The Lost Tapes (2-CD)
Lennie Tristano (p), Lee Konitz (as), Warne Marsch (ts), Billy Bauer (g), Arnold Fishkind (b), Jeff Morton (d)
As one of the true innovators of the bop style, jazz pianist Lennie Tristano influenced a generation of musicians. His distinct playing style was based on sonic purity, so there is a certain amount of restraint involved that turned off some jazz fans in the '40s. This double-CD set is comprised of various recordings made by Tristano and his band that have supposedly never seen the light of day. Much of the music is based on Tristano's unique theories regarding improvisation, so even though some of this may seem quite controlled, most of it is part of an elaborate improvisational style that Tristano taught. Jazz fans looking for an easy listen may not find this easy to access, but students of the genre may enjoy this more just because of the historical impact Tristano had.
Bradley Torreano (All Music Guide)
01. I Found My Baby (Tristano) 2:45
02. Glad Am I (Tristano) 3:00
03. This Is Called Love (Tristano) 2:45
04. Blame Me (Tristano) 2:46
05. Remember (Tristano) 7:44
06. Pennies (Tristano) 5:48
07. Foolish Things (Tristano) 4:07
08. Indiana (Tristano) 5:42
09. I'm No Good Without You (Tristano) 4:19
01. Subconsciou-Lee (Konitz) 3:50
02. Remembrance (Tristano) 3:52
03. Wow (Tristano) 8:30
04. Do the Things You Do (Tristano) 3:35
05. April Fool (Bauer) 9:52
06. Fugue in D Minor, BWV 899 (Bach)1:05
07. Chord Interlude (Tristano) 0:28
08. Sound-Lee (Konitz) 7:54
09. No Figs (Tristano) 7:40
Total time: 85:42 min.
Lee Konitz (as), Warne Marsch (ts), Lennie Tristano (p), Billy Bauer (g), Arnold Fishkind (b) and Jeff Morton (d).
CD 1, #1-4: Piano solo in Chicago, 1945
CD 1, #5-9: Quintet (Marsh, Bauer, Fishkin & Morton) Recorded live at Birdland, New York, 1950.
CD 2, #1-9: Sextet (Marsh, Konitz, Bauer & Morton)
Recorded live at Birdland, New York, 1950.