Crosscurrents is an album by jazz pianist Lennie Tristano. The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013. The first seven tracks are recordings of Tristano's sextet, containing Warne Marsh (tenor sax), Lee Konitz (alto sax), Billy Bauer (guitar), Arnold Fishkin (bass), and Harold Granowsky or Denzil Best (drums; separately). They include "the earliest examples of free improvisation in jazz: 'Intuition' and 'Digression'".
Lennie Tristano, also known as Tristano, is a 1956 album by jazz pianist Lennie Tristano. At its release, the album was controversial for its innovative use of technology, with Tristano overdubbing piano and manipulating tape speed for effect on the first four tracks. The final five songs are concert recordings.
Lennie Tristano, Trio, Quartet, Quintet, Sextet. 2015 Remastered 2015. Descent into the Maelstrom.
Lennie Tristano's Atlantic debut was a controversial album at the time of its release. Though Tristano was regarded as a stellar and innovative bebop pianist, he had been absent from recording for six years and had founded a jazz school where he focused instead on teaching. The first four tunes on this set shocked the jazz world at the time of their release (though not critic Barry Ulanov, who was Tristano's greatest champion and wrote the liner notes for the set).
Crothers, who played with Lennie Tristano on the album ‘Swish’, said: Lennie once told me he felt that in all the world of art as we know it, all through the centuries, there was a dimension missing and that was the dimension of women. He really felt that if women were brought into the art expression of the times, that this dimension would express something for men and also for the world in its entirety.
Written-By – Lennie Tristano. A4. East Thirty-Second. Written-By – Lennie Tristano. A5. These Foolish Things. Lines (LP, Album, Mono, RE). Atlantic Special.