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The Seven Days of Lennie (Day 4)

Wow.  While some have theorized that this tune is inspired by “You Can Depend On Me,” Lennie’s long-time student Connie Crothers asserts that it is an original chord progression by Tristano.  In any case it’s a very unusual and challenging piece of music.  I love the restraint and purity of sound achieved on the original recording from the 1949 Capitol sextet recordings with Lennie, Lee, Warne, and Billy Bauer.

Transcription: Wow

BONUS: Warne Marsh’s handwritten chart for the tenor part

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