from Steve Tresler:
I’m excited to be part of a show featuring the music of pianist and composer Lennie Tristano this Tuesday March 19th (Lennie’s Birthday) at the Royal Room. Lennie is most famous for his recordings from the late 40s and early 50s with his two most famous students, saxophonists Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh. Lennie’s music combines a cool aesthetic, dazzling virtousic melodies, and angular phrasing–pretty wild stuff that was way a head of it’s time. If you’re not familiar with his music, these recordings are two of my favorites.
A Birthday Tribute to Legendary Jazz Pianist & Composer Lennie Tristano!
Jacob Zimmerman – alto sax
Steve Treseler – tenor sax
Wayne Horvitz – piano
Carmen Rothwell – bass
Greg Campbell – drums
Tuesday March 19th – 8:00
The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S (Columbia City)
All Ages until 10:00
$7 advance/ $10 at the door. Available now from Stranger Tickets
Lennie Tristano’s legacy of influential achievements in the field of jazz includes pioneering early multi-track recordings, the first recordings of group free-improvisation in 1949, introducing new levels of rhythmic and harmonic complexity as well as a prolific teaching career with many notable students including Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Charles Mingus, Connie Crothers and Sheila Jordan. Tonight’s performance will honor what would have been his 94th birthday with heartfelt interpretations of music by and associated with Tristano and his associates.