Written by from NPR
Critics hail pianist Marilyn Crispell as a “luminous presence at the forefront of creative music.” Known for her challenging compositions and improvisations, Crispell plays free jazz with an evocative and disciplined style. She has performed on stages the world over and, in 2005, received a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Originally broadcast in the fall of 1998.
- “After The Rain” (Coltrane)
- “Touching” (Peacock)
- “Fragments” (Crispell)
- “Red Shift” (Crispell)
- “Twilight World” (Mercer, McPartland)
- “Crystal Silence” (Corea, Potter)
- “All The Things You Are” (Hammerstein, Kern)
- Free Piece (McPartland, Crispell)
- “The Clothed Woman” (Ellington)
- “Straight, No Chaser” (Monk)