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Green Tristano : small jazz ensemble

by Louise Denson (1993)

Green Tristano


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Green Tristano / Louise Denson.

Library shelf no. 785/DEN 13 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This composition is a contrafact on the standard On Green Dolphin St. (Kaper/Washington). The melody emulates the linear cross-rhythmic and chromatic language that was pioneered by pianist Lennie Tristano and his contemporaries saxophonists Warne Marsh and Lee Konitz.

Work Details

Year: 1993

Instrumentation: Drumkit, bass, piano, alto saxophone.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Complicated melody, bright tempo

First performance: by Louise Denson, Helen Russell, Phil Noy, Joe Marchisella — 5 Jun 02. Launch of Clean Start CD, Newmarket, Brisbane

Featured on the album Clean Start, winner of the 2003 Queensland Recording Association Sunnie Award for Best Jazz Album.


  • In the form/style of: Jazz

Performances of this work

29 Oct 2017: at Louise Denson Group featuring Martin Kay (Doo-Bop Jazz Bar). Featuring Louise Denson Group, Martin Kay.

5 Jun 02: Launch of Clean Start CD, Newmarket, Brisbane. Featuring Louise Denson, Helen Russell, Phil Noy, Joe Marchisella.

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