By Marc Phillips, The Vinyl Anochronist

Many jazz fans have never heard of pianist Lennie Tristano. I would imagine a great many jazz musicians, however, would immediately recognize the name. Tristano was known more as a teacher than a performer, and he was known for helping other musicians “get to their individuality on their instruments, expressing their own personal sound and creative line.” He got his start in Chicago in the ’40s, made a huge impact on the local jazz scene, and eventually moved to NYC where he maintained a studio on East 32nd Street. Read more here.


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