil.
Lennie Tristano Vol. 1Lennie Tristano1957Single
The Jazz KeyboardsLennie Tristano, Marian McPartland, Bobby Scott, Joe Bushkin1955Album
Subconscious-LeeLee Konitz With Lennie Tristano, Warne Marsh & Billy Bauer1955Compil.
Lennie TristanoLennie Tristano1955Single
Lennie TristanoLennie Tristano1955Album
Lee Wiley Sings And Lennie Tristano PlaysLee Wiley And Lennie Tristano1954Album
Classics In JazzLennie Tristano1954Single
Ju-Ju / PastimeLennie Tristano1952Single
Speculation / Through These Portals ...Lennie TristanoAlbum
Volume 5Lennie TristanoSingle
InterludeArnold Ross, Lennie TristanoSingle
Lee Wiley Sings And Lennie Tristano PlaysLee Wiley And Lennie TristanoSingle
Charlie The Bird Parker & Lennie TristanoCharlie Parker & Lennie TristanoAlbum
France Salutes The American Jazzmen Vol. 5 - Those Long Lost Parker Broadcasts With "Bird's" Afro Cubop GroupCharlie Parker / Lennie TristanoAlbum
Chicago & New York SceneLennie TristanoCompil.
Mottola-TristanoTony Mottola, Lennie TristanoAlbum
A Knight In The VillageBill Harris All Stars With Flip Phillips And Lennie TristanoAlbum
BebopRed Rodney & Lennie TristanoCompil.
Can't Get Started With You/ Out On A Limb/ The Moon Is Low/ Stairway To The StarsArnold Ross, Lennie TristanoSingle
Solo In EuropeLennie TristanoAlbum
Piano StylistLennie TristanoSingle
Line Up / RequiemLennie TristanoSingle
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