A Note from Your Mad Discographer:

      I’ve been deeply involved in the arts since the mid-’70s, but I’ve never known how to monetize my talents. I’ve never had a hint
      of financial savvy; I am—like a clueless child—almost entirely dependent at the age of 69 on next week’s pay-check; and I am
      “unaffiliated” and on my own here. I also get constant feedback from people all over the world who’ve been telling me, lo these
      many decades, that the work I do is invaluable... And so I’m reaching out.
      There are expenses I constantly struggle to meet: website hosting, an Adobe account for the software that makes the website
      and book layouts possible, subscriptions to newspaper archives, and numerous other expenses. Then there are the absurd number
      of hours I feel compelled to spend gathering and organizing and formatting the information that I find.
      I receive a Social Security check that meets just about half of my living expenses, and I drive a tiny school bus part-time for
      a daycare center that barely covers the rest. So if you appreciate the work that I do and are willing and able to help a boy out
      with any amount, either one-time or monthly, I would be most grateful. —RL




Marilyn Tiled

The
Marilyn Crispell
Sessionography




A work in progress,
by Rick Lopez.


Document begun October 31, 1997

UPDATES

November 20, 2022

+++ Just finished reformatting and upgrading.
—(Still some narrative sections to add);
started at the beginning and now detailing
unreleased recordings (now working early 1987).


Photo by Lora Denis.



The Deep Digging; The Incantations; DONATE The Inspirations; All These Words...

Tour and concert info at Marilyn Crispell’s Web-site.



Here is a brief list of Thanks to those who assisted in the formative years of this document. Other CREDITS for assistance received since the early years are contained within each session entry. In addition, a few generous individuals have done a great deal of actual work to add detail to this research, especially Eddy Jansens of Brussels, Belgium, and Timo Hoyer of Kassel, Germany.
Finally, this document would be far less significant and accurate without the tireless vigilance and loving attention of Mr. Kevin C. White of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom.


Session List :::

All sessions linked below are to detailed entries for recorded media.
AR = Private or Audience Recording
AVR = Private or Audience Video
BR = Broadcast Recording
BVR = Broadcast Video
SBR = Soundboard Recording

Also listed in chronological order within this sessionography and its session entries are play-dates with no known recorded media.

I would appreciate notice of any club dates, concert dates, festival dates, etcetera, that are not listed here.
Please include reference information (i.e. periodical name, issue date, page number), along with any and all relevant details.

(Anecdotes, ticket stubs, posters, photographs, and memoirs are also welcome.)


  • 76.04.00 / (V/A)—Baikida Carroll Ensemble: Creative Music Studio—Archive Selections Volume 2 (Planet Arts)
  • 77.12.03 / (V/A)—Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell: Creative Music Studio—Archive Selections Volume 2 (Planet Arts)
  • 80.05.24 / (V/A)—Gerry Hemingway Ensemble: Creative Music Studio—Archive Selections Volume 2 (Planet Arts)
  • 78.05.10 / Anthony Braxton Creative Orchestra [Rehearsal Recording] Köln
  • 78.05.12 / Anthony Braxton: Creative Orchestra (Köln) (hat ART)
    • Anthony Braxton: Creative Orchestra [BR] Köln
  • 78.05.13 / Anthony Braxton Creative Music Orchestra [AR] Groningen
  • 78.05.14 / Anthony Braxton Creative Music Orchestra [AR] Moers
  • 78.05.16Anthony Braxton Orchestra (Paris) 1978 (Braxton Bootleg)
    • Anthony Braxton Creative Music Orchestra [AR] Paris
  • 78.05.17 / Anthony Braxton Creative Music Orchestra [AR] Brussels
  • 78.12.01 / Marilyn Crispell & George Lewis Duo [AR] Woodstock
  • 79.05.30 + 05.31 / Leo Smith & Roscoe Mitchell Creative Orchestra [AR] Duisberg
  • 79.06.03 / Leo Smith & Roscoe Mitchell Creative Orchestra [BR & AR] Moers
  • 79.06.05 / Roscoe Mitchell Creative Orchestra: Sketches From Bamboo (Moers)
  • 79.06.05 / Leo Smith: Budding of a Rose (Moers)
  • 79.06.06 / Leo Smith & Roscoe Mitchell Creative Orchestra [AR] Paris
  • 80.03.21 / Julius Hemphill Sextet [AR] NYC
  • 80.06.29 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR] NYC
  • 80.10.07 / Anthony Braxton Quintet [AR] Montreal
  • 80.10.00 / Anthony Braxton Quintet [AR] Montreal
  • 80.10.28 / Marilyn Crispell Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 80.11.18 / Marilyn Crispell Solo [AR] NYC
  • 81.01.14 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR] Paris
  • 81.01.15 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] Düsseldorf
  • 81.01.19 / Anthony Braxton: Composition 98 (hat ART)
    + 81.01.24
  • 83.10.01Anthony Braxton Quartet (Hamburg) 1981 (Braxton Bootleg)
    • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR & BVR] Hamburg
  • 81.01.24 / Anthony Braxton: Composition 98 (hat ART)
    + 81.01.19
  • 81.05.15 / Marilyn Crispell: Spirit Music (Cadence)
    + 82.01.13
  • 81.09.19 / (V/A): Chick Corea / Pat Metheny / Lee Konitz - Woodstock Jazz Festival (Pioneer Artists Concert Film Series)
  • 81.10.22 / Marilyn Crispell Septet [AR] NYC
  • 82.01.13 / Marilyn Crispell: Spirit Music (Cadence)
    + 81.05.15
  • 82.10.16 / Marilyn Crispell Quartet [AR] Donaueschingen
  • 82.10.23 / Marilyn Crispell Quartet [BR] Köln
  • 82.11.04 / Marilyn Crispell: Live in Berlin (Black Saint)
  • 82.12.12 / Anthony Braxton Trio [BR] Boston
  • 83.05.07 / Marilyn Crispell: Rhythms Hung in Undrawn Sky (Leo Records)
    + 85.03.07 to 03.09; 86.11.19
    • Marilyn Crispell: Selected Works 1983-1986 (Leo Records)
      + as above
  • 83.07.02 / Marilyn Crispell: Pianosolo—A Concert in Berlin—Summer ’83 (FMP-SAJ)
  • 83.10.01Anthony Braxton Quartet (Mulhouse) 1983 (Braxton Bootleg)
    • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR] Mulhouse
  • 83.12.05Anthony Braxton Quartet (Karlsruhe) 1983 (Braxton Bootleg)
    • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR] Karlsruhe
  • 83.12.07 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR] Karlsruhe
  • 83.12.15 + 12.17 / Julie Kabat: On the Edge (Leonarda)
  • 84.06.02 / Peter Kowald Quartet: Rising Tones Cross / a Jazzfilm by Ebba Jahn
    • Peter Kowald Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 84.06.22 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 84.09.10 + 09.11 / Anthony Braxton: Six Compositions (Quartet) 1984 (Black Saint)
    • Anthony Braxton: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note (C.A.M. Jazz)
  • 84.10.20 / Anthony Braxton: Prag 1984 (Quartet Performance) (Sound Aspects)
  • 84.10.23 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] Paris
  • 84.10.27 / Anthony Braxton Quartet: Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf: 20th Anniversary (Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf)
  • 84.11.05 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] Brussels
  • 84.11.08 / Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [AR] Wuppertal
  • 84.11.09 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR] Köln
  • 84.11.00 / Eric Andersen: Istanbul [Film Soundtrack] (EMI)
    • Eric Andersen: Movin’ With the Wind (Wind & Sand)
    • Eric Andersen: Movin’ With the Wind b/w Istanbul (EMI)
    • Eric Andersen: Where Goes My Love? b/w Where Goes My Love? (Sonata) (EMI)
    • Eric Andersen: Exile, European and Canadian Recordings 1980-1984 (Village Green)
    • Vlaamse Filmklassiekers 2 (Flemish Film Classics Collection (Box 2) (unknown label)
  • 85.01.19 / Marilyn Crispell [BR] Köln
  • 85.02.10 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR] NYC
    • Anthony Braxton Trio [BR] NYC
  • 85.02.11Anthony Braxton Quartet (Sweet Basil) 1985 (Braxton Bootleg)
    • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR] NYC
  • 85.03.07 to 03.09 / Marilyn Crispell & Doug James: And Your Ivory Voice Sings (Leo Records)
    + 83.05.07; 86.11.19
    • Marilyn Crispell: Selected Works 1983-1986 (Leo Records)
      + as above
  • 85.03.25 / Marilyn Crispell Solo [BR] NYC
  • 85.03.26 / Anthony Braxton Trio [BR] NYC
  • 85.04.12 / Julie Kabat & Neil B. Rolnick—Songs of Light and Shadow [Roulette Archive] NYC
  • 85.05.04 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] Wuppertal
  • 85.05.15 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [BVR] Madrid
  • 85.05.19Anthony Braxton Quartet (Salzburg) 1985 (Braxton Bootleg)
    • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR] Salzburg
  • 85.06.15 / Anthony Braxton Trio [AR] Amsterdam
  • 85.06.17 / Anthony Braxton Trio [AR] Eindhoven
  • 85.06.21Anthony Braxton Quartet (East Berlin) 1985 (Braxton Bootleg)
    • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR] East Berlin
  • 85.06.22 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR & BVR] Ljubljana
  • 85.06.27 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] München
  • 85.06.28 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] Nickelsdorf
  • 85.11.13 / Anthony Braxton: Quartet (London) 1985 (Leo Records)
    • (V/A): Leo Records CD Sampler (Avant Magazine & CD)
      + 92.02.21; 93.05.05; 96.05.24
  • 85.11.17 / Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Birmingham) 1985 (Leo Records)
  • 85.11.24 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] Leeds
  • 85.11.26 / Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Coventry) 1985 (Leo Records)
    • Anthony Braxton: The Coventry Concert (West Wind, bootleg)
    • Anthony Braxton Quartet [SBR] Coventry
  • 86.04.18 / Reggie Workman Quartet [AR] Cambridge
  • 86.06.15 / Reggie Workman Ensemble: Synthesis (Leo Records)
  • 86.10.18 / Marilyn Crispell Solo [AR] Newton
  • 86.11.19 / Marilyn Crispell: Quartet Improvisations - Paris 1986 (Leo Records)
    + 83.05.07; 85.03.07 to 03.09
    • Marilyn Crispell: Selected Works 1983-1986 (Leo Records)
      + as above
  • 86.00.00 / The Fugs: Star Peace—A Musical Drama in Three Acts (New Rose)
  • 87.01.18 / Reggie Workman Ensemble [AR] Tacoma Park
  • 87.03.15 / Marilyn Crispell: GAIA (Leo Records)
    • Steve Day: Two Full Ears / Listening to Improvised Music (Book & CD)
  • 87.04.03 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR] Unna
  • 87.07.10 / Marilyn Crispell: For Coltrane (Leo Records)
  • 87.10.02 / Marilyn Crispell: Labyrinths (Victo)
  • 88.00.00 (2) / Eric Andersen: Ghosts Upon the Road (Gold Castle)
  • 88.04.20 + 04.21 / Reggie Workman Ensemble [AR] NYC
  • 88.06.29 / Reggie Workman Ensemble [AR] NYC
  • 88.07.14 (1) / John Cage: Works for Piano, Toy Piano, & Prepared Piano Vol III (Wergo)
  • 88.07.14 (2) / Heiner Stadler: Jazz Alchemy (Tomato)
    • Heiner Stadler: Jazz Alchemy/Three Problems (Labor)
  • 88.09.16 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 88.09.17 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 88.09.18 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 88.10.07 / Fred Van Hove º The Piano Quartet [AR] Victoriaville
  • 88.10.29 • Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [AR] Oakland
  • 89.01.31 / Reggie Workman Ensemble: Images (Music & Arts)
    + 89.07.08 (1)
  • 89.02.00 / Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway: Duo (Knitting Factory)
    • (V/A): Sampler A.V. Arts - Vol. 1, Musiche, No. 13 (Mag & CS)
    • (V/A): The Texaco New York Jazz Festival Radio Series Live at The Knitting Factory (Knitting Factory)
    • (V/A): Howard Mandel: Future Jazz (Knitting Factory)
  • 89.02.02 to 02.04 / Marilyn Crispell: The Kitchen Concert (Leo Records)
  • 89.03.31 / Reggie Workman Quartet [AR] Oakland
  • 89.04.14 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR] Basel
  • 89.04.15 / Marilyn Crispell Trio: Live in Zurich (Leo Records)
  • 89.04.25 + 04.26 / Anthony Davis: X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X (Gramavision)
  • 89.05.00 / Jean Redpath: The Songs of Robert Burns, Vol. 7 (Philo)
  • 89.06.30 / Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell: Duets Vancouver 1989 (Music & Arts)
    • Marilyn Crispell: Live in San Francisco (Music & Arts)
      + 89.07.08 (1); 89.10.20
    • Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [SBR] San Francisco
  • 89.07.08 (1) / Reggie Workman Ensemble: Images (Music & Arts)
    + 89.01.31
    • Marilyn Crispell: Live in San Francisco (Music & Arts)
      + 89.06.30; 89.10.20
    • (V/A): Knitting Factory Artist Sampler Knotes Jan & Feb ’91 (Knitting Factory Works)
  • 89.07.08 (2) / (V/A): Live at the Knitting Factory, Volume 3 (Knitting Factory)
    • (V/A): Live at the Knitting Factory—Volumes 1,2,3,+4 (Knitting Factory)
    • (V/A): Live at the Knitting Factory Anniversary Boxed Set (Knitting Factory)
    • Marilyn Crispell & Andrew Cyrille Duo [AR & BR] NYC
  • 89.10.20 / Marilyn Crispell: Live in San Francisco (Music & Arts)
    + 89.07.08 (1); 89.06.30
  • 89.10.21 (1) / Marilyn Crispell Solo [AR] Vancouver
  • 90.01.23 / Leroy Jenkins & Marilyn Crispell Duo [AR] San Francisco
  • 90.01.25 / Leroy Jenkins & Marilyn Crispell Duo [BR] San Francisco
  • 90.02.18 / Women Piano Meeting 1990 [BR] Zurich
  • 90.06.28 / Crispell & Schweizer: Overlapping Hands—Eight Segments (FMP)
    + 90.06.30
    • Marilyn Crispell & Irene Schweizer [AR] Berlin
  • 90.06.30 / Crispell & Schweizer: Overlapping Hands: Eight Segments (FMP)
  • 90.07.07 / Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [AR] Atlanta
  • 90.07.00 / Marilyn Crispell Quartet: Sound Symposium—A Celebration of Sound ((Sound Symposium)
  • 90.09.02 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR] Willisau
  • 90.10.07 / Marilyn Crispell: Circles (Victo)
    • Marilyn Crispell [AR] Victoriaville
  • 90.10.08 / Henry Kaiser: Eternity Blue (Shanachie)
  • 90.11.10 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR] Oakland
  • 90.12.12 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 91.01.26 / Mis-dated, See 91.03.26, Karlsruhe
  • 91.03.25 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR] Cologne
  • 91.03.26 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR] Karlsruhe
  • 91.04.01-03 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AVR] London
  • 91.04.02Anthony Braxton Quartet (London) 1991-04.02-Set 1 (Braxton Bootleg)
    91.04.02Anthony Braxton Quartet (London) 1991-04.02-Set 2 (Braxton Bootleg)
    • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR & AVR] London
  • 91.04.03Anthony Braxton Quartet (London) 1991-04.03-Set 1 (Braxton Bootleg)
    91.04.03Anthony Braxton Quartet (London) 1991-04.03-Set 2 (Braxton Bootleg)
    • Anthony Braxton Quartet [Unissued hat ART Recording Session] London
  • 91.04.04 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [SBR] Amsterdam
  • 91.04.25 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] Köln
  • 91.05.04 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [Recording Session] Rotterdam
  • 91.05.28 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [SBR] Mailand
  • 91.06.02 / Anthony Braxton: Willisau (Quartet) 1991—LIVE (hat ART)
    + 91.06.04; 91.06.05
  • 91.06.04 + 06.05 / Anthony Braxton: Willisau (Quartet) 1991—STUDIO (hat ART)
  • 91.06.15 / Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [AR] Philadelphia
  • 91.06.25 / Marilyn Crispell Quintet [AR] NYC
  • 91.10.22 / Various Artists (Mark Dresser Group): October Meeting 1991, Anatomy of a Meeting (Bimhuis)
    • Mark Dresser Group [BR] Amsterdam
  • 91.10.24 / Gerry Hemingway [BR & AR] Amsterdam
  • 91.10.27 / Marilyn Crispell & George Graewe: Piano Duets (Leo Records)
    + 91.12.19
    • Marilyn Crispell º George Graewe [BR]
  • 91.11.08 / Marilyn Crispell Trio: Highlights, Summer of 1992 American Tour (Music & Arts)
    + 92.03.27; 92.04.03 + 04.04
  • 91.12.19 / Marilyn Crispell & George Graewe: Piano Duets (Leo Records)
    + 91.10.27
  • 92.02.11 / Marilyn Crispell: Stellar Pulsations—Three Composers (Leo Records)
    + 92.03.26 (1); 92.07.10; 92.07.13
  • 92.02.21 / Reggie Workman Ensemble: Altered Spaces (Leo Records)
    • (V/A): Leo Records CD Sampler (Leo Records)
      + 85.11.13; 93.05.05; 96.05.24
  • 92.03.21 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR] Chicago
  • 92.03.26 (1) / Marilyn Crispell: Stellar Pulsations—Three Composers (Leo Records)
    + 92.02.11; 92.07.10; 92.07.13
  • 92.03.27 / Marilyn Crispell Trio: Summer of 1992 American Tour (Music & Arts)
    + 91.11.08; 92.04.03 + 04.04
  • 92.04.03 + 04.04 / Marilyn Crispell Trio: Summer of 1992 American Tour (Music & Arts)
    + 91.11.08; 92.03.27
  • 92.06.24 (1) / Crispell º Brötzmann º Drake Trio [AR] Vancouver
  • 92.06.25 / Marilyn Crispell & Tim Berne: Inference (Music & Arts)
  • 92.06.25 / Crispell º Brötzmann º Drake Trio: Hyperion (Music & Arts)
  • 92.06.30 / Crispell º Brötzmann º Drake Trio [AR] NYC
  • 92.07.10 / Marilyn Crispell: Stellar Pulsations—Three Composers (Leo Records)
    + 92.02.11; 92.03.26 (1); 92.07.13
  • 92.07.13 / Marilyn Crispell: Stellar Pulsations—Three Composers (Leo Records)
    + 92.02.11; 92.03.26 (1); 92.07.10
  • 92.09.06 / Marilyn Crispell & Eddie Prévost [BR] Crawley
  • 92.09.13 / Marilyn Crispell & Eddie Prévost [AR] Birmingham
  • 92.10.10 / Anthony Braxton Quartet: (Victoriaville) 1992 (Victo)
    • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR]
  • 92.11.00 / Crispell º Schweizer º Jormin º Strid [AR] Stockholm
  • 93.04.09 / Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [AR] Paris
  • 93.05.05 / Marilyn Crispell: Santuerio (Leo Records)
    • (V/A): Leo Records CD Sampler (Leo Records)
      + 85.11.13; 92.02.21; 96.05.24
  • 93.05.22 / Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [BR & AR] London
  • 93.05.23 / Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [BR & AR] London
  • 93.06.09 + 06.10 / Greetje Bijma: Barefoot (Enja)
  • 93.06.25 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR] Vancouver
  • 93.06.26 / Crispell, Guy, Hemingway Trio: Cascades (Music & Arts)
  • 93.07.13 + 07.14 / Anthony Braxton Quartet: 12 Compositions (Live at Yoshi's) (Music & Arts)
    + 93.07.16
    • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] Oakland
  • 93.07.15 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] Oakland
  • 93.07.16 / Anthony Braxton Quartet: 12 Compositions (Live at Yoshi's) (Music & Arts)
    + 93.07.13 + 07.14
  • 93.07.18 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] Oakland
  • 93.07.19 / Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993 (hat ART)
  • 93.08.28 (1) / Marilyn Crispell [BR] Willisau
  • 93.08.28 (2) / Reggie Workman Ensemble [AR] Saalfelden
  • 93.09.28 / Marilyn Crispell Solo Private Concert [AR] Loppem
  • 93.11.11 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR, AVR, & SBR] NYC
  • 93.11.12Anthony Braxton Quartet (New York) 1993-Set 1 (Braxton Bootleg)
    93.11.12Anthony Braxton Quartet (New York) 1993-Set 2 (Braxton Bootleg)
    • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR & AVR] NYC
  • 93.11.13 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 93.11.14 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 93.12.11 / Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR] Ulrichsberg
  • 94.03.15 + 03.20 / Crispell, Jormin, Strid: Spring Tour (Alice Musik)
    • Marilyn Crispell [BR] Stockholm
  • 94.04.08 / Anderson, Crispell, Drake: Destiny (Okkadisk)
    • (V/A): A Chicago Jazz Tour (Big Chicago Records)
  • 94.05.26 / Marilyn Crispell & Eddie Prévost: Band on the Wall (Matchless)
  • 94.06.00 / Marilyn Crispell [BR] Münster
  • 94.06.16 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR] NYC
  • 94.07.20 / Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo [AR] Ottawa
  • 94.08.25 + 08.26 / Crispell º Hauser º Kleeb º Liemgruber º Plenar: Behind the Night (X-Talk)
  • 94.11.28 / MGM Trio: MGM Trio (Ramboy)
    + 95.12.23
  • 95.00.00 / Steve Taylor: Who Pays the Piper? (Gazell Productions)
  • 95.01.19 (2) / Gerry Hemingway Mixed Quintet [Gerry Hemingway Archive] NYC
  • 95.01.27 / Marilyn Crispell: Live at Mills College 1995 (Music & Arts)
  • 95.04.06 / Thurman Barker: The Way I Hear It (Uptee)
  • 95.04.08 / Bobby Zankel Trio [AR] Philadelphia
  • 95.04.21 / Marilyn Crispell: The Woodstock Concert (Music & Arts)
  • 95.05.12 / Greetje Bijma Trio [BR] Bielefeld
  • 95.05.18 / Reggie Workman Ensemble [AR & BR] Amsterdam
  • 95.05.28-06.01 / John Cage: Imaginary Landscapes (+) (hatART)
  • 95.06.20 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR & AVR] NYC
  • 95.06.23 / Larry Ochs: The Secret Magritte (Black Saint)
  • 95.06.27 / Marilyn Crispell: Contrasts / Live at Yoshi’s (1995) (Music & Arts)
    • Marilyn Crispell [AR & SBR]
  • 95.07.22-1 / Marilyn Crispell [BR] Nickelsdorf
  • 95.07.22-2 / LJCOrchestra [BR] Nickelsdorf
  • 95.09.13 / Greetje Bijma Quartet [BR] Hamburg
  • 95.09.23 / Francois Houle & Marilyn Crispell: Any Terrain Tumultuous (Red Toucan)
    • (V/A): amalgam(e) 10 ans de Red Toucan (Red Toucan)
  • 95.10.00 / Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo [AR] Albuquerque
  • 95.10.16 / Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo [AR] Oakland
  • 95.10.17 / Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo [AR] Oakland
  • 95.11.05 / Bobby Zankel Trio: Human Flowers (CIMP)
  • 95.11.24 / Marilyn Crispell & Agustí Fernández: Dark night, and luminous (Edicions Nova Era)
    • (V/A): Jazz I Noves Musiques De Catalunya #5 (Bit A Beat Studio)
  • 95.12.18 + 12.19 / Barry Guy: LJCOrchestra: Three Pieces for Orchestra (Intakt)
    • Barry Guy: Portrait (Intakt)
      + 00.05.18
  • 95.12.23 / MGM Trio: MGM Trio (Ramboy)
    + 94.11.28
  • 96.01.11 / Scott Fields Ensemble: 48 Motives, January 11, 1996 (Cadence)
  • 96.01.12 / Joseph Jarman & Marilyn Crispell: Connecting Spirits (Music & Arts)
  • 96.01.22 / The Guy º Gustafsson º Strid Trio with Crispell: gryffgryffgryffs (Music & Arts)
  • 96.01.26 (1) / The Guy º Gustafsson º Strid Trio with Marilyn Crispell [BR] Stockholm
  • 96.01.26 (2) / Barry Guy Orchestra [BR] Stockholm
  • 96.02.17 / London Jazz Composers’ Orchestra [BR] Paris
  • 96.04.07 / Steve Lacy: Five Facings (FMP)
  • 96.04.23 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR] Köln
  • 96.04.25 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR] Graz
  • 96.05.24 / Parker, Guy, Lytton & Crispell: Natives and Aliens (Leo Records)
    • (V/A): Leo Records CD Sampler) (Leo Records)
      + 85.11.13; 92.02.21; 93.05.05
  • 96.06.19 / Bobby Zankel Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 96.07.19 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR] New Paltz
  • 96.09.00 / Marilyn Crispell: Nothing ever was, anyway. Music of A. Peacock (ECM)
    • (V/A): Selected Signs, I / An ECM Anthology (ECM)
    • (V/A): Tales Of... Gary Peacock (Musica Jazz)
  • 96.10.00 / Ivo Perelman Quartet: En Adir: Traditional Jewish Songs (Music & Arts)
    • Ivo Perelman: Sound Hierarchy (Music & Arts)
  • 96.10.13 / Scott Fields Ensemble: Five Frozen Eggs (Music & Arts)
  • 96.10.14 + 10.17 / Scott Fields Ensemble: Stephen Dembski’s Sonotropism Music & Arts)
  • 96.11.22 / Marilyn Crispell Solo [BAM Archival Recording] NYC
  • 97.04.00 / Bobby Zankel Quartet [AR] Chicago
  • 97.06.23 / Reggie Workman Ensemble [AR] NYC
  • 97.07.19 / Fred Anderson + Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR] Nickelsdorf
  • 97.10.25 / Nelly Pouget & Marilyn Crispell: Le Voir (Minuits Regard)
  • 98.01.18 / Crispell º Guy º Hemingway Trio [AR] Paris
  • 98.03.05 / Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz with guest Marilyn Crispell [BR]
  • 98.05.15 / Liemgruber, Crispell, Léandre, Hauser: Quartet Noir (Victo)
  • 98.08.27 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR] Willisau
  • 98.08.29 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR] Ionica
  • 98.08.30 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [AVR, BR, & SBR] Saalfelden
  • 98.09.12 / Marilyn Crispell & Bobo Stenson [AR] Stockholm
  • 98.10.00 / Crispell, Jormin, Strid [AR] Umea
  • 98.11.06 (1) / Crispell, Guy, Lytton [BR] Berlin
  • 98.11.06 (2) / London Jazz Composers’ Orchestra [BR] Berlin
  • 98.00.00 / Anker, Crispell, Mazur Trio [BR] Copenhagen
  • 99.01.16 / Joelle Léandre: Joelle Léandre Project (Leo Records)
  • 99.04.25 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR] Utrecht
  • 99.04.26 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR] Karlsruhe
  • 99.05.26 / Crispell º Dresser º Hemingway [AR] NYC
  • 99.06.28 / Parker º Guy º Lytton, with special guest Marilyn Crispell: After Appleby (Leo Records)
    + 99.06.29
    • Parker º Guy º Lytton with Special Guest Marilyn Crispell: Evan Parker’s High Tide (BBC)
    • Parker º Guy º Lytton with Special Guest Marilyn Crispell [BR] Kington on Thames
  • 99.06.29 / Parker º Guy º Lytton, with special guest Marilyn Crispell: After Appleby (Leo Records)
  • 99.07.02 / Louis Sclavis Quartet [AR] Vancouver
  • 99.08.24 + 08.25 / Barry Guy º Marilyn Crispell º Paul Lytton: Odyssey (Intakt Records)
  • 99.09.04 / Marilyn Crispell Solo [BR] Siracusa
  • 99.09.06 + 09.07 / Marilyn Crispell & Stefano Maltese: Blue (Black Saint)
  • 00.02.00 / Marilyn Crispell º Gary Peacock º Paul Motian: Amaryllis (ECM Records)
    • (V/A): ECM: Contre Contre, A 2001 Anthology (ECM Records)
    • (V/A): Jazziz Magazine On-Disc: July 2001—Women (Vol. 2) (Jazziz Magazine)
  • 00.02.11 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR] NYC
  • 00.03.18 / Tisziji Muñoz: Auspicious Healing! (Anami Music)
  • 00.04.04 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR] Antwerp
  • 00.04.05 / Marilyn Crispell Trio: Live in Berlin 4.5.00 (Paradox Records)
    • Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR] Berlin
  • 00.05.18 + 05.19 / Barry Guy New Orchestra: Inscape—Tableaux (Intakt)
    • Barry Guy: Portrait (Intakt)
  • 00.05.22 / Paul Plimley º John Oswald º Marilyn Crispell º Cecil Taylor: Complicité (Victo)
  • 00.06.05 / Marilyn Crispell and Friends: A Woodstock Visitation (Woodstock Road Trip)
  • 00.06.08 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR] NYC
  • 00.06.11 / Tisziji Muñoz: Breaking the Wheel of Life and Death! (Anami Music)
  • 00.08.22 + 08.23 / Anker º Crispell º Mazur: Poetic Justice (Dacapo)
    • (V/A): Music From Denmark 2002 (MXP)
  • 00.10.21 / Marilyn Crispell [AR] Wellington
  • 01.04.08 / Quartet Noir [AR] Zürich
  • 01.04.00 / Beautiful Empty Fullness (Anami Music)
  • 01.05.21 / Time of Orchids: Melonwhisper (no label)
  • 01.06.03 / Marilyn Crispell Solo [Webcast] London
  • 01.09.06 / Stich Wynston’s Modern Surfaces with Marilyn Crispell [AR] Guelph
  • 01.09.07 / Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo [AR] Guelph
  • 01.09.18 / Anders Jormin Bortom Quintet [BR] Västerås
  • 01.09.24 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR] Västerås
  • 01.10.09 / Crispell º Guilbeault º Tanguay [AR] Montréal
  • 01.11.01 / Barry Guy New Orchestra [BR] Västerås
  • 02.02.22 / Marilyn Crispell: A Pianist’s Guide To Free Improvisation (Homespun Tapes)
  • 02.03.21 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR] San Francisco
  • 02.04.09 / Lotte Anker Trio [BR] Copenhagen
  • 02.04.22 / Marilyn Crispell Solo [Ars Nova Archival Recording] Philadelphia
  • 02.05.09 / Anders Jormin Quintet [BR] Orgryte
  • 01.04.00 / Beautiful Empty Fullness (Anami Music)
  • 02.07.13 / Crispell º Guy º Lytton [AR] Luz Sain-Sauver
  • 02.08.07 / Guy, Gustafsson, Crispell, Strid [AR] Lisbon
  • 02.09.07 (1) / George Lewis Quartet [AR] Guelph
  • 02.09.07 (2) / Lotte Anker º Marilyn Crispell º Gerald Cleaver [AR] Guelph
  • 02.10.17 / Urban Taniwha Sextet featuring Marilyn Crispell [Studio Session] Wellington
  • 02.11.07 / Marilyn Crispell & Gary Peacock Duo [AR] Antwerp
  • 03.01.13 / Marilyn Crispell [BR] Köln
  • 03.01.14 + 01.15 / Barry Guy º Marilyn Crispell º Paul Lytton: Ithaca (Intakt)
  • 03.02.00 / Marilyn Crispell Trio: Storyteller (ECM)
    • (V/A): Jazziz Critics’ & Readers’ Choice—The Best of 2004 (Jazziz Magazine)
  • 03.05.00 / Anders Jormin: In Winds, In Light (ECM)
  • 03.06.28 / George Lewis Quartet [AR] Vancouver
  • 03.12.01 / Marilyn Crispell Solo [AR] Köln
  • 04.04.30 / Marilyn Crispell Solo [AR] Houston
  • 04.05.26 / Henry Grimes Trio [AR] NYC
  • 04.06.28 / Marilyn Crispell & John Geggie—Solos & Duos [BR] Ottawa
  • 04.10.23 / Marilyn Crispell: Collaborations / Live at Nya Perspektiv Festivals 2004 and 2007 (Leo Records)
    + 07.09.03
  • 04.10.29 / Quartet Noir: Lugano (Les Disques Victo)
  • 04.11.26 + 11.27 / NOW Orchestra & Marilyn Crispell: Pola (Les Disques Victo)
  • 05.01.14 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [AVR] Ljubliana
  • 05.03.12 / Marilyn Crispell Solo [Marilyn Crispell Archival Recording] Dearborn
  • 05.05.07 / Henry Grimes Trio featuring Marilyn Crispell & Andrew Cyrille [AR] Ulrichsberg
  • 05.05.09 / Henry Grimes Trio [Henry Grimes Archival Recording] Amsterdam
  • 05.12.04 + 12.05 / Michele Rabbia º Marilyn Crispell º Vincent Courtois: Shifting Grace (CAM Jazz)
  • 06.02.25 / Henry Grimes Trio [Henry Grimes Archival Recording] Annandale-on-Hudson
  • 06.04.23 / Quartet Noir [BR] Weickersheim
  • 06.10.21 / Marilyn Crispell + Friends [AR] NYC
  • 06.10.30 to 11.01 / John Geggie º Marilyn Crispell º Nick Fraser: Geggie Project (Ambiances Jazz)
  • 06.12.22 / The Stone Quartet: dmg @ the stone - Volume 1 (DMG/ARC)
  • 07.03.09 / Marilyn Crispell: Collaborations / Live at Nya Perspektiv Festivals 2004 and 2007 (Leo Records)
    + 04.10.23
  • 07.04.13 / (V/A): Roulette TV (Einstein Records)
  • 07.04.18 to 04.23 / Marilyn Crispell: Vignettes (ECM Records)
  • 07.05.26 / Quartet Noir [AR] München
  • 07.05.30 + 05.31 / Barry Guy º Marilyn Crispell º Paul Lytton: Phases Of The Night (Intakt Records)
  • 07.06.02 / Barry Guy º Marilyn Crispell º Paul Lytton [BR] Zürich
  • 07.06.20 Co-Pilots [Henry Grimes Archival Recording] NYC
  • 07.06.30 / Louis Moholo-Moholo º Marilyn Crispell: Sibanye (We Are One) (Intakt)
  • 07.10.06 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR] Philadelphia
  • 08.03.00 / Marilyn Crispell º David Rothenberg: One Dark Night I Left My Silent House (ECM)
  • 08.04.26 / Marilyn Crispell Solo [AR] Concord
  • 08.09.20 + 09.21 / Marilyn Crispell º Richard Nunns º Jeff Henderson: This Appearing World (Rattle)
    + 08.09.21
    • [Various Artists] Born Into This: The Music of Rattle (Rattle)
  • 09.03.14 / Marilyn Crispell º Gerry Hemingway: Affinities (Intakt Records)
    + 10.10.19
  • 09.05.02 / Joëlle Léandre Stone Quartet [BVR] Le Mans
  • 09.10.09 / Brown, Crispell, Mattos, and Taylor [Musicfilm Archive VR] Gateshead
  • 09.10.10 / Chevillon, Crispell, Wilson, Tomlinson, and Ducret [Musicfilm Archive VR] Gateshead
  • 09.10.11 (1) / Chevillon, Crispell, Sharkey, and Sommer [Musicfilm Archive VR] Gateshead
  • 09.10.11 (2) / Marilyn Crispell Solo, and Crispell & Macdonald Duo [Musicfilm Archive VR] Gateshead
  • 09.10.11 (3) / Brown, Crispell, and Sommer [Musicfilm Archive VR] Gateshead
  • 09.10.11 (4) / Wilson, Crispell, and Champion [Musicfilm Archive VR] Gateshead
  • 09.10.11 (5) / Crispell and Taylor Duo [Musicfilm Archive VR] Gateshead
  • 10.01.30 / Marilyn Crispell Solo & Duo with poet Ron Silliman [Archival Recording] Tucson
  • 10.04.19 / Marilyn Crispell º Mark Dresser º Gerry Hemingway: Play Braxton (Tzadik)
  • 10.05.21 / Marilyn Crispell Solo [AVR] Woodstock
  • 10.06.18 / Marilyn Crispell, Mark Dresser, Gerry Hemingway Trio + special guest Anthony Braxton [AR] NYC
  • 10.06.28 / Stone Quartet: Live at Vision Festival (Ayler Records)
  • 10.09.24 / Henry Grimes & Marilyn Crispell Duo—Harlem in the Himalayas [Henry Grimes Archival Recording] NYC
  • 10.10.14 / (V/A): grubenklang.reloaded (Random Acoustics)
  • 10.10.16 / Marilyn Crispell & Raymond MacDonald Duo [AVR] Stirling
  • 10.10.19 / Marilyn Crispell º Gerry Hemingway: Affinities (Intakt Records)
    + 09.03.14
  • 10.11.14 / Marilyn Crispell º Erwin Ditzner º Sebastian Gramss: Free Flight—Live at Enjoy Jazz Festival, 2010 (fixcel records)
  • 10.11.17 + 11.18 / Raymond MacDonald & Marilyn Crispell: Parallel Moments (Babel Label)
    • (V/A): Babel Label 1994-2014—20 Years of Jazz & Improvisation (Babel Label)
    • (V/A): GIOFest XIII—Flattening the Curve (Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra)
  • 11.01.21 / The Stone Quartet [BR] Paris
  • 11.01.00 to 02.00 / Marilyn Crispell & Gary Peacock: Azure (ECM Records)
    • (V/A): Fragments of A Year(ECM Records)
  • 11.05.17 / Didier Petit & Alexandre Pierrepont: Passages, A Road Record—Woodstock, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles (RogueArt)
  • 11.10.10 to 10.12 / Gunhild Seim & Time Jungle with Marilyn Crispell: Elephant Wings (Drollehålå Records)
  • 11.10.27 / Marilyn Crispell: Solo (no label)
  • 12.04.04 / Andrea Centazzo & Marilyn Crispell: Stolen Moment (Ictus Records)
    • (V/A): Ictus Nights at The Stone—Anthology Volume 1 (Ictus Records)
  • 12.11.07 / Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR] London, UK
  • 13.05.05 + 05.12 + 05.14 + 05.16Marilyn Crispell—Gerry Hemingway: Table of Changes (Intakt Records)
  • 13.11.29 (1) / Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra: The Word For It Now (FMR Records)
    + 15.11.10
  • 14.03.00 / Ivo Perelman: Brass and Ivory Tales (Fundacja Sluchaj)
  • 14.03.03 / Marilyn Crispell Solo + with the ACA Ensemble [TheCM5 Archival Recording] Orlando
  • 14.07.04 / Tisziji Muñoz & Marilyn Crispell: The Paradox Of Independence (Anami Music)
  • 14.07.29 (1) / Marilyn Crispell & Tyshawn Sorey Duo [The Stone Archival Recording] NYC
  • 14.07.29 (2) / Marilyn Crispell, Mark Helias, and Tyshawn Sorey [The Stone Archival Recording] NYC
  • 14.08.03 / Marilyn Crispell & Tyshawn Sorey—Duo/Quartets/Sextet [The Stone Archival Recording] Big Indian
  • 14.10.02 / Raymond MacDonald & Marilyn Crispell: Songs Along The Way (Babel Records)
    + 15.12.03
  • 14.11.06 / Richard Poole, Marilyn Crispell, Gary Peacock: In Motion (Intakt Records)
  • 15.05.21 / Guy, Crispell, Lytton: Deep Memory (Intakt Records)
  • 15.11.10 / Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra: The Word For It Now (FMR Records)
    + 13.11.29 (1)
  • 15.11.00 / Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra: The Word For It Now (FMR Records)
  • 15.12.02 / Crispell ° MacDonald ° Tremblay: two duos—three trios (Bruce’s Fingers)
  • 15.12.03 / Raymond MacDonald & Marilyn Crispell: Songs Along The Way (Babel Records)
    + 14.10.02
  • 16.02.00 / Marilyn Crispell & Ned Rothenberg [Gallery Exhibit Recording] Woodstock
  • 16.03.09 (2) / Marilyn Crispell Solo [Bard Archival Recording] Annandale-on-Hudson
  • 16.08.26Gunhild Seim, Marilyn Crispell, David Rothenberg: Grenseland (Drollehålå Records)
    • Norway At Jazzahead! 2019 (Jazzwise Magazine)
  • 16.11.03 / Marilyn Crispell with Rodrigo Dominguez & Carto Brandan [AR] Buenos Aires
  • 16.11.30 Barry Guy’s Blue Shroud Band: Odes And Meditations For Cecil Taylor (Not Two Records)
  • 17.10.13 / Barry Guy@70: Blue Horizon—Live At The Ad Libitum Festival 2017 (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
  • 18.01.00 to 03.00 / Sorgen, Fonda, Crispell: Dreamstruck (Not Two Records)
  • 18.03.00 / Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: Trio Tapestry (ECM Records)
  • 18.00.00 / Marilyn Crispell, Tanya Kalmanovitch, Richard Tietelbaum: Dream Libretto (Leo Records)
  • 18.10.21 / Tyshawn Sorey And Marilyn Crispell: The Adornment Of Time (Pi Recordings)
  • 18.11.29 / Yumea Uesaka and Marilyn Crispell: Streams (Not Two Records)
  • 19.09.28 / Angelica Sanchez & Marilyn Crispell: How To Turn The Moon (Pyroclastic Records)
  • 19.11.00 / Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: Garden Of Expression (ECM Records)
  • 20.10.29 / Dreamstruck [BR] Amherst
  • 20.11.26 to 11.29 / Marilyn Crispell & Raymond MacDonald Duo [BR] Scotland/Woodstock
  • 21.06.26 / Dreamstruck: With Grace In Mind (Listen! Foundation)
  • 22.05.17 / Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry [Philharmonie Archival Recording] Luxembourg
  • 22.09.08 / Dreamstruck [Roulette Intermedium Recording] NYC

1970

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The 21st Century...

2010

2020


“Crispell was born on March 30, 1947, in Philadelphia. She moved to Baltimore as a child and studied at the Peabody
Music School and then at the New England Conservatory, where she completed coursework in classical piano and
composition.”
[Marilyn Crispell Bio from Down Beat Magazine Archive]


  • 68.03.18 - Marilyn Crispell Bachelor Recital / Recital Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA [The Boston Globe Mar 19 p.25]

  • 72.06-07.00 - The Boston Conservatory Dance Troupe: Marilyn Crispoell (p) / Lausanne, Switzerland [The Boston Globe Jun 23 p.11]

  • 73.06.23 to 07.00 - Boston Conservatory Dance Troupe & Ballet Repertory Company of American Ballet Theater:
    Marilyn Crispell (p), unknown others... / International Academy of Dance, Costa Do Sol, Estoril, Portugal [ibid]
    —This was a five-week residency.
  • “At the end of the company’s residency the Conservatory dancers will perform four works in two programs at the State Opera
    House. The pieces, all choreographed by Conservatory faculty, are for 7 to 13 dancers. The student ensemble numbers 26.
    Works scheduled are ‘Bouquets,’ by Scott Joplin, and ‘Pieces,’ commissioned by the conservatory from Eva Wainlehs, both
    choreographed by Ray Harrison. ‘Wheel of Fire,’ a music collage by Marilyn Crispell, choreographed by Ina Hahn, and Paul
    Hindemuth’s ‘Children of Faith,’ choreographed by Renate Schottelius.” —The Boston Globe

  • 73.07.00 - The Boston Conservatory Dance Troupe & The Ballet Repertory Company of American Ballet Theater:
    Marilyn Crispell (p), unknown others... / Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon, Portugal [ibid]

1977 : : :


“She started listening to Coltrane, Taylor, and Thelonious Monk. When she began working at Karl Berger’s Creative Music
Studio in Woodstock, NY, she met Anthony Braxton.”
[Marilyn Crispell Bio from Down Beat Magazine Archive]


76.04-06.00 • (V/A)—Baikida Carroll Ensemble: Creative Music Studio, Archive Selections Volume 2

Planet Arts PA 301547 (3CD) 2015
Between April and June, 1976 / Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY
1st Session [See also 77.12.03 and 80.05.24]

 1. composition    21:29

unknown (ts), unknown (bar), Michael Lytle (bcl),
Baikida Carroll (tp, Comp), James Harvey (tb),
Marilyn Crispell (p), unknown (b), unknown (dr)

{PA 301547, “Large Ensembles” Disc 2}


  • Creative Music Studio 1977-78 Season—September 26 to December 17, 1977
    Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY [Coda #157 October 1977 back cover]


“[Charlie Mariano] was actually the person who told me about the Creative Music Studio, because I was interested in
finding a place with people with whom I could play. ... I came there not so much to study. I met Anthony [Braxton]
when I came up. ... The first time we played together was in ’77 or ’78 at the CMS—a concert he was putting on there.
We were going to do a duet. We were supposed to have rehearsals and we never got around to it. So five minutes before
we went on stage he said ‘just listen and play.’ And it was this incredibly psychic duet. ... Afterwards he said ‘this is my
new piano player.’”
—Marilyn Crispell, interview taken by Bob Rusch 83.02.04 [Cadence Vol.10 No.2 February 1984 p.11]


Anthony Braxton invited her to sit in with him. “At our first gig Anthony placed a beer in my hand and said, ‘Relax,
don’t play so many notes.’”


77.12.03 • (V/A)—Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo: Creative Music Studio, Archive Selections Volume 2

Planet Arts PA 301547 (3CD) 2015
December 3, 1977 / Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY
2nd Session [See also 76.04-06.00 and 80.05.24]

 1. improvisation    13:28

Anthony Braxton (ss),
Marilyn Crispell (p)

{PA 301547, “Small Ensembles” Disc 1}


  • Creative Music Studio New Year’s Intensive—December 28, 1977 through January 6, 1978
    Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY [Coda #157 October 1977 back cover]


  • Creative Music Studio 1977-78 Season Spring Session—March 6 through May 27, 1978
    Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY

    Guiding Artists: Karl Berger, Ed Blackwell, Carla Bley, Anthony Braxton, Don Cherry, Andrew Cyrille, Jack DeJohnette,
    James Emery, Jimmy Giuffre, Ing Rid [aka Ingrid Berger aka Ingrid Sertso], David Izenzon, Michael Gregory Jackson,
    Khan Jamal, Raymond Johnson, Leroy Jenkins, Lee Konitz, Oliver Lake, Grachan Moncur III, Sunny Murray, Sam Rivers,
    Leo Smith, George Russell, Tony Williams, others...
    [Coda #157 October 1977 back cover; Derek Styles 20.09.08]


1978 : : :


78.05.10 • Anthony Braxton Creative Orchestra [B. Naughton Archive Rehearsal Recording—5:28]

May 10, 1978 / Großer Sendesaal WDR Radio, Köln, Germany

“Direct WDR Mix”

 1. composition (excerpt)     2:06   (begins with 0:02 false start; incomplete, cuts out))

“Rehearsal Tapes were made by me on a Nakamichi 550. I was a member of the orchestra and played vibraphone on all the recordings.
The mics were placed within the orchestra so some of the mixes are unusual. Most are very good.” —Bobby Naughton

Anthony Braxton (Cond, Comp), Dwight Andrews, Marty Ehrlich, Vinny Golia, J.D. Parran, and Ned Rothenberg (reeds),
Rob Howard, Michael Mossman, Leo Smith, and Kenny Wheeler (tp), Ray Anderson and George Lewis (tb), James King Roosa (tu),
Marilyn Crispell (p), Robert Ostertag (synth), James Emery (elg), Brigit Taubhorn (acc), Bobby Naughton (vb),
John Lindberg and Brian Smith (b), Thurman Barker (perc, mba)

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.11; Bobby Naughton 05.06.14}


78.05.12 • Anthony Braxton: Creative Orchestra (Köln) 1978

hat ART CD 2-6171 (2CD) 1995 Swz;
hatOLOGY 2-644 (2CD, Remastered) 2009 Swz
  • Anthony Braxton: Creative Orchestra [BR—48:04]
May 12, 1978 / Großer Sendesaal WDR Radio, Köln, Germany

  Creative Orchestra (Köln)
 1. Language Improvisations
 2. Composition 55
 2. Composition 45
 2. Composition 59
 2. Composition 51
 2. Composition 58
  
  Broadcast Recording:
 1. Composition 55—45—59

 14:34
 12:27
 25:21
 21:45
 17:19
 12:56
  

 47:41  (incomplete—cuts in at beginning,
       out at end, tracks 1-3 above)

“The titles for each concert are the same as this CD but with widely different
renditions of the pieces. The personnel is the same as well but on one or two
dates Braxton added a second drummer and another trombonist.”
—Bobby Naughton

Anthony Braxton (Cond, Comp), Dwight Andrews (ts, ss, cl, bcl, fl),
Vinny Golia (ts, bar, bcl, pic), J.D. Parran (ts, cl, fl, nagaswaram),
Marty Ehrlich (as, sss, bar, cl, fl), Ned Rothenberg (as, bcl, fl, ocarina),
Leo Smith, Rob Howard, and Michael Mossman (tp),
Kenny Wheeler (tp, flg), Ray Anderson and George Lewis (tb),
James King Roosa (tu), Marilyn Crispell (p), Robert Ostertag (synth),
James Emery (elg), Brigit Taubhorn (acc), Bobby Naughton (vb),
John Lindberg and Brian Smith (b), Thurman Barker (perc, mba)

{hat ART CD 2-6171; Broadcast CDr, detailing RL 22.08.03;
Bobby Naughton 05.07.07; DMG mailing 09.09.11}




78.05.13 • Anthony Braxton Creative Music Orchestra [B. Naughton Archive Rehearsal Recording—3:28]

May 13, 1978 / Groningen, Holland

 1. Composition 58 (excerpt)     2:46   (incomplete, cuts out)

—Rehearsal included Compositions 51, 45, 55, 58, and 59. See Naughton comments 78.05.10 and 78.05.12 on Rehearsal Tapes.

Anthony Braxton (Cond, Comp), Dwight Andrews, Marty Ehrlich, J.D. Parran, and Ned Rothenberg (reeds), Vinny Golia (reeds, cl),
Leo Smith, Rob Howard, Michael Mossman, and Kenny Wheeler (tp), Ray Anderson and George Lewis (tb), James King Roosia (tb),
Marilyn Crispell (p), Robert Ostertag (synth, elec) Brigit Taubhorn (acc), Bobby Naughton (vb), James Emery (g),
John Lindberg and Brian Smith (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.11; Bobby Naughton 05.06.14}


78.05.14 • Anthony Braxton Creative Music Orchestra [B. Naughton Archive Recording—53:16]

May 14, 1978, 15:30 / 7th International Festival of New Jazz, Moers Schlosspark, Moers, West Germany

 1. Compositions 51, 45, 55, 58    50:40

—See Naughton comments 78.05.10 and 78.05.12 on Rehearsal Tapes.

Anthony Braxton (Cond, Comp), Leo Smith (tp), Dwight Andrews, Marty Ehrlich, J.D. Parran, and Ned Rothenberg (reeds), Vinny Golia (reeds, cl),
Rob Howard, Michael Mossman, and Kenny Wheeler (tp), Ray Anderson and George Lewis (tb), James King Roosia (tb),
Marilyn Crispell (p), Robert Ostertag (synth, elec), Brigit Taubhorn (acc), Bobby Naughton (vb), James Emery (g),
John Lindberg and Brian Smith (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

 —Moers Festival Program and on-line archive also have Joseph Bowie (tb), and Charles Bobo Shaw (dr),
  and neither are introduced in the announcement, but they are credited the next day in Paris.

{CDr, detailing RL 22.08.03; composition numbers from Timo Hoyer 03.12.01 + previous day›s rehearsal}


78.05.16 • Anthony Braxton Orchestra (Paris) 1978

Braxton Bootleg BL006 (digital d/l, 2011)
  • Anthony Braxton Creative Music Orchestra [B. Naughton Archive Recording—69:46]
May 16, 1978 / Espace Cardin, Paris, France

 1. Composition 59
 2. Composition 51
 3. Composition 58
  AB announcement
 4. Composition 45
   21:10
   10:56
    9:46
    2:51
   24:25

—Audience CDr is complete.

“The Paris Tape is mind-boggling. The audience goes nuts after the closing piece
(Comp. 58), a march. They stomped their feet, clapped, and screamed for a full
10 minutes before Braxton came out and did a short piece with Leo Smith!
Only then would they leave.” —Bobby Naughton

—See Naughton comments 78.05.10 and 78.05.12 on Rehearsal Tapes.

Anthony Braxton (Cond, Comp), Dwight Andrews, Marty Ehrlich, J.D. Parran, and Ned Rothenberg (reeds), Vinny Golia (reeds, cl),
Leo Smith, Rob Howard, Michael Mossman, and Kenny Wheeler (tp), Ray Anderson, George Lewis, Joseph Bowie, and James King Roosia (tb),
Marilyn Crispell (p), Robert Ostertag (synth, elec), Brigit Taubhorn (acc), Bobby Naughton (vb), James Emery (g),
John Lindberg and Brian Smith (b), Thurman Barker and Charles Bobo Shaw (dr)

{www.restructures.net/BraxDisco/BraxDisco.htm; Audience CDr, detailing RL 22.09.06;
Timo Hoyer 03.12.01; Bobby Naughton 05.06.14 + 07.07}


78.05.17 • Anthony Braxton Creative Music Orchestra [B. Naughton Archive Recording—3:00]

May 17, 1978 / Brussels, Belgium

 1. composition (excerpt)     2:56   (incomplete, cuts in; cuts out)

—Concert included Compositions 51, 45, 55, 58, and 59. See Naughton comments 78.05.10 and 78.05.12.

Anthony Braxton (Cond, Comp), Dwight Andrews, Marty Ehrlich, J.D. Parran, and Ned Rothenberg (reeds), Vinny Golia (reeds, cl),
Leo Smith, Rob Howard, Michael Mossman, and Kenny Wheeler (tp), Ray Anderson and George Lewis (tb), James King Roosia (tb),
Marilyn Crispell (p), Robert Ostertag (synth, elec), Brigit Taubhorn (acc), Bobby Naughton (vb), James Emery (g),
John Lindberg and Brian Smith (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.11; Bobby Naughton 05.06.14}


  • Creative Music Studio: Summer Session Workshops & Concerts—June 19 to July 23, 1978
    Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY [Poughskeepsie Journal Apr 14 p.23]

    Guiding Artists: Jack DeJohnette, Leroy Jenkins, Roscoe Mitchell, Garrett List, Anthony Braxton, Frederic Rzewski,
    Richard Tietelbaum, Rolf Schulte, Ursula Oppens, Carla Bley, Michael Mantler, and Jimmy Giuffre


  • 78.06.24 - CMS Orchestra with Leroy Jenkins / Woodstock, NY
    78.07.01 - CMS Orchestra with Jack DeJohnette and Arthur Blythe / Woodstock, NY
    78.07.08 - Garret List & the A-1 Art Band with Byard Lancaster and CMS Orchestra / Woodstock, NY
    [Down Beat July 13, 1978 p.59]
    —Crispell may have been present for these.



  • 78.07.22 (1) - Roscoe Mitchell & Marilyn Crispell Duo / Festival of Contemporary Music, Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY
    —“Sketches for Piano and Saxophone Duet”
  • 78.07.22 (2) - Creative Music Studio Orchestra / Festival of Contemporary Music, Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY
    —“Sketches for Orchestra”
  • Creative Music Studio: Summer Session Workshops & Concerts—July 31 to September 4, 1978
    Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY [Poughskeepsie Journal Apr 14 p.23]

    Guiding Artists: Grachan Moncur III, Joseph Jarman, Don Moye, Oliver Lake, Leo Smith,
    Ing Rid [aka Ingrid Berger aka Ingrid Sertso], Karl Berger, Ed Blackwell, Michael Gregory Jackson,
    Jeanne Lee, Nana Vasconcelos, Carla Bley, and Jimmy Giuffre


  • Creative Music Studio: Program of Advanced Music Studies—Fall Sesion: September 25 to December 22, 1978
    Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY [Poughskeepsie Journal Jul 21 p.5]

    Faculty: Karl Berger, Ing Rid [aka Ingrid Berger aka Ingrid Sertso], Ed Blackwell, Carla Bley,
    Anthony Braxton, Eugene Chadbourne, Don Cherry, James Emery, Jimmy Giuffre, Steve Gorn, Steve Haas,
    David Izenzon, Michael Gregory Jackson, Raymond Johnson, Oliver Lake, Garrett List, Michael Lytle,
    Roscoe Mitchell, Ursula Oppens, Frederic Rzewski, Sadiq AbduShahid,
    + Visiting Artists: Leo Smith, George Lewis, Richard Tietelbaum, and Jeanne Lee


  • 78.11.19 - George Cartwright (reeds), Michael Lytle (cl), Marilyn Crispell (p) / Multi-Media Weekend,
    2:00pm, Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY [Poughkeepsie Journal Nov 12 p.20B + Nov 17 p.17]

78.12.01 • Marilyn Crispell & George Lewis Duo [AR—29:33]

December 1, 1978 / Creative Music Studios, Woodstock, NY

 1. “the fast duet”
 2. “the slow duet”
   18:13
    8:55

—This set includes announcements by Lewis, and was followed by Lewis doing three solo pieces.
Down Beat December 7, 1978 p.45 also has Lewis with The Creative Music Studio Orchestra on this date
 which may have included Crispell (no personnel details).

Marilyn Crispell (p), George Lewis (tb)

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.06}


1979 : : :


  • Creative Music Studio: Program of Advanced Music Studies—Spring Sesion: March 26 to June 3, 1979
    Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY [Poughskeepsie Journal Jul 21 p.5]

    Faculty: Karl Berger, Ing Rid [aka Ingrid Berger aka Ingrid Sertso], Ed Blackwell, Carla Bley,
    Anthony Braxton, Eugene Chadbourne, Don Cherry, James Emery, Jimmy Giuffre, Steve Gorn, Steve Haas,
    David Izenzon, Michael Gregory Jackson, Raymond Johnson, Oliver Lake, Garrett List, Michael Lytle,
    Roscoe Mitchell, Ursula Oppens, Frederic Rzewski, Sadiq AbduShahid,
    + Visiting Artists: Leo Smith, George Lewis, Richard Tietelbaum, and Jeanne Lee


79.05.30 + 05.31 • Leo Smith & Roscoe Mitchell Creative Orchestra [B. Naughton Archive Recording]

May 30, 1979 / Duisberg, Germany

 1... compositions

—See Naughton comments 78.05.10 on Rehearsal Tapes.

Dwight Andrews (ts, fl, cl), Roscoe Mitchell and Wallace McMillan (as), Douglas Ewart (fl, cl, acl), Marty Ehrlich (bar, cl, bcl),
Leo Smith, Kenny Wheeler, Michael Mossmann, and Rob Howard (tp), Hugh Ragin, George Lewis, and Ray Anderson (tb),
Pinguin Moschner (tu), Marilyn Crispell (p), Bobby Naughton (vb), Wes Brown (b), Pheeroan ak Laff (dr, perc)

{Bobby Naughton 05.06.14}


79.06.03 • Leo Smith & Roscoe Mitchell Creative Orchestra [BR—90:56 & AR—56:22]

June 3, 1979 / 8th Moers Jazz Festival, Freizeitpark, Moers, West Germany

  Broadcast Recording:
 1. composition
 2. composition
 3. composition
 4. composition
  Broadcast anouncement
   
   16:37
   16:14
   10:45   (switches to one channel only for 3 minutes)
   45:49
    0:31

  Audience Recording:
 1. composition    14:43
 2. composition    15:29
 3. composition    10:04   (incomplete, cuts in)
 4. composition    14:51   (incomplete, fades at end)

Dwight Andrews (ts, fl, cl), Roscoe Mitchell and Wallace McMillan (as), Douglas Ewart (fl, cl, acl), Marty Ehrlich (bar, cl, bcl),
Leo Smith, Kenny Wheeler, Michael Mossmann, and Rob Howard (tp), Hugh Ragin, George Lewis, and Ray Anderson (tb),
Pinguin Moschner (tu), Marilyn Crispell (p), Bobby Naughton (vb), Wes Brown (b), Pheeroan ak Laff (dr, perc)

Moers Festival 1979 schedule.

{Audience CDr, detailing RL 22.09.06; Christopher Carville 10.08.16}


79.06.05 • Roscoe Mitchell Creative Orchestra: Sketches From Bamboo

Moers Music MoMu 02024 (LP) 1979 WGer

79.06.05 • Leo Smith: Budding of a Rose

Moers Music MoMu 02026 (LP) 1979 WGer

June 5, 1979 / Palm Studio, Paris, France

  Sketches From Bamboo:
 1. Sketches From Bamboo—Cyp 1 (Mitchell)
 2. Linefinelyon Seven (Mitchell)
 3. Sketches From Bamboo—Cyp 2 (Mitchell)
  
  Budding of a Rose:
 4. Harmonium (Smith)
 5. Mutumishi (Smith)
 6. Budding of a Rose (Smith)
   
   13:17
   10:15
   13:49
   
   
   17:04
    5:35
   21:17

Tom Lord Jazz Discography [M8354] makes reference to a Japanese
 release on DIW (DIW-1192, LP, Jap). This is the only mention I’ve
 seen of a Japanese issue, and no further evidence is found. —RL

Marilyn Crispell: “These sessions were recorded simultaneously.” —conversation with RL.
Group name as referenced in the Moers Festival 1979 schedule for 79.06.03.

Dwight Andrews (ts, fl, cl), Roscoe Mitchell and Wallace McMillan (as), Anthony Braxton (as, fl, cl, cbcl),
Douglas Ewart (fl, cl, acl), Marty Ehrlich (bar, cl, bcl), Leo Smith, Kenny Wheeler, Hugh Ragin, Rob Howard, and Mike Mossmann (tp)
George Lewis, Ray Anderson, and Alfred Patterson (tb), Pinguin Moschner (tu), Marilyn Crispell (p), Bobby Naughton (vb),
Wes Brown (b), Pheeroan ak Laff (dr, perc)

 —Mike Mossmann is “Michael Philip Mossman” on MoMu 02026

{MoMu 02024 and 02026; Ms. Crispell; session date via Tom Lord Jazz Discography [S8218]; }


79.06.06 • Leo Smith & Roscoe Mitchell Creative Orchestra [B. Naughton Archive Rehearsal Recording]

June 6, 1979 / Paris, France

 1... compositions

—See Naughton comments 78.05.10.

Dwight Andrews (ts, fl, cl), Roscoe Mitchell and Wallace McMillan (as), Douglas Ewart (fl, cl, acl), Marty Ehrlich (bar, cl, bcl),
Leo Smith, Kenny Wheeler, Michael Mossmann, and Rob Howard (tp), Hugh Ragin, George Lewis, and Ray Anderson (tb),
Pinguin Moschner (tu), Marilyn Crispell (p), Bobby Naughton (vb), Wes Brown (b), Pheeroan ak Laff (dr, perc)

{Bobby Naughton 05.06.14}


  • 79.12.00 - G.S. Sachdev (bansuri fl), K. Paramjyoti (tablas), Marilyn Crispell (tamboura), Ilene Marder (swarpeti) /
    Kleinert Gallery, Woodstock, NY [Robert E. Sweet, Music Universe, Music Mind, Arborville Publishing, 1996, p.130]
    —“Several concerts took place at Woodstock’s Kleinert Gallery. One, in December of 1979, featured G.S. Sachdev performing
     sunlight ragas on bansuri flute, accompanied by K. Paramjyoti on tablas. Marilyn Crispell and Ilene Marder provided the drone
     on tamboura and swarpeti, respectively.”
  • 79.12.08 - Dance Concert: Julie Hutchins and Yung Yung Tsuai (dance), “assisted by” Cheryl Darby,
    + William Ames (Comp), Lise Brown (fl), Marilyn Crispell and Warren Bernhardt (p), Jan Zeitz-Bernhardt (voc),
    River Lightwoman (dr, perc) / 8:00pm, Kleinert Gallery, Woodstock, NY [Old Dutch Post Star Dec 6 p.6]

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80.03.21 • Marilyn Crispell Sextet [AR—67:09]

March 21, 1980 / Live at Soundscape, New York City

 1. composition
 2. composition
 3. composition
 4. composition
 5. composition
   12:16
    6:31
   23:52
    6:35
   10:49
  (p, ts,
  (p,
  (p, ts,
  (p,
  (p, ts,
as+cl,

as+cl,

as+cl,
b,

b,
b,
b,
dr,

dr,
dr,
dr,
dance)
dance,
dance)
dance)
dance)

poetry)


Brent Hayes Edwards: “In recent research, I have found two flyers from the event (one handwritten, perhaps by Crispell herself (?), and
one printed by Soundscape). ... The Soundscape flyer specifies that the event was a ‘Creative Music Studio Weekend at Soundscape.’
I can give you more accurate information regarding the participants and instrumentation. According to the handwritten flyer
(the more detailed of the two), the group included:”

Marilyn Crispell (p), Julius Hemphill (ts), Marty Erhlich (as, cl), Thulani Davis (poetry),
Cheryl Darby (dancer), Gerry Eastman (b), Clarence Becton (dr)

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.06; Brent Hayes Edwards 05.08.06; Cadence Vol.6 No.2 February 1980 p.42}


80.05.24 • (V/A)—Gerry Hemingway Ensemble: Creative Music Studio, Archive Selections Volume 2

Planet Arts PA 301547 (3CD) 2015
May 24, 1980 / Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY
3rd Session [See also 76.04-06.00 and 77.12.03]

 1. Revolution Poem    16:57

Gerry Hemingway (Cond, Comp), Don Davis (as), Tom Djill (tp), James Harvey (tb),
probably Ray Anderson (tb), Alan Jaffe (tu), Marilyn Crispell (p), Ted Orr (g),
possibly Mark Dreser (b), Karl Berger (vb), unknown student (dr),

{PA 301547, “Large Ensembles” Disc 2}


80.06.29 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR—7:30]

June 29, 1980 / Soundscape Music Festival, Soundscape, New York City

 1. Blood Woman    7:24

Marilyn Crispell (p), Billy Bang (vn), Pheeroan akLaff (dr), + unknown (ts),

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.06; CODA #174 August 1980 p.37}


    —Crispell’s steady association with Braxton begins in October of 1980 with the Montreal Rising Sun Club engagement.
     Braxton had been playing with a quartet sans Crispell in August, and doing a series of solo concerts during September.


80.10.07 • Anthony Braxton Quintet [AR—85:05]

October 7, 1980 / Rising Sun Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 1. composition    46:18   (incomplete, cuts out)
 2. composition    38:04

—This session is circulating dated “Fall, 1980,” and also wrongly labeled as “Anthony Braxton Quartet, 1982, Rising Sun, Montreal.” —RL

“Braxton had just put the group together, so they played free bop on ‘Donna Lee,’ ‘Half Nelson,’ ‘Ornithology,’ and ‘Straight,
No Chaser’ early in the week, and dug into Braxton’s originals by the weekend. Marilyn Crispell was a great surprise for the
audience and musicians alike.” —CODA
—The same compositions are listed in a review of “opening night” in The Gazette (Oct 9 p.67). —RL

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Baikida Carroll (tp), Wes Brown (b), Thurman Barker (dr, perc)

{2CDr, detailing RL 22.09.06; The Gazette Oct 4 p.116 + Oct 9 p.67; CODA #177 February 1981 p.30}


  • 80.10.08 to 10.12 - Anthony Braxton Quintet: Braxton (reeds, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Baikida Carroll (tp),
    Wes Brown (b), Thurman Barker (dr) / Rising Sun Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada [The Gazette Oct 4 p.116 + Oct 9 p.67]

80.10.00 • Anthony Braxton Quintet [AR—73:50]

Between October 8 & 12, 1980 / Rising Sun Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 1. composition    73:49   (incomplete, cuts out just before ending)

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Baikida Carroll (tp), Wes Brown (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.06; Timo Hoyer}


80.10.28 • Marilyn Crispell Quartet [AR—26:10]

October 28, 1980 / Jazz Gallery, New York City

 1. Point of Time    26:00 04-

Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Fred Hopkins (b), Pheeroan akLaff (dr)

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.07}


80.11.18 • Marilyn Crispell Solo [AR]

November 18, 1980 / WBAI Music Store, New York City

 (7). compositions

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Anonymous}


  • Creative Music Studio New Year’s Intensive—December 27, 1980 through January 4, 1981

    Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY [Display ad clipping, The RivBea Archive; Coda #176 December 1980 p.34]
    “The 1980/1981 New Year’s Intensive with Sam Rivers, Dave Holland, Joe Daley, and Special Guests.”


1981 : : :


81.01.14 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR—74:44]

January 14, 1981 / Espace Cardin, Paris, France

 1. Composition 98 (part 1)    74:17   (split track at 40:55)

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, sss, Cm-sx, Comp), Hugh Ragin (tp, flg, ptp), Ray Anderson (tb, atb, sltp), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CDr; detailing RL 22.09.07}


81.01.15 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—54:37]

January 15, 1981 / Düsseldorf, Germany

 1. Composition 98
 2. improvisation
 3. improvisation
   40:47
   10:54
    2:02   (reeds and brass trio)

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, sss, Cm-sx, Comp), Hugh Ragin (tp, flg, ptp), Ray Anderson (tb, atb, sltp), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.07}


81.01.19 • Anthony Braxton: Composition 98

hat ART 1984 (2 LP) 1981 Swz; CD 6062 (CD) 1990 Swz
1st session [See also 81.01.24]

January 19, 1981 / Ludwigsburg, Germany

 1. Composition 98 (Studio version)    48:30

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, sss, Cm-sx, Comp)
Hugh Ragin (tp, flg, ptp),
Ray Anderson (tb, atb, sltp),
Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CD 6062; Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography}


81.01.21 • Anthony Braxton Quartet (Hamburg) 1981

Braxton Bootleg BL030 (digital d/l) 2013
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR—78:17, BVR—48:10, & AR—57:33]

January 21, 1981 / NDR Funkhaus, Studio 10, Hamburg, Germany
—NDR JAZZ WORKSHOP Nr.:158 (Norddeutscher Rundfunk) NR3 Broadcast

 2. Composition 98
 3. composition
 4. improvisation
   46:45
   26:28
    2:16   (Braxton as solo)

—Timings above from complete Broadcast Audio (BL030 release tracks slower
 at 47:37–27:05–3:16); another version has track 1 only (46:14, incomplete, cuts in).
Broadcast Video is track 1 with opening and end credits and a program introduction.

Anthony Braxton (ss, as, sss, Cm-sx, Comp), Hugh Ragin (tp, flg, ptp),
Ray Anderson (tb, atb, sltp), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CDr + DVD, detailing RL 22.09.07; www.restructures.net/BraxDisco/BraxDisco.htm}


81.01.24 • Anthony Braxton: Composition 98

hat ART 1984 (2 LP) 1981 Swz; CD 6062 (CD) 1990 Swz
2nd session [See also 81.01.19]

January 24, 1981 / Jazz Now Bern, Bern, Switzerland

 1. Composition 98 (Live version)    48:05

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, sss, Cm-sx, Comp),
Hugh Ragin (tp, flg, ptp),
Ray Anderson (tb, atb, sltp),
Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CD 6062; Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography}


  • 81.04.02 - Marilyn Crispell / Soundscape, NYC [New York Magazine April 6, 1981 p.115]
  • 81.04.10 - Anthony Braxton (reeds) & Marilyn Crispell (p) Duo /
    7:30pm, Whole Coffeehouse, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN [The Minneapolis Star Apr 10 p.3C]

81.05.15 • Marilyn Crispell: Spirit Music

Cadence CJR 1015 (LP) 1983
1st session [See also 82.01.13]

May 15, 1981, 8:30pm / Loeb Student Center, New York University, New York City

 1. Spirit Music    12:21

Marilyn Crispell (p, Comp),
Billy Bang (vn),
Wes Brown (b),
John Betsch (dr)

[Note: The LP cover has Wes Brown on “guitar,” which is incorrect.]

{CJR 1015; CODA June 1981 #179 p.36; New York Magazine May 18, 1981 p.87}

  • 81.07.02 - Marilyn Crispell Ensemble / 9:00pm, Soundscape, NYC
    [New York Magazine July 6-13, 1981 p.119, 133]
    Down Beat (July 1981 p.14) has this incorectly as 81.07.01.
  • 81.08.30 to 09.06 - The Happiest Girl in the World: Marilyn Crispell (p), Boyd Staplin (org, Music Dir), unknown (perc),
    + Ben Termine (Dir), Mary Duncan (Chor), Jacques Offenbach (Comp), Yip Harburg (lyrics),
    Joleen Fodor, Keith Baker, Nancy Mayans, and Bill Boss (actors), Barra Kahn (dance), and many, many others... /
    8:30pm (7:00pm the 6th), Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, NY
    [The Journal-News Aug 30 p.G4; Old Dutch Post Star Sep 3 review p.7]
    —“A light-hearted sex farce based on Aristophanes’ ‘Lysistrata.’ ... A huge production with a 78-member crew and a cast of dozens.”

81.09.19 • (V/A): Chick Corea º Pat Metheny º Lee Konitz—Woodstock Jazz Festival

Gravity Limited DVDSV3012D (DVD) 1997 UK; DVD89065 (DVD) 1997 Ger; DVD14038 (DVD) 1997 Fr;
DVD500422 (DVD) 1997 Neth; Gravity Limited/Pioneer Artists PA-11672 PA-98-596-D (DVD, jewel case) 1998;
PA-98-596-D 1998; PA-11672 (DVD) 2001; Gravity Limited WNRD2501 (DVD) 2011 UK;
G&P Essential Music JPCD 200249 (DVD) Rus

September 19, 1981 / Woodstock Jazz Festival, Woodstock, NY
—Session date from releases on Knit Classics 3008 and 3009.

 1. Arrival
 2. Left Jab
   1:22   (p + HJ ts duo)
   4:53

Howard Johnson and Julius Hemphill (ts),
Baikida Carroll (tp), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Attilio Zanchi (b), Ed Blackwell (dr)

 —Julius Hemphill is listed as “Johns Hemphill” in the end
  credits; “unidentified” bass player from Bob Selcoe

{PA-98-596-D; The Herald News Sep 18 p.C2;
Bob Selcoe 04.07.09}

81.10.22 • Marilyn Crispell Quintet + 2 [AR]

October 22, 1981, 8:00pm / Carnegie Recital Hall, New York City

 1. Poems
 2. Burundi (Crispell)
 3. Chant (Crispell)
 4. Songs
 5. Invention
 6. Yemaya
 7. Spirit Music (Crispell)

Marilyn Crispell (p), Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre (reeds), Billy Bang (vn),
Jeanne Lee and Ingrid Berger (voc), William Parker (b), Denis Charles (dr)

{NY Amsterdam News Oct 24 p.31; Anonymous 05.12.31}


  • 81.11.12 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Denis Charles (dr) Duo / 9:00pm, Soundscape, NYC
    [NY Amsterdam News Nov 14 p.31]

1982 : : :


82.01.13 • Marilyn Crispell: Spirit Music

Cadence CJR 1015 (LP) 1983

2nd session [See also 81.05.15]

January 13, 1982 / Soundscape, New York City

 1. Rounds
 2. For Atsuko
 3. Stoic
    9:00
   11:11
   12:55

Marilyn Crispell (p, Comp)
Billy Bang (vn)
John Betsch (dr)

{CJR 1015}


  • 82.02.05 - Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo / Ann Arbor, MI
    “I was also at the Braxton-Crispell show in Ann Arbor 1982.02.05. Afterward, when I was talking to Braxton, he asked me
    what I played, and I told him ‘mostly records and tapes.’ How can these incredibly talented people also be such kind and
    gentle human beings?” [Stanley Pollack 05.06.28]
  • 82.03.16 - Marilyn Crispell (p) / Soundscape, NYC [New York Magazine March 15, 1982 p.90]
  • 82.04.16 - Marilyn Crispell (p) / Soundscape, NYC [New York Magazine April 12, 1982 p.97]
  • 82.04.21 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: Braxton (reeds, Comp), Hugh Ragin (tp, flg, ptp),
    Ray Anderson (tb, atb, sltp), Marilyn Crispell (p) / Symphony Space, NYC
    “The first of Mr. Braxton’s evenings offered two recent 50-minute scores, ‘Composition 95’ for two pianos and ‘Composition 98’
    for four performers playing brass, piano, and winds. The two pianists were Ursula Oppens and Frederic Rzewski, for whom the piece
    was composed; the quartet consisted of . . . ” —John Rockwell
    [Robert Palmer The New York Times Apr 18; John Rockwell The New York Times review Apr 23 p.C23]
  • 82.04.22 - Music of Anthony Braxton: (no personnel given) / 8:30pm, Symphony Space, NYC
    [New York Magazine April 26, 1982 p.120]

Creative Music Studio

“In the history of contemporary improvised music it was a very, very big thing,” the pianist Marilyn Crispell said
of the studio, where she studied and taught from 1977 to 1982. “It was a totally unique place in the world, totally
nonbureaucratic—a hands-on experience, free and creative.”
[The New York Times Oct 21, 2008, nytimes.com]


  • 82.00.00 - Anthony Braxton Ensemble: Braxton (reeds, Comp), Hugh Ragin (tp, flg, ptp), George Lewis (tb), Marilyn Crispell (p) /
    Sumfest ’82, Houston, TX [Down Beat January 1982 no p.# + June 1982, p.11]
    “Premiere of Composition 102 with Texas Chamber Orchestra. ... Also played and lectured during the week-long event.”

82.10.16 • Marilyn Crispell Quartet [AR—38:23]

October 16, 1982 / Donaueschinger Musiktage, Donaueschingen, Germany

 1. March
 2. Chant (Crispell)
 3. Spirit Music (Crispell)
   18:28
   12:46
    6:11

“During his introductory remarks the presenter mentions Donaueschingen as one of the dates on the quartet’s October/November tour. ...
It was before the Köln concert.” —Kevin C. White

Marilyn Crispell (p), Billy Bang (vn), Peter Kowald (b), John Betsch (dr)

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.07; Kevin C. White 03.12.31; Norbert Kreutzer 05.12.26}


82.10.23 • Marilyn Crispell Quartet [BR—65:04]

October 23, 1982 / Sendesaal des WDR, Köln (Cologne), Germany
—Broadcast Germany WDR

  Broadcast announcement
 1. ABC
 2. Song for Abdullah
 3. Sadness
  Broadcast announcement
 4. Burundi
 5. Chant
  Broadcast announcement
    3:46
   10:24
   15:32
   10:02
    0:26
   12:28
   10:26
    0:17

—Tracks 1-3 are from the original live mono broadcast; tracks 4 and 5 are from the stereo re-broadcast.

Marilyn Crispell (p, Comp), Billy Bang (vn), Peter Kowald (b), John Betsch (dr)

{CDr, track detailing RL 22.09.08; Christopher Carville 22.11.12}


82.11.04 • Marilyn Crispell: Live in Berlin

Black Saint BSR 0069 (LP) 1984 It; BS 120069-1 (LP) It;
BS 120069-2 (CD) 1984 It
  • Marilyn Crispell Quartet [BR—31:46]
November 4, 1982 / Total Music Meeting, Quartier Latin, Berlin, Germany

  Live in Berlin:
 1. ABC—for Anthony Braxton
 2. Chant (Crispell)
 3. Burundi (Crispell)

  Broadcast Recording:
 1. ABC—for Anthony Braxton
 2. composition
   
   23:21
    6:53
   16:07
    
    
   21:35   (incomplete, cuts out at end)
   10:00   (incomplete, fades out)

Marilyn Crispell (p, Comp), Billy Bang (vn)
Peter Kowald (b), John Betsch (dr)

{BS 120069-2; CDr, detailing RL 22.09.08}


82.12.12 • Anthony Braxton Trio [BR—25:59]

December 12, 1982 / New Music Master Series, 7:30pm, Emanuelle Church, Boston, MA
—“Jazz Alive” WBUR Radio

  2nd Set:
 1. Composition 83    25:42

—1st Set “consisted of a three-in-one package, ... which ran some 50 minutes non-stop, ... containing esoteric titles—‘No. 230,’ ‘No. 107,’
 and ‘No. 23P.’ Following intermission the group played ‘No. 83’ and encored with an open improvisation.” —The Boston Globe

Anthony Braxton (ts, as, ss, sss, Cm-sx, bar, bsax, cbsax, cl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Dave Holland (b)

 —Pre-publicity had Ray Anderson (tb) scheduled with Braxton and Crispell instead of Holland.

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.08; The Boston Globe Dec 9 “Calendar” p.21 + Dec 14 review p.81}


1983 : : :


  • 83.01.14 - Marilyn Crispell Quartet (+) : Crispell (p), Billy Bang (vn), Peter Kowald (b), John Betsch (dr), + Olatunji (perc) /
    Soundscape, NYC [The New York Times Jan 14 p.C4 + Jon Pareles Jan 17 review p.C20; CODA #189 April 1983 p.35]
    —1st Set, Crispell Duo with Olatunji; 2nd Set Quartet (“ABC,” “America,” “Burundi”); last tune—Quintet.
  • 83.02.05 - Anthony Braxton (reeds, Comp) & Marilyn Crispell (p) Duo /
    8:00pm, University Club, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    [CODA #187 December 1982 p.34 + #188 February 1983 p.33; Down Beat January 1983, p.16; Detroit Free Press Feb 4 p.6C]
    “Possible workshops.”

83.05.07 • Marilyn Crispell: Rhythms Hung in Undrawn Sky

Leo Records LR 118 (LP) 1983 UK
  • Marilyn Crispell: Selected Works 1983-1986 /
    Leo Records Golden Years of New Jazz GY 11/12 (2CD) 2001 UK
    1st Session [See also 85.03.07 to 03.09 and 86.11.19]
May 7, 1983 / Soundscape, New York City

 1. Archaic Visions Part I
 2. Love
 3. Rhythms Hung in Undrawn Sky
 4. Song for Abdullah
 5. Sadness
 6. Archaic Visions Part II
   10:48
    7:18
    5:46
    8:31
    7:50
    7:06

—An unissued WKCR-FM Broadcast Recording from 85.03.25 appears
 to contain an alternate take of track 3 from this session.

Marilyn Crispell (p, Comp)

{LR 118; GY 11/12}


  • 83.06.29 - Marilyn Crispell: opening set w/ Rrata Christine Jones (dance), Denis Charles (dr); 2nd Set Solo /
    Kool Jazz Festival, 8:00pm, Soundscape, NYC [Newsday Jun 28 “Part II” p.24; The New York Times Jul 2 review p.10]
    —“Evidence” (Thelonious Monk), others...

83.07.02 • Marilyn Crispell: Pianosolo—A Concert in Berlin—Summer ’83

Free Music Productions SAJ 46 (LP) 1983 Ger

July 2, 1983 / Live at Haus Am Walsdee, Berlin, Germany

 1. Rounds (Crispell)
 2. Ode to Messiaen (Crispell)
 3. Spaces & Elements (Crispell)
 4. Pulsations, Spirals (Crispell)
 5. Into the Blue (Crispell)
 6. Early Light (Crispell)
 7. America (Crispell)
 8. Evidence (Thelonious Monk)
    4:09
    5:16
    5:53
    6:22
    6:07
    4:25
    7:01
    3:49

Marilyn Crispell (Steinway & Sons Grand Piano)

{SAJ 46}


  • 83.08.06 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Real Art Ways Festival, Hartford, CT
    [Hartford Courant Aug 5 p.D1; Cadence Vol.9 No.8 August 1983 back cover; CODA #192 October 1983 p.36]

83.10.01 • Anthony Braxton Quartet (Mulhouse) 1983

Braxton Bootleg BL026 (digital d/l, 2012)
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR—51:04]
October 1, 1983 / Rallye Drouot, Mulhouse, France
—France Musique Broadcast

 1. Composition 40 B / 105 A
 2.     "   continued
 3. Composition 69 Q
   44:49
    1:53
    4:07

Broadcast Recording has track 1 and 2 at 46:23 (split track at 44:47),
 a Broadcast announcement of 0:11, and track 3 at 3:47 (incomplete, cuts in).

“The announcer of France Musique tell us that this is the first concert of a short three-day tour. Next are Venice and Yugoslavia
(no location) and it’s Marilyn who replaces George Lewis (can’t make the tour for a death in his family). ... I was not aware
of that, what a great surprise for me sir. ... It’s only the second set plus encore.” —Eddy Janssens

Anthony Braxton (ts, as, ss, fl, Cm-sx, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), John Lindberg (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{www.restructures.net/BraxDisco/BraxDisco.htm; Broadcast CDr, detailing RL 22.09.08;
Eddy Janssens 03.12.28; John Chacona 09.02.12}


  • 83.10.02 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: Braxton (reeds, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), John Lindberg (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) /
    Venice, Italy [Announcement on 83.10.01 Broadcast Recording; Eddy Janssens 03.12.28]
  • 83.10.03 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: as above / Yugoslavia [ibid]

Forces in Motion

Graham Lock: “At the end of my interview with Gerry [Hemingway] I asked him if there was any incident or anecdote
about playing with Braxton that he’d like to relate. The following story, from the quartet’s late-1983 European tour—the
line-up is Braxton, Crispell, Hemingway, Lindberg—is, he says, ‘the most wonderful anecdote I could tell about how
crazy the road can get.’”

Hemingway: “The story begins in Yugoslavia. The quartet have played at a jazz festival and been paid in Yugoslavian
currency—dinars—which they’ve arranged to take to their tour promoter in Switzerland and exchange for dollars. There
are two minor problems: one, they have first to travel from Belgrade to Milan to Venice for their next gig, taking their
dinars with them . . . ”

—Above is the earliest reference I’ve found to the formation of this landmark Quartet, and you should buy the Lock
 book so you can read the rest of that story. —RL


  • 83.10.12 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 9th Street Festival, New Music America Series,
    Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC
    [CODA #192 October 1983 p.31; The Baltimore Sun Oct 7 p.B6]
    “Solo keyboard concert including Borah Bergman, Connie Crothers, Marilyn Crispell, and Olatunji.”
  • 83.11.00 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Jazz Festival Berlin, Total Music Meeting ‘83, Berlin, West Germany
    [CODA #194 February 1984 p.22]

83.12.05 • Anthony Braxton Quartet (Karlsruhe) 1983

Braxton Bootleg BL017 (digital d/l) 2012
  • Anthony Braxton [BR—38:15]
December 5, 1983 / “Music on 49th—From Composition to Improvisation,” Karlsruhe, Germany

 1. Composition 98    38:15

Broadcast Recording is complate and has track at 37:48 + applause.
—Guthartz at restructures.net had “December 5 or 7.”

“Paul Smoker wrote some nice statements on that show in [Graham Lock’s] Mixtery,
page 92. The date December 7 could be wrong. Smoker said that AB went one day
after the show to Ludwigsburg to make a solo recording. This one is recorded on
December 6 (Sound Aspects)! So our show must be ... on December 5. A second
gig of Comp 98 Smoker mentioned ‘occurs a couple of days later.’ ... Mysteries
everywhere.” —Timo Hoyer

“The solution of the mysteries: Composition 98 was performed twice, on December
5 and on December 7! The performances were part of a festival ‘Music on 49th—
From Composition to Improvisation’ (in German: Musik auf dem 49ten—Von der
Komposition zur Improvisation). Manfred Reichert, the organizer, wanted two
different performances, but Anthony Braxton decided to play Composition 98 twice
(as he remarked, the performances would be different). The second performance
lasted about 10 minutes, when the sheets on the piano fell down. ... Crispell couldn’t
sort them again, so this performance was in fact an improvisation—just as Manfred
Reichert wanted!” —Gerd Fink, Karlsruhe

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, sss, Cm-sx, cl, Comp), Paul Smoker (tp), Garrett List (tb), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.09; www.restructures.net/BraxDisco/BraxDisco.htm; Timo Hoyer 07.01.18; Gerd Fink 11.08.31}


83.12.07 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR]

December 7, 1983 / “Music on 49th—From Composition to Improvisation,” Karlsruhe, Germany

 1. Composition 98—improvisation

—See notes on 83.12.05.

Anthony Braxton (reeds, fl, Comp), Paul Smoker (tp), Garrett List (tb), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Timo Hoyer 07.01.18; Gerd Fink 11.08.31}


On The Edge

On The Edge explores the experience and the sounds of grieving. It opens with Dylan Thomas’ ‘Do Not Go Gentle
Into That Good Night,’ where the grown child speaks to the father who is dying. An intense improvisation for voice,
drums, and piano follows. It leads without a break into a fierce declamation of ‘A Otro Joel’ by Joel Filartiga. Filartiga
is a doctor, artist, and independent dissident in Paraguay whose eighteen-year-old son was tortured to death.
This became an important international case when the torturer was captured in the United States and brought to trial,
setting a precedent that established torture as a crime against humanity. In the poem, Filartiga addresses his son, with
longing for the life that might have been, and utter conviction in the struggle against man-made wrongs and the bearers
of death and nothingness.” —From the liners

“Quite playful, weird, and mad. The recorded sound is excellent.” —Music Tokyo Company.


83.12.15 + 12.17 • Julie Kabat: On the Edge

Leonarda Productions LP1 119 (LP) 1984; LE 319cs (CS) 1990

December 15 & 17, 1983 / St. Michael’s Episcopal Parish House, New York City
—Probably the 15th, see 83.12.17 below.

 1. On The Edge
  a) Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (Dylan Thomas)
  b) improvisation and A Otro Joel (Joel Filartiga)
   13:02
    4:06
    8:56

Julie Kabat (voc, perc, Comp),
Marilyn Crispell (p),
Abraham Adzenyah (perc)

{LP1 119; LE 319cs; M. Hall of Leonarda Records}


  • 83.12.17 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Andrew Cyrille (dr) Duo / Soundscape, NYC [CODA #194 February 1984 p.33]

1984 : : :


  • 84.02.05 + 02.06 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: Braxton (reeds, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), John Lindberg (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) /
    9:30pm, 11:00pm, & 12:30am, Sweet Basil, NYC
    [Cadence Vol.10 No.2 February 1984 p.75; The New York Times Feb 4; CODA #195 April 1984 p.34]

  • 84.02.16 - ERROR LISTING: See 84.06.22.


  • 84.03.06 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Dance Theater Workshop’s 7th Annual “Tuesday Music” Series,
    Out on the Keys—The New Keyboard Composers Vol. II, 8:00pm, DTW’s Bessie Schonberg Theater, NYC [Daily News Mar 6 p.M6]
  • 84.03.20 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / “Rhythms Hung in Undrawn Sky,” 8:00pm, Dance Theater Workshop, Bessie Schönberg Theatre, NYC
    [New York Magazine March 26, 1984 p.113; The New York Times Mar 26 review p.C20]
  • 84.04.13 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Janice King (poetry) / 8:00pm, Kleinert Arts Center, Woodstock, NY
    [Highland NY Mid Hudson Post Apr (day unintelligible) p.20?—two citations, both from poor-quality scans]
  • 84.04.29 - Julie Kabat (voc, perc, Comp) & Neil B. Rolnick (perc) with “guest artist” Marilyn Crispell (p) /
    9:00pm, Roulette, NYC [roulette.org/event/julie-kabat-neil-b-rolnick-2/; New York Magazine April 30, 1984 p.119]
    —“New Works for glass harmonica, voice, African drum, piano, and synclavier.”
    New York Magazine had this listed on the 30th.

84.06.02 • (V/A): [Peter Kowald Quartet] Rising Tones Cross—a Jazzfilm by Ebba Jahn

Ebba Jahn/Film Pals (VHS) 1985 Ger/USA; Film Pals 1-2005 (DVD) 2005
  • Peter Kowald Quartet [AR—44:11]
June 2, 1984 / Sound Unity Festival, C.U.A.N.D.O. Community Center, New York City

  Audience Recording:
 1. Melting—Lines—Cycle    43:54

—The improv goes out with a brief simmering duet between Gayle and a crying baby—
 And the crowd goes “WOW!"

Rising Tones Cross has an excerpt of 5:25 (at 56:10 in); and a second of 6:45
 (at 67:50 in) which includes 1:00 of applause and announcements.
 These excerpts do indeed come from the track on the Audience Recording.
—Another version of this tape also received as “unknown title (incomplete)”
 which has the ending chopped off: A pity!

Charles Gayle (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Peter Kowald (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

 —The Audience Recordings are widely circulated, and widely misidentify
  the tenor player as David S. Ware.

{Rising Tones Cross; CDr, detailing RL 22.09.09;
The New York Times Jun 1 p.C20 + Jun 4 review p.C11}


84.06.22 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—69:01]

June 22, 1984, 8:00pm / Kool Jazz Festival, Soundscape at Irving Plaza, New York City

 1. compositions thread    68:02   (split track at 46:58)

From this point on, when I encounter this quartet doing that Braxton thing that they were known for—combining and weaving
 and tacking together different compositions to form new patterns and configurations—I account for my inability to identify these
 bits and pieces by assigning “compositions thread” to the track. If anyone familiar with Braxton’s methods and compositions
 from this period would be willing to give a listen and try to identify these for me, please let me know.
—RL

New York Magazine June 25, 1984 p.83 had this incorrectly listed for the 25th.
—Also noted (over and over again): Tapes erroneously dated 84.02.16. Tape flutter begins at around 52:00 in, becomes unbearable
 by 58:00 or so, volume dives, it’s torture, everyone should destroy their copies of this. —RL

“Kool Jazz Festival ... opens with the double bill of the Anthony Braxton Quartet and John Zorn’s Pentathlon.”—CODA

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, Cm-sx, fl, cl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), John Lindberg (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.09; CODA #196 June 1984 p.38; The New York Times Jun 22 p.C1 + John Rockwell review Jun 24 p.47}


  • 84.06.23 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Juini Booth (b), Rashid Ali (dr) /
    Kool Jazz Festival, 8:00pm, Soundscape at Irving Plaza, NYC
    [The New York Times Jun 22 p.C6 + Jun 23 p.13 + Jun 25 review p.C14; Newsday Jun 23 “Part II” p.15]
    The New York Times (Jun 22) had this as a quartet.
    —Crispell solo encore “ Ruby My Dear.”

84.09.10 + 09.11 • Anthony Braxton: Six Compositions (Quartet) 1984

Black Saint BSR 0086 (LP) 1985 It; BSR 0086 (CS) 1985 It; BS 120086-2 (CD) 1993 It
  • Anthony Braxton: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note
    C.A.M. Jazz BlackSaint/Cam BXS 1012 (8CD Set—Remasters; with original covers and credits) 2010 It
September 10 & 11, 1984 / Vanguard Studios, New York City

 1. Composition 114 (+108A)
 2. Composition 110C
 3. Composition 115
 4. Composition 110A (+108B)
 5. Composition 110D
 6. Composition 116
    7:09
    4:38
    6:37
    4:58
    2:39
    9:46

The Martinelli Discography concurs with the above track listings.

—“First pressing of LP issued with wrong title ‘Four Compositions (Quartet)
 1984.’ Diagram-title for 110D differs from Catalogue of Works (adds NBN);
 diagram-title for 23G quoted in the notes differs from Catalogue of Works
 (omits 378).” —Martinelli

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, Cm-sx, cl, fl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p),
John Lindberg (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{BSR 120086-1; BS 120086-2;
Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography, Record n. 97}


  • 84.09.21 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 9:00pm, Village Gate, NYC [The New York Times Sep 23 review p.64]

Shape-Shifter Central

Marilyn was in much of the pre-publicity for an Alice Coltrane gig on this date—a “John Coltrane Commemoration”
at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City. New York Magazine (September 24, 1984 p.140) and the New York New
Amsterdam News
(Sep 22 p.28), among others, said that Marilyn Crispell would be playing piano with the group,
failing to note that she was actually opening with a solo set. (The actual event personnel was Alice Coltrane, Sam
Rivers, Reggie Workman, and Rashied Ali.) In addition, New York Magazine had Roy Haynes credited pre-concert,
and Stephen Holden in The New York Times (Sep 23 p.64) referred to “Mr. Haynes” as the drummer late in his article
after noting Ali as the drummer to begin. —RL


  • 84.09.30 - Wild Food and Wild Music: Marilyn Crispell (p), Neva Pilgrim (Soprano), Joel Chadabe, The Wind Harp,
    Don Knaack, Pauline Oliveros, Neil Rolnick, Julie Kabat, Ed Sanders / American Music Center Benefit,
    5:00pm, The Joyous Lake, Woodstock, NY [Poughskeepsie Journal Sep 28 p.50]
  • 84.10.13 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Women In Jazz, 8:00pm, Barn Theatre, Catonsville Community College, Catonsville, MD
    [The Baltimore Sun Oct 7 p.9L + Oct 10 p.2B]
  • 84.10.16 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 7:30pm, Bloomsbury Theatre, London, UK [The Fulham Chronicle Oct 12 p.23]

84.10.20 • Anthony Braxton: Prag 1984 (Quartet Performance)

Sound Aspects SAS CD 038 (CD) 1990 GER

October 20, 1984 / Radio Prag, Prag International Jazz Festival, Prag, Czekhoslovakia

 1. Announcement
 2. Composition 105A
  Composition 110A (+108B)
  Composition 114 (+108A)
  Composition 69H
    0:52
   
   
   
   59:07
  
  (as, sss, cl)
  (cl)
  (as, Cm-sx)
  (sss, Cm-sx, cl)

—Tracks above as on release (except announcement time is incorrect at 2:13).
 Martinelli Discography gives tracks as “Composition 105A (18:00)”;
 “Composition 110A (+108B) (11:00)”; “Composition 114 (+108A) (11:00)”;
 “Solo piano improvisation (5:00)”; and “Composition 69H (14:00) excerpt.”

—“The two 108 pulse tracks are not listed on the sleeve; for 105A the middle triangle
 should be dark brown, not red; and the attached circles should be dark brown, not green;
 the diagram title for 69H should be a dark-blue solid. All figures and letters are omitted
 from the titles; in the notes, the ‘Legend for Schematic’ is incomplete.” —Martinelli

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, Cm-sx, cl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), John Lindberg (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{SAS CD 038; Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography, Record n. 98;
Session date from Andre Martinez, who played same festival with Cecil Taylor Unit on 84.10.18}


84.10.23 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—102:45]

October 23, 1984 / Paris, France

 1. compositions thread
 2. composition
 3. compositions thread
   58:01
    9:43
   32:47
  (incomplete, fades in)
  
  (incomplete, cuts in)

—Titles performed were noted as 115c, 63d, 63f, 105d, 105a, 116c, 115b, 116a, and 116b.

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, fl, Cm-sx, cl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), John Lindberg (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc)

{2CDr, detailing RL 22.09.09}


84.10.27 • (V/A): Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf: The 20th Anniversary

Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf [no issue #] (CD) 1996 AUS

October 27, 1984 / Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf, Nickelsdorf, Austria

 1. Composition 40M    11:11

—Track is mistakenly titled “Composition 23M” on CD.

Anthony Braxton (as),
Marilyn Crispell (p),
John Lindberg (b),
Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{The 20th Anniversary; Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography}


84.11.05 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—127:17]

November 5, 1984 / PVSK, Brussels, Belgium

 1. compositions thread
 2. compositions thread
 3. composition
   64:56   (split track at 46:25)
   57:49   (split track at 46:05)
    4:22

Anthony Braxton (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), John Lindberg (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{Eddy Janssens 03.12.28}


84.11.08 • Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [AR—94:37]

November 8, 1984 / Musikhochschule, Wuppertal, Germany

 1. compositions thread    46:38
 2. compositions thread    40:39
 3. composition     5:43

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, fl, Cm-sx, cl), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{2CDr, detailing RL 22.09.10}


84.11.09 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR—61:03]

November 9, 1984 / Kölner Jazzhaus-Fesitival, Musikhochschule, Köln, Germany

 1. Compositions 105A / 105B / 117 / 118C    60:37

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, Bfcl), Marilyn Crispell (p), John Lindberg (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc)

{CDr; Norbert Kreutzer 05.08.20}


  • 84.11.11 - Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo: Braxton (as, sss, fl, Cm-sx, cl), Crispell (p) /
    21:00hr, Grammio, Reykjavik, Iceland
    [Helgarposturinn Nov 8 p.19 + Nov 22 review p.17]

Serving Notice

“When I finally did meet Eric Andersen, in New York City’s blues club Tramps in the early ’80s, I still thought of him
as a sixties folk troubadour. I wanted to talk about “Violets Of Dawn.” He wanted to talk about African rhythms, jazz
pianists, the fine points of blues intonation, and a film-scoring project he was working on that entailed writing for a
combination of Middle Eastern instruments and European symphony orchestra. The score was for the Belgian film,
“Istanbul,” starring Brad Dourif. Its sweeping string lines (recorded by the string players of the Belgian Symphony
Orchestra) and overlay of Turkish stringed and percussion instruments served notice that Eric’s musical sensibility
was wide-ranging, complete in itself, and utterly beyond category.” —Robert Palmer


84.11.00 • Eric Andersen: Istanbul [Film Soundtrack]

Continental Video CAT#1098 (VHS) 90min 1987; [also noted “VHS S04346"]
—A film by Belgian Director Marc Didden, starring Brad Dourif and Dominique Deruddere.
 In Flemish, French, and English; and with English subtitles;
 EMI Belgium/Benelux 1A 064 1191961 (LP) 1985 Bel; 1A 264 1191964 (CS) 1985 Bel;
 Vlaamse Filmcollectie deel-12 EAN 5413660811513 (DVD, Collector’s Edition) Neth;
 no label EAN 8712273985619 (DVD) Bel
  • Eric Andersen: Movin’ With the Wind
    Wind & Sand Records WSC290 (CS) 1985 Bel
  • Eric Andersen: Movin’ With the Wind b/w Istanbul
    EMI Belgium/Benelux 1A 006 1191977 (7-inch, 45rpm) 1985 Bel
  • Eric Andersen: Where Goes My Love? b/w Where Goes My Love? (Sonata)
    EMI Belgium/Benelux 1A 006-11 9202 7 (7-inch, 45rpm) 1985 Neth
  • Eric Andersen: Exile—European and Canadian Recordings 1980-1984
    Village Green PCCY-00118 (CD, Promo; mis-spelling “Europian” on disc) 1990 Jap [ + reissue 1994];
    Important Records IMP 101 (CD) 1994 Swd; Eric Andersen Productions no issue # (2CD) 2000 Eur;
  • Vlaamse Filmklassiekers 2 (Flemish Film Classics Collection (Box 2)
    LLBOXVK02 (10DVD Box) Neth [films from 1955 to 2003]
November, 1984 / ICP Studios, Brussels, Belgium

 1. Where Goes My Love? (Sonata)
 2. Stalking
 3. Is It Love?
 4. Where Goes My Love?
 5. Movin’ With The Wind
    3:31
    1:15
    4:00
    2:38
    4:28
  (g,
  (g+Juno,
  (g+voc,
  (g+voc,
  (g+voc,
p, ce)
p, noises)
p, g, sax, bvoc,
p, g+mnd, acc,
p, g, hrp,


b, dr)
b)
b+dr machine)

Where Goes My Love? has tracks 1 and 4.
Exile, European and Canadian Recordings 1980-1984 has tracks 3, 4, and 5;
 Important Records release has tracks 1, 3, 4, and 5.
Movin’ With the Wind 45rpm has track 5.

“I did Mozart-like improvisations to Eric’s compositions.” —Marilyn Crispell in conversation with RL

Eric Andersen (g, Roland Juno, voc), Pietro Lacirignola (sax), Marilyn Crispell (p), Jean Blaute (acc), Jerome Munafo (g, mnd),
Ann Sheldon (ce, noises, Arr), Patrick Alessi and Patricia Beyssen (bvoc), Godelieve Beerens (hrp), Yvan Desouter (b),
Evert Verhees (b+drum machine), Bruno Castellucci (dr)
+ The Brussels Symphony Orchestra

{Video CAT#1098; 1A 006 1191977; Doug Riblet; Ms. Crispell; Eddy Janssens 03.12.06}



  • 84.11.30 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), others unknown... / 8:30pm, Studio Red Top, Boston, MA
    [The Boston Globe Nov 29 “Calendar” p.17; CODA #199 December 1984 p.37]
    “As part of the ‘Jazz Women in Concert series.’”

1985 : : :


  • 85.01.13 - Eric Andersen & Marilyn Crispell Duo: Andersen (g, voc, Comp), Crispell (elp) / Turning Point, Piermont, NY
    [The Journal News Jan 18 “Weekend” p.5]
    —“Violets of Dawn,” “Sheila,” “Jonah,” “What Will You Do With My Heart,”
     and “Thirsty Boots” (Andersen), and “Higher Ground” (Stevie Wonder).

85.01.19 • Marilyn Crispell [BR—32:14]

January 19, 1985 / Köln (Cologne), Germany
—Date and track 2 title from 03.01.13 Broadcast.

 1. Improvisation 1
 2. Ruby My Dear (Monk)
 3. After the Rain (Coltrane)
   15:24
    3:38   (incomplete, fades at end)
   12:27

—See also WDR Broadcast of 03.01.13 session: contains track 2 above complete at 4:28.
—Track 3 is circulating hideously misdated 96.01.01. No, no, no.

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Siegfried Otto; Arne Wondracek}


85.02.10 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR—136:00]

February 10, 1985 / “Music is an Open Sky” Series, Sweet Basil, New York City
—WKCR-FM Radio Broadcast.

 1. compositions thread    77:29   (split track at 46:41 and 74:28)
 2. compositions thread    56:32   (split track at 15:51)

—An Anthony Braxton Trio tape is circulating with February 10, 1985 as the date. The actual session for this trio concert
 was on 85.03.26 at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris in New York City.

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, cl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), John Lindberg (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc)

{2CDr, detailing RL 22.09.11; John Pareles The New York Times Jan 23; New York Magazine February 11, 1985 p.119}


85.02.11 • Anthony Braxton Quartet (Sweet Basil) 1985

Braxton Bootleg BL032 (digital d/l) 2013
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR—62:44]

February 11, 1985 / “Music is an Open Sky” Series, Sweet Basil, New York City
—WKCR-FM Radio, “Anthony Braxton’s Birthday Broadcast.”

  Anthony Braxton Quartet
 1. composition
 2. composition
 3. composition
 4. composition

  Broadcast Recording:
 1. composition 105A
 2. composition
  Broadcast announcement
(Sweet Basil):
  0:54
 14:48
  6:20
 11:28


 46:18   (incomplete, fades out)
 14:48   (“An as yet unrecorded composition.”)
  1:11

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, sss, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p) John Lindberg (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc)

{Broadcast CDr, detailing RL 22.09.14; www.restructures.net/BraxDisco/BraxDisco.htm; New York Magazine February 11, 1985 p.119}


85.03.07 to 03.09 (1) • Marilyn Crispell with Doug James: And Your Ivory Voice Sings

Leo Records LR 126 (LP) 1985 UK
  • Marilyn Crispell: Selected Works 1983-1986
    Leo Records Golden Years of New Jazz GY 11/12 (2CD) 2001 UK
    2nd Session [See also 83.05.07 and 86.11.19]
March 7, 8, & 9 (1), 1985 / Woodstock Recording Studio, Woodstock, NY

 1. Element Air... Leap (Crispell)
 2. Opium Dream Eyes (Crispell)
 3. Minstrels (Crispell)
 4. On and off the beaten track (Crispell)
 5. Song for Jeanne Lee (Crispell)
 6. And Your Ivory Voice Sings ...for Cecil Taylor (Crispell)
 7. After the Rain (Coltrane)
   3:53
   7:55
   7:40
   6:18
   3:25
   4:50
   8:22

Marilyn Crispell (p), Doug James (dr)

{LR 126; GY 11/12}


  • 85.03.09 (2) - Fascinating Rhythms: Marilyn Crispell (p), Doug James (dr) / 8:00pm, Kleinert Arts Center, Woodstock, NY
    [Millbrook Round Table Mar 6 and 7 p. Poughkeepsie Journal Mar 7 p.40]

85.03.25 • Marilyn Crispell Solo [BR—46:24]

March 25, 1985 / WKCR-FM, New York City

  Interview segment
1. Burundi
 2. And Your Ivory Voice Sings
3. Rhythms Hung in Undrawn Sky
  Interview segment
    4:42
   13:19   (LP selection—82.11.04, incomplete, cuts in)
    4:49   (Live, in studio)
    6:47   (LP selection—83.05.07)
   11:00

—Track 1 is from Live in Berlin, session 82.11.04; track 4 is from Rhythms Hung in Undrawn Sky, session 83.05.07.

—A radio program featuring a live interview, Ms. Crispell playing live solo piano, and playing selections from tapes and albums.
—Track 1 is introduced as a Crispell and Doug James duet, “After the Rain,” which it is clearly not: “Burundi” is played without
 the 2:11 Billy Bang violin solo intro. The track is also followed by the same misidentification, so this circulating recording may
 be incomplete, and a poorly rendered splice-job.

Marilyn Crispell (p, Comp)

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.15}


85.03.26 • Anthony Braxton Trio [BR—43:57]

March 26, 1985, 6:00pm / Sculpture Court, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York City
—“Music at the Crossroad: Jazz and Beyond.”

  Broadcast announcement
 1. compositions thread
    2:02
   41:42

—An Audience Recording of this performance is in circulation and is mistakenly dated 85.02.10.
—In the final interview segment from the 85.03.25 WKCR broadcast above, Marilyn says that there is a gig “tomorrow” by
 the Anthony Braxton Trio with Crispell and Lindberg in the sculpture court of the Whitney Museum, also mentioning that
 this is the first time they’ll be performing there, and this date is confirmed by a schedule listing in Down Beat (March 1985),
 and by The New York Times (citation below).

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, Cm-sx, cl), Marilyn Crispell (p), John Lindberg (b)

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.15; The New York Times Feb 20 p.C21; The Record Mar 22 “Previews” p.21; Down Beat March 1985}


85.04.12 • Julie Kabat & Neil B. Rolnick—Songs of Light and Shadow [Roulette Archive—65:14]

April 12, 1985, 9:00pm / Roulette, New York City

  New Music for Voice and Synclavier
 1. Sound Center (Kabat/Gorn)
 2. Blue Monday (Rolnick)
 3. On Edge (Kabat)
 4. A mi hija (Kabat)
 5. Kalimba Alight (Kabat)
 6. What Is The Use? (Moore/Rolnick)

   14:26
   16:23   (with text by Diane Wakowski)
   12:30
    3:44
    2:31
   14:26

Julie Kabat and Neil B. Rolnick (Comp, “performers”), Steve Gorn (Indian bamboo flutes),
Marilyn Crispell (p), Abraham Adzenyah (African drums, cga), Sandy Moore (film)

{Sound file and Program, roulette.org/event/julie-kabat-2}


    85.04.28 - Anthony Braxton Trio: Braxton, Lindberg, Hemingway / Workshop Freie Musik, Akademie Der Künste, Berlin, Germany
    [CODA #202 June 1985 p.38; Andreas Dietz 03.01.21]
    “I attended the show on April 28 at the Berlin Workshop Free Music organized by FMP. It was a trio date with Lindberg
    and Hemingway (unfortunately without Crispell). If I remember correctly she was announced, but didn’t come. This was
    the last time I had the opportunity to see Mr. Braxton on stage.” —Andreas Dietz

85.05.04 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—42:55]

May 4, 1985 / Festival Grenzüberschreitungen ’85, Kommunikationszentrum Die Börse, Wuppertal, Germany

 1. compositions thread    42:12

—2nd Set was a Braxton and Peter Brötzmann Duo.

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, Cm-sx, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), John Lindberg (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc)

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.16; John Chacona 08.03.24}


85.05.15 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BVR—56:22]

—“Solo Jazz” Program, La Buena Musica, T.V.E.SA 1985
 TV broadcast on “La Buena Música” program (TVE-2) on November 1, 1986.

May 15, 1985 / 5ª Jornadas de Jazz en Madrid, Auditórium A del Palacio de Congresos Y Exposiones de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

 1. compositions    56:22   (continuous set)

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, fl, cl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), John Lindberg (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

 —The introductory credits have Marilyn as “Merilyn.”

{Video (lost); Javier López de Guereña “La auténtica vanguardia” El País May 17 review;
date and venue from Jesus Moreno 03.01.21; Agustín Pérez posting, AnthonyBraxtonProject 07.08.16}


As Well He Should Be

Gerry Hemingway writes:
May 16, 1985—It is mid-afternoon on a summer’s day and John Lindberg and I knock on Anthony’s door
at our hotel in Madrid to see if he’s interested in seeing the most glaring local color, a bullfight. Naturally
he is disgusted with our invitation.”
[Entry in Mixtery: a festschrift for Anthony Braxton p.103, edited by Graham Lock, Stride Publications ©1995]


85.05.19 • Anthony Braxton Quartet (Salzburg) 1985

Braxton Bootleg BL037 (digital d/l) 2014
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR—46:55]

May 19, 1985 / Elisabethbühne, Salzburg, Austria

  Anthony Braxton Quartet (Salzburg)
 1. Compositions 105 A, 110 A, 40 C, 40 H

   45:44

  Broadcast Recording:
  Radio announcement
 1. Compositions 105 A, 110 A, 40 C, 40 H
  Radio announcement
 2. Composition 96

    0:30
   36:51
    0:25   (over the beginning of...)
    8:23   (incomplete, fades in)

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, sss, Cm-sx, fl, cl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p),
John Lindberg (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc)

{Broadcast CDr, detailing RL 22.09.16; www.restructures.net/BraxDisco/BraxDisco.htm}


    Anthony Braxton Quartet European Tour (June-July)
    —Undated sessions below from a skeletal list at www.wesleyan.edu/music/braxton/ablongperf.htm

  • Milan, Italy
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands / See 85.06.16
  • Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Paris, France
  • East Berlin, East Germany / See 85.06.21
  • Hamburg, West Germany
  • Bolzano, Italy
  • Denhag, Netherlands

Gerry Hemingway writes:
June 16-22, 1985—In the middle of one of the longest tours of the quartet, Anthony and John Lindberg
have a falling out and John is abruptly fired in Amsterdam, minutes prior to our gig at the Bim Huis.”
[Entry in Mixtery: a festschrift for Anthony Braxton p.106, edited by Graham Lock, Stride Publications ©1995]


85.06.15 • Anthony Braxton Trio [AR—96:31]

June 15, 1985 / Bim Huis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
—Recording circulating misdated 85.06.16.

 1. compositions thread    96:07   (split track w/ indeterminate gap, incomplete, cuts out)

“I was at the concert and Lindberg stays at the bar the whole concert with his bass on the stage. ... What a concert friend,
Braxton was just blowing, ... What a fury man!!!!” —Eddy Jansenns 03.12.28

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, sss, cl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{2CDr, detailing RL 22.09.16; Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.25}


85.06.17 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—82:17]

June 17, 1985 / Cafe Wilhelmina, Eindhoven, Netherlands

 1. compositions thread
  2nd Set:
 2. compositions thread
   33:27
   
   48:13   (incomplete, cuts out)

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, cl, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Ernst Reijseger (ce), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{2CDr, detailing RL 22.09.17; Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.25; bimhuis.nl/en/calendar/anthony-braxton-quartet-3-2/}


  • 85.06.19 - Anthony Braxton Trio: Braxton (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (dr) / Halle, East Germany
  • 85.06.20 in Berlin, East Germany: “We arrive in Halle as a trio and then hastily arrange with the organizers in East Berlin
    for a young bassist to join us for that concert.” —unknow, possibly Hemingway. CHECK!

    "With a view to travel arrangements, it would be logical to have a full free day between the Halle-Ljubljana leg rather than
    the Eindhoven-Halle leg. The latter involves a short drive from Eindhoven to the West German border, and at the FRG’s
    border with East Germany just a ‘Katzensprung’ (cat’s bound/jump/leap, take your choice) to Halle. On the other hand,
    Halle to Ljubljana is a considerable distance.” —Helpful correspondence from Kevin White, 03.01.22


85.06.21 • Anthony Braxton Quartet (East Berlin) 1985

Braxton Bootleg BL029 (digital d/l) 2013
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR—58:47]

June 21, 1985 / Berliner Jazzbühne ’85, Friedrichstadtpalast, East Berlin, Germany
—GDR Broadcast
—RDDR, Rundfunk der DDR “Modern Jazz, kurz kommentiert,” 1985 (complete)
—RBB, Kulturradio des RBB “Late Night Jazz,” 05.06.04 (without encore)

  Anthony Braxton Quartet
 1. Composition 69 N
 2. Composition 105 B
 3. Composition 40 F
 4. Composition 34 A
 5. encore
 6. (outro by announcer)
(East Berlin):
  14:09
  11:52
  12:41
  17:49
   2:04
   0:09   (incomplete, cuts out)

Broadcast Recording is complete (tracks 1-4 are continuous at 46:21),
 and has full post-concert announcement at 1:34 and lots of static interference.

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, fl, cl, bcl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Jens Saleh (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

 —Saleh was a replacement for an “ailing” John Lindberg.

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.17; Timo Hoyer 03.10.09; Patrick Pohlmann 07.11.11; www.restructures.net/BraxDisco/braxton_discography.htm}


85.06.22 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR—43:27 & BVR—24:19]

June 22, 1985 / Ljubljana, Yugoslavia

  Broadcast announcement
 1. Composition 121
    0:35
   42:35

Broadcast Video is an incomplete 24:19 excerpt, cuts off at end.

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, fl, cl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.17; Video}


Making Do

Gerry Hemingway writes:
June 26, 1985—It is late in the night after a long day of train travel. The quartet is to perform at the Alabamahalle
in Munich on a concert that begins after midnight. On this tour circumstances and free-jazz economies have obliged
Mark Dresser to make do with whatever the promoter shows up with calling a bass. Tonight’s instrument has no end
pin, so Mark, no stranger to necessity, has spent most of his evening carving a facsimile out of a cut-off broomstick
with his Swiss Army knife. The floor of the dressing room is littered with wood chips.
All of us are exhausted after two months of travel. Anthony seems completely spent, at the end of his rope, fed up
with the impoverished circumstances he now finds himself in after so many years of prodigious creative work.”
[Entry in Mixtery: a festschrift for Anthony Braxton p.102, edited by Graham Lock, Stride Publications ©1995]


Gerry Hemingway writes:
“It seems to take forever for us to be called on stage, but finally the Pink Floyd film that was screened in the same hall
as our concert comes to an end. We’ve had a hard time imagining that anyone would show up to see us in what feels
like such an inappropriate venue and performance time. Indeed the lighting in the hall is such that you cannot see what
audience is there, so it feels even more like a vacuum as we launch into ‘105B.’”
[Entry in Mixtery: a festschrift for Anthony Braxton pp.102-103, edited by Graham Lock, Stride Publications ©1995]


85.06.27 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—89:04]

June 27, 1985 / Alabamahalle, München, Germany

 1. Composition 105B
 2. encore
   84:46   (split track at 47:21, cuts out, fades in)
    3:28   (incomplete, fades in at beginning)

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, fl, cl, sss, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc)

{2CDr, detailing RL 22.09.21}


Alabamahalle, Seen Better Days

“This was an unusual concert of this great quartet in many ways. It was sort of the closing act for a pop-film festival
happening at the Alabamahalle Munich, and I still think the organizers had NO idea whom they had got for this. The
[film festival] happened during two evenings (June 25 and 26) and absolutely no advertising for this special concert
took place. Accidentially I heard of it and went there around 11:00pm, since this was the scheduled starting time.
The entrance guy was startled: ‘NOW you come, when it’s all over!’ he said. After my reply, that there still was the
concert to happen, he said, okay, I should pay around $2.00 entrance, not the regular 10 or 12, since I did miss all the
films. The concert actually started 12:30am, for 2 hours including break, so there were two sets. And for the exact date,
it really was the early morning of June 27. Plus, not Gerry Hemingway, but Mark Johnson was announced on drums.
Back then, I had only an old Panasonic mono cassette tape recorder with built-in microphone, so the recording was
not first class then. Soon later, I stored it on reeltape where it sat until Carville remembered me about it... After some
digital optimization, the muddy sound could be spiffed up a little—still, I think it’s a collectors’ item. I love it for the
story behind, but also for the steaming music.
[Lost correspondence reference, unfortunately]


85.06.28 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—74:54]

June 28, 1985 / Nickelsdorfer Konfrontationen 1985, Jazzgalerie, Restaurant Falb (courtyard), Nickelsdorf, Austria

 1. compositions thread
 2. composition (encore)
   70:42
    2:43

Anthony Braxton (as, cl, ss, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc)

{CDr, detailing RL 22.11.10; Norbert Kreutzer 06.10.30; The WIRE #16 June 1985 box ad p.44; John Chacona 08.03.25}


  • 85.08.00 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Sweden [Interview 85.03.25]
  • 85.10.17 to 10.19 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: Braxton (reeds, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p),
    Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) / Kimball’s, San Francisco, CA
    [The San Francisco Examiner Oct 16 p.E5; Cadence Vol.11 no.11 November 1985 p.91]




  • 85.10.31 to 11.03 - Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians—“Transformer”:
    Anthony Davis (p, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Dean (dance, Chor),
    Kathleen Massot, Cathy Hazeltine, Amy Chavasse-Dupree, Marianne Schultz,
    Elizabeth Maxwell, Lisa Wallgren, Daedra N Kaehler, Ted Robin McKnight,
    Peter Smith, Jim Sakamoto, and Ney Fonseca (dance) / Next Wave Festival 1985,
    8:00pm (7:00 31st; 2:00 3rd), Opera House, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
    [Shelby White and Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive : Production : 1995f.00380;
    The New York Times Nov 2 review p.11]
    —“The program was notable for ... the world premieres of pieces with music
     by Anthony Davis and Steve Reich (‘Transformer’ and ‘Impact,’ respectively).”
     —The New York Times

85.11.13 • Anthony Braxton: Quartet (London) 1985

Leo Records LR 414/415/416 (3LP Box, Ltd. Edition of 750) 1988 UK; CD LR 200/201 (2CD) 1990 UK [ + Reissue w/ new cover design, 2002]
  • (V/A): Leo Records CD Sampler
    Avant Issue 7, Summer 1998 (Mag & CD) 1998 UK
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet [SBR—140:00]
November 13, 1985, 7:30pm / Bloomsbury Theatre, London, England

   Martinelli Discography:
   
  1. Composition 122 (+108A)
  2. Open quartet improvisation
  3. Composition 40(0) + Collage From Structure

  4. Composition 52
  5. Drum solo
  6. Composition 86 (+32+96)
  7. Piano solo (from Composition 30)
  8. Open quartet improvisation
  9. Composition 115
  
 10. Composition 105A
 11. Percussion solo (from Composition 96)
 12. Open quartet improvisation
 13. Composition 40F
 14. Composition 121
 15. Open quartet improvisation
 16. Composition 116

  
  8:45
  6:00
  7:43

  7:10
  3:00
  8:45
  2:00
  3:00
  9:15
  
 15:00
  2:40
  5:15
  8:50
 11:50
  7:05
 14:00


  (cl)
  (sss)
  (as+Cm-sx+sss)

  (as)
  
  (cl)
  
  (as)
  (as)
  
  (as+cl)
  
  (cl)
  (cl)
  (sss)
  (sss+fl)
  (Cm-sx+sss+cl)

  
  Sd.A 1
  
  Sd.A 2
  Sd.B 1
  Sd.B 2
  
  Sd.C 1
  Sd.C 2
  
  Sd.C 3
  
  Sd.D 1
  Sd.D 2
  
  Sd.E 1
  Sd.E 2
  
  Sd.F 1
  Quartet (London) 1985:
  3 LP Box
  Composition 122 (+108A)
  
  Composition 40(0)
  Collage Form Structure
  Composition 52
  
  Composition 86 (+32+96)
  Piano solo from Composition 30
  
  Composition 115
  
  Composition 105A
  Percussion solo from Composition 96

  Composition 40F
  Composition 121

  Composition 116

Leo Records CD Sampler contains a 5:01 edit of track 4.
—CD release has Disc 1 as “First Set (Primary Territories)” [56:10]; Disc 2 as
 “Second Set (Primary Territories)” [65:30], with a single long track on each disc.

—“Diagram-title for 40F should be purple; contrary to the track listing on [liner]
 notes, 115 comes at the end of the 1st set, not at the start of the second (info is
 correct on discs).” —Martinelli
—Graham Lock notes that: “the original booklet for the LP box-set issue printed
 all the title-diagrams in the wrong colours—apparently, the designer took it upon
 himself to ‘brighten them up!’ Luckily, this was caught at proof stage and Leo
 agreed to reprint the booklets in the correct colours before the set was released.
 As far as I know, all of the incorrect copies were destroyed and I have the only
 surviving example [see pdf file here]. But, just in case one or two slipped out,
 it may be worth putting this on record.”

Anthony Braxton (as, Cm-sx, sss, fl, cl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CD LR 200/201; Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography, Record n.102;
Avant 7; The Observer Nov 10 display ad p.22; Graham Lock 10.04.08}



Original 1988 LP release



1990 CD release



  • 85.11.14 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: Anthony Braxton (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (perc) /
    8:00pm, People’s Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
    [Graham Lock Forces in Motion (Quartet Books, 1988); The Observer Nov 10 display ad p.22]
  • 85.11.15 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: as above / 7:45pm, Opera Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England [ibid]

85.11.17 • Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Birmingham) 1985

Leo Records CD LR 202/203 (2CD) 1991 UK [ + reissue 2002]

November 17, 1985, 8:00pm / Strathallen Hotel, Birmingham, England

  Martinelli Discography:
 1. Composition 69M (+10+33+96)
 2. Composition 110A (+96+108B)
 3. Composition 60 (+96+108C)
 4. Composition 85 (+30+108D)
 5. Composition 105B (+5+32+96)
 6. Composition 87 (+108C)
 7. Composition 23J
 8. Composition 69H (+31+96)
 9. Composition 40 (O)
  
  14:20
  20:37
   8:03
   5:10
  12:00
  10:45
  15:55
   5:20
   2:30
  
  (sss)
  (as+Cm-sx)
  (as+cl)
  (as)
  (cl)
  (as)
  (as+sss)
  (sss)
  (as)

—The only discrepancy, involving tracks 1 and 2: “Opus numbers
 of Compositions 110A and 69M inverted on the inner leaflet,
 but diagram-titles in correct order. Information correct on discs.”
 —Martinelli
—CD release has Disc 1 as “First Set (Primary Territories)” [45:04];
 Disc 2 as “Second Set (Primary Territories)” [47:09], with a single
 long track on each disc.

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, Cm-sx, cl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CD LR 202/203; Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography, Record n. 103; The Observer Nov 10 display ad p.22}


  • 85.11.18 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: Anthony Braxton (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (perc) /
    8:00pm, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, England
    [Graham Lock Forces in Motion (Quartet Books, 1988); The Observer Nov 10 display ad p.22]
  • 85.11.19 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: as above / 8:00pm, The Leadmill, Sheffield, England [ibid]
  • 85.11.20 - Anthony Braxton Quartet / 7:30pm, The Great Hall, Leicester Polytechnic, England [ibid]
  • 85.11.21 - Anthony Braxton Quartet / 8:00pm, Arnolfini, Bristol, England [ibid]
  • 85.11.22 - Anthony Braxton Quartet / 8:00pm, Solent Suite, Guildhall, Southampton, England [ibid]

85.11.24 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—93:27]

November 24, 1985, 8:00pm / Civic Theatre, Leeds, England

 1. Compositions 122 (+108a) / 69N / 69Q / piano piece 1 / 69M
  2nd Set:
 2. Compositions 69H / bass solo / 69(O) / 116
   52:10
   
   40:51
  (split track at 46:06)
  
  (incomplete, cuts out at end)

Anthony Braxton (as, cl, ss, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc)

{2CDr, detailing RL 22.11.10; www.leeds.ac.uk/music/LJA/gig/1985/1985-11-24-0.html;
The Observer Nov 10 display ad p.22; Eddy Janssens 03.12.28}


  • 85.11.25 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: Anthony Braxton (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (perc) /
    7:15pm, Polytechnic, St. Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, England
    [Graham Lock Forces in Motion (Quartet Books, 1988); The WIRE #19 September 1985 p.42; The Observer Nov 10 display ad p.22]

85.11.26 • Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Coventry) 1985

Leo Records CD LR 204/205 (2CD) 1993 UK [ + reissue 2002 ]
  • Anthony Braxton: The Coventry Concert
    West Wind 001 (LP) [Unauthorized bootleg]; 2001 (CD) [Unauthorized bootleg]
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet [SBR—145:00]
November 26, 1985, 7:45pm / Warwick University Arts Centre Studio, Coventry, England

  Martinelli Discography:
  1. Composition 124 (+30+96)
  2. Composition 88 (+108C+30+96)
  3. Piano Solo from Composition 30
  4. Composition 23G (+30+96)
  5. Composition 40N
  6. Composition 69C (+32+96)
  7. Percussion solo from Composition 96
  8. Composition 69F
  9. Composition 69B
 10. Bass solo from Composition 96
 11. Composition 6A
   
  12:50
   9:30
   2:15
   8:18
   7:17
   9:45
   3:12
   7:35
  10:47
   3:00
   5:20
  
  (sss)
  (Cm-sx)
  
  (as)
  (cl)
  (sss)
  
  (as)
  (fl)
  
  (as)

—Track 5 has a 2:50 drum solo intro.
—CD release has Disc 1 as “First Set (Primary Territories)” [42:06];
 Disc 2 as “Second Set (Primary Territories)” [40:28], with a single
 long track on each disc. Disc 1 concludes with an interview of 31:45;
 Disc two with an interview of 29:43



—“Diagram-title for 69F should be dark blue, not black. This release features excerpts from the interviews conducted for Forces In Motion.
 Topics include: Frankie Lymon, John Coltrane, Evolution, Paul Desmond, Warne Marsh, Solo Saxophone Music, Chess/Jazz, Definitions,
 Beethoven, Titles, Collage Forms, Quartet Sets, Multi-Orchestra Works, The Goal of Creativity, Structure and Ritual, Structure and Emotion,
 Blues, and What Music Is. Total timing of the interviews: CD I 31:45 / CD II 29:43. Liner notes [+ interviews] by Graham Lock.”
 —Martinelli

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, Cm-sx, fl, cl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CD LR 204/205; West Wind 2001; West Wind 001; Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography, Record n. 104;
The Observer Nov 10 display ad p.22}


The West [ILL-] Wind Bootleg

The West Wind disc was a “Single LP (& CD) of excerpts ... released
(totally unauthorized) by Ulli Blobel while legal and financial issues
held up the official release of this and the other two complete recorded
concerts from the tour. (Braxton at that point envisioned a 9-LP set
including all three.) This is all covered in Graham Lock’s account of
the tour, Forces In Motion.” —Henry Loess


  The excerpts on West Wind:
 1. Composition 124
 2. Composition 88
 3. Piano solo & Composition 239 (obvious typo)
 4. Composition 69F
 5. Composition 40N

   11:03
   16:31
    5:09
    9:38
    8:42


The West Wind bootleg


Review of the UNAUTHORIZED West Wind Coventry. [The WIRE #49 March 1988 p.48]

Ulli Blobel’s Bubble Bursts, with Graham Lock reply. [The WIRE #51 May 1988 p.62]

The Quartet Responds. [The WIRE #52 June 1988 p.62]



West Wind: The Judgement

“German promoter Ulli Blobel, owner of the West Wind and ITM labels, has lost his longstanding contractual dispute with reedsman Anthony Braxton. A judge in Dusseldorf, West Germany, has ruled that Blobel did not have a valid contract to release ‘The Coventry Concert’ and other Braxton recordings released on West Wind. He also ruled that, contrary to Blobel’s claims, the Coventry release was taken from a copy rather than the original master tape, and that Blobel was responsible for paying all musicians’ fees. Under German law, Blobel is also liable for all legal costs.”
The WIRE #68 October 1989 p.5


1986 : : :


  • 86.03.14 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Mike Richmond (b), Paul Motian (dr) / Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC
    [Cadence Vol.11 no.11 November 1985 p.93; The New York Times Mar 14 p.C24]

86.04.18 • Reggie Workman Quartet [AR—89:53]

April 18, 1986 / Charlie’s Tap, Cambridge, MA

  1. Conversation
  2. Synapse II (Workman)
  3. 5432
  4. Oshun’s Ardor (Workman)
  5. Visitation
  6. composition
  7. One South
  8. Dear Lord (Coltrane)
  9. After the Rain (Coltrane)
 10. Coltrane Time (Coltrane)
 11. Chant (Crispell)
   10:29
   10:27
    9:50
   12:24
    3:27   (incomplete, cuts in at beginning)
    3:24
    8:54
    7:42
    7:05
   10:40
    3:48   (incomplete, fades out)

Joseph Jarman (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p, perc), Reggie Workman (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

{2CDr, detailing RL 22.11.20}


  • 86.04.19 - Reggie Workman Ensemble: Joseph Jarman (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Workman (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr) /
    Charlie’s Tap, Boston, MA [CODA #208 June 1986 p.31]
  • 86.05.08 to 05.10 - World première of The Fugs’ “Star Peace” featuring Marilyn Crispell: Ed Sanders and Steven Taylor (writers, Comp),
    The Fugs: Sanders, Taylor, Tuli Kupferberg, Scott Petito (b), Coby Batty (dr, perc), Crispell (p), Allen Ginsberg (poetry), others...
    (See Star Peace session entry end of 1986 for possible others) /
    “Syracuse Stage and University Union present,” 8:00pm, Experimental Theatre, Syracuse, NY
    [Democrat and Chronicle May 4 p.3D; The Ithaca Journal May 9 “Leisure” p.8]

86.06.15 • Reggie Workman Ensemble: Synthesis

Leo Records LR 131 (LP) 1986 UK; CD LR 131 (CD) 1988 UK [ + 1994 reissue]

June 15, 1986, 8:00pm / Mellon Jazz Festival, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

 1. Jus’ Ole Mae (Workman)
 2. Ogun’s Ardor (Workman)
 3. Martyr’s Hymn (Workman)
 4. Earthly Garden (Workman)
 5. Chant (Crispell)
 6. Synapse II (Workman)
 7. Fabula (Workman)
    8:00
    9:27
    6:19
   15:08
    8:35
    9:07
    6:49

“The roots of [Reggie Workman’s] 1988 Leo recording Synthesis are derived
from performances they did for a Carnegie Hall New Music performance two
years earlier.” —CODA

Oliver Lake (as, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Reggie Workman (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

{CD LR 131; The News Journal Jun 13 p.D1; The Philadelphia Inquirer Jun 13 “Weekend” p.18; CODA #241 January 1991 p.17}


“On its first time out in public, Workman’s quartet reached a level of collective involvement one listens for in
long-established ensembles. In no small part, this was due to the quality of Workman’s compositions, which
shunned conventional song forms, avoided modal and harmonic dead ends, and permitted an admirable equity
between ensemble and soloists. Crispell, familiar to followers of the jazz avant garde for her work with Anthony
Braxton, was a revelation in this relatively more traditional setting.”
[The Philadelphia Inquirer Jun16 review p.5D]


Glitch in the Foursome

“[The quartet had] the same personnel since 1985, with one fluctuation along the way where David Rosenboom replaced
Marilyn for one tour.” —Gerry Hemingway
[CODA #247 January 1993 p.21]

—Rosenboom made a European tour in July of 1986. There are two recordings from this quartet configuration—Five
 Compositions (Quartet) 1986
on Black Saint Records (BSR 0106); and If My Memory Serves Me Right, another
 West Wind bootleg project, highly unofficial, released in 1987. —RL


  • 86.08.14 to 08.20 - European première of The Fugs’ “Star Peace” featuring Marilyn Crispell /
    “In a revised edition,” Oslo International Poetry Festival / [www.thefugs.com; Kevin C. White 04.05.27]
  • 86.10.09 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / US/USSR Young Composers Symposium—Concert and Colloquium, MIT, Boston, MA
    [The Boston Globe Oct 11 review p.23]

86.10.18 • Marilyn Crispell Solo [AR—44:19]

October 18, 1986, 8:00pm / Newton Arts Center, Newtonville, MA

 1. composition
 2. composition
 3. composition
 4. Evidence (Monk)
 5. After the Rain (Coltrane)
 6. encore
   9:58
   5:52
   7:29
   8:00
   8:57
   2:56

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CDr; The Boston Globe Oct 17 p.97 + Oct 21 review p.28; CODA #212 February 1987 p.34}


  • 86.10.29 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 9:30pm, 1369 Jazz Club, Cambridge, MA [The Boston Globe Oct 23 “Calendar” p.25]

86.11.19 • Marilyn Crispell: Quartet Improvisations—Paris 1986

Leo Records LR 144 (LP) 1987 UK
  • Marilyn Crispell: Selected Works 1983-1986
    Leo Records Golden Years of New Jazz GY 11/12 (2CD) 2001 UK
    3rd Session [See also 83.05.07 and 85.03.07 to 03.09]
November 19, 1986 / Galerie Maximilien Guiol, Paris, France
—“Decade de musique improvisee.”

 1. Quartet Improvisations (part one)    21:36
 2. Quartet Improvisations (part two)    20:48

—LP has date as above; Tom Lord Jazz Discography [C6579] has the date as 86.12.19.

Marilyn Crispell (p), Didier Petit (ce), Marcio Mattos (b), Youval Micenmacher (perc)

 —Liners have “Mincemacher.”

{LR 144; GY 11/12}


86.00.00 • The Fugs: Star Peace

New Rose Records ROSE 115 (2LP) 1987 Fr; ROSE 115 (CD, abridged) 1987 Fr;
Olufsen Records DOC 5027-28 (2LP Box Set, Deluxe Edition) 1987 Den

Fall, late 1986 through Winter, early 1987 / NRS Recording Studio, Hurley, NY

“A Musical Drama in Three Acts by Edward Sanders (aided & abetted by Steven Taylor)”

Act I, Scene I
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Act I, Scene II
  
Act I, Scene III






Act II, Scene I


Act II, Scene II





Act II, Scene III


Act II, Scene IV
Act III, Scene I



Act III, Scene II

Act III, Scene III

Act III, Scene IV

  1. Mr. President, This is the Greatest Hour
  2. Dazzle the Sky
  3. The Wagon Trains
  4. This Evil Empire
  5. Go for It!
  6. La Trahison des Journalistes
  7. The Prayer
  8. Hymn to America
  9. Rose Petals Veiled in Smoke
 10. The President’s In My Pocket
 11. Technology Is Going to Set Us Free
 12. There’s a Dim Bulb Burning The Pax
    Coeli Americana Slapping Leather
    in Strange, Strange Skies
 13. The Greed Spasm
 14. The Battle in the Sky
 15. I See Isis
 16. DaVinci Once Thought of a Secret Weapon
 17. A Nuke-Free World
 18. I Believe in Destiny
 19. The Threat The Threat
 20. How Much Do You Really Know
    About Those Whom You Hate?
 21. The Metastasis
 22. The Peer Jeer
 23. He Was Such a Scientist
 24. Protest and Survive
 25. World Wide Green
 26. Til the Wormwood Fall From the Sky No More

 27. The Rapture Song
 28. The Sharing Mind
 29. Talking in Nuke-Tongues
 30. The Light from Plymouth Rock
 31. Liberty Not War
 32. The Secret Agenda
 33. She Must Die
 34. The Terrible Things
 35. A Death in the Mountains
 36. Oh, the Pain
 37. Do Not Mourn for Me
  1:59
  1:15
  1:23
  1:23
  1:17
  1:21
  1:33
  3:33
  2:20
  1:52
  2:35
  1:04


  1:04
  2:53
  1:40
  7:54
  1:56
  4:27
  1:46
  1:01

  2:01
    —   (no time given)
  3:09
  2:50
  4:52
  5:37
    —   (not included on the recording)
  2:11
  3:48
  1:15
  0:53
  3:39
  5:56
  5:11
  2:21
  2:01
  2:34
  2:43

—The CD release omits ten of the selections that are on the LP:
 tracks 5 ,6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 23, 26, and 33.
—No reason given for the exclusion of Act II, Scene IV, missing from
 all versions of the recording.
—From the liners: “Crispell created the violin part [9], and the synth
 trombone quartet for [18], and others.”

“I used a DX-7 and a Prophet and did an intro of about two minutes. It was
a space thing, pulses, then a really wild Sun Ra organ solo. I loved it, but of
course they didn’t use it. It’s on file somewhere in the studio.
As long as someone was there to do the programming it was fine. Basically,
though, I’m not into wires and knobs. I’d only be interested in getting very
pure electronic sounds, not simulated violins.”
—Brian Morton interview with Marilyn Crispell, The WIRE

Marilyn Crispell: “I met Ed Sanders in the Post Office one day, and he
asked me to do some transcribing and arranging.”
—Conversation with RL

“Performed by a special, expanded version of THE FUGS:”

The Musical Ensemble: Marilyn Crispell (p, synth, Arr, voc Arr), Steven Taylor (g-synth, voc Arr), Robbie Dupuis (voc-31),
Scott Petito (b, g, synth, voc Arr, Arr-4,19,31, special effects, laser sizzles, digital sampling), Ed Sanders (perc, voc, voc Arr, Comp),
Tuli Kupferberg (perc, voc), Ken Lovelett (tymp), Joe Martino (perc), Coby Batty (dr, perc)

The Cast: Ed Sanders as the President of the United States + as Reverend Lipps, right wing TV evangelist,
Tuli Kupferberg as Al Laffer, weapons consultant and middleman between the defense industry and the military,
Anne Jacobsen as Louisa Townsend, atomic scientist and spokesperson for the Star Peace deployment,
Steven Taylor as Robert Wood, atomic scientist + as the President’s science advisor,
Coby Batty as Dr. Teffle, weapons inventor and physicist, Larry Brody as General Boomer, head of Star Peace Command,
Leslie Ritter as Petra O’Ryan, former star wars scientist now active in the Green movement

The Chorus: “All members of the cast, at one time or another, were part of the Star Peace Chorus. Special choral work
performed by the remarkable singing duo of Leslie Ritter and Amy Fradon.”

{ROSE 115 (LP & CD); Scott Petito and B. Reineke of NRS Studio; The WIRE #86 April 1991 p.64}


1987 : : :


  • 87-88.00.00 - Borah Bergman & Marilyn Crispell / (no date “1987-8") Live at the Knitting Factory, NYC /
    Radio Broadcast, 30:00 cassette exists, somewhere...
  • 87.01.16 - Reggie Workman Trio: Oliver Lake (as, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Workman (b), + Maya Milenovic (dance, Chor),
    Gennivive (dance) / 8:00pm, Greenwich House, NYC [The New York Times Jan 16 p.C26]
    —New York Premiere of Milenovic’s “Fragments in Fabula.”

87.01.18 • Reggie Workman Ensemble [AR—82:53]

January 18, 1987 / Takoma Station Tavern, Washington, DC

 1. In Ogun’s Honor (Workman)—Workman speaks
 2. Suite for Mother Courage (Workman)—Workman speaks
 3. Chant (Crispell)
 4. 5-4-3-2 (Cyrille)—Workman speaks
  2nd Set:
  Workman speaks
 5. Snaps (Workman)
 6. Medea (Workman)—Workman speaks
   19:04
   19:24
   11:30
    9:42
   
    1:54
   14:38
    6:59

—Making an exception and including AR announcements because it’s Master Reginald Workman regaling the assembled. —RL

Joseph Jarman (ts, as, fl, perc), Marilyn Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

{CDr; Jakob Blumenthal 10.08.16}


  • 87.01.25 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / The Music Gallery Piano Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    [CODA #212 February 1987 p.33 + #214 June 1987 p.36]
  • 87.03.14 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Doug James (dr) /
    8:00pm, Kleinert Arts Center, Woodstock, NY [Poughkeepsie Journal Mar 13 p.8D]

87.03.15 • Marilyn Crispell ° Reggie Workman ° Doug James: GAIA

Leo Records lr-152 (LP) 1988 UK; CD LR 152 (CD) 1988 UK [ + 1994 reissue with alternate cover]
  • Steve Day: Two Full Ears / Listening to Improvised Music
    Soundworld Publishers ISBN 1-902440-00-5 (Book & CD) 1998 UK
March 15, 1987 / Woodstock Recording Studio, Woodstock, NY

  GAIA:
 1. Untitled
 2. Untitled
 3. Untitled
 4. Untitled
 5. Untitled

   10:07   (A1 on LP)
    8:46   (A2 on LP)
    6:55   (B1 on LP)
    5:08   (B2 on LP)
    8:53   (B3 on LP)

—CD LR 152 has a single track at 39:40.
Two Full Ears CD contains a 5:07 edit of ???.

Marilyn Crispell (p, hrp, perc)
Reggie Workman (b, dr, perc)
Doug James (dr, perc)

{CD LR 152; 1-902440-00-5}


87.04.03 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR]

April 3, 1987 / Stadthalle, Unna, Germany

 1. Improvisation—Unna 4187 No. 3
 2. After the Rain
 3. Improvisation—Unna 4187 No. 4
 4. Improvisation—Unna 4187 No. 1
 5. Improvisation—Unna 4187 No. 2
   14:10
    7:00
   15:10
    —
   19:20   (incomplete)

—See also WDR Broadcast of 03.01.13 session, which also contains track 2 above.

Marilyn Crispell (p), Christoph Winkel (b), Willie Kellers (dr)

{Siegfried Otto; Arne Wondracek}


  • 87.00.00 (Spring) - Marilyn Crispell / University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY [Cadence Vol.13 no.6, June 1987 p.2]
  • 87.05.20 - Reggie Workman Quartet: Oliver Lake (as, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Workman (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr) /
    8:00pm, The Alternative Museum, NYC
    [Cadence Vol.13 no.4 April 1987 p.92; Daily News May 15 BSec.I p.3]
  • 87.06.23 - Reggie Workman Quartet: as above / Toronto Jazz Festival,
    Harbourfront’s Theater Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada [The Buffalo News Jun 19 “Gusto” p.42]
  • 87.06.26 - Gerry Hemingway Trio: Don Byron (cl, bcl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Hemingway (dr, perc) /
    JVC Jazz Festival, Greenwich House, NYC
    [Daily News Jun 26 p.M3; The New York Times Jun 28 review Sec.1 p.50]
    —“Improvisations!, the fest’s four-concert nod to the established ‘avant gardists,’ co-produced by the World Music Institute.”
  • 87.06.28 - Reggie Workman Ensemble: Oliver Lake (as, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Workman (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr) /
    “Studio Red Top Presents,” 8:00pm, Villa Victoria Cultural Center, Boston, MA
    [Boston Globe Jun 26 p.62; CODA #216 October 1987 p.6]

87.07.10 • Marilyn Crispell: For Coltrane

Leo Records CD LR 195 (CD) 1993 UK

July 10, 1987 / Logan Hall, London, England

 1. Dear Lord (Coltrane)
 2. Collage for Coltrane I (Crispell)
 3. Collage for Coltrane II (Crispell)
 4. Collage for Coltrane III (Crispell)
 5. Lazy Bird (Coltrane)
 6. Coltrane Time (Coltrane)
 7. After the Rain (Coltrane)
    7:09
    5:46
    5:35
    4:27
    3:55
    5:31
   11:52

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CD LR 195}


  • 87.08.08 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 11:00pm, Knitting Factory, NYC [New York Magazine August 10, 1987 p.77]
  • 87.09.26 - Reggie Workman Quartet: Oliver Lake (as, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Workman (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr) /
    Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC [The New York Times Sep 25 p.C1 + Sep 29 review p.C15]
    —A quartet piece “Homage to John Coltrane: A Spiritual Legacy”; a Cyrille/Rashied Ali percussion duo; an Oliver Lake solo piece;
     Crispell solo of Coltrane’s “After the Rain”; Workman solo of Coltrane’s “Wise One”; and the quartet + Jason Hwang (vn)
     and Akbar Ali (vn) on Workman’s composition “Fabula.”

87.10.02 • Marilyn Crispell: Labyrinths

Les Disques VICTO 06 (LP) 1988 Can; VICTOcd06 (CD) 1992 Can

October 2, 1987 / Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
—Festival International De Musique Actuelle De Victoriaville,

 1. Still Womb of Light ...for Ann Sheldon (Crispell)
 2. You Don’t Know What Love Is (Raye/DePaul)
 3. Labyrinths (Crispell)
 4. Lazy Bird (Coltrane)
 5. After the Rain (Coltrane)
 6. Au Chanteur Qui Danse / for Cecil Taylor (Crispell)
 7. Encore (Crispell)
 8. Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen)
   7:50
   4:45
   6:55
   3:40
   9:10
   8:35
   2:30
   2:00

—Track 8 on CD erroneously has John Coltrane as composer.

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Victo 06 & VICTOcd06}


  • 87.10.11 - Alice Coltrane Ensemble: Alice Coltrane (p, org, harp), Oran Coltrane and Frank Lowe (ts), Oliver Lake (as),
    Marilyn Crispell (p), David Peaston (voc), Reggie Workman (b), Rashied Ali (dr) /
    John Coltrane Memorial, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC
    [NY Amsterdam News Oct 17 p.22-23]
    —John Coltrane compositions “Lord of Lords,” “After the Rain,” “Goin’ Home,” others...
  • 87.10.15 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Festival of Women Improvisors, Roulette, NYC
    [The New York Times Oct 7 p.C28; CODA #216 October 1987 pp.36-7]
  • 87.11.21 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Andrew Cyrille (dr) Duo / 8:15pm, Cannon Chapel, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
    [The Atlanta Constitution Nov 21 “Weekend” p.8]

1988 : : :


  • 88.00.00 (1) - “A Pauline Oliveros piece for four pianists (on one piano!).” / no other info provided
    [The WIRE #51 May 1988 p.35]

88.00.00 (2) • Eric Andersen: Ghosts Upon the Road

1988: Alert Records Z1 81012 (LP) Can; Alert Music Z4 81012 (CS) Can;
Interfusion/Festival L30092 (LP) Aus; AGF Entertainment (CD, Ltd. Edition Promo);
Village Green/Pony Canyon D22Y0330 (CD) Jap [ + Promo CD w/ obi strip];
1989: Gold Castle/Capitol D2 71327 (CD); GC D4-71327 (CS);
Gold Castle CDVCG 14 (CD) Ger [ + Virgin same release#];
Gold Castle 260 607 (CD) Ger [ + Virgin same release#];
Alert Records Z2-81012 (CD) Can;
1990: Gold Castle/Virgin VGC 14 (LP) Eur; Virgin/Gold Castle VNC 5184 (LP) SAfr;
1994: Plump Records 5902-2 (CD) [ + 1998 reissue]

unknown date, 1988 / Baby Monster Studio, New York City

 1. Irish Lace (Andersen)    4:50

Eric Andersen (p, voc, Comp), Marilyn Crispell ("affitional piano”),
John Leventhal (dobro), Michael Visceglia (b)

{D2-71327; studio locale from Ms. Crispell; alternate releases from discogs.com}


  • 88.02.12 + 02.13 - Reggie Workman Ensemble: Oliver Lake (as, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Jeanne Lee (voc),
    Workman (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr), + Milenovic Dancers: Maya Milenovic, Genevieve Lam, and Diane Grotke (dance) /
    “New Dialects, New Dialogues,” 8:00pm, Washington Square Church, NYC
    [Daily News Feb 3 p.KSI3; New York Magazine February 15, 1988 p.99; CODA #219 April 1988 p.33]
    —Milenovic’s “H.P. Madame’s Portrait”
  • 88.03.05 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / “Marching Jazz,” 8:00pm, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC
    [Newsday Mar 3 p.31; New York Magazine March 7, 1988 p.129]
  • 88.03.12 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Matching Jazz Series, 8:00pm, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC
    [Newsday Mar 10 p.NY27]
  • 88.03.00 (between the 7th and 15th) - Reggie Workman Ensemble: (no personnel listed) / Knitting Factory, NYC
    [The WIRE #50 April 1988 p.32]
  • 88.04.14 - Reggie Workman Ensemble: Joseph Jarman (ts, as, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Workman (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr),
    + Maya Milenovic and Genevieve Lam (dancers) / The 2nd International Sound Unity Festival, 3rd Wave Festival of Jazz,
    Kraine Art Gallery, NYC [CODA #221 August 1988 pp.38]

88.04.20 + 04.21 • Reggie Workman Ensemble [AR—76:43]

April 20 & 21, 1988 / Visiones, New York City
—Circulating recording dated “April, 1988.”

 1. Suite for Mother Courage (Workman)
 2. My Friend Louis (Cyrille)
 3. Ogun’s Ardour (Cyrille)
 4. Chant (Crispell)
 5... compositions

Oliver Lake (as, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

{CDr; New York Magazine April 25, 1988 p.192}



—The May cover of WIRE Magazine Issue 51


88.06.29 • Reggie Workman Ensemble [AR—60:00]

June 29, 1988 / Knitting Factory, New York City

 5... compositions

Joseph Jarman (ts, as, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

{New York Magazine June 27, 1988, p.202; Ed Hazell}


88.07.14 (1) • John Cage: Works for Piano, Toy Piano, & Prepared Piano Volume III

Wergo WER 6158-2/286 158-2 (CD, Edition John Cage—Music of Our Century) 1991 Ger

July 14, 1988 / Sunset Sound Studios, New York City

 1. Music for Amplified Toy Pianos (John Cage)    11:37

—“The present version was realized by Joshua Pierce for three toy pianos.”
 (From the liner notes)

Joshua Pierce (toy piano)
Marilyn Crispell (toy piano)
Joseph Kubera (toy piano)

{WER 6158-2; session date and venue from Heiner Stadler}



88.07.14 (2) • Heiner Stadler: Jazz Alchemy

Tomato 2696 702 (CD, Compilation) 1989 Neth; Tomato 2696 704 (CS) 1989 Neth;
LABOR LAB 7024 (CD) 2000;
  • Heiner Stadler: Jazz Alchemy/Three Problems
    Labor 7024 (CD Compilation, Reissue) 2000
July 14, 1988 / Sunset Sound Studios, New York City

 1. Three Problems (duo version 1)    4:39
 2. Three Problems (duo version 2)    5:04

Marilyn Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Heiner Stadler (Comp)

{Tomato 2696 702; Tomato 2696704; DMG mailing 11.04.22}


88.09.16 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—109:16]

September 16, 1988, 9:00 & 11:00pm / Knitting Factory, New York City

 1. composition    15:43
 2. composition    25:34
  
2nd Set
 3. composition    67:58   (split track at 45:43)

“Three reunion concerts at the Knitting Factory—the first time they’d played together since the tour enshrined forever
in [Graham] Lock’s contemporary classic Forces in Motion.” [The WIRE #57 November 1988 p.14]

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, cl, fl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc)

{2CDr; Daily News Sep 11 “City Lights” p.16; The Central Jersey Home News Sep 16 “On The Go!” p.2;
The New York Times Sep 19 p.C19}


88.09.17 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—100:08]

September 17, 1988, 9:00 & 11:00pm / Knitting Factory, New York City

 1. composition    57:19   (split track at 44:36)
  2nd Set
 1. composition    41:36   (split track at 31:08)

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, cl, fl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc)

{2CDr; Daily News Sep 11 “City Lights” p.16; The Central Jersey Home News Sep 16 “On The Go!” p.2;
New York Magazine September 19, 1988 p.119}


88.09.18 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—54:48]

September 18, 1988, 9:00 & 11:00pm / Knitting Factory, New York City

 1. composition    13:05
 2. composition    10:07
 3. composition    15:19
 4. composition    15:46

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, cl, fl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc)

{Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; Stephen Holden “Season Preview,” The New York Times Sep 11;
The Central Jersey Home News Sep 16 “On The Go!” p.2; New York Magazine September 19, 1988 p.119}


88.10.07 • Fred Van Hove / ("Belgische Pianokwartet") The Piano Quartet [AR—50:29]

October 7, 1988 / The Grand Cafe, Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada

 1. Le Vent Dans Le Cloche (Leroy)
 2. S (Loosen)
 3. Effa (Van Hove)
 4. Kiss of the Spider Woman (Leroy)
 5. La Theorie (Van Hove)
 6. Un Deux Trois Quatre (Van Hove)
 7. Valse Pour Petites Filles (Leroy)
 8. Lieve (Hus)
 9. Finale (Van Hove)

“Four musicians playing two pianos in different combinations. Joining the regular members ... was Marilyn Crispell,
who most ably stepped in at the last minute for an ailing Eddy Loosen.” —CODA

Fred Van Hove, Marilyn Crispell, Walter Hus, and Christian Leroy (p)

{CDr; The Gazette Oct 6 p.E1; CODA #223 December 1988 p.12}


88.10.29 • Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [AR—90:00]

October 29, 1988, 9:00pm / Koncepts Cultural Gallery, Oakland, CA

 1... compositions    90:00

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, sss, Cm-sx, fl, cl, cbl, Comp),
Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Oakland Tribune Oct 28 p.B1 + Oct 31 review p.C3; —w/ photo by Matthew J Lee → →
Cadence Vol.14 no.12 December 1988 p.92;
William Dennehy 03.10.14}


  • 88.11.01 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / “New City New Jazz Series,” Nippon Kan Theatre, Seattle, WA
    [The News Tribune Oct 23 p.E9]
  • 88.11.05 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Tempus Fugit “Time Flies” Festival,
    8:00pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    [The Vancouver Sun Oct 27 p.D11 + D8; CODA #224 February 1989 p.33]
    —“You Don’t Know What Love Is,” “Ruby My Dear,” “Lazy Bird,” “After the Rain,” others...
  • 88.11.05 (2) - Marilyn Crispell &s the NOW Orchestra / Tempus Fugit “Time Flies” Festival,
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [ibid]
  • 88.11.20 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / “Jazz at The Museum Series,” 3:00pm, Portland Museum of Art Auditorium, Portland, ME
    [Lewiston Sun-Journal Nov 18 p.2C; The Bangor Daily News Nov 19 “Style” p.2; Evening Express Nov 21 review p.21]
    —“Ruby My Dear” (Thelonius Monk), “Lazy Bird” and “After the Rain” (John Coltrane),
     “You Don’t Know What Love Is (Raye/DePaul), “Amadou, Sierra Leone” and “Alchemy” (Crispell)
  • 88.12.07 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / New Music America—Miami Festival, 11:45am, Bayside Marketplace, Miami, FL
    [The Miami Herald Dec 2 p.13A; Tampa Tribune Dec 4 p.10-I; CODA #222 October p.37 + #225 April 1989 p.20]

1989 : : :


  • 89.01.00 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Piano Festival, The Knitting Factory, NYC [Newsday Jan 2 “Part II” p.7 + p.14]
  • 89.01.10 - Reggie Workman Ensemble: Oliver Lake (as, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Jeanne Lee (voc),
    Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC
    [Jon Pareles review The New York Times Jan 14 p.13]
    “At the end of his concert review, ... Jon Pareles writes ‘The group, with Joseph Jarman replacing Mr. Lake, will return
    to the Knitting Factory for the coming three Tuesdays.’
    —Kevin C. White 08.02.12
  • 89.01.17 - Reggie Workman Ensemble: Joseph Jarman (as, fl, cl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Jeanne Lee (voc),
    Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC [ibid]
  • 89.01.24 - Reggie Workman Ensemble: as above / Knitting Factory, NYC [ibid]

89.01.31 • Reggie Workman Ensemble: Images

Music & Arts CD-634 (CD) 1990

January 31, 1989 / The Knitting Factory, New York City
1st session [See also 89.07.08 (1)]

 1. Suite for H. P. Madame    26:00

Don Byron (cl),
Marilyn Crispell (p),
Michelle Navazio (g),
Jeanne Lee (voc),
Reggie Workman (b, Comp)
Gerry Hemingway (perc)

{CD-634}


89.02.00 • Marilyn Crispell / Gerry Hemingway: Duo

Knitting Factory KF 117 (CD) 1992
  • (V/A): Sampler A.V. Arts, Vol. 1 (Knitting Factory—MUWORKS)
    A.V. Arts no release # (CS & Magazine) 1992 It
    —Cassette released with Musiche Magazine No. 13.
  • (V/A): The Texaco New York Jazz Festival Radio Series Live at The Knitting Factory
    Show 3: Exploring the Boundaries of Free and Composition

    Knitting Factory Records no release # (6CD radio sampler in paper sleeves) 1998
  • (V/A): Howard Mandel: Future Jazz
    Knitting Factory Records KFR-249 (CD) 1999
February, 1989 / Knitting Factory, New York City

 1. Rotations (Crispell)
 2. Swailing (Hemingway)
 3. Billy Duck (Crispell)
 4. Thumbrill (Hemingway)
 5. Gravity (Crispell)
 6. In October (Crispell)
 7. Last Stand (Hemingway)
 8. Ice 2 (Hemingway)
 9. Jump (Crispell)
   11:12
    8:02
    7:07
    8:00
    7:18
    6:14
    8:04
   10:14
    8:01

The Texaco New York Jazz Festival Radio Series Live CD #3 has track 3.
Sampler A.V. Arts contains a 3:30 edit of track 4.
Future Jazz has track 9.

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{KF 117; Texaco CD #3; info via Francesco Martinelli}


89.02.02 to 02.04 • Marilyn Crispell: The Kitchen Concert

Leo Records CD LR 178 (CD) 1991 UK
  • Marilyn Crispell Trio [Roulette Archival Recording]
February, 2, 3 & 4, 1989, 8:30pm / “Spin Doctors Series,” The Kitchen, New York City
1st Session [See also 89.02.03 + 89.02.04]
—Co-produced by Roulette.

 1. Solstice
 2. What of it I Refuse to Awakes the Wide-Eyed Stone
 3. Alchemy
 4. Ahmadu / Sierra Leone
 5. Night Light Beach 1
 6. For L.T.
    4:44
    7:42
    8:05
    8:23
    5:06
   15:58

—Track 2 title from “Eroding witness: The sleeping rocks” by Nathaniel Mackey.

“I’d like to announce a small change in the order of the pieces on the program. We’ re going to be doing “Falling,” [poetry, b, perc–3:29, followed by tracks 1, 2, and 3], “Night Light Beach,” “For L.T.,” “Ahmadu,” and “Three Poems for Cecil Taylor,” —Crispell’s pre-show announcements on each of the three evenings all had the same, except on Feb 4 TP4CT was followed by “Ahmadu-Sierra Leone will be the last piece.”

Marilyn Crispell (p, poetry, Comp)
Mark Dresser (b),
Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc)

{CD-634; New York Magazine February 6, 1989 p.111;
roulette.org/event/marilyn-crispell-lawrence-butch-morris/}


  • 89.03.30 - Reggie Workman Quartet: Oliver Lake (as, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Workman (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr) /
    8:00pm, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA
    [The Californian Mar 23 p.6E; Cadence Vol.15 no.4 April 1989, p.92; Grahm Connah 03.03.10]

89.03.31 • Reggie Workman Quartet [AR—68:09]

March 31, 1989, 9:00pm / Koncepts Kultural Gallery, Oakland, CA

 1. Variation of 3
 2. Earthly Garden
 3. Mother Earth

Oliver Lake (as, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

{CDr; Oakland Tribune Mar 26 “Calendar” p.9 + Apr 4 p.B7}


  • 89.04.01 - Reggie Workman Quartet: Oliver Lake (as, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Workman (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr) /
    9:00pm, Koncepts Cultural Gallery, Oakland, CA [Oakland Tribune Mar 26 “Calendar” p.9 + Apr 4 p.B7]
    —April 1st: “Synapse II” and “Martyr’s Hymn” (Workman), “Chant” (Crispell)
     + “a long suite of Coltrane ballads:” “My Favorite Things,” “Coltrane Time,” “After the Rain,” and “Dear Lord.”
  • 89.04.02 - Reggie Workman Quartet: as above / 4:30pm, Douglas Beach House, Miramar Beach, Half Moon Bay, CA
    [The Press Democrat Mar 31 p.D5]

89.04.14 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR—51:47]

April 14, 1989 / Taktlos Festival, Kaserne, Basel, Switzerland

 1. composition    37:30
 2. composition    10:41
 3. composition     3:36

Marilyn Crispell (p, voc), Reggie Workman (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{John Chacona 08.05.29; CODA #226 June 1989 p.32; The WIRE #61 March 1989 p.5}


89.04.15 • Marilyn Crispell Trio: Live in Zürich

Leo Records CD LR 122 (CD) 1990 UK; [ + reissues 2002 & 2004]

April 15, 1989 / Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland

—CD LR 122 gives incorrect session date of 89.04.14.

—Marilyn tells me Rote Fabrik means “Red Fabric,” but then Ulrich Jonas
 in Bonn writes and tells me that “in German [it] means ‘Red Factory.’
 Red because of the bricks.” Kevin White, in England, “concur(s) with
 Ulrich Jonas.” We’ll let them work this out. —RL

 1. Areas / Solstice (Crispell)
 2. Night Light Beach II (Crispell)
 3. Duets / Point in Time (Crispell)
 4. Dear Lord (Coltrane)
   21:59
   10:06
   13:39
    6:20

Marilyn Crispell (p, voc), Reggie Workman (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{CD LR 122; venue info from Ms. Crispell; The WIRE #61 March 1989 p.5}


  • 89.04.16 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Paul Motian (dr) /
    Bern, Switzerland [The WIRE #61 March 1989 p.5]

89.04.25 + 04.26 • Anthony Davis: X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X—An Opera in Three Acts

Gramavision R2-79470 (2CD) 1992 [ + 2CD in cardboard slipcase w/ 2 separate jewel cases];
Gramavision TDCN-5001/2 (2CD w/ obi strip) 1993 Jap

April 25, & 26, 1989 / BMG/RCA Studio A, New York City


  [Act I Scene 1 / Lansing, Michigan]





  [Act I Scene 2 / Boston]



  [Act I Scene 3 / Prison]
  [Act II Scene 1 / Prison]


  [Act II Scene 1, continued / Prison]




  [Act II Scene 2 / 125th Street, Harlem]


  [Act II Scene 3 / 125th Street, Harlem]
  [Act II Scene 4 / Muslim Mosque, Velvet Dr.]


  [Act III Scene 1 / Velvet Drive, Phoenix]



  [Act III Scene 2 / Mecca]

  [Act III Scene 3 / New York City]

  [Act III Scene 4 / New York City]


  [Act III Scene 5 / Audubon Ballroom, Harlem]
  1. Overture (Davis)
  2. Ensemble
  3. Africa For Africans (Ensemble)
  4. Louise’s Aria (Louise & Ensemble)
  5. A Man Was On The Tracks (Ensemble)
  6. Social Worker & Ensemble
  7. Child’s Aria (Young Malcolm)
  8. Ella’s Aria (Ella & Ensemble)
  9. The Pool Hall (Street & Ensemble)
 10. The Dance Hall (Street & Ensemble)
 11. The Policemen And Ensemble
 12. Malcolm’s Aria
 13. Malcolm, Reginald, Ensemble
 14. You Are Not Empty
    (Malcolm, Reginald, Elijah, Ensemble)
 15. Malcolm Who Have You Been
    (Elijah, Malcolm X, Ensemble)
 16. We Have Been Blind
    (Elijah, Malcolm X, Ensemble)
 17. Allahu-Akbar (Ensemble)
 18. Garvey Preacher & Ensemble
 19. Where Are We Now Brothers
    (Malcolm X, Ensemble)
   [no titles]
 20. We Are A Nation (Malcolm X, Ensemble)
 21. Chickens Come Home To Roost
    (Reporter, Malcolm X, Ensemble)
 22. Betrayal Is On His Lips (Ensemble)
 23. As-Salaam-Alaikum
    (Malcolm X, Elijah, Ensemble)
 24. Betty’s Aria (Betty)
 25. Mecca
    (El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Ensemble)
 26. The Name Is Shabazz
    (Reporter, El Hajj, Malik El-Shabazz, Ensemble)
 27. America Is A House Of Glass
    (El Hajj, Malik El-Shabazz, Reporters,
    Elijah, Reginald, Ensemble)
 28. Audubon Ballroom
    (El Hajj Malik, El-Shabazz)
 1:24
 4:41
 2:24
 8:29
 3:39
 2:37
 3:09
 8:19
 6:26
 5:27
 2:17
 8:19
11:50
 2:27


 5:02
 2:13

 2:11
 1:06
 8:55


 6:04
 3:24

 2:03
 7:18

 5:25
11:56

 4:34

 6:31


 1:30

Marilyn Crispell: “They cut out much of my playing.
This was a disappointment.” —conversation w/ RL

Episteme: John Purcell (ts, ss, fl, ob, cl), Marty Ehrlich (as, ss, fl, afl, cl, bcl),
J.D. Parran (fl, cl, cbcl), Herb Robertson (tp), Arthur Baron (tb),
Marilyn Crispell and Clyde Criner (p),
Anthony Davis and Abdul Wadud (ce), Mark Dresser and Mark Helias (b),
Gerry Hemingway (perc), Pheeroan akLaff and Warren Smith (dr)

The Orchestra Of St. Luke’s: Michael Feldman (Artistic Director),
William Henry Curry (Cond), Mayuki Fukuhara, Karl Kawahara,
Anca Nicolau, Marilyn Reynolds, Mineko Yajima, Robin Bushman,
Mark Feldman, Aloysia Friedmann, Susan Shumway, and Kay Stern (vn),
Louise Shulman, Karl Bargen, and Stephanie Fricker (va),
Myron Lutzke, Rosalyn Clark, and Lutz Rath (ce),
Elizabeth Mann (fl), Stephen Taylor (ob),
Dennis Godburn and Thomas Sefcovic (bsn),
William Purvis, Stewart Rose, and Scott Temple (horn),
Michael Powell (tb), Maya Gunji (tym), Erik Charlston (perc)

The Cast: Eugene Perry as Malcolm (Baritone), Thomas J. Young as Street/Elijah (Tenor),
Priscilla Baskerville as Louise/Betty (Soprano), Hilda Harris as Ella (Mezzo-Soprano), Herbert Perry as Reginald (Bass-Baritone),
Cynthia Aaronson as Social Worker/Reporter/Ensemble (Soprano), Timothy D. Price as Young Malcolm (Child Tenor),
Raymond Basemore as Preacher/Ensemble (Baritone), John Daniecki as Policeman/Reporter/Pilgrim (Tenor),
Ronald Edwards as Policeman/Pilgrim (Tenor), Richard Byrne as Policeman/Pilgrim (Baritone),
Max Wilcox as Reporter (spoken word), Vanessa Ayers (Mezzo-Soprano),
+ Ensemble: William Moize and Cornelius White (Tenor), and Autris Paige and Reginald Pindell (Baritone)

{R2-79470; Ms. Marilyn Crispell}


  • 89.05.13 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / “The Rising Tide,” 8:00pm, Jazztrack, Greenwich House, NYC
    [The New York Times May 12 p.C22; New York Magazine May 15, 1989 p.151]
  • 89.05.24 - Reggie Workman Quartet with Marilyn Crispell: Oliver Lake (as, fl), Crispell (p), Workman (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr) /
    9:30 and 11:00pm, Visiones, NYC [New York Magazine May 29, 1989 p.121]

89.05.00 to 06.00 • Jean Redpath: The Songs of Robert Burns, Vol. 7

Philo PH 1126 (LP) 1990; Philo CD PH 1126 (CD); Philo C PH 1126 (CS);
Greentrax CDTRAX 029 (CD) 1990 UK [vaguely noted: LP and CS]

May through June, 1989 / NRS Recording Studio, Hurley, NY

  1. The Mauchline Lady
  2. O, Merry Hae I Been
  3. The Gallant Weaver
  4. The Young Highland Rover
  5. Cauld is the E’enin Blast
  6. My Father Was a Farmer
  7. My Love, She’s But a Lassie Yet
  8. Ode to Spring
  9. O, Guid Ale Comes
 10. The Bonie Lass of Albanie
 11. O, for Ane-And-Twenty, Tam
 12. Where Are the Joys
   3:06
   2:27
   2:03
   2:50
   3:41
   6:30
   3:54
   3:54
   1:29
   4:47
   2:28
   3:42

Marilyn Crispell: “Abbey Newton up here got me involved. Serge Hovey’s arrangements were scandalous and untraditional.”
—conversation with RL

Robert Burns (Comp), Serge Hovey (Arr),
Sarah Plant (fl), Marcia Gates (fl, pic), Peter Alexander (cl), Joel Evans (ehn, ob), Gary Boyd (tp),
Roger Wendt, Kathy Eisner (frh), Marilyn Crispell (p), Daniel Hovey (synth, Dir), Nancy Brennand (hrp),
Yuval Waldman, Bob Zubrycki (vn), Stephanie Gelfan (va), Abby Newton (ce), Susan Hall (b), Ken Lovelett (perc)
Chorus: Jean Redpath (voc), Elissa Bowen and Betty Hartman (Soprano), Jan Evers Davies and Karen Deschere (Alto),
Paul Frazer and Keith Powell (Baritone), Ron DeFesi and Alex Bialy (Bass)

{CD PH 1126; Scott Petito and B. Reineke of NRS Studio; Ms. Marilyn Crispell}


  • 89.06.28 - Anthony Braxton (reeds) & Marilyn Crispell (p) Duo + Bill Smith (reeds) “invited to perform a piece” /
    duMaurier Downtown Jazz Festival, 8:00pm, Harborfront’s du Maurier Theater Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    [Democrat and Chronicle Jun 25 p.2C; CODA #228 October 1989 p.4]

89.06.30 • Anthony Braxton º Marilyn Crispell: Duets Vancouver 1989

Music & Arts CD-611 (CD) 1990; Pony Canyon (CD) 2006 Jap
  • Marilyn Crispell: Live in San Francisco
    Music & Arts CD-633 (CD) 1990; 3d Records QSCA-1005 (CD) 2004 Jap
    1st Session [See 89.07.08 (1) and 89.10.20]
  • Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [SBR]
June 30, 1989, 5:30pm / Western Front, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
—Vancouver duMaurier Ltd. International Jazz Festival

 1. Composition 136
 2. Composition 140 (+112+30)
 3. Composition 62
 4. Composition 116
   10:11
   11:50
   11:01
   12:25
  (ss+fl)
  (as+cl)
  (cl)
  (sss)

Live in San Francisco has track 1.
—The Martinelli Discography concurs with the above track listings.

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, sss, fl, cl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CD-611; Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography, Record n. 127;
The News Tribune Jun 4 p.B7; Vancouver Sun Jun 29 p.F6}


  • 89.07.01 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Vancouver duMaurier Ltd. International Jazz Festival,
    7:15pm, Discovery Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [The Province Jun 30 p.65; CODA #228 October 1989 p.36]
    —Anthony Braxton played a solo set at 6:00pm.
  • 89.07.03 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: personnel unknown / Vancouver duMaurier Ltd. International Jazz Festival,
    6:00pm, Discovery Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    [Vancouver Sun Jun 6 p.D16; The Province Jul 2 p.65]
  • 89.07.07 - Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo: Braxton (as, ss, sss, fl, cl), Crispell (p) /
    “Jazz Dans la Nuit,” 10th Annual Festival International de Jazz de Montreal,
    11:00pm, UQAM/Salle Marie-Gérin-Lajoie, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    [The Gazette Jun 10 p.H12 + Jul 9 review p.F5; CODA #228 October 1989 p.5]

89.07.08 (1) • Reggie Workman Ensemble: Images

Music & Arts CD-634 (CD) 1990
  • Marilyn Crispell: Live in San Francisco
    Music & Arts CD-633 (CD) 1990; 3d Records QSCA-1005 (CD) 2004 Jap
    2nd Session [See 89.06.30 and 89.10.20]
  • (V/A): Knitting Factory Artist Sampler Knotes Jan & Feb ’91
    Knitting Factory Works (CS, Sampler C-100) 1991
    —Hand-written labels + Jan & Feb ’91 Knotes Schedule (91.02.04 + 02.05).
July 8, 1989 / The Knitting Factory, New York City
2nd session [See also 89.01.31]

 1. Medea
 2. November 1
 3. Jus’ Ol Mae (Revisited)
 4. Wha’s Nine?
   12:15
   15:00
   14:20
    5:30

Knitting Factory Artist Sampler Knotes has track 1 (probably an excerpt).
Images has tracks 1-3.
Live in San Francisco has track 4.

Don Byron (cl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Michelle Navazio (g),
Jeanne Lee (voc), Reggie Workman (bass, Comp), Gerry Hemingway (perc)

{CD-634}


89.07.08 (2) • (V/A): Live at the Knitting Factory, Volume 3

Knitting Factory Works KFW-99 (CD) 1990; Knitting Factory A&M 75021-5299-2 (CD) 1990; A&M 75021-5299-4 (CS) 1990;
Enemy Records EMCD 113 (CD) 1990 Ger; Enemy Records EMY 113/EFA 03513 (LP) 1990 Ger;
Knitting Factory Works TKCB-30272 (CD) 1991 Jap
  • (V/A): Live at the Knitting Factory—Volumes 1,2,3,+4
    Knitting Factory Works KFW B1234 / Enemy Records EMCD 120 (4CD) Ger
  • (V/A): Live at the Knitting Factory Anniversary Boxed Set
    Knitting Factory Works KFWCD-12345 (5CD) 1993
  • Marilyn Crispell & Andrew Cyrille Duo [AR—9:00 & BR—28:00]
July 8, 1989 / Live at the Knitting Factory, New York City

  Broadcast Recording:
  Radio announcement
 1. composition
  Radio announcement
 2. Notability
   
    0:20   (incomplete)
   12:30
    0:15
   14:05

—All Live at the Knitting Factory releases and the Audience Recording have an excerpt of “Notability” (of 8:32), with applause.
Broadcast Recording received as “1989, unknown, 38:00,” though the total time is actually 28:00. It includes an announcement:
 “Segments of it will appear on Live at the Knitting Factory Volume 3.”
 [I’ve been told that this Broadcast version of “Notability” does not match the one released on the Knitting Factory CDs.
 Can anyone shed some lighton the ins and outs of this performance? —RL]
Audience Recording circulating as "1 track, 9:00, mono.”

Marilyn Crispell (p), Andrew Cyrille (dr, xyl)

{KFW-99; KFWCD-12345; A&M 75021-5299-4; Audience Recording CDr}



Knitting Factory Works KFW-99 (CD)

Enemy Records LP release

Live at the Knitting Factory—Volumes 1,2,3,+4


  • 89.07.15 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Pianissimo Series, 4:30pm, National Gallery Auditorium, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    [The Ottawa Citizen Jul 14 p.B1 + Jul 17 review p.A15]
    —“Perhaps the outstanding early moment of the festival. ... Interpreting a Thelonius Monk ballad.” + “After the Rain” (Crispell), others...
  • 89.08.28 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: Braxton (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) /
    Ravinia Festival, 8:00pm, Murray Theatre, Highland Park, Chicago, IL
    [Chicago Tribune Aug 25 Sec.7 p.27 + Aug 30 review Sec.1 p.16; CODA #229 December 1989 p.19]
  • 89.10.14 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Southend Musicworks, 8:00pm, Elbo Room, Chicago, IL
    [Chicago Tribune Oct 13 Sec.5 p.3; CODA #230 February 1990 p.34]

89.10.20 • Marilyn Crispell: Live in San Francisco

Music & Arts CD-633 (CD) 1990; 3d Records QSCA-1005 (CD) 2004 Jap

October 20, 1989 / New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
3rd Session [See 89.06.30 and 89.07.08 (1)]

 1. Penumbra (Crispell)
 2. Zipporah (Crispell)
 3. When I Fall in Love (Heyman/Young)
 4. Ruby, My Dear (Thelonious Monk)
 5. Misconception (Crispell)
 6. Tromos (Crispell)
 7. Dear Lord (John Coltrane)
 8. Encore
   12:02
    5:52
    6:41
    6:39
    8:28
    5:43
    6:19
    1:30

—While this CD has sample cuts from both the 89.06.30 and 89.07.08 sessions,
 the liners of this Music & Arts release also say that “Wha’s Nine?” is “from
Images: The Reggie Workman Ensemble on CD-634.” While it is in fact from
 that same session, it is not included on the Images disc. —RL

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CD-633}


  • 89.10.00 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Paul Blaney (b), Roger Baird (perc) / “performances,”
    Glass Slipper, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [CODA #231 April 1990 p.4]
    —Possibly on a double-bill with other Crispell projects (see 89.10.21 to 89.10.21 to 10.25).

89.10.21 (1) • Marilyn Crispell Solo [AR—93:00]

October 21, 1989, 9:00pm / Glass Slipper, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  1. Penumbra (Crispell)
  2. Lazy Bird (Coltrane)
  3. When I Fall in Love (Heyman/Young)
  4. Ruby, My Dear (Thelonious Monk)
  5. improvisation
   2nd Set:
  6. Misconception (Crispell)
  7. Night Light Beach (Crispell)
  8. After the Rain (Coltrane)
  9. Solstice (Crispell)
 10. Dear Lord (Coltrane)
 11. encore
   15:28
    6:10
    6:23
    5:55
    7:02
    
   16:18
    5:29
    8:52
    7:08
    5:26
    2:14

“A special presentation of the ‘New Wave of Women in Jazz’ highlighted the Fall season.” —CODA (#229)

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{2CDr; The Province Oct 20 p.74; CODA #229 December 1989 p.3 + #231 April 1990 p.4}


  • 89.10.21 (2) to 89.10.25 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell and Irene Schweizer (p), Maggie Nichols (voc) /
    Glass Slipper, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    [Cadence Vol.15 no.11 November 1989 p.92]
  • 89.10.26 to 10.28 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / The Yardbird Suite, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,
    [The Edmonton Journal Oct 26 p.C5; www.yardbirdsuite.com/index-shows.htm]
  • 89.11.11 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / “Performance for the Pauline Oliveros Foundation,” Holy Cross Church, Kingston, NY
    [Down Beat November 1989, p.12]
  • 89.12.02-11 (Festival schedule) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / New Music America Festival, Miami, FL
    [The WIRE #58/59 New Year 1989 p.6]

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  • 90.00.00 - Baikida Carroll (tp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Janice King (poetry), Arto Tuncboyaci (perc), Ted Orr (programmer) /
    Unison Arts & Learning Center, New Paltz, NY [www.baikida.com/composition_90.html]
    —First performance of “The Janice Project” (scored poetry reading).

90.01.23 • Leroy Jenkins & Marilyn Crispell Duo [AR]

January 23, 1990, 8:00pm / The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

 1. improvisation    22:10
 2. improvisation     5:33

Marilyn Crispell (p), Leroy Jenkins (vn)

{CDr; The Sacramento Bee Jan 21 “Encore” p.28}


90.01.25 • Leroy Jenkins & Marilyn Crispell Duo [BR—111:36]

January 25, 1990 / The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
—Broadcast on KPFA on March 26, 1990

  Interview
  3rd Movement of a String Quartet by Leroy Jenkins
  Interview [5:48
  A selection of Solo pieces by Leroy Jenkins
  Interview
  
  Duets:
 1. improvisation
 2. improvisation
   12:51
    0:52   (Recording by Virtuose de la Rossi)
    5:48
   38:55
   12:38
   
   
   22:48
    5:45

—“Charles Amirkhanian interviews violinist Leroy Jenkins and pianist Marilyn Crispell about their respective careers
 and their approach to improvisation. Jenkins then plays a selection of solo pieces and then concludes the program
 with two extended improvised duets with Crispell.”

Marilyn Crispell (p), Leroy Jenkins (vn)

{www.archive.org/details/SOM_1990_03_26}


90.02.18 • Women Piano Meeting 1990 [BR]

February 18, 1990 / Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
—DRS, Switzerland
—See note on Rote Fabrik in 89.04.15.

  Radio announcement
 1. improvisation
  Radio announcement
    0:44
   18:26   (excerpt, fades out)
    0:15

Marilyn Crispell (p), Marcio Mattos (b), Eddie Prévost (dr)

{CDr}


  • 90.05.20 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), and Gerry Hemingway (dr) / 9:00pm, Knitting Factory, NYC
    [Daily News May 20 “City Lights” p.20]
  • 90.06.23 - Tim Berne & Marilyn Crispell Duo: Byrne (as), Crispell (p) / JVC Jazz Festival,
    5:00pm, Knitting Factory, NYC [Daily News Jun 22 p.57; The New York Times Jun 25 review p.C15]
    —This was the first appearance of the Berne/Crispell Duo.

90.06.28 + 06.30 • Marilyn Crispell º Irene Schweizer: Overlapping Hands—Eight Segments

FMP CD 30 (CD) 1991 Ger
  • Marilyn Crispell & Irene Schweizer [AR—34:40]
June 28 & 30, 1990 / Workshop Freie Musik ’90, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

  Overlapping Hands—Eight Segments:
 1. Segment      6:36   (MC L-channel)
 2. Segment      3:48   (MC L-channel)
 3. Segment      9:12   (MC R-channel)
 4. Segment      9:31   (MC R-channel)
 5. Segment      9:02   (MC L-channel)
 6. Segment      9:35   (MC R-channel)
 7. Segment      6:10   (MC L-channel)
 8. Segment     12:53   (MC L-channel)
  
  Audience Recording:
 1. composition      4:11   (incomplete, cuts in at beginning)
 2. Segment      9:12   (track 3)
 3. Segment      9:31   (track 4)
 4. Segment     12:53   (track 8)

Marilyn Crispell and Irene Schweizer (p, Comp)

{FMP CD 30; CDr}


90.07.07 • Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [AR—9:27]

July 7, 1990 / Atlanta Jazz Series, 14th Street Playhouse, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA
—After midnight, so actually 90.07.08.

 1. composition    9:27   (incomplete, fades out)

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Cadence Vol.16 no.6, June 1990 p.93; Cadence Vol.16 no.7, July 1990 p.91;
The Atlanta Constitution Jul 7 “Weekend” p.8; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


90.07.00 • Marilyn Crispell Quartet: Sound Symposium—A Celebration of Sound

Sound Symposium no release # (CS) 1990 Can

July, 1990 (6-14) / Sound Symposium 1990, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

 1. improvisation    8:26

Tom Guralnick (ts),
Marilyn Crispell (p),
Lisle Ellis (b),
Roger Turner (dr)

{archive.org/details/vvaa-sound-symposium-1990-sound-symposium-1990}


    90.09.01 - CANCELLED - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Marcio Mattos, Eddie Prévost / Hawth Centre, Crawley, England
    [The WIRE #78 p.4; #76 p.5; #77 p.5]
    —“Pianist Marilyn Crispell has had to withdraw from this year’s Outside In Festival, but is now set to play two gigs
     at London’s Jazz Café on 5 and 6 September.” (90.09.05 + 09.06 below).

90.09.02 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR—59:30]

September 2, 1990, 14:30hr / Jazz Festival Willisau, Festhalle, Willisau, Switzerland
—Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Signature J602

   Introduction
   Radio announcement
 1... Compositions
    8:09   (Composition 40M from CD release of Braxton’s Five Pieces 1975)
   
   51:20   (23(O), 40L, 86, 148, 68, 88, 110B, 69J, 6A, 139, 23N, 146, and 66;
          continuous set, incomplete, cuts out at end)

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, fl, cl, cbcl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, vbs)

{CDr; Swiss National Sound Archives (file1336); CODA #235 December 1990 p.39}


  • 90.09.00 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: Braxton (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) /
    Ulrichsberg, Austria [www.jazzatelier.at/va/x7304.htm]
  • 90.09.05 + 09.06 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Marcio Mattos (b), Eddie Prévost (dr) / Jazz Café, London, England
    [The WIRE #79 p.6; review #81 p.16]

September, 1990

From a photo Session for The WIRE magazine #80, October 1990, which appeared on the inside back cover.

Caption: “wire to go!”, and there’s Marilyn, with knife and fork, attacking a plate-full of The WIRE magazines.
“Gourmet pianist Marilyn Crispell tucks in to her latest Wire back issue. She knows that regular helpings
of the world’s tastiest...”
And so on. —RL

My wife and I put this image on a pair of T-shirts which we wore to Marilyn’s 02.09.07 (1) and 02.09.07 (2) gigs
at the 2002 GUELPH Jazz Festival. She liked it just fine. So much so that we sent her one later. —Rick Lopez



Photo by Harry Borden

90.10.07 • Marilyn Crispell: Circles

Victo cd012 (CD) 1991 CAN
  • Marilyn Crispell [AR—72:58]
October 7, 1990, 15:00hr / Grand Cafe, Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
—Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville

  Circles:
 1. Rituel
 2. Sorrow
 3. Circles
 4. Chant

 23:09
  9:09
 10:15
 11:21

Audience Recording has an unknown composition at 19:04,
 followed by tracks 3, 4, 1, and 2 in that order.

Peter Buettner (ts), Oliver Lake (as, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p, Comp),
Reggie Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{VICTO cd012; Audience CDr; The Gazette Aug 13 p.B8}


90.10.08 • Henry Kaiser: Eternity Blue

Shanachie 6016 (CD) 1995

October 8, 1990 / Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
—Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville

 1. Blues for Allah (Garcia / Hunter)    29:54

—“A DAT board tape from the archives. An impromptu teaming of the Kaiser
 Quartet with Marilyn Crispell.” (From the liners)
 “Does this mean you rushed the stage?” —RL, doing the research
 “No! I was invited as a guest.” —Marilyn Crispell

—“According to the September 1990 edition of The WIRE, Henry Kaiser was
 [scheduled] to play a duo concert with Jin Hi Kim (komungo) on 90.10.07.
 That was the same date [that] ... Marilyn’s quintet performed/recorded Circles
 (90.10.07). On the following day, 90.10.08, the festival listing names Henry
 Kaiser a second time.” —Kevin White 02.09.23

Henry Kaiser and John McCain (g), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Gary Lambert (b), Mark McQuade-Crawford (dr)

{Eternity Blue; The Gazette Aug 13 p.B8; The WIRE #79 September 1990 p.5;
Cadence Vol.16 no.12 review p.81; Ms. Crispell; Kevin White}


  • 90.11.01 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Lisle Ellis (b), Gregg Simpson (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC [Gregg Simpson 04.11.03]
  • 90.11.07 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) /
    Earshot Jazz Series, Nippon Kan Theater, Seattle, WA
    [Earshot Jazz Vol.7 No.10 November 1990; The News Tribune Nov 22 “Soundlife” p.14]
  • 90.11.09 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: as above / “Time Flies,” The Third Annual Celebration of Contemporary Jazz & Improvised Music,
    8:00pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    [The Vancouver Sun Nov 6 p.B12; The Province Nov 8 “Preview” p.25; CODA #236 March 1991 p.4]

90.11.10 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR]

November 10, 1990, 9:00 & 10:30pm / Koncepts Kultural Gallery, Oakland, CA

 1. Circles
 2. composition
 3. composition
 4. composition
    17:25
    29:05
    14:55
    23:55   (incomplete)

Tracks 1 and 2 are a continuous performance.

Marilyn Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{2CDr; The San Francisco Examiner Nov 4 “Datebook” p.9; Oakland Tribune Nov 12 review pp.C1-2}


  • 90.11.00 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Paul Motian (dr) Duo / Tampere Jazz Happening, Tampere, Finland [web listing]

90.12.12 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR]

December 12, 1990, 8:00pm / Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

 1... compositions
   2nd Set:
 2... compositions
   42:14
   
   32:27   (incomplete, cuts in at beginning)

Anthony Braxton (reeds, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{2CDr; Newsday Dec 7 “Part II” p.126; CODA #236 March 1991 p.22; Anonymous 04.05.13}


1991 : : :


  • 91.00.00 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / New England Conservatory, Boston, MA [The WIRE #86 April 1991 p.64]
    —“I just played at the New England Conservatory and they had to know exactly what I was going to do inside the piano.
     I forgot one thing—and it was something very mild like gently plucking one string—and this guy came running out,
     ‘You never told me you were going to do that!’”

  • 91.01.26 - Anthony Braxton Quartet, Karlsruhe —Mis-dated, See 91.03.26


  • 91.02.03 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Tim Berne (as) Duo / Knitting Factory, NYC [New York Magazine February 4, 1991 p.82]
  • 91.02.04 to 02.05 - Reggie Workman Quartet: Don Byron (cl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Michelle Navazio (g), Diane Monroe (vn),
    Reggie Workman (b, Comp), Andrew Cyrille (dr) / Knitting Factory, NYC [The New York Times Feb 11 review p.C15]
    —“5-4-3-2” (Cyrille), only composition noted.
  • 91.03.12 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / “All Keyed Up,” 8:00pm, Town Hall, NYC
    [The Journal News Mar 10 p.C4; New York Magazine March 11, 1991 p.118]
  • 91.00.00 (2) - Tim Berne (as) & Marilyn Crispell (p) Duo / Ulrichsberg, Austria [www.jazzatelier.at/va/x7304.htm]
    —This is listed in the 1991 section of the jazzatelier archive, but I’ve been unable to find a speciic date for this. It’s possible
     that it could have been in ’92 during a Euro-tour that also had a Berne Duo date and preceded the release of Marilyn
     Crispell & Tim Berne: Inference
    (92.06.25) on Music & Arts. —RL

91.03.25 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR—41:05]

March 25, 1991 / Stadtgarten, Köln, Germany

 1. Compositions 116, 40L, 62, 90(31), 48, 108A, 107    41:05   (fades out)

Anthony Braxton (as, fl, cl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, vbs)

{CDr; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


91.03.26 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—120:14]

March 26, 1991 / Jazzclub JUBEZ, Karlsruhe, Germany

 1... compositions
   2nd Set:
 2... compositions
   62:23
   
   57:15

—An incomplete recording is circulating at 93:50, mis-dated as “January, 1991.”

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, vb)

{2CDr}


  • 91.03.27 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: Braxton (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, vb) /
    Jazzhaus, Freiburg, Germany [Timo Hoyer 03.10.09]

91.04.01 to 04.03 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AVR—58:20]

April 1 OR 3, 1991, 8:30pm / Jazz Café, London, England

 1. composition    58:20

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, fl, bar, bsx, cl, cbcl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{Video; The WIRE #85 March 1991 p.5}



91.04.02 • Anthony Braxton Quartet (London) 1991-04.03-Set 1

Braxton Bootleg BL033 (digital d/l) 2013

91.04.02 • Anthony Braxton Quartet (London) 1991-04.03-Set 2

Braxton Bootleg BL034 (digital d/l) 2013
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—119:35 & AVR—119:35]

April 2, 1991 / Jazz Café, London, England

  1. composition
  2. composition
  3. composition
  4. composition
  5. composition
   2nd Set:
  6. composition
  7. composition
  8. composition
  9. composition
 10. composition
   16:06
   12:43
    6:03
   11:25
   11:57
   
    7:38
   14:20
    8:15
   12:18
   12:54

—On the Audience Recording, both continuous sets are split tracks at around 46:00 in.

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, bar, cbsx, fl, cl, cbcl), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{2CDr from Braxton archives; Video; The WIRE #85 March 1991 p.5;
The Guardian Apr 1 p.23 + Apr 4 p.32; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}



91.04.03 • Anthony Braxton Quartet (London) 1991-04.03-Set 1

Braxton Bootleg NBBL035 (digital d/l) 2013

91.04.03 • Anthony Braxton Quartet (London) 1991-04.03-Set 2

Braxton Bootleg BL036 (digital d/l) 2013
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet [Unissued hat ART Recording Session—128:04]

April 3, 1991 / Jazz Café, London, England

 1. Composition 105A
 2. composition
 3. composition
 4. Composition 34
 5. composition
  2nd Set:
 6. Composition 40B
 7. composition
 8. composition
 9. composition
   14:48
    6:20
   11:28
   17:22   (split track at 11:46)
   19:53
   
   13:02
   23:40
    7:53
   10:12

—None of the compositions are identified on the Braxton Bootleg release.

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, fl, bar, cbsx, cl, cbcl), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{discogs.com; The WIRE #85 March 1991 p.5; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


91.04.04 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [SBR—99:09]

April 4, 1991 / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 1... compositions
   2nd Set:
 2... compositions
 3.  composition/encore
   54:49   (split track at 47:23)

   41:55   (split track at 37:27)
    2:25

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, cl, cbcl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{The WIRE #85 March 1991 p.5; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


  • 91.04.12 - Marilyn Crispell & Eddie Prévost Duo: Crispell (p), Prévost (dr) / 8:30pm, Leeds Trade Club, Leeds, England
    [Huddersfield Daily Examiner Mar 29 p.14 + Apr 12 p.12; The WIRE #86 April 1991 p.4; www.leeds.ac.uk]
  • 91.04.13 - Marilyn Crispell & Eddie Prévost Duo: as above / 8:00pm, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, England
    [The Guardian Apr 13 “Weekend” p.43]
  • 91.04.15 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Evan Parker (ss) Duo / 8:30pm, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, England
    [The Guardian Apr 15 p.33]

91.04.25 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—103:00]

April 25, 1991 / Köln, Germany

 1... compositions    103:00

Anthony Braxton (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{Eddy Janssens 03.12.28}


91.05.04 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—89:24]

May 4, 1991 / Thelonious Club, Rotterdam, Netherlands

 1... compositions    89:24   (split track at 44:37)

Anthony Braxton (as, fl, cl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{Andreas Dietz 06.09.20; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


91.05.28 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [SBR—76:15]

May 28, 1991 / Milano, Italy

 1... compositions
 2.  composition
   68:47
    4:50

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, fl, cl, cbcl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CDr}


  • 91.05.31 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: Braxton (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) /
    Teatro Metropolitan, Aversa, Italy [Heinrich Smejkal 04.01.12, web-site info]

91.06.02 • Anthony Braxton: Willisau (Quartet) 1991—LIVE

hat ART 4-61001/2/3/4 (4CD, hat JAZZ Series) Swz;
hatOLOGY 4-685 (4CD) 2009 Swz

June 2, 1991 / Live at Mohren, Willisau, Switzerland
1st session [See also 91.06.04 + 06.05]

   Martinelli Discography:
  1. Composition 67 (+147+96)
  2. Composition 140 (+147+139+135)
  3. Composition 34A
  4. Composition 20 (+86)
  5. Composition 23G (+147+30)
  6. Composition 69O (+135)
  7. Composition 69B
  8. Composition 107 (+96)
  9. Composition 101
 10. Composition 23N (+112+108A+33)
  
  13:20
  16:01
  17:28
  13:29
  11:00
  17:22
  17:03
   9:10
   ↓
  13:15

  (as+fl+Cfcl)
  (as+Cfcl)
  (sss)
  (as+sss+Cfcl)
  (as+cl)
  (sss+cl)
  (as+sss+fl)
  (fl)
  (fl+cl)
  (cl)

—Two mistakes on the live CDs: no brackets around 135 (first piece on CD 3),
 and 107B for 107. AB himself insisted that 34 be listed 34A, though in the
 Catalogue of Works there is 34 only.” —Martinelli
—CD 61003 [71:57] has tracks 1-5; CD 61004 [57:23] has tracks 6-10;
 Both are single long tracks on each disc.

—“The extensive liner notes by Graham Lock for this landmark release include
 an illustration of the recorded compositions, of Braxton’s theory and career,
 and short bio-discographies of the members of the quartet. —Martinelli

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, fl, cl, cbcl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc, mba)

{Anthony Braxton: Willisau (Quartet) 1991—LIVE;
Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography, Record n. 135}


91.06.04 + 06.05 • Anthony Braxton: Willisau (Quartet) 1991—STUDIO

hat ART 4-61001/2/3/4 (4CD, hat JAZZ Series) Swz;
hatOLOGY 4-685 (4CD) 2009 Swz;
hatOLOGY 2-735 (2CD, 2nd Edition Remastered) 2018 Swz

June 4 & 5, 1991 / Willisau, Switzerland
2nd session [See also 91.06.02]

   Martinelli Discography:
  1. Composition 160 (+5) +40J
  2. Composition 23M (+10+108D)
  3. Composition 158 (+96+40L)
  4. Composition 40A
  5. Composition 40B
  6. Composition 161
  7. Composition 159
  8. Composition 23C+32+105B+30
  9. Composition 23M (+10+108D)
 10. Composition 40M
  
  11:26
  15:03
  17:04
   8:24
  12:13
   5:55
  12:47
  23:48
  10:28
  12:03

  (cl)
  (as)
  (sss+Cfcl)
  (fl)
  (as)
  (Cfcl)
  (as)
  (fl+cl)
  (as)
  (as)

—“[The liner notes by Graham Lock] ... and the CD track listing omit
 pulse track 108D, played on both takes of 23M.” —Martinelli
—CD 61001 and hatOLOGY CD 7351 reissue [64:10] have tracks 1-5;
 CD 61002 and hatOLOGY CD 7352 reissue [65:00] have tracks 6-10;
 All are single long tracks on each disc.

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, fl, cl, cbcl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, mba)

{hat ART 4-61001/2/3/4;
Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography, Record n. 135}



 ↑ hat ART 4-61001/2/3/4 ↓



 ↓  hatOLOGY 2-735 ↓


91.06.15 • Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [AR—58:08]

June 15, 1991 / The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

 1. composition
 2. composition
 3. composition
 4. composition
   29:52
   16:23
    4:58
    6:55

Anthony Braxton (as, sss), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CDr; Philadelphia Daily News Jun 9 p.9H; The Philadelphia Inquirer Jun 17 review p.6E;
Andreas Dietz 06.09.20; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


91.06.25 • Marilyn Crispell Quintet [AR—58:58]

June 25, 1991, 9:00pm / “What is Jazz Festival,” Knitting Factory, New York City

 1... compositions    58:58

Peter Buettner (ts), Oliver Lake (as), Marilyn Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CDr; The New York Times Jun 21 p.C1; Newsday Jun 21 p.107}


  • 91.06.30 - Reggie Workman Trio: Marilyn Crispell (p), Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) /
    duMaurier Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    [CODA #240 November 1991 p.15]
  • 91.08.17 - Reggie Workman Trio: as above / 8:00pm, Byrdcliffe Barn, Woodstock, NY
    [Millbrook Round Table Jun 19 and 20 p.C8]

  • 91.08.29 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: same as above, as billed / 13th Annual Jazz Festival,
    Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Chicago, IL
    [Chicago Tribune Aug 30 Sec.1 p.24; The San Francisco Examiner Aug 30 p.D17;
    Austin American-Statesman Sep 5 “Onward” p.13; chicagojazzfestival1979-2008.pdf]

    “One of the festival’s early highlights was a brief but brilliant set by pianist Marilyn
    Crispell performing in a trio format. ... Her set was unfortunately cut short to make sure
    crowd favorite [Wynton] Marsalis got to perform.”
     —Austin American-Statesman
    “An intense performance that was exciting, imaginitive, pyrotechnic, and yet cohesive.”
     —The San Francisco Examiner
    “A painfully repititious, one-idea set from pianist Marilyn Crispell.”
     —Chicago Tribune

    —Who you gonna believe??? —RL


  • 91.10.01 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) /
    8:00pm, Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
    [Valley News Sep 28 p.27  ← ← ← display ad]
  • 91.10.12 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: Braxton (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p),
    Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) /
    8:00pm, Crowell Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
    [Hartford Courant Oct 10 “Calendar” p.5]

  • October Meeting 1991 : : : October 18th through 26th, 1991

    “A nine-day festival of contemporary jazz and improvised music which will run at
    Amsterdam’s BIM-huis and venues in 12 other Dutch cities. ... The festival, which
    includes over 30 concerts and a symposium, is organised by the Dutch Jazz federation
    and follows the success of its last October Meeting in 1987.”
    [The WIRE #92 October 1991 pp.4-5]

  • 91.10.00 (1) - Steve Beresford, Marilyn Crispell, and Georg Gräwe (p), Han Bennink (dr) /
    October Meeting 1991, Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    —“[Gräwe] also contributed to a three-piano tag-team match versus bonzo Bennink
     which started in earnest with Marilyn Crispell and ended in a sublimely ridiculous
     Bennink/Beresford pyjama party.” [The WIRE #96 February 1992 p.15]
  • 91.10.00 (2) - Greetje Bijma (voc), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b)
    “Greetje, Marilyn, and Mark had their first musical meeting at the ‘October Meeting 1991’”
    —Willem Bekius, credits page to Greetje Bijma’s Barefoot (93.06.09).
  • 91.10.00 (3) - Earl Howard Quintet: Howard (synth), Marilyn Crispell (p),
    Michael Moore (cl), Ernst Reijseger (ce), Han Bennink and Gerry Hemingway (perc) /
    October Meeting 1991, Royal Conservatory, Den Hag, The Netherlands [www.earlhow.com]
    —“Abondigas Soup” for Synth and Quintet

91.10.22 • (V/.A)—Mark Dresser Group: October Meeting 1991 / Anatomy of a Meeting

BIMHUIS 004 (CD) 1997 Neth
  • Mark Dresser Group [BR—27:06]
October 22, 1991 / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  Anatomy of a Meeting:
 1. Castles for Carter (Mark Dresser)    12:42   (incomplete)

  Broadcast Recording:
 1... compositions     27:06

Ab Baars (cl), Peter van Bergen (bcl), Herb Robertson (tp),
Wolter Wierbos (tb), Marilyn Crispell (p), Earl Howard (elec),
Mark Feldman (vn), Maurice Horsthuis, Mary Oliver (va),
Ernst Reijseger, Gianluigi Trovesi (ce),
Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{BIMHUIS 004}


91.10.24 • Gerry Hemingway Tentet [BR—83:08 & AR—38:00]

October 24, 1991 / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 5. I Love You So Much It Hurt Me
 6. Arcane Troubadour
    8:30
   37:53
  (as, as, MCp, vn, b, dr / incomplete, fades at end)
  (as+ss, as+cl, tp, tb, p, MC+GGp, vn, ce, b, dr+perc+xyl)

Broadcast Recording has 4 additional tracks sans Crispell.
Audience Recording noted at “1 track, 38:00,” likely track 6 alone.

Earl Howard (as, ss), Michael Moore (as, cl), Herb Robertson (tp), Wolter Wierbos (tb), Marilyn Crispell and George Graewe (p),
Mark Feldman (vn), Ernst Reijseger (ce), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc, xyl)

{2CDr; span of dates from The WIRE #92 October 1991 p.4}


91.10.27 • Marilyn Crispell º George Graewe: Piano Duets (for tuned and detuned pianos)

Leo Records CD LR 206/207 (2CD) 1992 UK
  • Marilyn Crispell º George Graewe [BR]
October 27, 1991 / Ruhr Jazz Festival, Ibach Piano Factory, Bochum, Germany
1st session [See also 91.12.19]

  Piano Duets:
 1. Roode Lion
 2. Reves d’Assadour
 3. Twin Dragons
 4. Squares, Domes, and Cones
 5. Fervent Void
  
  Broadcast Recording:
  Radio announcement
 1. Twin Dragons
 2. Fervent Void
  Radio announcement
  
  16:53
  11:32
   7:12
   9:04
  11:50
   
  
   1:21
   7:12
  11:50   (interrupted at 2:43)
   0:17

Marilyn Crispell and George Graewe (p, Comp)

{LR 206/207}


91.11.08 • Marilyn Crispell Trio: Highlights from the Summer of 1992 American Tour

Music & Arts CD-758 (CD) 1993
November 8, 1991, 8:00pm / Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
1st session [See also 92.03.27; 92.04.03; & 92.04.04.]

 1. Commodore
 2. Rain
 3. Angels
   12:20
    6:07
   11:10

—Why is a release containing material from sessions spanning November ’91
 through early April ’92 named “Summer of 1992?” —RL
 “I don’t know.” —Ms. Crispell

Marilyn Crispell (p, Comp),
Reggie Workman (b),
Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CD-758; Hartford Courant Sep 12 “Scene 1991” p.7; Record-Journal Nov 8 p.29}


  • 91.12.16 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc) Duo / Knitting Factory, NYC
    [New York Magazine December 16, 1991 p.114]

91.12.19 • Marilyn Crispell / George Graewe: Piano Duets (for tuned and detuned pianos)

Leo Records CD LR 206/207 (2CD) UK
December 19, 1991 / IBACH Piano Factory, Schwelm, Germany
2nd session [See also 91.10.27]

 1. If She Be A Wall
 2. Grey Chair and Parrots
 3. Denis d’Or
 4. Untitled Swirl
 5. Interior A
 6. Fringe
 7. Stairway To Nowhere
 8. Interior B
    7:27
    5:56
    7:49
    9:07
    7:08
    4:10
    8:35
    6:10

—“Two pianos de-tuned using diagonal tuning. The pianos are tuned a quarter-tone apart
 in their middle registers, while the lower and upper registers are stretched flat, respectively
 sharp, gradually within the range of a minor second.”

Marilyn Crispell and George Graewe (p)

{CD LR 206/207}


  • 91.12.22 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: Braxton (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc) /
    Stadtgarten, Köln [Jazzpodium 12/1991 S.56, Concert schedule]

1992 : : :


92.02.11 • Marilyn Crispell: Stellar Pulsations—Three Composers

Leo Records CD LR 194 (CD) 1994 England

February 11, 1992 / Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
1st session [See also 92.03.26 (1); 92.07.10 & 92.07.13]

 1. Costellar Pulsations (Cogan)    12:05

Marilyn Crispell and Ellen Polansky (p),
Robert Cogan (Comp)

{CD LR 194}


92.02.21 • Reggie Workman Ensemble: Altered Spaces

Leo Records CD LR 183 (CD) 1993 UK
  • (V/A): Leo Records CD Sampler
    Avant Issue 7, Summer 1998 (Mag & CD) 1998 UK
February 21, 1992, 8:00pm / Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
—“Also will participet in a panel discussion ... at 1:00pm.”

 1. Apart (Revisited)
 2. Ballad for the Silf
 3. Altered Spaces
 4. Ten
 5. Suite Pour le Courage
 6. Wha’s Nine
   27:07
    6:33
    8:02
   12:48
   19:21
    3:43

Leo Records CD Sampler has track 6.

Don Byron (cl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Jeanne Lee (voc), Jason Hwang (vn),
Reggie Workman (b, Comp), Gerry Hemingway (dr)
 —Pre-publicity had Michael Navazio (g), and omitted Jeanne Lee.

{CD LR 183; Avant #7; Delaware County Daily Times Feb 20 p.35}


  • 92.02.28 + 02.29 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: Braxton (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) /
    9:00pm, New Music Cafe, NYC [Daily News Feb 28 p.19; Newsday Feb 28 “Part II” p.85; CODA #244 July 1992 p.24]
    Daily News also ran the same notice a week early (Feb 21), incorrectly dating the engagement as the 21st and 22nd;
    CODA had “three nights..”

92.03.21 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR]

March 21, 1992, 8:00pm / Southend Musicworks, Chicago, IL

 (2) Sets

—“Inclement weather and airline problems delayed Sunday’s performance ... by almost
 three hours. ... Because of last week’s snowstorm, the trio didn’t arrive from Chicago
 until shortly before 5pm.” —The Morning Call

Marilyn Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{Chicago Tribune Mar 19 Sec.5 p.10 + Mar 20 Sec.7 p.2;
The Morning Call Mar 27 p.D6; Weasel Walter 22.11.07}


“I started volunteering down there in late 1990 (age 18), after catching the AACM
25th Anniversary after fest jam sessions there. The night that Marilyn’s trio played,
I did the FOH sound/monitor mix and one of the other guys made a board
recording to cassette. Many of the Southend gigs were recorded in this manner,
but the whereabouts of those master tapes are unknown. At one point, I had a
bunch of dubs of various shows, ... but they were all lost or taped over eventually.
I don’t recall very much specific about the gig beyond the trio playing either one
or two set-length free improvisations. They were great. It was inspired. I feel like
Marilyn’s piano was stage right, Workman in the middle and Hemingway on
stage left.” —Weasel Walter


92.03.26 (1) • Marilyn Crispell: Stellar Pulsations—Three Composers

Leo Records CD LR 194 (CD) 1994 UK

March 26, 1992 / Studio One, WGBH-FM, Boston, MA
2nd session [See also 92.02.11; 92.07.10 & 92.07.13]

 1. Mirabilis II (Pozzi Escot)
  First Movement
  Second Movement
  Third Movement
   16:33
    8:59
    3:43
    3:51

Marilyn Crispell (p),
Don Byron (cl),
Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CD LR 194}


  • 92.03.26 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) / nuArts Performance Series,
    8:00pm, Blackman Auditorium, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
    [The Boston Globe Mar 20 p.36 + Mar 26 “Calendar” p.21 + Mar 28 p.14]
    —“Suite for Trio” (Crispell), “After the Rain” (Coltrane), “Commodore” (Crispell), others...

92.03.27 • Marilyn Crispell Trio: Highlights from the Summer of 1992 American Tour

Music & Arts CD-758 (CD) 1993
March 27, 1992, 8:00pm / Real Art Ways, Polish National Home, Hartford, CT
2nd session [See also 91.11.08; 92.04.03; & 92.04.04.]

 1. Not Wanting    7:52

—Music & Arts CD-758 incorrectly lists the venue for this session as “Real Art Works.”
—Also on this date: “Rain,” “Commodore,” “Mouvements Changeables,”
 “Totems/Rotations,” and “Suite for Trio (I-III)” (Crispell), “After the Rain”
 and “Dear Lord” (Coltrane).

Marilyn Crispell (p, Comp), Reggie Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CD-758; Hartford Courant Mar 26 “Calendar” p.3 + Mar 28 p.B5}


92.04.03 • Marilyn Crispell Trio: Highlights from the Summer of 1992 American Tour

Music & Arts CD-758 (CD) 1993

April 3, 1992 / Montview Presbyterian Church, Denver, CO
3rd session [See also 91.11.08; 92.03.27; & 92.04.04.]

 1. Mouvements Changeables     7:34

Marilyn Crispell (p, Comp), Reggie Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CD-758}


92.04.04 • Marilyn Crispell Trio: Highlights from the Summer of 1992 American Tour

Music & Arts CD-758 (CD) 1993

April 4, 1992, 8:00pm / Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
4th session [See also 91.11.08; 92.03.27; & 92.04.03.]

 1. Suite for Trio
 2. Solstice
   13:55
   11:20

Marilyn Crispell (p, Comp), Reggie Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CD-758; “New Vistas in Contemporary Music,” Star Tribune Jan 19 p.11F; Star Tribune Apr 3 p.16E}


  • 92.04.07 - Marilyn Crispell, Irene Schweizer, and George Grawe (p) /
    “Neo Boogie Woogie,” 8:00pm, de Singel, Zwarte Zaal, Antwerpen, Belgium
    [Jazz Magazine No.414 4/1992 S.52, Concert schedule; www.desingel.be]
  • 92.04.09 - Het Belgisch Pianokwartet (Belgium Piano 4):
    Fred van Hove, Christian Leroy, Eddy Loozen, and Marilyn Crispell (p) /
    “Neo Boogie Woogie,” 8:00pm, de Singel, Blauwe Zal, Antwerpen, Belgium
    [bimhuis.nl/en/calendar/neo-boogie-woogie-2]

“Early Summer 1992, there was a Knitting Factory tour of
Europe, and Marilyn and Gerry [Hemingway] were part of that.
They were scheduled to play in the courtyard of Frankfurt am
Main’s Historisches Museum one fine Sunday morning, an
11:00 start, but sadly the tour bus had broken down in Austria—
with transmission problems, we were informed—and, after
a lengthy wait, the concert had to be cancelled.”
[Kevin White 02.09.29]


  • 92.05.00 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Gerry Hemingway (dr) Duo /
    The Knitting Factory on Tour, BimHUIS, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    [NRC Handelsblad May 22 Kunst p.6]
  • 92.06.00 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Tim Berne (as) Duo /
    Diesel Kulturzentrum, Esslingen, Germany
    —“Probably around the time [of] the Music & Arts duo CD.” (92.06.25)
     [Kevin White 02.09.29]



Widely syndicated / April 29, 1992

92.06.24 (1) • Crispell / Brötzmann / Drake Trio [AR—56:46]

June 24, 1992 / du Maurier International Jazz Festival, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 1. composition    33:53
 2. composition    11:11
 3. composition    11:19

“That night, after our interview, Drake and Brötzmann were joined by pianist Marilyn Crispell for a trio that—after a few
introductory kluges—was utterly breathtaking. The following night, the trio moved on to record a CD in Toronto.”
—Brötzmann interview/article by John Corbett in The WIRE

Peter Brötzmann (ts, cl, tarogato), Marilyn Crispell (p), Hamid Drake (dr)

{CDr; Vancouver Sun Jun 12 Festival Guide pull-out; The Province Jun 21 p.C12; The WIRE #108 February 1993 p.42}


  • 92.06.24 (2) - Irene Schweizer & Marilyn Crispell Duo / du Maurier International Jazz Festival,
    Glass Slipper, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    [Vancouver Sun Jun 12 Festival Guide pull-out; The Province Jun 21 p.C12]

92.06.25 (1) • Marilyn Crispell & Tim Berne: Inference

Music & Arts CD-851 (CD) 1995

June 25, 1992 / duMaurier Theatre, The Harbourfront Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
—duMaurier Ltd. Downtown Jazz Festival Toronto,

 1. For Alto and Piano II (Crispell)
 2. Ho’ Time (Berne)
 3. Inference (Berne)
 4. Sorrow (Crispell)
 5. Bass Voodoo (Berne)
 6. Only Paradise (Crispell)
    9:43
   10:39
   10:51
    9:31
    8:22
    5:03

Tim Berne (as),
Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CD-851}


92.06.25 (2) • Crispell º Brötzmann º Drake Trio: Hyperion

Music & Arts CD-852 (CD) 1995

June 25, 1992 / duMaurier Theatre, The Harbourfront Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
—duMaurier Ltd. Downtown Jazz Festival Toronto,

 1. Hyperion I
 2. Hyperion II
 3. Hyperion III
   20:22
   13:36
   15:21

—Tim Berne was originally listed in CODA as “special guest.”

Peter Brötzmann (ts, cl, tarogato),
Marilyn Crispell (p),
Hamid Drake (perc)

{CD-852; The New York Times Jun 19 p.C24; CODA #244 July 1992 p.15}


92.06.30 • Crispell º Brötzmann º Drake Trio [AR—54:15]

June 30, 1992, 9:00pm / Knitting Factory, New York City

 1. composition
 2. composition
 3. encore
   16:32
   33:58
    2:46

Peter Brötzmann (ts, cl, tarogato), Marilyn Crispell (p), Hamid Drake (perc)

{CDr; Cadence Vol.18 No.6 June 1992 p.109; Daily News Jun 28 “City Lights” p.18}


92.07.10 + 07.13 • Marilyn Crispell: Stellar Pulsations—Three Composers

Leo Records CD LR 194 (CD) 1994 UK

July 10 & 13, 1992 / WDR Cologne, Großer Sendesaal, Germany
3rd session [See also 92.02.11; 92.03.26 (1)]

 1. Concerto for Marilyn (Manfred Niehaus)
  1st Movement: Concerto for Chico
  2nd Movement: The Unhoused Tango
  3rd Movement: Concerto for Harpo
  4th Movement: Concerto to Provoke Groucho
   23:57
    4:45
    6:36
    2:55
    9:40

Marilyn Crispell (p),
WDR Radio Orchestra, conducted by David de Villiers

{CD LR 194}


92.09.06 • Marilyn Crispell & Eddie Prévost Duo [BR—38:44]

September 6, 1992 / Outside In Festival, Hawth Centre, Crawley, England
—BBC Radio 3 Broadcast, 22:30hr, January 16, 1993

 1. My One and Only Love
 2. Much Ado About Everything
 3. composition
   14:03
   15:05
    7:48

Marilyn Crispell (p), Eddie Prévost (dr, perc)

{CDr; session date from The WIRE #103 September 1992 p.4 + p.6; Evening Standard Sep 4 p.28;
Broadcast date from The WIRE #106/107 New Year 1993 p.4; }


  • 92.09.08 - Marilyn Crispell & Eddie Prévost Duo / Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    [The WIRE #103 September 1992 p.6]
  • 92.09.10 - Marilyn Crispell & Eddie Prévost Duo / Band On The Wall, Manchester, England [ibid]

92.09.13 • Marilyn Crispell & Eddie Prévost Duo [AR—75:32]

September 13, 1992, 8:00pm / Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham, England

 1. composition     7:54
 2. composition    10:58
 3. composition    19:04
 4. composition    31:02
 5. composition     4:16

Marilyn Crispell (p), Eddie Prévost (dr)

{CDr; Chase Post Sep 10 p.29; Birmingham Post Sep 12 p.27}


92.10.10 • Anthony Braxton Quartet: (Victoriaville) 1992

VICTO cd021 (CD) 1993 CAN
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR]
October 10, 1992, 20:00hr / Saint Victoire Church, Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
—Festival International De Musique Actuelle

 1. Composition 159 + (131+30+147)
 2. composition
 3. Composition 148 + (108A+139+147)
 4. Composition 161
 5. Composition 158 + (108C+147)
 6. Impressions (Coltrane)
   10:37
    7:57
   20:29
   12:52
   14:38
    6:12
   (as+sss)
   (as+Cmsx)
   (fl+cl)
   (sss+Cmsx)
   (as)
   (??)

—Audience Recording is complete; (Victoriaville) 1992 omits track 2.
—The Martinelli Discography concurs with the above track listings.

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, Cmsx, fl, cl, Cfcl, Comp except 6), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc, vb, mba)

{VICTO cd021; CDr; Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography, Record n. 142; The Gazette Oct 3 p.E12}


  • 92.10.00 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Urs Liemgruber (reeds), Gerry Hemingway / October Meeting, Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    [CODA #244 July 1982 p.32]
    —No mention of this at the Bimhuis Archive.

92.11.00 • Crispell º Schweizer º Jormin º Strid [AR]

November 6, 7, or 8, 1992 / “Solo 92,” Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

 1. compositions    30:00

Marilyn Crispell and Irene Schweizer (p), Anders Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr)

{Tape; CODA #248 March/April ‘93 p.31}


  • 92.11.25 - Anthony Braxton (reeds) & Marilyn Crispell (p) Duo / Jazz Festival, Limoges, France
    [Jazz Magazine No.420 11/1992 S.71, Festival schedule]

1993 : : :


  • 93.02.27 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Doug James (dr) Duo / “Explorations in Music Series,”
    8:00pm, Santuario de Guadalupe, Santa Fe, NM
    [Santa Fe New Mexican Feb 21 p.E7; Albuquerque Journal Feb 25 p.F20]
  • 93.03.06 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Lecture / 3:30pm, 8:00pm, Arts Center, Carrboro, NC [The News and Observer Mar 8 review p.7C]
  • 93.03.06 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc) /
    8:00pm, Arts Center, Carrboro, NC
    [The News and Observer Mar 8 review p.7C; Cadence Vol.19 no.3 March 1993 p.4]
    —“Ruby, My Dear,” “After the Rain,” and “Dear Lord” (Coltrane), and Crispell originals.
  • 93.03.07 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: as above / 8:00pm, Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    [The Observer Mar 4 “Magazine” p.2]
  • 93.03.08 - Crispell and Ellen Christi (and others) in a panel discussion, “Feminist Perspectives on the Arts”
    3:00pm, Newcomb Hall Theater, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA [ibid]
  • 93.03.14 - Marilyn Crispell / 9:00pm, Roulette, NYC [New York Magazine March 15, 1993 p.95]
  • 93.03.24 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Gerry Hemingway (dr) Duo / K9-Kulturzentrum, Konstanz, Germany
    [Jazzpodium 3/1993 S.58, Concert schedule; jazzclub-konstanz.de/konzerte_89-00.html]

  • Taktlos Festival, Zürich—Bern—Basel, Switzerland
    “In train stations we keep bumping into Marilyn Crispell and Gerry Hemingway, but never see ’em play.”
    [John Corbett: “Letter from Switzerland” The WIRE #114 August 1993 p.7]

  • 93.03.26 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / 10th TAKTLOS Festival, Bern, Switzerland
    [Jazzpodium 3/1993 S.50, Festival schedule; 5/1993, S.35, Festival report]
  • 93.03.27 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / 10th TAKTLOS Festival, Kulturwerkstatt Kaserne, Basel, Switzerland [ibid]
  • 93.03.28 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / 10th TAKTLOS Festival, Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland [ibid]
  • 93.04.06 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Bobigny, Paris, France
    [Jazz Magazine No.423 2/1993 S.29, Festival schedule, 10th Festival Banlieues Bleues]

93.04.09 • Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [AR—45:14]

April 9, 1993 / Festival Banlieues Bleues 1993, Bobigny, Paris, France

 1. composition    45:14   (incomplete, fades out)

Anthony Braxton (as, ss, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CDr; Jakob Blumenthal 09.07.16; Jazz Magazine No.423 2/1993 S.29, Festival schedule, 10th Festival Banlieues Bleues}


93.05.05 • Marilyn Crispell: Santuerio

Leo Records CD LR 191 (CD) 1993 UK
  • (V/A): Leo Records CD Sampler
    Avant Issue 7, Summer 1998 (Mag & CD) 1998 UK
May 5, 1993 / Roulette Studio, New York City

 1. Entrances of light
 2. Air/fire
 3. Water
 4. Burning air/wood
 5. Santuerio
 6. Repercussions of light
 7. Red shift
 8. Repercussions of air I
  Repercussions of air II
    6:07
   10:28
    2:54
    4:58
   13:20
    9:26
   13:40
    3:23
    4:01

Leo Records CD Sampler has track 1.

Marilyn Crispell (p, Comp), Mark Feldman (vn), Hank Roberts (ce), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CD LR 191 & Avant 7}




On the left,
the familiar CD cover.

On the right,
an alternate,
disposition unknown.


  • 93.05.21 - Anthony Braxton (reeds) & Marilyn Crispell (p) Duo / Vooruit, Gent, Belgium
    [Jazz Hot No.500 5/1993 S.80, Concert schedule]

93.05.22 • Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [BBC Broadcast—34:28 & AR—53:41]

May 22, 1993 / London Jazz Festival, Bloomsbury Theatre, London, England
—Broadcast on Radio 3, “Impressions” 10:30pm May 29, 1993.
—Broadcast Recording is also circulating with an incorrect date of 93.05.23 (see notes).

   Audience Recording:
 1... compositions

   Broadcast Recording:
 1... compositions
   BBC announcement
   
   53:41   (split track at around 47:00 in)
   
   
   33:33
    0:55

Broadcast Recording is the excerpted final 33:33 of the Audience Recording.

—There has been some confusion between tapes as a result of there being two duo concerts on consecutive nights at same venue.
 Brian Morton announcement at the end of the recording: “Marilyn Crispell, piano, and Anthony Braxton, reeds and flute, ending
 that set recorded last Saturday [93.05.22] in the Bloomsbury Theatre at a special Impressions event organised as part of the
 inaugural London Jazz Festival.”

“There were 2 concerts, ... the 22 May and 23 May.” [Timo Hoyer 03.11.03]
“I can only tell you that we played a duo concert after Anthony played with Evan on the same day.” [Marilyn Crispell 03.02.06]

—John Fordham writes in the introductory line to his contribution to Mixtery: a festschrift for Anthony Braxton (p.180-181, including
 a short concert review): “This review of AB’s duo concerts with Evan Parker and Marilyn Crispell at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre
 on 23 May 1993 first appeared in The Guardian (May 26).”
 Also, Fordham writes “Anthony Braxton and Marilyn Crispell’s weekend performances [plural] were always going to be among
 the unmissable events of the London Jazz Festival’s final days.”
—This set “included the Joe Gallivan Big Band,” as part of this May 22 double-bill. Huddersfield Daily Examiner (May 29)
—The Braxton/Parker duo is documented on Leo’s Duo (London) 1993 (CD LR 193). —RL

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, cl, cbcl, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Broadcast & Audience CDrs, detailing RL 08.05.17; The Daily Telegraph May 22 “Weekend” p.XIV; The Guardian May 26 review Sec.2 p.6;
Huddersfield Daily Examiner May 29 “Weekend” p.7; Kevin White 02.12.09, 03.01.23; Ms. Marilyn Crispell; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


93.05.23 • Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [BR—65:00 &qmp; AR—55:57]

May 23, 1993 / Bloomsbury Theatre, London, England

   Audience Recording:
 1... compositions    55:57

Anthony Braxton (a phalanx of reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CDr; Kevin White 02.12.09, 03.01.23; Ms. Marilyn Crispell}


93.06.09 + 06.10 • Greetje Bijma: Barefoot

Enja ENJ-CD-8038 (CD) 1993

June 9 & 10, 1993 / Studio 44, Monster, Holland

  1. Barefoot (Bijma)
  2. Bosnia (Dresser)
  3. Painter at Work (Bijma)
  4. As I Drive By (Crispell)
  5. Glazed Frost (Bijma)
  6. Lonely Walk (Bijma)
  7. Katsjima (Bijma)
  8. ...Sings with Strings (Bijma)
  9. Duck Pond (Dresser)
 10. Guess Where It’s Coming From (Bijma)
 11. Vortex (Crispell)
    5:57
    7:33
    2:29
    4:29
    1:49
    3:39
    2:06
    1:29
    5:51
    3:40
    5:52

Greetje Bijma (voc), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b)

{ENJ-CD-8038}


  • 93.06.00 - Reggie Workman: (no personnel details... the Ensemble with Crispell?) / What is Jazz? Festival, Knitting Factory, NYC
    [The WIRE #114 August 1993 p.24]

93.06.25 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR]

June 25, 1993 / Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 1. compositions    69:55

—“Took their listeners on a magical mystery tour of improvisation.”

Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CDr; The Province Jun 27 review p.B7}


93.06.26 • Crispell º Guy º Hemingway Trio: Cascades

Music & Arts CD-853 (CD) 1995

June 26, 1993 / Western Front Lodge, Vancouver, BC, Canada
—du Maurier Ltd. International Jazz Festival.

 1. Ricochet
 2. Violet Sparks in Soft Air
 3. Resonances
 4. Cascades
 5. Shadow Play
   15:40
    6:40
    5:19
   28:48
    3:13]

Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, vbs, gamelan)

{CD-853}


  • 93.07.01 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc) Duo / “What is Jazz” Festival, 8:00pm, Knitting Factory, NYC
    [The New York Times Jun 18 p.C4; New York Magazine June 28, 1993 p.200]

93.07.13 • Anthony Braxton Quartet: Twelve Compositions (Live at Yoshi’s)

Music & Arts CD-835 (2CD) 1994
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—123:00]
July 13, 1993 / Yoshi’s Keystone Korner, Oakland, CA
1st session [See also 93.07.14; 93.07.16]

 1. Composition 140    14:32

Audience Recordings noted as “complete (?) concert—12 compositions,”
 and “90:00, (1st tune incomplete).”
—The Martinelli Discography concurs with the above track listing.

“I know that there are definitely complete recordings from the 5 nights.”
[07.13 to 07.17] —John Shiurba (AnthonyBraxtonProject List 05.12.02)

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, cl, bcl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc, vb, mba)

{CD-835; Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography, Record n. 151;
The Press Democrat Jul 11 “On Q” p.29;
The San Francisco Examiner Jul 11 “Datebook” p.14; Gordon Blewis 03.11.04}


93.07.14 • Anthony Braxton Quartet: Twelve Compositions (Live at Yoshi's)

Music & Arts CD-835 (2CD) 1994

July 14, 1993 / Yoshi’s Keystone Korner, Oakland, CA
2nd session [See also 93.07.13; 93.07.16]

 1. Composition 48
 2. Composition 23M (+108C)
 3. Composition 32
 4. Composition 66 (+135)
 5. Composition 160
 6. Composition 158
   13:26
   14:35
    5:45
   10:06
   10:52
    6:15

—The Martinelli Discography concurs with the above track listings.

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, cl, bcl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CD-835; Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography, Record n. 151}


93.07.15 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR]

July 15, 1993 / Yoshi’s Keystone Korner, Oakland, CA

 1... compositions    45:29   (2nd set, incomplete, fades at end)

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CDr}


93.07.16 • Anthony Braxton Quartet: Twelve Compositions (Live at Yoshi's)

Music & Arts CD-835 (2CD) 1994

July 16, 1993 / Yoshi’s Keystone Korner, Oakland, CA
3rd session [See also 93.07.13; 93.07.14]

 1. Composition 69J (+30+108D)
 2. Composition 20+86
 3. Composition 171
 4. Composition 23C
 5. Composition 105B
   14:05
   10:11
   19:20
    7:47
    9:53

—The Martinelli Discography concurs.

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, cl, bcl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CD-835; Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography, Record n. 151}


  • 93.07.17 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: Anthony Braxton (reeds, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p),
    Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) / Yoshi’s Keystone Korner, Oakland, CA
    [The San Francisco Examiner Jun 20 “Datebook” p.19]

93.07.18 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—119:13]

July 18, 1993 / Yoshi’s Keystone Korner, Oakland, CA

 1... compositions    55:54   (split track at 44:36, significant glitch at 55:05)
 2... compositions    60:55   (split track at 25:45 and 32:37)

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{2CDr}


93.07.19 • Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993

hat ART 2-6190 (2CD) 1997 Swz; hatOLOGY 2-678 (2CD) 2009 Swz
  • Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993 1st Set
    hatOLOGY 713 (CD) 2015 Swz
  • Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993 2nd Set
    hatOLOGY 714 (CD) 2015 Swz
July 19, 1993, 8:00pm / Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA

   Disc 1:
  1. Composition 159+(30+108A)
  2. Composition 40(O)
  3. Composition 69F
  4. Composition 173
  5. Composition 69(O)
  6. Composition 52
   Disc 2:
  7. Composition 172
  8. Composition 161
  9. Composition 69M
 10. Composition 23c
 11. Composition 124 + (108c+147)
    
    22:35
     6:50
    11:52
    11:41
     8:45
    13:50
    
    18:46
    11:27
    13:48
    11:30
    14:09

—The Martinelli Discography concurs with the above track listings.
 “‘The index points are provided for convenience only, and are not indications of divisions in the works.’ (from the inlay card) ...
 The index point on the first [CD] is placed at the end of the drum solo at 38:58, on the second it occurs in the middle of another
 drum solo at 39:11. I do not understand what kind of convenience they could give to the listener. Timings above are my estimate
 confirmed by fellow Braxton-listers.” —Martinelli

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, fl, cl, bcl, cbcl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc, vb, mba)

{hat ART 2-6190; Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography, Record n. 152; Santa Cruz Sentinel Jul 16 “Spotlight” p.11}




Above,
the double-CD cover.

On the left,
the separate,
single-CD reissues.


  • 93.07.22 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 4:30pm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    [The Ottawa Citizen Jul 8 p.E5 + Jul 23 review p.C4]
    —“Her 55-minute solo concert.”

93.08.28 (1) • Reggie Workman Ensemble [AR]

August 28, 1993, 14:30hr / Saalfelden Jazz Festival, Saalfelden, Austria
—Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Signature J710/1-2
—Recording circulating misdated 93.08.29.

 1. composition
 2. composition
 3. composition
 4. composition
 5. composition
 6. composition
 7. composition
 8. composition
  RW spinning tales
   12:38
   16:16
    9:56
    7:50   (incomplete, cuts out)
    9:38   (incomplete, cuts in)
   18:30
    6:31
    2:20
    6:00   (followed by a very long standing ovation)

John Purcell (as, ss, fl), Jason Hwang (vn), Marilyn Crispell (p), Jeanne Lee (voc), Reggie Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, vb, perc)

 —The WIRE pre-press has “Don Byron” instead of Purcell; Purcell in JFW program credited on bar and bcl.

{CDr; Willisau Jazz Archive (FILE647); The WIRE #114 August 1993 p.7; Jazz Festival Willisau 1993 Program}


93.08.28 (2) • Marilyn Crispell Solo [BR]

August 28, 1993, 20:00hr / Willisau Jazz Festival, Willisau, Switzerland

 1. composition    13:14
 2. composition     7:02

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CDr}


  • 93.09.02 - Greetje Bijma Trio: Bijma (voc), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b) / 9:00pm, Moods, Zurich, Switzerland
    [www.moods.ch/moods/default.php3]
  • 93.09.04 - Greetje Bijma Trio: as above / BimHUIS, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    [NRC Handelsblad Sep 7 “Kunst” p.6; Trouw Sep 6 review]
    —“Of the eleven songs on the CD (Barefoot, 93.06.09) only a few were executed, including Crispell’s ballad “As I drive by,”
     Dressers politicized “Bosnia,” and a completely different version of Bijma’s “Glazed frost.” ... New compositions and
     improvisations were played. ... The first set did not last 35 minutes, the second [was over] 50.” —Kees Polling
  • 93.09.07 - Greetje Bijma Trio / Krefeld, Germany [Trouw Sep 6]
  • 93.09.08 - Greetje Bijma Trio / Botanique, Brussels, Belgium [ibid]
  • 93.09.09 - Greetje Bijma Trio / Gronau, Germany [ibid]
  • 93.09.27 - “Room—ROVA”: Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, and Jon Raskin (reeds), Marilyn Crispell and Chris Brown (p),
    Lisle Ellis and Barry Guy (b), William Winant (dr) / 8:00pm, deSingel, Antwerpen, Belgium [www.desingel.be]

93.09.28 • Marilyn Crispell Solo—Private Concert [AR]

September 28, 1993 / Loppem, Belgium

 1. compositions    95:39

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{2CDr; Anonymous 04.05.13}


  • 93.10.01 - Greetje Bijma Trio: Bijma (voc), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b) / Oosterpoort, Groningen, Netherlands
    [Trouw Sep 6]

93.11.11 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [SBR, AR—112:15, & AVR]

November 11, 1993 (Thursday) / Knitting Factory, New York City

  Soundboard Recording: (1st Set)
 1. composition    25:24
 2. composition    15:43
 3. composition    11:37

  Audience Recording: (2nd Set)
 4. composition    13:50
 5. composition     6:29
 6. composition     4:13
 7. composition    12:01
 8. composition     8:02
 9. composition    13:45

   Audience Video Recording: ("First Night, Second Set")
 1... compositions    58:20

—WRONG: “received as 94.11.11.” —William Dennehy

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, fl, cl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{Video; Andreas Dietz 06.09.20; track detailing Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; New York Magazine November 15, 1993 p.132;
The New York Times Nov 15 review p.C18; William Dennehy 03.10.14}



93.11.12 • Anthony Braxton Quartet (New York) 1993-Set 1

Braxton Bootleg BL012 (digital d/l) 2013

93.11.12 • Anthony Braxton Quartet (New York) 1993-Set 2

Braxton Bootleg BL013 (digital d/l) 2013
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet [SBR—106:14; AR; & AVR—102:35]

November 12, 1993 / Knitting Factory, New York City

  1. Compositions No. 101 and 110A 12:20
  2. Composition No. 40M
  3. Composition No. 107
  4. Composition No. 161 and 23N
  5. Composition No. 23N (continued)
   2nd Set:
  6. Composition No. 69M
  7. Composition No. 40L
  8. Composition No. 116
  9. Composition No. 116 (continued) and 40O
   applause
 11. Composition No. 69N
   12:20
   12:03
    8:27
    8:39
    6:44

   19:55
    6:06
   10:26
   12:02
    2:07
    6:16

Soundboard Recording & Audience Recording are both complete.
Audience Video Recording fades in and is missing the beginning.

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, fl, cl, cbcl), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{discogs.com; 2CDr Soundboard; Video; track detailing Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21;
New York Magazine November 15, 1993 p.132; Andreas Dietz 06.09.20}


93.11.13 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR]

November 13, 1993 / Knitting Factory, New York City

 1. composition    31:27
 2. composition    22:57   (split track, fades out and in at 14:41)
 3. composition    35:47
 4. composition     1:40   (incomplete, fades out) 92:17

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, fl, cl, cbcl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{2CDr; New York Magazine November 15, 1993 p.132}


93.11.14 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR]

November 14, 1993 / Knitting Factory, New York City

 1. compositions    54:01

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, fl, cl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CDr; New York Magazine November 15, 1993 p.132}


93.12.10 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—120:21]

December 10, 1993 / Nickelsdorf, Austria

 1. composition
 2. composition
 3. Impressions (John Coltrane)
 4. composition
   54:59   (split track at 45:42)
   43:53
   15:17
    6:11

—“Apparently there was one more quartet date after Ulrichsberg. On December 12, 1993 they played in Nickelsdorf, ... a tape
 of that date from Anthony Braxton.” —“Jonathan”
 Corrected: “Played for the last time in Europe on December 11, 1993: I was there myself!” —Timo Hoyer (See 93.12.11 below!)

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, fl, cl, cbcl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{Andreas Dietz 06.09.20; Jonathan AnthonyBraxtonProject 05.11.16; Timo Hoyer 03.10.09 + 06.10.30; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


93.12.11 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—93:18]

December 11, 1993 / Jazzatelier, Ulrichsberg, Austria

 1. composition    51:29
 2. composition    41:59

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, fl, cl, Cmsx), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{Andreas Dietz 06.09.20; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


“That’s why I enjoyed working with Anthony Braxton. He presented his group with an abundance of written material.
There was definitely an emphasis on structure, yet there was still room for self-expression. I felt as though I could
express myself freely while doing justice to Anthony’s intentions as a composer. That’s what’s important to me—
finding that balance between composition and improvisation, pre-planning and spontaneity.”
[The Philadelphia Inquirer Jun 14, 1986 p.4C]


1994 : : :


  • 94.02.22 (1) - Marilyn Crispell (p, Comp) & Li Chiao-Ping (dance, Chor) Duo / “Face the Music and Dance,”
    8:00pm, Symphony Space, NYC [New York Magazine February 21, 1994 p.82; The New York Times Feb 24 p.C17]
  • 94.02.22 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) / “Face the Music and Dance,”
    Symphony Space, NYC [The New York Times Feb 24 p.C17]

94.03.15 • Crispell º Jormin º Strid: Spring Tour

Alice Musik Produktion ALCD 013 (CD) 1995 Swd

March 15, 1994 / Club Village, Vasteras, Sweden
1st session [See also 94.03.20]

 1. Spring flood (Strid)
 2. Tune for Charlie (Crispell)
 3. Quaerit (Jormin)
 4. Horto (Jormin)
 5. Night light beach (Crispell)
 6. Cogito (Jormin)
   11:25
    9:17
    6:24
    4:30
    6:58
    7:00

Marilyn Crispell (p), Anders Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr)

{Spring Tour}


94.03.20 • Crispell º Jormin º Strid: Spring Tour

Alice Musik Produktions ALCD 013 (CD) 1995 Swd
  • Marilyn Crispell [BR—32:19]
March 20, 1994 / Club Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden
2nd session [See also 94.03.15]

  Spring Tour:
 1. Not wanting (Crispell)
 2. Circum spectrat (Jormin)
 3. J.C. Offside (Strid)
 4. Lazy bird (Coltrane)
  
  Broadcast Recording:
  Radio announcement
 1. Mimosa—P.S.—Dear Lord (Coltrane)
  Radio announcement
   
    6:09
    6:36
   10:10
    5:22
      
    0:32
   30:58
    0:49

Marilyn Crispell (p), Anders Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr)

{Spring Tour; CDr}


94.04.08 • Anderson º Crispell º Drake: Destiny

Okkadisk OD12003 (CD)
  • (V/A): A Chicago Jazz Tour
    Big Chicago Records BCR 001 (CD) 1997
April 8, 1994 / Women of New Music Festival, Live at the Hot House, Chicago, IL

 1. Destiny 1    14:16
 2. Destiny 2     8:26
 3. Destiny 3     7:29
 4. Destiny 4    13:36
 5. Destiny 5    14:37
 6. Destiny 6     8:17

A Chicago Jazz Tour has track 6.
—Interestingly, the piano was without its Middle-C, which had been
 broken the previous evening.

Fred Anderson (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Hamid Drake (dr)

{Destiny; Chicago Tribune Apr 10 review Sec.5 p.11}


  • 94.04.09 - Marilyn Crispell Solo /
    8:00pm, Farley’s House of Music, Madison, WI
    [The Capital Times Apr 8 “Rhythm” p.11]
  • 94.04.16 - Anthony Braxton (reeds) & Marilyn Crispell (p) Duo /
    8:00pm, Lamberton Hall, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
    [The Morning Call Mar 20 display ad → → p.F9 + Apr 16 p.A71]
  • 94.04.2? - Marilyn Crispell (p), Anders Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr) /
    Kulturverket, Halmstad, Sweden
    [www.kulturverket.com/kv.html]

94.05.26 • Marilyn Crispell º Eddie Prévost: Band on the Wall

Matchless Recordings MRCD25 (CD) 1994 UK

May 26, 1994 / Live at The Band On The Wall, Manchester, England

  1. Opening Time (Crispell/Prévost)
  2. Slow Chaser (Crispell/Prévost)
  3. Fragments (Crispell)
  4. Dogbolter (Prévost)
  5. Apart (I) (Crispell)
  6. As our Tongues Lap up the Burning Air (Crispell)
  7. Old Thumper (Prévost)
  8. Night Moves (Crispell)
  9. Bishop’s Finger (Prévost)
 10. Irons (Crispell/Prévost)
 11. Quiet Now (Zeitlin)
 12. Spitfire (Prévost)
 13. Last Orders (Crispell/Prévost)
    6:49
    3:59
    2:48
    2:05
    2:33
    6:29
    1:08
   12:11
    1:11
    3:47
    7:37
    2:42
    8:20

—Actually a continuous performance.

Marilyn Crispell (p), Eddie Prévost (dr, perc)

{Band on the Wall; Stockport Times May 19 p.20}


  • 94.05.28 - Evan Parker (ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), & Eddie Prévost (dr) Trio /
    Bath International Jazz Festival, Guldhall, Bath, England [The WIRE #123 May 1994 p.4]
  • 94.05.29 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Eddie Prévost (dr) Duo / LMC Third Annual Festival of Experimental Music,
    Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London, England [The WIRE #123 May 1994 p.6 (box ad); p.55 (full-page ad)]

94.06.00 • Marilyn Crispell [BR]

June, 1994 / Halle Münsterland, Münster, Germany
—Circulating with an incorrect date of 94.06.16. (see session entry below)

  Radio announcement
 1. Commodore
 2. Red Shift
 3. Be Quiet Now
  Radio announcement
    0:16
   11:32
    3:35
    3:15
    0:45

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CDr}


94.06.16 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR—39:37]

June 16, 1994 / Knitting Factory, New York City

 1. improvisation    39:37

—"94.06.16 from the Knitting Factory with Hemingway and Workman—I have reason to believe that this is accurate, as I received
 this tape from the same individual ... who told me he taped them, and who regularly taped sets from the KF—the latter set (with
 Guy/Hemingway) I could verify, as another friend had made a poorer tape of the same set, as well as the Cecil [Taylor] Solo set
 and the Evan Parker Trio set from the same night, per my request.” —Anonymous

Marilyn Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CDr; New York Magazine June 20, 1994 p.96}


  • 94.06.25 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Toronto’s Du Maurier Ltd. Downtown Jazz Festival,
    11:30pm, Rivoli, Toronto, Ontario, Canada [The Buffalo News Jun 12 p.F3]
  • 94.07.02 - Louis Sclavis Trio: Sclavis (cl, bcl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Phil Haynes (dr) /
    duMaurier Ltd. International Jazz Festival Vancouver, 2:00pm, Plaza of Nations, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    [The Vancouver Sun Jun w3 p.C1 + Jul 2 p.H4; The WIRE #127 September 1994 p.19; CODA #258 November 1994 p.36]
  • 94.07.03 - John Tchichai (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Michael Bisio (b), Phil Haynes (dr) /
    duMaurier Ltd. International Jazz Festival Vancouver, 9:00pm, Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    [ibid; The Province Jul 3 p.B8]
    —Compositions by Crispell and Tchicai.

    “At the Discovery Theatre, Haynes mediated a first encounter between pianist Marilyn Crispell and French clarinet virtuoso
    Louis Sclavis. ... Later Haynes and Bisio played with Crispell and saxophonist John Tchicai in another successful first meeting.”
    —John Corbett The WIRE (#127 September 1994 p.19)


94.07.20 • Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo [AR—67:58]

July 20, 1994, 10:30pm / National Arts Centre Studio, Ottawa, Quebec, Canada

 1. Improvisation 1 (collective)
 2. Reflections (Thelonius Monk)
 3. Improvisation 2 (collective)
   36:23
    9:30
   25:47

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CDr; The Ottawa Citizen Jul 9 p.L8; Cadence Vol.20 no.7 July 1994, p.109}


94.08.25 + 08.26 • Crispell º Hauser º Kleeb º Liemgruber º Plenar: Behind the Night

X-Talk BW049 (CD) 1995

August 25 & 26, 1994 / Live at Boa, Lucerne, Switzerland

                  UL     MC     HK     EP     FH
  1. A
  2. B
  3. untitled
  4. untitled
  5. untitled
  6. untitled
  7. C
  8. D
  9. E
 10. F
 11. G
    4:39
    4:09
    3:30
    6:03
    3:15
    3:08
    3:56
    9:49
    6:58
   13:51
    2:48
  (ts,
  (bell,
  (ss,
  (ss,
  (ts,
  (ss,
  (
  (ts,
  (OUT,
  (ts+voc,
  (ss,
 pLc+voc,
 p,
 sus-pd,
 OUT,
 OUT,
 p,
 p,
 pRc+voc,
 OUT,
 pRc,
 voc,
 pCc+cwb,
 brk-p,
 sus-pd,
 bw-p,
 p,
 OUT,
same p,
 pCc,
 pCc,
 pCc,
 pCc,
 pRc+wbl,
 stk-p,
 sus-pd,
 OUT,
 p,
 p,
same p,
 pLc,
 pLc,
 pLc,
 pLc,
 tym+tri)
 wbk+cym)
 bdr)
 tbk)
 perc)
 tym)
 OUT )
 dr)
 OUT )
 dr+bll)
 tym+tri)

Single-Session Key : : : bll = bells; bwp = bowed piano; brk-p = brushstick on piano; cwb = cowbell;
 pCc = piano Center channel; pLc = piano Left; pRc = piano Right; stk-p = sticks on piano; sus-pd = sustained pedals;
 tbk = temple blocks; tri = triangle; wbk = woodblock; wbl = woodballs, whatever those are.

Urs Liemgruber (ts, ss, voc, bll), Marilyn Crispell (p, sus-pd, voc), Hildegard Kleeb (p, brk-p, bwp, cwb, sus-pd),
Elvira Plenar (p, stk-p, wbl, sus-pd), Fritz Hauser (dr, perc, tym, tri, wbk, tbk, bll),

 —All compositions Liemgruber/Hauser.

{BW049}





Photo from liners;
the cover of the CD is to the left,
just yellow with black type,
that’s it.


  • 94.10.02 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 7:30pm, College Hall Recital Hall, State University of New York, New Paltz, NY
    [Millbrook Round Table Sep 29 p.23]
  • 94.10.13 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Merkin Concert Hall, NYC
    [Cadence Vol.20 no.10 October 1994, p.109; The New York Times Oct 17 review p.C12]
  • 94.11.06 - Music of Pozzi Escot and Robert Cogan: Don Byron (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (dr) /
    “All-American Music Week” Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
    [The Boston Globe Nov 10 review p.93; Cadence Vol.21 no.1 January 1995, p.16]
    —“Mirabilis” (Escot)
  • 94.11.00 (17th, 18th, or 19th) - Marilyn Crispell (p), Li Chiao-Ping (dance, Chor) /
    Collaborations ’94: An Evening of Dance and Live Music,” 8:00pm, Lathrop Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
    [The Capital Times Nov 17 p.1F + “Rhythm” p.6]
    —Crispell improvisation to Li Chiao-Ping’s “afTErAte”

94.11.28 • MGM Trio: MGM Trio

Ramboy #09 (CD) 1996 NETH

November 28, 1994, 8:00pm / Live in de Singel, Antwerpen, Belgium
1st session [See also 95.12.23]

 1. Real Goods
 2. Temperamental Annie
 3. Sun House
 4. The Pound Fell Down
    7:18
    5:38
    3:26
   10:50

Michael Moore (Bfcl, Comp),
Marilyn Crispell (p),
Gerry Hemingway (dr, mba, steel pan)

{Ramboy #09}


1995 : : :


95.00.00 • Steve Taylor: Who Pays the Piper?

Gazell Productions GPCD 2014 (CD) 1995

unknown dates, 1995 / NRS Studios, Hurley, NY

 1. La Belle Dame Sans Merci (Keats/Taylor)
 2. Pictures of You (Taylor)
 3. Who Pays the Piper? (Kupferberg)
 4. Morning Morning (Kupferberg)
 5. Villanelle (Taylor)
 6. Like a Star (Taylor)
 7. London (Blake/Kupferberg)
    4:29
    2:43
    3:08
    2:26
    3:12
    4:17
    2:25

Steve Taylor (g, voc), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Scott Petito (keys, elb), Billy Atwell (dr),
+ Ralph Carney (ss-2), Leslie Ritter (voc-1,2),
Ed Sanders (voc-4), Kramer (whistle-2)

{GPCD 2014}


  • 95.01.19 (1) — Marilyn Crispell (p) & Gerry Hemingway (dr) Duo / Interpretation Music Series, Merkin Hall, NYC [www.interpretations.info/history.php#17; The New York Times Jan 21 review p.18]

95.01.19 (2) • Gerry Hemingway Mixed Quintet [Gerry Hemingway Archive—37:14]

January 19, 1995 / Interpretation Music Series, Merkin Hall, New York City

 1. Ghosts of Reason
 2. Third Landscape: A Suite in Three Parts
   11:50
   24:22

—“‘Ghosts of Reason’ was a composition ... commissioned originally for Anthony Davis’ Episteme ensemble in the early 90’s.
 This performance was a further evolution of the piece reconfigured for a special quintet project that was only performed this
 one time in NYC at Merkin Hall [along with ‘Third Landscape: A Suite in Three Parts’]. ... This performance, combined with
 an afternoon recording session, was produced as a CD by Gerry Hemingway which has never been released.”
 —www.interpretations

—Review states that the group also performed “Lattice Bright in Glory’s Lambence.”

J.D. Parran (cl, bcl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Erik Friedlander (ce),
Mark Helias (elb, b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, steel dr, mba, vb, perc, sampler, Comp)

{YouTube ID #s 4AjThRkZXRo, D4q6ckD-tCM, and 4XcOy6JF_vc; The New York Times Jan 21 review p.18;
www.interpretations.info/history.php#17}


95.01.27 • Marilyn Crispell: Live at Mills College 1995

Music & Arts CD-899 (CD) 1995

January 27, 1995, 8:00pm / Mills College, Oakland, CA

 1. Fragments (Crispell)
 2. Nowhere (Crispell) / Reflections (Thelonious Monk)
 3. medley: As Our Tongues Lap Up the Burning Air (Crispell)
       Song for Abdullah (Crispell)
       Apart (Crispell)
 4. medley: Night Moves (Crispell)
       The Night Has 1,000 Eyes (Weisman/Garrett/Wayne)
       Omberg (Crispell)
 5. Drums (Crispell)
  16:30
  11:32
  
  
  14:28
  
  
  13:09
   3:31

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CD-899; The San Francisco Examiner Jan 27 p.C1}


95.04.06 • Thurman Barker: The Way I Hear It

Uptee Productions Uptee 1 (CD) 1998

April 6, 1995 / Olin Auditorium, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

 1. Song for Jeanne Lee (Crispell)
 2. Zimbabwe (Barker)
 3. Double Feature (Barker)
    5:00
    9:00
    5:00

Thurman Barker (dr, perc),
Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Uptee 1; Session date from Mr. Thurman Barker}


95.04.08 • Bobby Zankel Trio [AR—54:38]

April 8, 1995, 8:00pm / Laurie Wagman Hall, University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA
—Also mistakenly circulating dated 95.03.08.

 1. Something Up Her Sleeve (Zankel)
 2. Song for Jeanne Lee (Crispell)
 3. Circles (Crispell)
 4. After the Rain (Coltrane)
   19:12
    9:20
   11:43
   11:04   (incomplete, cuts near ending)

Bobby Zankel (as), Marilyn Crispell (p), Newman Baker (dr)

{CDr; Philadelphia Daily News Apr 7 p.65}


95.04.21 • Marilyn Crispell: The Woodstock Concert

Music & Arts CD-929 (CD) 1996

April 21, 1995 / Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY

 1. Await (Crispell)
 2. In Lingering Air (Crispell)
 3. a) How Not to Anaesthesize Desire (Crispell)
  b) Time Remembered (Bill Evans)
 4. Gesture Without Plot (Annette Peacock)
 5. a) Nonetheless (Crispell)
  b) Morning Pulses (Crispell)
  c) Tune for Charlie (Crispell)
  d) Apart (Crispell)
 6. Empty Sirens (Crispell)
    8:27
    7:35
    5:31
    5:37
    5:35
    8:10
    3:38
    5:39
    5:18
    1:35

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CD-929}


  • 95.05.11 - Greetje Bijma Trio: Bijma (voc), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b) / 8:00pm, deSingel, Antwerpen, Belgium
    [bimhuis.nl/en/calendar/greetje-bijma-marilyn-crispell-mark-dresser-2]

95.05.12 • Greetje Bijma Trio [BR—38:24]

May 12, 1995 / Bunker Ulmenwall, Bielefeld, Germany

 1. Bosnia (Dresser)
 2. As I Drive By (Crispell)
 3. Invocation (Dresser)
 4. Painter at Work (Bijma)
   11:50
   10:40
    6:50
    7:20

Greetje Bijma (voc), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b)

{CDr}


  • 95.05.16 - Reggie Workman Ensemble: Marilyn Crispell, Jeanne Lee, John Purcell, Jason Hwang, Gerry Hemingway /
    8:00pm, deSingel, Antwerpen, Belgium [www.desingel.be]

95.05.18 • Reggie Workman Ensemble [BR—120:02 & BR]

May 18, 1995 / BimHUIS, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  Broadcast Recording:
  Radio announcement
 1. Variation of Three
  Radio announcement
 2. Sweet Tristan—Old Brother Yuseff
 3. Just Games
 4. Like a Strong Tree
  2nd Set:
  Radio announcement
 5. Medeo—Apart—Wha’s Nine
  Radio announcement

    1:25
   16:25
    1:30
   25:15
    5:05
   11:55   (incomplete, cuts at end)
    
    1:15
   54:30
    1:00

—The Audience Recording is of the 2nd Set only, a continuous performance at 46:09; “Wha’s Nine” is incomplete, fades out.

John Purcell (fl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Jeanne Lee (voc), Jason Hwang (vn), Reggie Workman (b, Comp), Gerry Hemingway (dr, vb)

{2CDr; bimhuis.nl/en/calendar/reggie-workman-jeanne-lee-2/}


“Imaginary Landscape No. 5 (1952) was John Cage’s first work for magnetic tape, employing ‘chance’ procedures
in a pre-determined fashion using block-graph notation. Each block on the score equals three inches of tape, equivalent
to one-fifth of a second. There are a total of eight simultaneous tracks made from any forty-two phonograph records.
Duration and amplitude (volume) are notated for each of the forty-two records, but there is no indication of what the
records should be. It is the performer of the score, rather than the composer, who finally determines what the content
will be. The only basic contribution that Cage provides is how the records are to be used. The finished tape is a fixed
and unalterable object. ... Cage’s compositional process was based on the I-Ching, a Chinese symbol system designed
to identify order in what seem like chance events. The philosophy centers on the ideas of the dynamic balance of
opposites, the evolution of events as process, and acceptance of the inevitability of change.” —Justin R. Stolarik

“Yes, I did (interpret) the title Imaginary Landscape No. 5 by John Cage for this CD-Production some years ago.
As it’s written in the booklet, I use several CDs from HAT HUT Records as ‘material.’ The parts are overlapped and
recorded (like written in the score) on a 24-track DASH-Multitrack tape recorder in an accidental form. The mix from
all the parts results in the piece with the length of 1:31.” —Peter Pfister


95.05.28 to 06.01 • John Cage: Imaginary Landscapes (+)

hatART 6179 (CD) 1995 Swz; hat(now)ART 145 (CD) 2007 Swz

May 28 to June 1, 1995 / Slee Concert Hall, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

 1. Imaginary Landscape No. 5 (1952) (John Cage)     1:31

—“Realization by Peter Pfister using 42 hatART recordings by Anthony Braxton.”
 Crispell is heard on: Creative Orchestra (Köln) 1978 (78.05.12);
Composition 98 (81.01.19 + 01.24);
Willisau (Quartet) 1991—LIVE (91.06.02, 06.04, + 06.05);
 and Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993 (93.07.19).

—Not a “LIVE” performance, but Marilyn was present, in a way...

Anthony Braxton (reeds, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr), others...

{Kevin C. White 08.06.07; Peter Pfister 11.01.09;
www.johncage.info/cdlabels/hatart145.html}


95.06.20 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR & AVR]

June 20, 1995, 11:00pm / Knitting Factory What Is Jazz? Festival 1995, Alterknit, Knitting Factory, New York City

 1. improvisation
 2. MC solo improvisation
   45:48
    1:00

Audio Recording is continuous, followed by a cut, then 1:00 of explosive solo piano, possibly an encore.

Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{Video; CDr; Daily News Jun 19 p.29; New York Magazine June 19, 1995 p.99}


95.06.23 • Larry Ochs: The Secret Magritte

Black Saint 120177-2 (CD) 1995 It

June 23, 1995 / Mills College, Oakland, CA

 1. Parts 1 and 2
 2. Part 3
 3. Parts 4 and 5
   23:09
   13:08
   20:20

Bruce Ackley (ts, ss), Larry Ochs (ts, sss, Comp),
Steve Adams (as, sss), Jon Raskin (as, bar),
Marilyn Crispell (p—Lc), Chris Brown (p + elp—Rc),
Lisle Ellis (b—Rc), Barry Guy (b—Lc),
William Winant (vb, mba, perc)

{120177-2}


95.06.27 • Marilyn Crispell: Contrasts / Live at Yoshi’s (1995)

Music & Arts CD-930 (CD) 1996
  • Marilyn Crispell [SBR97:00]
June 27, 1995 / Yoshi’s Nitespot, Oakland, CA

 1. a) Contrasts
  b) Gesture Without Plot (Annette Peacock)
 2. Dancing
 3. a) Ruthie’s Song
  b) Turn Out the Stars (Bill Evans)
 4. Flutter
 5. Professor of Air Science (Mark Helias)
 6. Cousin Judi
 7. a) Little Chiquita
  b) Time Remembered (Bill Evans)
 8. a) Starshine
  b) The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (Weisman/Garrett/Wayne)

   5:19
   8:08
   
   5:07
   7:48
  10:13
   9:41
   
   4:35
   
   3:15

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CD-930; CDr; The San Francisco Examiner Jun 25 “Datebook” p.17}


  • 95.06.29 - Fred Anderson (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Hamid Drake (dr) /
    10th Annual du Maurier International Jazz Festival, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    [Festival Program; Chicago Tribune Jul 3 review Sec.1 p.14; CODA #264 November 1995 p.4]
  • 95.06.30 - ROVA Saxophone Quartet + Five: Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, Bruce Ackley, and Steve Adams (reeds),
    + Marilyn Crispell and Chris Brown (p), Barry Guy and Lisle Ellis (b), William Winant (perc) /
    10th Annual du Maurier International Jazz Festival, 8:30pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    [Festival Program; The Vancouver Sun Jun 23 “Festival Guide” pull-out p.8; Chicago Tribune Jul 3 review Sec.1 p.14]
    —Performance of “The Secret Magritte.”
    —“The second half of the evening will feature improvisations using duo, trio, and quartet groupings
     of the nine-member ensemble.” —Oakland Tribune (Jun 18 “CUE” p.3)

95.07.22 (1) • Marilyn Crispell [BR]

July 22, 1995, 17:00 / Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, Nickelsdorf, Austria

 1. composition
  Radio announcement
 2. Await in Lingering Air
  Radio announcement
   20:24
    0:35
    9:30   (incomplete, fades out)
    0:07

—“The presenter’s words at the end of the two pieces: ‘Marilyn Crispell bei den Konfrontationen 95 in Nickelsdorf. Nächsten Samstag
 können Sie dann mehr aus diesem spannenden Solokonzert hören.’ Translation: ‘Marilyn Crispell at Konfrontationen 95 in Nickelsdorf.
 You can hear more of this exciting solo concert next Saturday.’ So, one week after this broadcast there must have been a further one
 with additional excerpts.” —Kevin C. White

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CDr; Kevin C. White correspondence 03.01.26}


95.07.22 (2) • London Jazz Composers’ Orchestra [AR]

July 22, 1995, 21:00 / Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, Nickelsdorf, Austria

 1. Theoria    54:11   (fades out)

Simon Picard (ts), Paul Dunmall (as, ts), Evan Parker (ss, ts), Trevor Watts and Pete McPhail (as, ss),
Henry Lowther and Dan Corbett (tp), Marc Charig (cor), Paul Rutherford, Alan Tomlinson, and Chris Bridges (tb),
Robin Heyward (tu), Marilyn Crispell (p), Phil Wachsmann (vn), Barre Phillips (b), Barry Guy (b, Cond), Paul Lytton (dr)

{CDr}


  • 95.08.26 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck, NY
    [Millbrook Round Table Aug 24 p.5 + Aug 31 review p.11]
    —Pre-concert talk at 7:00pm.

95.09.13 • Greetje Bijma Quartet [BR—95:39]

September 13, 1995 / Funkhaus des NDR, Studio 10, Hamburg, Germany
—NDR JAZZ WORKSHOP Nr.:297 (Norddeutscher Rundfunk) Radio Broadcast

   Radio announcement
  1. Barefoot (Bijma)
  2. Lonely Walk (Bijma)
  3. Duck Pond (Dresser)
  4. As I Drive By
  5. Vortex (Crispell)
  6. Bosnia (Dresser)
  7. Sensible
  8. Homburg
  9. Painter at Work (Bijma)
   Radio announcement
 10. Meditations
   Radio announcement
 11. You Must Become Caligari
 12. Tondo
    0:53
    8:34
    5:49
    9:51
    3:11
    9:32
    6:43
    8:49
   10:51
    5:59
    0:33
   13:33
    0:49
    2:31
    3:12
  
  (voc,
  (voc,
  (voc,
  (voc)
  (voc,
  
  
  (voc,
  (voc,
  
  (voc,
  
  (voc,
  (voc,

cl+bcl,

cl+bcl,

cl+bcl)

(cl+bcl,
cl+bcl,
cl+bcl,

cl+bcl,

cl+bcl,
cl+bcl,

p,

p,


(p,
p,
p,
p,

p,

p,
p,

b)
b)
b)


b)
b)
b)
b)

b)

b)
b)

Greetje Bijma (voc), Louis Sclavis (cl+bcl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b)

{2CDr}


95.09.23 • Francois Houle & Marilyn Crispell: Any Terrain Tumultuous

Red Toucan Records RT 9305-2 (CD) Can 1995
  • (V/A): amalgam(e) 10 ans de Red Toucan
    Red Toucan Records RT 9325 (2CD) Can 2004
September 23, 1995 / Nevessa Studio, Saugerties, NY

  1. Any Terrain Tumultuous Part I (Houle)
  2. Nomad (Crispell)
  3. A Patch Sets (5 miniatures) (Houle)
  4. Every Time (Houle)
  5. Any Terrain Tumultuous Part II (Houle)
  6. Marsyas (Houle)
   I. Athena
   II. Apprenticeship
   III. Battle—Midas’ Verdict
   IV. Apollo’s Lyre
  7. Song for Jeanne Lee (Crispell)
  8. Oblique (Houle)
  9. For Clayoquot (Houle)
 10. Provided I Could (Houle)
    8:35
    6:56
    2:41
    1:16
    9:59
    7:43
    
    
    
    
    3:20
    6:49
    8:19
    1:02

amalgam(e) 10 ans de Red Toucan Sampler has track 7.

Francois Houle (ss, cl), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{RT 9305-2; RT 9325; Christian Asplund 03.09.03}


Crispois

“Vancouver clarinetist Francois Houle asked me to compose a duo for him and Marilyn to play on the CD they did together,
Any Terrain Tumultuous on Red Toucan. So I wrote a piece called “Crispois.” The piece didn’t end up on the CD because
they felt the recording was too sloppy and they weren’t able to get it into enough shape given the amount of rehearsal time.
It is a very difficult virtuoso piece that includes a lot of improvisation. ... To my knowledge it has never been performed publicly. The score is available through Frog Peak Music (www.frogpeak.org/fpartists/fpasplund.html).”
—Christian Asplund


95.10.07 • Greetje Bijma Quartet [BR—51:35]

October 7, 1995 / Studio 10, Hamburg, Germany
—Norddeutscher Rundfunk Radio Broadcast.

 1. Sensible
 2. Painter at Work (Bijma)
 3. Meditations
 4. Duck Pond (Dresser)
 5. Bosnia (Dresser)
 6. Painter at Work (Bijma)
    9:36
    6:13
   13:34
    8:57
   10:54
    2:21   (incomplete, fades out)

Greetje Bijma (voc), Louis Sclavis (cl, bcl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b)

{Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


95.10.00 • Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo [AR—81:11]

October, 1995 / unknown venue, Albuquerque, NM

 1. improvisation    32:13   (incomplete, cuts out)
 2. improvisation     3:23   (incomplete, cuts in)
 3. improvisation     3:42   (incomplete, cuts in)
 4. improvisation    11:49   (incomplete, split track at 8:03)
 5. improvisation     8:17   (incomplete, cuts out)
 6. improvisation     7:02
 7. improvisation    11:30

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{2CDr}


95.10.16 • Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo [AR—43:15]

October 16, 1995 / Creative Music Mini-Festival, Yoshi’s Nitespot, Oakland, CA

 1. improvisation    23:02
 2. improvisation    18:08

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CDr; The San Francisco Examiner Oct 15 “Datebook” p.17 + Oct 19 review p.C7}


95.10.17 • Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo [AR]

October 17, 1995 / Creative Music Mini-Festival, Yoshi’s Nitespot, Oakland, CA

 1. improvisation    33:57   (incomplete, fades in, fades out)

—Recording of 51:00 also exists.

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CDr; The San Francisco Examiner Oct 15 “Datebook” p.17 + Oct 19 review p.C7}


95.11.05 • Bobby Zankel Trio: Human Flowers

CIMP #103 (CD) 1996

November 5, 1995 / Acoustic Concepts, Chester, PA

 1. Something Up Her Sleeve (Zankel)
 2. A Sword Is Useless in the Hands of a Coward (Zankel)
 3. Circles (Crispell)
 4. Human Flowers (Zankel)
 5. Polishing the Jewel (Zankel)
  12:45
  15:37
  11:18
  14:12
  15:57

Bobby Zankel (as),
Marilyn Crispell (p),
Newman Baker (dr)

{CIMP #103; The Philadelphia Inquirer Nov 3 “Weekend” p.23}


  • 95.11.16 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Knitting Factory, NYC [New York Magazine December 18, 1995 p.123]

95.11.24 • Marilyn Crispell & Agustí Fernández: Dark night, and luminous

Edicions Nova Era—Música Secreta NCM7 (CD) 1998 Spn
  • (V/A): Jazz I Noves Musiques De Catalunya #5
    Bit A Beat Studio Barcelona bit a beat—no release# (CD) 1998 Spn
November 24, 1995 / Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, Spain
—2nd Festival de Música del segle XX.

 1. Part I (Crispell/Fernández)
 2. Part II (Crispell/Fernández)
 3. Part III (Crispell/Fernández)
 4. Part IV (Crispell/Fernández)
 5. Part V (Fernández)
 6. Part VI (Fernández)
 7. Part VII (Crispell)
 8. Part VIII (Crispell/Fernández)
 9. Cançó número 6 (Frederic Mompou)
    6:47
    8:16
    5:00
    6:28
    4:13
    4:30
    4:24
   11:44
    8:13

Jazz I Noves Musiques has track 1.

Marilyn Crispell (p—right channel), Agustí Fernández (p—left channel)

{NCM7}


  • 95.12.16 - London Jazz Composers Orchestra featuring Marilyn Crispell / “25 Jahre London Jazz Composers Orchestra”:
    LJCO 25th Anniversary Festival, 8:30pm, Aktionshalle, Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
    [Kevin C. White, in attendance, 05.12.15—10 years on, but better late than never...]
    —Following Iskra 1903 (Rutherford/Wachsmann/Guy) the LJCO performed the world premiere of “Double Trouble II”
     with guest soloists Irène Schweizer, Marilyn Crispell, and Pierre Favre. (See 95.12.19 for personnel).
  • 95.12.17 - London Jazz Composers Orchestra featuring Marilyn Crispell / “25 Jahre London Jazz Composers Orchestra”:
    LJCO 25th Anniversary Festival, 8:30pm, Aktionshalle, Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland. [ibid]
    —Following the Evan Parker Trio with Barry Guy and Paul Lytton the LJCO performed the world premiere of “Three Pieces
     For Orchestra” with guest soloists Marilyn Crispell (on “Sleeping Furiously”) and Maggie Nichols (on “Strange Loops”).
     (See 95.12.18 for personnel).

95.12.18 • Barry Guy: London Jazz Composers’ Orchestra: Three Pieces for Orchestra

Intakt CD 045 (CD) 1997 Swz
  • Barry Guy: Portrait
    Intakt CD 123 (CD) 2007 Swz
    —1st session [See also 00.05.18 & 00.05.19]
December 18, 1995 / Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
—See note on Rote Fabrik in 89.04.15.

 1. Sleeping Furiously Part 1     6:21
 2. Sleeping Furiously Part 2    12:31
 3. Sleeping Furiously Part 3     5:13

Portrait has track 3.

Evan Parker (ts, ss), Trevor Watts (as, ss), Simon Picard, Peter MacPhail, and Paul Dunmall (reeds), Henry Lowther and John Corbett (tp),
Marc Charig (cor), Paul Rutherford, Chris Bridges, and Alan Tomlinson (tb), Robin Hayward (tu), Marilyn Crispell and Howard Riley (p),
Phil Wachsmann (vn), Barry Guy (b, Dir, Comp), Barre Phillips (b), Paul Lytton (dr)

{Intakt CD 045; www.intaktrec.ch/123-a.htm}



Three Pieces for Orchestra also included “Owed to J.S.” and “Strange Loops,” sans Marilyn:
“‘Owed to J.S.’ was ‘in the can’ in two wonderful takes; the exquisite ‘Sleeping Furiously’ must have needed between
20 and 30 takes; Strange Loops a mere four. ... All sorts of things went wrong during the recording of Sleeping Furiously
—a door banging somewhere, an instrument falling over, Paul Rutherford calling a halt to proceedings with the exclamation
‘Shit!!! I’ve played a G sharp instead of a G!,’ Paul Dunmall being too low in the mix, the front-stage microphone not being
switched on for a solo, discussions over where the band could find a convenient break from which to pick up, and lots, lots
more. ... Although Marilyn doesn’t feature on ‘Strange Loops,’ of course, she does provide a source material for Maggie
Nicols’ performance with her set of ‘Three Poems for Cecil Taylor.’”


THREE POEMS FOR CECIL TAYLOR

 
1)    ferocious women giving birth
to little bird feet
dancing until they become
a great piano concerto,
dancing up through the last ceiling.

2)    silent tongues
black and luminous
shuttle-shivering cries tap-dancing
down the streets of Brooklyn—
your songs
brilliant dissonances
breaths sucked into the incongruous clubs
explode
are spit out like fire
as our tongues lap up the burning air.

3)    and your ivory voice sings
breaking like fragile cartilage
in the clear air
of points wing/ed and pure
beating, colliding in subtle counterpoint—
crossings— 
birds fly between here and there
singing furiously in delicate tongues.

© Marilyn Crispell

“I must have asked Marilyn for a copy of these poems at the time of the LJCO’s 25th Anniversary Festival in Zurich
or shortly thereafter. She kindly included the requested poems in correspondence received in early February 1996.”
—Kevin White 02.09.27, 10.01, and 10.04.


95.12.19 • Barry Guy: London Jazz Composers’ Orchestra: Double Trouble Two

Intakt Records Intakt CD 053 (CD) 1998 Swz
December 19, 1995 / Aktionshalle, Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
—See note on Rote Fabrik in 89.04.15.

  Double Trouble Two
 1. Part I
 2. Part II
 3. Part III
 4. Part IV
 5. Part V

   8:08
   8:38
  10:10
  16:52
   3:35

Trevor Watts, Evan Parker, Simon Picard, Peter McPhail, and Paul Dunmall (reeds),
Henry Lowther and John Corbett (tp), Marc Charig (cor),
Paul Rutherford, Alan Tomlinson, and Chris Bridges (tb), Robin Hayward (tu),
Marilyn Crispell and Irène Schweizer (p), Phil Wachsmann (vn),
Barry Guy (b, Dir, Comp), Barre Phillips (b), Pierre Favre and Paul Lytton (dr)

{Intakt CD 053}


95.12.23 • MGM Trio: MGM Trio

Ramboy #09 (CD) 1996

December 23, 1995 / Nevessa Studio, Saugerties, NY
2nd session [See also 94.11.28]

 1. The Bigger the Dot, the Better the Fishing
 2. Clue?
 3. Tsurau
 4. Squaw Rock
  9:18
  4:00
  9:18
  3:28

Michael Moore (Bfcl, Comp),
Marilyn Crispell (p),
Gerry Hemingway (dr, mba, steel pan)

{Ramboy #09}


1996 : : :


    96.01.01 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Köln, Germany : : : Audience Recording noted, and drastically misdated. See 85.01.19


1996 : : : Marilyn Crispell & Bob Ostertag Collaboration

“Another sampling collaboration Bob has underway is with Marilyn Crispell and an instrument called the Disk Clavier.
This is a grand piano with a digital file which records the motion of the keys and can subsequently repeat a performance
autonomously in the manner of a player-piano.

[Ostertag:] ‘They’ve been around for a while, but it’s a kind of novelty item because they’re incredibly expensive. They
haven’t quite worked out what to do with them. I think what they had in mind was that extremely wealthy people could
put them in their living rooms and instead of playing a CD of someone playing Bach, they could buy a digital file and
actually have the concert in their living room. So Marilyn’s recorded a series of improvisations into one of these and then
I’m taking the file and rehashing it.’

A two CD set is planned—one of Marilyn’s improvisations and one of Ostertag’s re-workings of her material. This will
then be transcribed for performance by a live piano ensemble and can also work as a gallery installation with the piece
being performed in a ghost-like fashion by the Disk Clavier.”

“From ‘The Sampler on Trial’ (Resonance 5.1 1996 pp.14-15). ... From Phil England’s article on Bob Ostertag based on
an interview following Bob’s performance at the ICA, London, that year.” —Kevin White, 02.09.24


96.01.11 • Scott Fields Ensemble: 48 Motives, January 11, 1996

Cadence CJR 1064 (CD) 1996

January 11, 1996 / Smart Studios, Madison, WI

 1. 48 Motives    62:38

Scott Fields (g, Comp),
Joseph Jarman (as),
Marilyn Crispell (p),
Matt Turner (ce),
John Paddena and Hans Sturm (b),
Geoff Brady and Vincent Davis (perc)
Stephen Dembski (Cond)

{CJR 1064}


96.01.12 • Joseph Jarman & Marilyn Crispell: Connecting Spirits

Music & Arts CD-964 (CD) 1996

January 12, 1996, 8:00pm / Unitarian Society Meeting House, Madison, WI

 1. For Joseph (Crispell)
 2. MCPS (Crispell)
 3. Structure 1 (Crispell/Jarman)
 4. Upper Reaches (Jarman)
 5. Dear Lord (Coltrane)
 6. Connectivity (Crispell/Jarman)
 7. Meditation on a Vow of Compassion (Jarman)
  11:33
   3:34
   8:21
   5:38
   9:54
   5:22
  14:29
  (as, p)
  (as, p)
  (as, p)
  (as solo)
  (as, p)
  (as, p)
  (as+fl, p)

Joseph Jarman (as, fl),
Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CD-964; The Capital Times Jan 11 “Rhythm” p.10}


96.01.22 • The Guy-Gustafsson-Strid Trio + Marilyn Crispell: The Fabled 1996 Radio Sweden Concert: gryffgryffgryffs

Music & Arts CD-1003 (CD) 1997

January 22, 1996 / P2 Sveriges Radio, Radiohuset, Studio 2, Stockholm, Sweden
—Swedish Broadcasting Corporation

 1. gryffgryffgryffs
 2. ififif
 3. INSCAPE
 4. ORG
 5. GHAST
 6. ORGHAST
 7. What else?
    7:25
   13:18
    7:25
    5:59
   14:48
    6:47
    8:28

Mats Gustafsson (ts, ss, bar),
Marilyn Crispell (p)
Barry Guy (b),
Raymond Strid (dr)
—All compositions, collective

{CD-1003}


96.01.26 (1) • The Guy- Gustafsson-Strid Trio with Marilyn Crispell [BR—71:20]

January 26, 1996 / P2 Sveriges Radio (Swedish Broadcasting Corporation), Radiohuset, Studio 2, Stockholm, Sweden

 1. What Else 1
  Radio announcement
 2. What Else 2
 3. What Else 3
 4. What Else 4
 5. What Else 5
 6. What Else 6
 7. What Else 7
  Radio announcement
    7:42
    1:54
    6:45
    5:56
   19:47
   13:21
    7:26
    4:47
    0:38

Mats Gustafsson (ss, ts, bar), Marilyn Crispell (p)
Barry Guy (b), Raymond Strid (dr)
All compositions, collective

{CDr}


96.01.26 (2) • Barry Guy Orchestra [BR—108:40]

January 26, 1996 / Radiohuset, Studio 2, Stockholm, Sweden
—P2 Sveriges Radio (Swedish Broadcasting Corporation).

  Radio announcement
 1. Theoria
  Introduction by Barry Guy
 2. Harmos
    5:13
   63:65   (split track at 41:26)
    1:50
   45:09

Mats Gustafsson (ts), Lennart Åberg (ss), Jonas Knutson and Thomas Jäderlund (as), Jan Levander (reeds),
Magnus Broo, Staffan Svensson, and Lars Almkvist (tp), Nils Landgren, Ivo Nilsson, and Sven Larsson (tb),
Per-Åke Holmländer (tu), Marilyn Crispell (p), Svante Henrysson (ce),
Barry Guy (b, Cond), Peter Jansson (b), Kjell Nordesson (perc), Raymond Strid (dr)

{2CDr}


  • 96.02.09 - Marilyn Crispell: Solo? (no personnel details) / Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria [Cadence Vol.22 no.2 February 1996 p.125]

96.02.17 • London Jazz Composers’ Orchestra [BR]

February 17, 1996 / Paris, France
—French Radio Broadcast

 1. Double Trouble    43:00

Evan Parker (ts, ss), Trevor Watts (as, ss), Marilyn Crispell and Irene Schweizer (p),
Phil Wachsmann (vn), Barry Guy (b, Cond), Pierre Favre (dr), others?

{CDr}


  • 96.03.00 (Festival 28-31 of March) - Toshinoro Kondo (tp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Bob Ostertag (synth), Peter Kowald (b),
    Lol Coxhill, others... (no ensemble details) / Taktlos Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
    [Cadence Vol.22 no.3 March 1996 p.125; www.posterpage.ch/exhib/ex159typ/p095929s.jpg]

96.04.07 • Steve Lacy: Five Facings

FMP CD 85 (CD) 1996; Jazzwerkstatt CD 028 (CD) 2008 GER

April 7, 1996 / Live at the Akademie der Künste, Workshop Freie Musik ‘96, Berlin, Germany

 1. The Crust
 2. Blues for Aida
    6:17
    7:50

Steve Lacy (ss, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{FMP CD 85}



← FMP release        Jazzwerkstatt release ↑


96.04.23 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR—76:36]

April 23, 1996 / Loft, Köln, Germany

 1. composition    15:26
 2. composition    15:20
 3. composition     8:52
 4. composition    32:44

Marilyn Crispell (p), Urs Liemgruber (reeds), Fritz Hauser (dr)

{CDr; Patrick Pohlmann 07.11.11}


96.04.25 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR—25:08]

April 25, 1996 / Graz Meeting ‘96, Orpheum Graz, Graz, Austria

 1. Opus 4—II
  Radio announcement
 2. Now Three (Liemgruber)
  Radio announcement
    4:20
   
   18:20   (excerpt, second half of composition, fades in)
    2:21

Also noted as: “1 track, 57:00”

Marilyn Crispell (p), Urs Liemgruber (ts, ss), Fritz Hauser (dr)

{CDr}


96.05.24 • Parker, Guy, Lytton & Marilyn Crispell: Natives and Aliens

Leo Records CD LR 243 (CD) 1997 England
  • (V/A): Leo Records CD Sampler
    Avant Issue 7, Summer 1998 (Mag & CD) 1998 England
May 24, 1996 / Gateway Studios, London, England

  1. Stag’s horn
  2. Sumach
  3. Rhus
  4. Friends from above
  5. Hirta
  6. Sippenaeken Visitation
  7. and the tints
  8. a deeper red
  9. in velvet
 10. Day of Small Truths
 11. Natives and Aliens
    9:48
    6:35
    8:05
    6:35
    4:25
    8:22
    3:55
    1:47
    2:38
    7:19
   10:21

Leo Records CD Sampler has track 7.

Evan Parker (ss, ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b, pic-b), Paul Lytton (perc)

 —All compositions, collective

{CD LR 243 & Avant 7}


  • 96.05.25 - Evan Parker Trio: Parker (ss, ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b, pic-b), Paul Lytton (perc) /
    WOMAD Festival, Bristol, England [The WIRE #150 August 1996 p.8]
    —“In the last four or five weeks my most memorable musical experiences have included ... thrilling out to the improvised
     magnificence of Marilyn Crispell/Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul Lytton, limbering up (on the same day) to the flamenco/
     Arabic roots-fusion of Radio Tarifa.” —Francis Vine, on the Letters page.
    —“According to a box ad in The WIRE (#147 May 1996 p.17) Radio Tarifa appeared at the Bristol WOMAD Festival on
     the Sea on 96.05.25. If we ignore the fact that they were also scheduled to play at the Birmingham MAC Arena (isn’t that
     some sort of dance?) on the same date—quite possible, as Bristol can’t be more than 80 miles or so from Birmingham—
     that places EP/BG/PL+MC in Bristol on May 25, 1996. One day before they played at the LMC Fifth Annual Festival
     in London.” —Kevin White 03.03.21
  • 96.05.26 - Evan Parker Trio + Marilyn Crispell: Barry Guy, Paul Lytton / LMC Fifth Annual Festival of Experimental Music,
    19:30hr (first of four sets), Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, England
    [The WIRE #147 May 1996 p.12 + display ad p.43]
    —“Interestingly, the p.12 entry states ‘first pairing of legendary saxophonist and pianist.’” —Kevin White 02.09.28

96.06.19 • Bobby Zankel Quartet [AR]

June 19, 1996, 8:30pm / What Is Jazz Festival, Knitting Factory, New York City

 1. compositions    46:45   (incomplete set)

Bobby Zankel (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Newman Baker (dr)

{CDr; Daily News Jun 17 “Now” p.28; Bobby Zankel 03.10.04}


  • 96.07.00 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Kongsberg Jazz Festival 1996, Kongsberg, Norway [www.kongsberg-jazzfestival.no]

96.07.19 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR—90:11]

July 19, 1996, 8:00pm / “Music in the Mountains,” Old Main Quad, State University of New York at New Paltz, NY

 1. Wind Tone (Jarman)
 2. Structure One (Crispell)
 3. Dear Lord (Coltrane)
  2nd Set:
 4. improvisation—Open to Love (Peacock)
 5. For Joseph (Crispell)
 6. improvisation
 7. Meditations on a Vow of Compassion (Jarman)
   17:54
   11:29
   13:33
   
    8:27
    8:05
   10:55
   14:18
  (p, fl, dr)
  (p, ts, dr)
  (p, as, dr)
  
  (p solo)
  (p, as, dr)
  (p, ss, dr)
  (p, as+fl+voc, dr)

Joseph Jarman (ts, as, ss, fl, voc), Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{2CDr, detailing RL 22.09.05; Harlem Valley Times Jul 18 p.30}


  • 96.08.07 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 9:00 pm, Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
    [Cadence Vol.22 no.8 August 1996 p.23; tisue.net/chicagonow/old1996.html]
  • 96.08.24 - Marilyn Crispell present? / Creative Music Studio Reunion Festival, Woodstock, NY
    [Cadence Vol.22 no.6 June 1996 p.125]

96.09.00 • Marilyn Crispell: Nothing ever was, anyway. Music of Annette Peacock

ECM Records ECM 1626/27 78118-21626-2 (2CD) 1997; ECM POCJ-1388/9 (2CD) Jap 1997; ECM 1626/27 537 222-2 (2CD reissue) Ger
  • (V/A): Selected Signs, I / An ECM Anthology
    ECM 1650 78118-21650-2 (CD) 1997; ECM 1650 537 805-2 (CD) 1997 Ger
  • (V/A): Tales Of... Gary Peacock
    Musica Jazz MJCD 1182 (CD + Magazine) 2006 It
    Musica Jazz Magazine anno 62, nos. 8-9 (Aug.-Sept. 2006)
September, 1996 / Right Track Recording Studios, New York City

  1. nothing ever was, anyway. (Version 1)
  2. Butterflies that I feel inside me
  3. open, to love
  4. cartoon
  5. Albert’s Love Theme
  6. Dreams (If time weren’t)
  7. touching
  8. Both
  9. You’ve left me
 10. Miracles
 11. Ending
 12. Blood
 13. nothing ever was, anyway. (Version 2)
   10:03
    6:53
    8:03
    4:11
    8:43
    8:56
    6:42
    5:51
    5:23
    3:50
    4:01
    2:48
   11:57

Selected Signs, I has track 1.
Tales Of... Gary Peacock has track 7.

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr), + Annette Peacock (voc-6, Comp)

{ECM 1626/27 78118-21626-2; ECM 1650 78118-21650-2}


96.10.00 • Ivo Perelman Quartet: En Adir: Traditional Jewish Songs

Music & Arts CD-996 (CD) 1997; Atraçã Fonográfica ATR 31008 (CD, titled simply “En Adir”) Brz 1997

96.10.00 • Ivo Perelman: Sound Hierarchy

Music & Arts CD-997 (CD) 1997

October, 1996 / Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn, NY

   En Adir:
  1. L’Shana Haba’a (traditional)
  2. Chag Purim (folk)
  3. Yaldut (collective)
  4. Avinu Malkenu (liturgy folksong)
  5. Retiro Bom (collective)
  6. En Adir (folk)
  7. L’Shana Haba’a (traditional)

   Sound Hierarchy:
  8. Frozen Tears (collective)
  9. Sound Hierarchy (collective)
 10. Datchki Dandara (Perelman)
 11. Fragments (collective)
    
    6:01
   10:57
    8:42
    8:46
    6:24
    9:29
    5:45
   
     
   18:54
    7:29
   12:20
   17:33

En Adir and Sound Heirarchy were recorded “on the same day.” —Marilyn Crispell

Ivo Perelman (ts, mouthpiece-SH 4, Arr), Marilyn Crispell (p), William Parker (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, voc-SH 2)

{CD-996; CD-997; Ms. Crispell}



← ← Music & Arts



Atraçã Fonográfica → →


96.10.13 • Scott Fields Ensemble: Five Frozen Eggs

Music & Arts CD-987 (CD) 1997; Clean Feed CF258CD (CD) 2012 Por

October 13, 1996 / Smart Studios, Madison, WI

 1. Nada Que Ver, Juàrez
 2. Laogai
 3. The Archaeopteryx and the Manatees
 4. Little Soldiers for Science
 5. Teaching Rats Hope
 6. When it comes time to hang the Capitalists,
   they shall be found bidding on the rope
 7. Five Frozen Eggs
   5:04
   7:11
  14:15
   5:06
   5:59
   
   8:41
   8:34

Scott Fields (g, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Hans Sturm (b), Hamid Drake (perc)

{CD-987; www.cleanfeed-records.com}


96.10.14 • Scott Fields Ensemble: Stephen Dembski’s Sonotropism

Music & Arts CD-1007 (CD) 1997

October 14, 1996 / Smart Studios, Madison, WI
1st session [See also 96.10.17]

 1. Miss Notpoor
 2. Prism on Soot
 3. moo, snort, sip
    2:52
    4:44
    4:18

Scott Fields (elg), Larry Ochs (ts, ss),
Marilyn Crispell (p), Matt Turner (ce)
—All compositions, collective

{CD-1007}


96.10.17 • Scott Fields Ensemble: Stephen Dembski’s Sonotropism

Music & Arts CD-1007 (CD) 1997

October 17, 1996 / Edgewood College, Madison, WI
2nd session [See also 96.10.14]

 1. Sonotropism (Stephen Dembski)    50:02

Scott Fields (elg), Larry Ochs (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Matt Turner (ce)

{CD-1007; Madison Capital Times Oct 17 p.4}


  • 96.11.00 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Tampere Jazz Happening, Tampere, Finland [web listing]
  • 96.11.00 - Bobby Zankel Trio: Zankel (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Newman Baker (dr) /
    University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA [Bobby Zankel 03.10.04]

96.11.22 • Marilyn Crispell Solo [BAM Archival Recording]

November 22, 1996, 8:00pm / “Jazz—The Next Wave,” BAM Carey Playhouse, New York City

 1. composition/improvisation

—“Clarinettist/scholar Don Byron is widely recognized as a truly original musical thinker,
 known for his impeccably-executed forays into wide-ranging musical styles. On Friday
 night, Byron visits the early swing era, performing the music of Brooklyn’s own Raymond
 Scott, a 1930s composer whose tunes are familiar to millions who have heard his melodies
 in classic Warner Brothers cartoons; John Kirby, an underrated small band leader and
 composer of the 1930s; and early compositions of Duke Ellington that show a younger,
 wilder side of the jazz legend. Pianist and composer Marilyn Crispell opens with a solo
 performance.” —from the program

—Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2 videocassette Compilation.

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Shelby White and Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive : Production : 1996f.00593;
New York Magazine October 7, 1996 p.62; New York Times Nov 27 review p.C24}


  • 96.12.03 - Bobby Zankel Quartet: Zankel (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Tyrone Brown (b), Newman Baker (dr) /
    Knitting Factory, NYC [ibid; The Courier-News Nov 28 p.E7]

1997 : : :


  • 97.04.11 - Bobby Zankel Quartet: Zankel (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), William Parker (dr), Gerald Cleaver (dr) /
    McKenzie Arts Center, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI
    [Bobby Zankel 03.10.04; Cadence Vol.23 no.4 April 1997, p.2]
    —“The night before [the session below].” —Bobby Zankel

97.04.12 • Bobby Zankel Quartet [AR—68:23]

April 12, 1997, 8:30pm / The Space Within Festival, Unity Temple, Oak Park, Chicago, IL

 1. Sword is Useless in the Hands of a Coward
 2. Polishing the Jewel
 3. Prayer & Action
   23:07
   11:43
   11:04

Bobby Zankel (as), Marilyn Crispell (p), William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (dr)

{CDr; Bobby Zankel 03.10.04; Chicago Tribune Apr 10 Sec.5 p.11A; Cadence Vol.23 no.4 April 1997, p.2; tisue.net/chicagonow/old1997.html}


  • 97.04.00 (1) - Urs Leimgruber, Marilyn Crispell, and Fritz Hauser Trio: Leimgruber (ts, ss), Crispell (p), Hauser (dr, perc) /
    Instant Chavirés, Paris, France [Jean-Marc Foussat 02.10.30]
    —“I record free music from 1978 and I never met her before 1997 in the Instant Chavirés, a Parisian suburb club. ...
     The music was so beautiful that I went to talk with her at the end of the concert as: ‘Your music is so great that I
     propose to record it (’cause I’m sound engineer) if you agree, for pleasure,’ blablabla, etc. I was really deeply
     moved, probably I can’t hide it. She was happy, she said OK and, from this time, I record her each date I can.”
     —Jean-Marc Foussat [Also see 98.01.18]
  • 97.04.00 (2) - Urs Leimgruber, Marilyn Crispell, and Fritz Hauser Trio: as above / Ulrichsberg, Austria
    [www.jazzatelier.at/va/x7304.htm]
  • 97.04.23 - Urs Liemgruber, Marilyn Crispell, Fritz Hauser Trio / 9:00pm, Moods, Zurich, Switzerland
    [www.moods.ch/moods/default.php3]
  • 97.05.04 - Urs Liemgruber, Marilyn Crispell, Fritz Hauser Trio / Jazzclub Konstanz, Konstanz, Switzerland
    [jazzclub-konstanz.de/konzerte_89-00.html]

97.06.23 • Reggie Workman Ensemble [AR—66:32 & BR]

June 23, 1997, 8:00pm / Texaco New York Jazz Festival, Knitting Factory, New York City
—WKCR-FM (89.9) Live Broadcast.
 “Will air six broadcasts from the Texaco New York Jazz Festival. ... Live shows from the Knitting Factory in Manhattan
 will include ... Reggie Workman Ensemble and Mario Pavone Sextet.” —Raymond A. Edel, The Record (Jun 13)

Audience Recording:
 1. composition
 2. composition
 3. composition
 4. composition
 5. composition
 6. composition
    
    8:20
   16:32
    5:58   (Hemingway and Modek Duo)
    8:28
   22:05
    5:09

—No evidence that this Broadcast is in circulation.

John Purcell (reeds, fl), Oliver Lake (as), Marilyn Crispell (p), Elizabeth Panzer (harp), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{Audience CDr; WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; The WIRE #160 June 1997 p.12;
Raymond A. Edel The Record Jun 13 p.YT3; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


  • 97.06.29 - Bobby Zankel Quartet: Zankel (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Tyrone Brown (b), Newman Baker (dr) /
    What Is Jazz Festival, Knitting Factory, NYC [Daily News Jun 27 p.51; Bobby Zankel 03.10.04]
  • 97.07.05 - Reggie Workman Ensemble: John Purcell, Jeanne Lee, Marilyn Crispell, Jason Hwang, Gerry Hemingway /
    Kongsberg Jazz Festival 1997, 9:00pm, Byorkesterets hus, Kongsberg, Norway [www.kongsberg-jazzfestival.no/1997]

97.07.19 • Fred Anderson + Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR—67:54]

July 19, 1997 / Konfrontation 1997, Jazzgalerie, Nickelsdorf, Austria

 1. composition    33:19
 2. composition    26:29
 3. composition     8:05

Fred Anderson (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Hamid Drake (dr)

{Jakob Blumenthal 10.06.26}


  • 97.09.05 - Guy, Crispell, Lytton Trio / 9:00 pm, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    [The WIRE #163 September 1997 p.6]

    “In ‘97 Lotte Anker formed a new group, ‘Sine Die’ with piano player Marilyn Crispell, trumpet player Arve Henriksen,
    bassist Anders Jormin, and drummer Raymond Strid.” [www.kulturverket.com/lotte/anker.html]

    Close, but no cigar:
    "Sine Die was ‘my project’ playing my music + a lot of improv of course. ... Per Jorgensen was originally in the line-up but had
    some years where he didn’t tour because of family, etc., so we played with Arve whom I have done different things with through
    the years. We also did a recording (which was never released) with Arve”
    [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White, 05.12.06 + 12.07]

    Lotte Anker compositions for Sine Die include “Salute,” “Fragments 1+2,” “Battlefield” and “Cyclic Sight Song.” Trio versions
    of all compositions except “Fragments 1+2” are also to be found on the Lotte Anker/Marilyn Crispell/Marilyn Mazur CD Poetic
    Justice
    [See 00.08.22 + 08.23]; “Now when I think more about the old ‘Sine Die Days’ I remember that we actually also played
    a couple of Anders Jormin’s tunes.”
    [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.12.15; www.kulturverket.com/lotte/anker.html]

  • 97.09.18 - Sine Die: Lotte Anker (reeds), Per Jorgensen (tp, voc), Marilyn Crispell (p), Anders Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr) /
    Copenhagen JazzHouse, Copenhagen, Denmark [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.12.06]
  • 97.09.19 - Sine Die: as above / Village, Västerås, Sweden [ibid]
  • 97.09.20 - Sine Die / Nefertiti, Gothenburg, Sweden [ibid]
  • 97.09.21 - Lotte Anker (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Staffan Svensson (tp), Raymond Strid (dr) /
    8:00pm, Kulturverket, Halmstad, Sweden
    [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.12.06 + 12.07: “That concert was more an impro-meeting”; www.kulturverket.com/kv.html]

97.10.25 • Nelly Pouget & Marilyn Crispell: Le Voir

Minuits Regards LS 27972 (CD) 1997

October 25, 1997 / Studio ACOUSTI, Paris, France

 1. Lumière
 2. Hara
 3. Le Voir
 4. Alysee Musicora 93
 5. Ange Exorcisé
 6. Sculpture
 7. Paix
    4:05   (ts)
    4:53   (ts)
    4:46   (ss)
    5:07   (as)
    5:09   (ss)
    4:28   (ts)
    5:41   (ss)

Nelly Pouget (ts, as, ss, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{LS 27972}


  • 97.11.21 - Fred Anderson (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Hamid Drake (dr) / 8:00pm, deSingel, Antwerpen, Belgium
    [bimhuis.nl/en/calendar/marilyn-crispell-fred-anderson-hamid-drake-2]
  • 97.12.00 - Bobby Zankel Quintet: Zankel (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Tyrone Brown (b), Ron Howerton (perc), Newman Baker (dr) /
    no venue or locale info [Bobby Zankel 03.10.04]
  • 97.12.22 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Bobby Zankel (reeds) Duo / 10:00pm, Knitting Factory, NYC
    [Daily News Dec 21 “Extra” p.48; New York Magazine December 22, 1997 p.183]
    —Both references have “Vankel.”

1998 : : :


98.01.18 • Crispell º Guy º Hemingway Trio [AR—57:42]

January 18, 1998 / Sons d’Hiver Festival, Ferme De Cotinville, Fresnes, Paris, France
—Recording by by Jean-Marc Fousset.

 1. continuous set
 2. encore
   49:33
    4:26

Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CDr; Ms. Marilyn Crispell & Jean-Marc Foussat; venue info from The WIRE #167 January 1998 p.8}


98.03.05 • Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz with guest Marilyn Crispell [BR—50:15]

—South Carolina Educational Radio Release 10/20/98 wk. 43 981020 (CS) 1998; Series 38-04 (981020) 10/20/98 (CDr)

March 5, 1998 / Avatar Studios, New York City

   Sign-on
   Credits—Introduction—Interview
  1. Fragments
   Interview
  2. Red Shift / Lazy Bird (Coltrane)
   Interview
  3. Twilight World (McPartland)
   Interview
  4. Crystal Silence (Corea)
   Interview
  5. All the Things You Are (Kern)
   Interview
  6. After the Rain (Coltrane)
   Interview
  7. Touching (Annette Peacock)
   Interview
  8. “A Free Thing, Just Off the Top of Our Heads.”
   Interview
  9. Clothed Woman (Ellington)
   Interview
 10. Straight, No Chaser (Monk)
   Thank yous
   Interview—sign-off
   0:35
   1:51
   3:03   (Crispell solo)
   6:06
   2:53   (Crispell solo)
   3:48
   5:14   (duet)
   3:21
   3:04   (McPartland solo)
   1:59
   2:49   (duet)
   1:05
   4:42   (Crispell solo)
   1:24
   3:08   (Crispell solo)
   1:34
   3:00   (duet; title by McPartland)
   1:09
   2:30   (McPartland solo)
   0:51
   2:33   (duet)
   0:07
   1:21

Marilyn Crispell and Marian McPartland (p)

{CDr 981020}


  • 98.05.10 - Marilyn Crispell (p), Borah Bergman (p), Daniel Rayskin (unknown), and Andrei Bitov (poetry) /
    2nd Annual Sergei Kuryokhin International Festival, 3:30pm, CAMI Hall, NYC [The New York Times May 8 p.E24]

98.05.15 • Liemgruber º Crispell º Léandre º Hauser: Quartet Noir

Les Disques Victo VICTO cd067 (CD) 1999 CAN
  • Liemgruber º Crispell º Léandre º Hauser [AR—70:13]
May 15, 1998 / Chaine Culturelle, Radio Canada, Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
—15ième Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville,

 1. Quartet Noir Part I
 2. Quartet Noir Part II
 3. Quartet Noir Part III
 4. Quartet Noir Part IV
 5. Quartet Noir Part V
 6. Quartet Noir Part VI
 7. Quartet Noir Part VII
 8. Quartet Noir Part VIII
   14:34
    6:25
    2:45
   10:29
    4:28
    6:07
    8:48
    9:05

Urs Liemgruber (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Joelle Léandre (b), Fritz Hauser (dr, perc)

 —All compositions, collective

{VICTO cd067; CDr; The Gazette May 19 review p.E2}


  • 98.06.04 - Mark Dresser Trio: Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (perc) /
    Texaco Jazz Fest, Knitting Factory Old Office, NYC

98.08.27 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR—44:06]

August 27, 1998, 20:00hr / Willisau Jazzfestival, Willisau, Switzerland
—DRS Broadcast, Switzerland

 1. Nothing ever was, anyway (Peacock)
 2. Cartoon (Annette Peacock)
  Broadcast announcement
 3. Broken Shadow (Ornette Coleman)
 4. Touching (Annette Peacock)
 5. Rounds—Not (Anders Jormin)
  Blood—Cabals—Sunflower (Annette Peacock)
  Broadcast announcement
    7:02
    5:38
    1:10
   11:25
    8:32
   10:10
        what goes on here ???
    1:14

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{CDr}


98.08.29 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR—46:34]

August 29, 1998/ Roccella, Ionica, Italy

 1. composition     7:13
 2. composition     5:01
 3. composition     7:02
 4. composition     7:50
 5. composition     7:53
 6. composition     9:58

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{CDr}


98.08.30 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR—21:36, SBR—50:54, & AVR—38:26]

August 30, 1998 / Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Saalfelden, Austria
—ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk) Broadcast, Austria.

  Broadcast Recording:
 1. Stick in the air—kind of a middle
 2. Cabala (Motian)
 3. Sunflower (Motian)
 4. Touching (Peacock)
  Broadcast announcement
   
   5:08
   1:04
   6:52
   7:09
   0:12

  Soundboard Recording:
 1. Nothing Ever Was Anyway—Cartoon
   (Annette Peacock)
 2. Requiem (G. Peacock)
 3. Requiem (Again)
 4. Stuck In The Air, Kind Of A Middle
   —Cabbala and Sunflower (Motian)
 5. Touching
 6. composition
 7. composition
 8. composition
   
  11:55
   
   7:07
   1:10
   6:45
   
   7:22
  10:59
   0:42
   4:49

Broadcast Recording has “compositions” at 38:26

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{CDr Broadcast, detailing RL 22.09.21; Soundboard and Video info from Jakob Blumenthal 11.03.13}


  • 98.09.03 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr) / New Morning, Paris, France
  • 98.00.00 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: as above / Festival Jazz à Cluny, Cluny, France
    [www.theatre-contemporain.net/cv/distribio/distribio.htm]

98.09.12 • Marilyn Crispell & Bobo Stenson [AR—69:43]

September 12, 1998 / unknown venue, Stockholm, Sweden

  Broadcast announcement
 1. compositions
 2. compositions
 3. compositions
 4. compositions
 5. compositions
 6. compositions
 7. compositions
 8. compositions
 9. compositions
    4:58
    7:30
   13:18
    4:58
    7:12
    7:10   (split track at 5:53, fades out and back in)
    3:23
    6:09
    5:46
    5:04

Marilyn Crispell and Bobo Stenson (p)

{CDr}


98.10.00 • Crispell, Jormin, Strid [AR—57:43]

October, 1998 / Umea Jazz Festival, unknown venue, Umea, Sweden

 1. composition    18:52
 2. composition    27:04   (split track at 25:56)
 3. composition     9:40

Marilyn Crispell (p), Anders Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr)

{CDr; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


98.11.06 (1) • Crispell, Guy, Lytton [BR]

November 6, 1998 / Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin Jazz Festival, Berlin, Germany

  Broadcast announcement
 1. composition
  Broadcast announcement
    1:41
   39:30
    1:09

—An edited version of this track (13:17) was also aired. See LJCO session 98.11.06 (2) below.

Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (dr)

{CDr}


98.11.06 (2) • London Jazz Composer’s Orchestra [BR—95:38]

November 6, 1998 / Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin Jazz Festival, Berlin, Germany

  Broadcast announcement
 1. Sleeping Furiously
  Broadcast announcement
 2. Strange Loop
 3. Harmos
    0:18
   27:26
    2:02
   17:58
   45:18   (incomplete, fades at end)

—An edited broadcast of 57:57 was also aired that had “Sleeping Furiously” at 25:57 (incomplete, fades in); a Broadcast
 announcement (0:56); an unidentified composition of 13:17 from the previous trio session on 98.11.06 (incomplete,
 fades out); another Broadcast announcement (0:35); and “Strange Loop” at 17:13 (incomplete, fades in).

Barry Guy (Cond), Trevor Watts, Evan Parker, Simon Picard, Pete McPhail, and Paul Dunmall (reeds),
Herb Robertson, Axel Dõner, and Henry Lowther (tp), Paul Rutherford, Alan Tomlinson, and Johannes Bauer (tb),
Per-Åke Holmländer (tu), Marilyn Crispell (p), Maggie Nichols (voc), Barre Phillips (b), Paul Lytton (dr, perc)

{2CDr}


98.00.00 • Anker, Crispell, Mazur Trio [BR]

unknown date, 1998 / Rundetaarn (Round Tower), Copenhagen, Denmark
—Danish Radio Broadcast.

 1... compositions/improvisations

—The out-of-date website www.kulturverket.com/lotte/anker.html erroneously lists an Anker/Crispell/Mazur recording,
Live at the Round Tower under “Releases in ’99.” The Chicago Reader (Sep 23, 1999) has “the forthcoming” for the title
 in an announcement for a 99.09.27 gig.
—“Live at the Round Tower doesn’t exist, unfortunately. There is a mastertape from that concert and it was supposed to be released
 on Ninth World Music (Danish label) but in the meantime Dacapo came in over and the Round Tower concert was ‘put on hold.’ ...
 But maybe one day. ... The Round Tower concert was recorded by and broadcast in The Danish Radio.” —Lotte Anker

Lotte Anker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Marilyn Mazur (dr, perc)

{Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.11.23 + 12.15; www.kulturverket.com/lotte/anker.html}


  • 98.11.00 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Lotte Anker (ts, ss) Duo / DCA Gallery, NYC
    [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.12.07]
    —“I played duo with Crispell also that year in New York at the DCA-Gallery (in November).”
  • “In ’98 [Lotte Anker formed] a trio featuring Marilyn Mazur and Marilyn Crispell. The Anker, Crispell, Mazur Trio
    has been performing at clubs and festivals in New York, Chicago, Rabat, and Copenhagen.”
    [www.kulturverket.com/lotte/anker.html]

    Close, but no cigar, again...
    “Marilyn actually never played the concert in Rabat (she cancelled): ‘I played duo with Marilyn Mazur there.’”
    [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.12.07]


1999 : : :


99.01.16 • Joelle Léandre: Joelle Léandre Project

Leo Records LR CD 287 (CD) 2000 England

January 16, 1999 / Sons d’Hiver Festival, Le Kremlin-Bicetre, Paris, France

 1.   8:32
 2.   4:54
 3.   2:36
 4.   2:48
 5.   5:02
 6.   3:43   (CD has this incorrectly at 6:47)
 7.   3:44
 8.   9:45
 9.   5:12

—Tracks are all untitled and appear as above.

Carlos Zingaro (vn), Marilyn Crispell (p), Richard Teitelbaum (keys, elec),
Joelle Léandre (b), Paul Lovens (dr)

 —All compositions, collective

{LR CD 287}


    “Regarding Marilyn, I’ve met and talked to her only once,
    in Västerås, Sweden, 99.01.26. ... And I took this poor photo
    of her. The only light is one candle to the left.”
    —Photo by Jan Ström, reproduced with permission.

  • 99.01.26 - Sine Die: Lotte Anker (ts, ss), Arve Henriksen (tp),
    Marilyn Crispell (p), Anders Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr) /
    Nya Perspektiv, Västerås, Sweden
    [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.12.06]
  • 99.01.29 - Sine Die: as above / Copenhagen JazzHouse,
    Copenhagen, Denmark [ibid]
  • 99.01.30 - Sine Die / Musikhuset, Aarhus, Denmark [ibid]
  • 99.03.09 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Banlieues Bleues Festival,
    Le Blanc Mesnil, France [Jean-Marc Foussat]

99.04.25 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR—66:58]

April 25, 1999 / Utrecht, Netherlands

 1. Requiem (Peacock)
 2. nothing ever was, anyway (Annette Peacock)
 3. December Greenwings (Peacock)
 4. Rounds (Crispell)
 5. Voice From the Past (Peacock)
   11:10
    9:10
    9:30
   20:20
   18:50

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{CDr}


99.04.26 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR—69:09]

April 26, 1999 / Jazzclub Karlsruhe, Jubez, Karlsruhe, Germany
—Broadcast SWR (Südwestrundfunk) Jazz Session.

 1. Requiem (Peacock)
 2. composition
 3. composition
 4. composition
 5. composition
 6. composition
 7. composition
 8. composition
 9. encore, composition
   11:05
    6:07
    6:28
    8:09
    4:15
    7:15
   14:40
    5:21
    3:03   (incomplete)

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{CDr; Otto Siegfried}


  • 99.04.30 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr) /
    Europa Jazz Festival, Abbaye de l'Épau, Le Mans, France [Jean-Marc Foussat]

99.05.26 • Crispell º Dresser º Hemingway [AR—46:55]

May 26, 1999, 7:00pm / The Fourth Annual Vision Festival, St. Nicholas of Myra Church, New York City

 1. composition    46:55

Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, vbs)

{CDr; Daily News May 21 “Brooklyn” p.63}


  • 99.06.25 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Appleby Jazz Festival, Festival Marquee, Appleby, England
  • 99.06.26 - Parker, Guy, Lytton, + Marilyn Crispell: Evan Parker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (perc) /
    Appleby Jazz Festival, Festival Marquee, Appleby, England
  • 99.06.27 (1) - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Phil Wachsmann (vn) Duo / Appleby Jazz Festival,
    14:45hr, The Redundant St. Michael’s Church, Appleby, England
  • 99.06.27 (2) - Marilyn Crispell, Barry Guy, & Paul Lytton Trio: Crispell (p), Guy (b), Lytton (dr) /
    18:10hr, The Redundant St. Michael’s Church, Appleby, England
    [Huddersfield Daily Examiner Jun 18 p.15; info from Kevin White, www.applebyjazz.co.uk]

99.06.28 • Parker º Guy º Lytton, and Marilyn Crispell: After Appleby

Leo Records CD LR 283/284 (2CD) 2000 England
  • Parker º Guy º Lytton, and Marilyn Crispell: Evan Parker’s High Tide
    A multimedia adaptation of BBC Radio 3’s Jazz on 3

    —British Broadcasting Company (CDrOM) 2000 England
  • Parker º Guy º Lytton, + Marilyn Crispell [BR]
    —Jazz on 3, BBC Radio, Broadcast on Saturday September 4, 1999.
June 28, 1999 / Gateway Studios, Kington on Thames, England
—1st session [See also 99.06.29]

  After Appleby:
 1. Warp (Crispell/Guy)
 2. Blue Star Kachina (Quartet)
 3. Wax (Crispell/Lytton)
 4. Falcon’s Wing (Parker/Guy)
 5. Wane (Crispell/Lytton)
 6. Weft (Crispell/Guy)
 7. Where Heart Revive (Quartet)
 8. Tchefit (Parker/Guy)
  
  Evan Parker’s High Tide:
 1. High Tide
  
  Broadcast Recording:
 1. High Tide
 2. Grace and Gravity
 3. Sprung Joyous
  
   3:38
  20:05
   2:57
   2:54
   3:10
   2:32
  25:14
   3:05
  
  
  19:44
  
  
  19:44
   7:48
  12:28





Evan Parker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (perc)

{CD LR 283/284; CDrOM; CDr; P. Bennun; Otto Siegfried; Dan Given;
web.archive.org/web/20000816070659/https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/factsheets/jon336.shtml}


99.06.29 • Parker º Guy º Lytton, and Marilyn Crispell: After Appleby

Leo Records CD LR 283/284 (2CD) 2000 England

June 29, 1999 / The Vortex, London, England
—2nd session [See also 99.06.28]

 1. Capnomantic Vortex—for David Mossman (Quartet)
 2. Fond Farewell (Crispell/Guy/Lytton)
   51:36
   15:59

Evan Parker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (perc)

{CD LR 283/284}


99.07.02 • Louis Sclavis Quartet [AR—48:30]

July 2, 1999 / Vancouver Jazz Festival, Discovery Theater, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 1. composition     4:54
 2. composition     9:05
 3. composition    12:09
 4. composition     4:50
 5. composition    17:30

Louis Sclavis (cl, b-cl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Michael Bisio (b), Phil Haynes (dr)

{CDr; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


99.08.24 + 08.25 • Barry Guy º Marilyn Crispell º Paul Lytton: Odyssey

Intakt Records Intakt CD 070 (CD) 2001 SWZ

August 24 & 25, 1999 / Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland

 1. Double Trouble Too (Guy)
 2. Odyssey (Guy)
 3. Heavy Metal (Guy/Crispell/Lytton)
 4. Spike (Guy/Crispell/Lytton)
 5. Rags (Guy)
 6. Luna (Guy/Crispell/Lytton)
 7. Celestial (Guy)
 8. Blade (Guy/Crispell/Lytton)
 9. Harmos (Guy)
    8:05
   11:46
    4:33
    3:32
   10:21
    4:08
   11:32
    2:41
    6:47

Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (perc)

{Intakt CD 070}


  • 99.08.27 - Marilyn Crispell, Barry Guy, & Paul Lytton Trio: Crispell (p), Guy (b), Lytton (dr) /
    22:00hr, Jazz à Mulhouse, Le Noumatrouff, Mulhouse, France [www.jazz-mulhouse.org]

99.09.04 • Marilyn Crispell Solo [BR—30:22]

September 4, 1999 / A.S.A.M. Auditorium, Chiesa di San Pietro, Siracusa, Italy

  Broadcast announcement
 1. After the Rain (Coltrane)
 2. composition
    0:29
    5:13
   24:15

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CDr}


99.09.06 • Marilyn Crispell & Stefano Maltese: Red

Black Saint 120199-2 (CD) 2000 IT

September 6, 1999 / A.S.A.M. Auditorium, Chiesa di San Pietro, Siracusa, Italy

 1. Afternoon Whisper
 2. Across the Ocean
 3. Lost Skies
 4. For These Walls
 5. A Star or Two
 6. Towards Twilight
 7. Stellar Waves
 8. Come Slowly, Day
 9. Faces on Fire
    5:18
    5:12
    6:47
    4:58
   11:19
    4:38
    6:33
    7:04
    6:36

Stefano Maltese (ts, as, ss, bcl), Marilyn Crispell (p)

 —All compositions, collective

{120199-2}


99.09.07 • Marilyn Crispell & Stefano Maltese with Giocondo Cilio: Blue

Black Saint 120209-2 (CD) 2001 IT

September 7, 1999 / A.S.A.M. Auditorium, Chiesa di San Pietro, Siracusa, Italy

  1. Breath of Sun (Crispell/Maltese)
  2. Ring Around Circle (Crispell/Maltese)
  3. Roof of Sky (Crispell/Maltese)
  4. A Wind of Roses (Crispell/Maltese)
  5. No Scorpions in Fall (Crispell/Maltese)
  6. Moon-Wheel (Crispell/Maltese)
  7. So Glad to Be Sad (Crispell/Maltese)
  8. You Don’t Know What Love Is (Raye/DePaul)
  9. