365 Days of Album Recommendations – July 11

Lennie Tristano & Warne Marsh – Intuition

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Just a strange and beautiful record. Recorded in 1949. Timeless. I have listened to this album over and over and over under headphones, and never grow tired of it. It’s eerie and cold, yet it bounces and percolates, and it’s introspective and insular, but it invites and cajoles, and it’s mesmerizing. It’s a landmark in the history of piano jazz, be-bop, cool jazz, and free jazz, all rolled into one hypnotically swinging LP.


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