Just found this someplace else and thought I'd post it here.. Charlie Parker said: "As for Lennie Tristano, I'd like to go on record as saying I endorse his work in every particular. They say he's cold. They're wrong. He has a big heart and it's in his music. Obviously, he also has tremendous technical ability, and, you know, he can play anywhere with anybody. He's a tremendous musician. I call him the great acclimatizor."