All of Me: Lennie Tristano

The Twentieth century’s greatest musician, Charlie Parker, visited the gifted blind pianist Lennie Tristano in his home. Tristano had recording equipment. No doubt they talked jazz and Parker took out his also saxophone and began playing with Tristano. Kenny Clark, the jazz drummer was present and played along with brushes on a telephone directory. Their recording of the stale old tune ‘All Of Me’ later surfaced and reveal that Parker, in any setting and on any material, was a matchless improviser and musical giant.

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