Lennie Tristano Intuition [Box Set] (4-CD)

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  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: October 20, 2003
  • Label: Proper Box Uk

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Tea for Two - Emmett Carls, Lennie Tristano
  • 2.Tea for Two [Take 2] - Emmett Carls, Lennie Tristano
  • 3.Blue Lou - Emmett Carls, Lennie Tristano
  • 4.These Foolish Things - Emmett Carls, Lennie Tristano
  • 5.These Foolish Things [Take 2] - Emmett Carls, Lennie Tristano
  • 6.It's the Talk of the Town - Emmett Carls, Lennie Tristano
  • 7.It's the Talk of the Town [Take 2] - Emmett Carls, Lennie Tristano
  • 8.Yesterdays - Lennie Tristano
  • 9.What Is This Thing Called Love? - Lennie Tristano
  • 10.Don't Blame Me - Lennie Tristano
  • 11.I Found a New Baby - Lennie Tristano
  • 12.I Can't Get Started - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 13.Night in Tunisia - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 14.Out on a Limb - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 15.Out on a Limb - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 16.Out on a Limb - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 17.I Can't Get Started - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 18.I Can't Get Started - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 19.I Surrender Dear - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 20.I Surrender Dear - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 21.I Surrender Dear - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 22.Interlude - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 23.Interlude - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 24.Interlude - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 25.Interlude - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 26.Interlude - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 27.Interlude - Lennie Tristano Trio

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Blue Boy - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 2.Atonement - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 3.Coolin' Off With Ulanov - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 4.Coolin' Off With Ulanov - Lennie Tristano Trio
  • 5.I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance - Lennie Tristano
  • 6.Spontaneous Combustion - Lennie Tristano
  • 7.Just Judy - Lennie Tristano
  • 8.Supersonic - Billy Bauer, John Levy, Lennie Tristano
  • 9.On a Planet - Billy Bauer, John Levy, Lennie Tristano
  • 10.Air Pocket - Billy Bauer, John Levy, Lennie Tristano
  • 11.Celestia - Billy Bauer, John Levy, Lennie Tristano
  • 12.Freedom - Billy Bauer, Arnold Fishkin, Arnold Fishkind, Lennie Tristano
  • 13.Parallel - Billy Bauer, Arnold Fishkin, Arnold Fishkind, Lennie Tristano
  • 14.Apellation - Billy Bauer, Arnold Fishkin, Arnold Fishkind, Lennie Tristano
  • 15.Abstraction - Billy Bauer, Arnold Fishkin, Arnold Fishkind, Lennie Tristano
  • 16.Palimpsest - Billy Bauer, Arnold Fishkin, Arnold Fishkind, Lennie Tristano
  • 17.Dissonance - Billy Bauer, Arnold Fishkin, Arnold Fishkind, Lennie Tristano
  • 18.Through These Portals - Billy Bauer, Arnold Fishkin, Arnold Fishkind, John LaPorta, Lennie Tristano
  • 19.Speculation - Billy Bauer, Arnold Fishkin, Arnold Fishkind, John LaPorta, Lennie Tristano
  • 20.New Sound - Billy Bauer, Arnold Fishkin, Arnold Fishkind, John LaPorta, Lennie Tristano
  • 21.Resemblance - Billy Bauer, Arnold Fishkin, Arnold Fishkind, John LaPorta, Lennie Tristano

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Victory Ball - The Metronome All-Stars
  • 2.Tautology - Lennie Tristano Quintet
  • 3.Subconscious Lee - Lennie Tristano
  • 4.Retrospection - Lennie Tristano Quartet
  • 5.Judy - Lennie Tristano Quartet
  • 6.Wow - Lennie Tristano
  • 7.Crosscurrent - Lennie Tristano
  • 8.Yesterdays - Billy Bauer, Arnold Fishkin, Arnold Fishkind, Harold Granowsky, Lennie Tristano
  • 9.Marionette - Lennie Tristano
  • 10.Sax of a Kind - Lennie Tristano
  • 11.Intuition - Lennie Tristano
  • 12.Digression - Lennie Tristano
  • 13.Remember - Lennie Tristano Quintet
  • 14.Pennies - Lennie Tristano Quintet
  • 15.Foolish Things - Lennie Tristano Quintet
  • 16.Indiana - Lennie Tristano Quintet
  • 17.I'm No Good Without You - Lennie Tristano Quintet

