Opposite Ends of the Bench

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Think of the two most different jazz pianists you can imagine. Now think different-er. That's right—McCoy Tyner and Lennie Tristano are the subjects of this fortnight's excursion, and the confines of an hour-long podcast are as close as they've ever been to one another. Once all that gets settled, Mike closes the wooden apertures of perception in favor of punk and Pat muses about The Beatles' "best" album and skeptical attitudes towards women in a wide-ranging pop matters.


  • Discussion of Lennie Tristano's album Lennie Tristano / The New Tristano (Atlantic) 5:45
  • Discussion of Lennie Tristano's album The Duo Sessions (Dot Time) Records 26:45
  • Discussion of McCoy Tyner's album The Real McCoy (Blue Note) 36:45
  • Discussion of McCoy Tyner's album Extensions (Blue Note) 52:20
  • Discussion of McCoy Tyner's album Trident (Milestone) 1:04:20
  • Pop Matters 1:15:00

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