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Lennie Tristano's "Descent into the Maelstrom"

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I saw this posted on another bulletin board......

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Hey All, I have been searching for Lennie Tristano's "Descent into the Maelstrom" on CD for years, and after much digging around, found that Jazz Records is re-releasing his catalog, so I wrote to them. Here is the reply I received today:

"Andy,

Jazz Records will be issuing 'Descent into the Maelstrom' as a CD. Hopefully, this will be done within the next year.

I would suggest that you check out website from time to time.

URL: www.jazzrecordsinc.com

Thank you for your interest.

Best Regards,

Lenny Popkin

Jazz Records, Inc."

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"next year" = 2006. :party:

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It was reissued by the Japanese October 2002 in nice DSD remastered sound. The label is East Wind and the catalog number is: UCCJ-9072. Not available through HMV.JP so OOP but maybe Mr.Tanno has a copy left.

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what are the details of this date-- i believe that song title is on some atlantic cd-- is this different?

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Lennie Tristano Trio:

Lennie Tristano (p) Peter Ind (b) Roy Haynes (d)

New York, October 30, 1951

E1KB-4138-1 Juju Jazz 101, East Wind (Jap)EW-8040, Braba (It)BB01

E1KB-4139-1 Passtime - - -

Note: Both titles are incomplete and have Tristano playing two pianos at the same time by means of over-dubbing.

Jazz 101 was released in both 78rpm and 45rpm formats.

East Wind (Jap)EW-8040 titled "Descent into the maelstrom"; see various flwg sessions to 1966 for more titles.

Both above titles also on Inner City IC6002.

Lennie Tristano (p)

New York, c. June, 1953

Descent into the maelstrom East Wind (Jap)EW-8040, Inner City IC6002

Note: This title is an improvised conception of Edgar Allan Poe's story.

Tristano is heard playing two pianos at the same time by means of over-dubbing.

Lennie Tristano (p) solo

New York ?, 1961

tk 1 Rehearsal from recording date East Wind (Jap)EW-8040, Inner City IC6002

tk 2 Rehearsal from recording date - -

tk 3 Rehearsal from recording date - -

Note: tk 1 is based on "It's you or no one".

tk 2 is based on "Lullaby of the leaves".

tk 3 is based on "These foolish things".

Lennie Tristano (p) solo

Paris, France, November 3, 1965

Dream East Wind (Jap)EW-8040, Inner City IC6002

Image - -

Lennie Tristano Trio:

Lennie Tristano (p) Sonny Dallas (b) Nick Stabulas (d)

1966

Con con East Wind (Jap)EW-8040, Inner City IC6002

Stretch - -

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The live Tristano stuff that made up half an album on Atlantic - has the rest of those sessions ever been released anywhere except on the Mosaic box? Is it in print anywhere today?

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A lot of it was released on an Atlantic double LP in the late 70s/early 80s. That's where (and when) I first got this excellent material. As far as I know, the Mosaic Box is the only currently available source for this music.

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Just to be clear, nothing on "Descent into the Maelstrom" was issued on Atlantic or Mosaic.

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I have it on the Inner City album. Lousy sound on it--I wonder if the CD release is any better...

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The live Tristano stuff that made up half an album on Atlantic - has the rest of those sessions ever been released anywhere except on the Mosaic box? Is it in print anywhere today?

I was referring to the quote above in my previous post.

Like Nate, I have Maelstrom on an Inner City LP. I always assumed the lousy sound was because of the sources of the original recordings: private tapes, radio broadcasts, etc.

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The live Tristano stuff that made up half an album on Atlantic - has the rest of those sessions ever been released anywhere except on the Mosaic box? Is it in print anywhere today?

I was referring to the quote above in my previous post.

Like Nate, I have Maelstrom on an Inner City LP. I always assumed the lousy sound was because of the sources of the original recordings: private tapes, radio broadcasts, etc.

Never heard the Inner City but don't think it would sound much different than the EastWind original, which I do have.

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The sound on the CD is not great but listenable. Indeed the source material isn't the best (to say the least).

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picked up a copy of the East Wind issue (on LP for £3) , sound isn't as bad as I'd expected , interesting if pretty dense material not helped by the mid-fi recording quality. Some of the tracks are far better recorded than others

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the original sound on that pieces was not good - so hopefully it has not been over-restored -

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