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."
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: 27 February, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|jazz piano music
|performed by Lennie Tristano
written by Miles Davis, Robert "Bumps" Blackwell
|performed by Marian McPartland
|mid 20th Century