JAZZIZ Essentials: The 1956 Lennie Tristano Controversy (VIDEO)

JAZZIZ Essentials is a series that explores the stories of songs, artists and events that gave rise to jazz. In this episode, we talk about the controversy sparked by pianist Lennie Tristano and his self-titled album, which was released in 1956.

The album featured innovative recording techniques that sparked much debate. While these techniques were instantly recognized for blurring the line between improvisation and composition, they also raised issues around autonomy and authenticity.

Like this article?  Get more when you subscribe.

Join Our Email Newsletter

Join thousands of other jazz enthusiasts and get new music, artists, albums, events and more delivered to your inbox.

The Authoritative Voice in Jazz



Miles Davis Special Issue

By submitting, you give JAZZIZ Magazine permission to keep you updated via email or customized online advertising. You can opt out at any time. Check our privacy policy for more details.

Enter your email below for a free MEETING MILES: FACE TO FACE WITH THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS Special Issue!