Marilyn Crispell On Piano Jazz

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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.

On this 1998 episode of Piano Jazz, Crispell solos on her composition “Fragments.” She and host Marian McPartland conclude the hour with Thelonious Monk‘s “Straight, No Chaser.”

Originally broadcast in the fall of 1998.

Set List
  • “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)
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