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Sax of a Kind - Billy Bauer, Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Jeff Morton, Joe Shulman, Lennie Tristano
  • 2.You Go to My Head - Billy Bauer, Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Jeff Morton, Joe Shulman, Lennie Tristano
  • 3.Ju-Ju - Roy Haynes, Peter Ind, Lennie Tristano
  • 4.Passtime - Roy Haynes, Peter Ind, Lennie Tristano
  • 5.Lennie's Pennies - Peter Ind, Lee Konitz, Al Levitt, Warne Marsh, Lennie Tristano
  • 6.317 East 32nd Street - Peter Ind, Lee Konitz, Al Levitt, Warne Marsh, Lennie Tristano
  • 7.You Go to My Head - Peter Ind, Lee Konitz, Al Levitt, Warne Marsh, Lennie Tristano
  • 8.April - Peter Ind, Lee Konitz, Al Levitt, Warne Marsh, Lennie Tristano
  • 9.Sound-Lee - Peter Ind, Lee Konitz, Al Levitt, Warne Marsh, Lennie Tristano
  • 10.Back Home - Peter Ind, Lee Konitz, Al Levitt, Warne Marsh, Lennie Tristano

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Lennie Tristano (piano); Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh.
Personnel: Lennie Tristano (piano); Billy Bauer (guitar); John LaPorta, Buddy DeFranco (clarinet); Lee Konitz, Charlie Parker (alto saxophone); Emmett Carls, Warne Marsh, Charlie Ventura (tenor saxophone); Ernie Caceres (baritone saxophone); Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro, Miles Davis, Shorty Rogers (trumpet); Earl Swope, J. Alan Johnson , Kai Winding (trombone); Denzil Best, Don Lamond, Harold Granowsky, Al Levitt, Jeff Morton, Roy Haynes, Shelly Manne (drums).
Recording information: Birdland, NY (05/??/1945-07/17/1952); Carnegie Hall, NY (05/??/1945-07/17/1952); Chicago, IL (05/??/1945-07/17/1952); New York, NY (05/??/1945-07/17/1952); UGPO Hall, Toronto, Canada (05/??/1945-07/17/1952).
Director: Pete Rugolo.
Arranger: Pete Rugolo.
Anyone seeking a solid introduction to the music of Lennie Tristano should make a beeline for Proper Box 64, appropriately titled Intuition. This reasonably priced four-CD set is also sure to please even the most seasoned Tristano enthusiasts, for as one of the finest Tristano collections in existence, it rates with the juiciest entries in the Proper catalog. A brilliant musical innovator who was greatly admired by Charlie Parker, Tristano acted as a sort of modern jazz professor, philosopher, and mentor to aspiring young improvisers. In many ways, his music sounds better and makes more sense today than ever before. Prior to the appearance of this set in 2003, the records he cut in May 1945 with a sextet led by tenor saxophonist Emmett Carls had only been reissued on Tristano's portion of the exhaustively complete chronological Masters of Jazz series in 1999. In an unfortunate replication of a discographical error which has cropped up elsewhere, Proper's session data incorrectly names Shorty Rogers as the trumpeter on this date. Rogers had entered the armed forces in 1943 and wouldn't return to the scene until September of 1945. The individual heard with Carls was Irwin "Markie" Markowitz, a member of Boyd Raeburn's orchestra who would cross over to Woody Herman's Herd in 1946.
Proper's overview of Tristano's first seven years of recording activity is positively exhilarating. In addition to various early piano solos, it contains his complete 1946 - 1947 Keynote recordings, along with a sampling of records he cut in 1947 for Savoy and Baronet with small groups that included guitarist Billy Bauer and John La Porta, a reed player who would collaborate with Charles Mingus in the mid-'50s. The year 1949 was an important one for Tristano and is well represented by material from seven different sessions. These include the long take of "Victory Ball" as played by the Metronome All-Stars, selections from a Prestige date with Lee Konitz, a Birdland gig featuring Warne Marsh, and two segments of a Carnegie Hall engagement involving both saxophonists. Seven dazzlingly creative sides cut for Capitol during the spring of 1949 with Marsh and Konitz constitute milestones of modernity, complete with authentic instances of intuitively coordinated group improvisation. Apparently, the recording engineers at Capitol were so intolerant and closed-minded that they made faces, gestured impatiently, and even erased two of the tracks. Small wonder then that Tristano soon established his own Jazz Records label. By October of 1951, he would be exercising his artistic autonomy by overdubbing the piano on recordings he made with a trio that included drummer Roy Haynes. This wonderful set closes with six extended jams from a concert at the UGPO Hall in Toronto on July 17, 1952, sponsored by the New Jazz Society of Toronto and the Canadian Ministry of Culture.
When traditionalist tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman first heard Tristano's "Out on a Limb," he sought him out and asked to be tutored in jazz theory and harmony. This was an uncommonly progressive move for a long-standing cohort of Eddie Condon's, and prefigures Pee Wee Russell's later excursions into modern jazz. "I never knew how much freer I would feel getting down to the basic principles," remembered Freeman. "I thought it would be instructive to study with a great musician like Lennie; I didn't know it would be so much fun." An excellent companion to this set would be Gambit's unparalleled double-CD Live at the Confucius Restaurant, along with a copy of Eunmi Shim's informative and insightful biography, Lennie Tristano: His Life in Music, which was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2007. ~ arwulf arwulf

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