Lennie Tristano

Supersonic - Portrait of a Genius

Definitive Records

Lennie Tristano (p), Billy Bauer (g), Clyde Lombardi (b), Lee Konitz (as), Warne Marsh (ts), Arnold Fishkin (b), Shelly Manne (d)

Reference: DRCD 44438

Bar code: 8436006494383

This CD gathers some of the more distinguished samples of Tristanos approach to piano, a style which today still manages to sound unusual and instructive. We have included solo and trio performances, plus recordings of Tristano with different groups featuring Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh, his most accomplished pupils. A style of jazz which can be doubtless be defined as Spartan and complex, though it is also fascinating and tremendously expressive. As a bonus, we have added two superb recordings by the Metronome All Stars; of particular interest is Victory Ball, where the pianist performs a perfect, dramatic cascade solo.


01. Out On A Limb 2:56
02. I Cant Get Started 2:59
03. I Surrender Dear 3:11
04. Interlude (Night In Tunisia) 3:10
05. Blues 3:33
06. Blue Boy 2:53
07. Atonement 2:33
08. Coolin Off With Ulanov 2:53
09. Supersonic 3:20
10. On A Planet 3:19
11. Air Pocket 2:47
12. Celestia 2:58
13. Progression 2:59
14. Subconscious-Lee 2:53
15. Retrospection 2:49
16. Judy 3:11
17. Wow 3:22
18. Crosscurrent 2:51
19. Yesterdays 2:48
20. Marionette 3:06
21. Sax of A Kind 3:01
22. Intuition 2:29
23. Disgression 3:09
24. Ghost Of A Chance 2:57
25. Overtime 2:45 (*) Bonus Track
26. Victory Ball 3:10 (*) Bonus Track

Total time: 78:15 min.

(*) Bonus tracks with Dizzy Gillespie, recorded 1946-1949.

This CD was previously available as Definitive DRCD11132


12,95 €  (tax incl.)

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