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Leonard Joseph Tristano (19 March 1919 – 18 November 1978) was a jazz pianist, composer and teacher of jazz improvisation. He performed in the cool jazz, bebop, post bop and avant-garde jazz genres. He remains a somewhat overlooked figure in jazz history, but his enormous originality and dazzling work as an improviser have long been appreciated by knowledgeable jazz fans. In addition, his work as a jazz educator meant that he has exerted a substantial influence on jazz through figures such… read more

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    Line Up!!
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    This guy is pretty damn boss.
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    when did Lennie play any bebop stuff? please don't tag artists you don't know
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    Have to admit, I only heard of him today (thx to John F. Szwed in his book [url=]Jazz 101[/url]. "A name not known by most jazz fans (.....) but giants like Charlie Parker and Miles Davis had great respect for his work" That made me curious ... (of course !). And have to say after only a few songs i knew, i´ve to add this guy to my library .... Great stuff and interesting place in history !
  • Avatar for JBarracudaL
    Such an under-appreciated contributor to Jazz and, subsequently, music as it's been shaped.
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    he wus blind but cud c into our hearts
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    intriguing music
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    This is good stuff

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