Lennie Tristano et al. - mid 20th Century

from The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music, page 169:

You mention Lennie Tristano as an influence. Have you done any formal piano study with him or any other teacher in this country?

Not really. I've listened to Tristano a lot and once went to him for a criticism of my playing. Boy! He really gave it to me. He said, rather cynically, something like: "If you want to be a romantic player who doesn't keep strict time and lets the time wander, I suppose that's all right. But if you want to play with good time, go home and start practicing with a metronome."

cite as

Len Lyons, The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music (New York, ), p. 169. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431095410916 accessed: 20 October, 2021

Listeners

Lennie Tristano
jazz pianist
Marian McPartland
Pianist
1920-

Listening to

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jazz piano music performed by Lennie Tristano
jazz
written by Miles Davis, Robert "Bumps" Blackwell
performed by Marian McPartland

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 08 May 2015 15:30:11 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 13:47:05 +0100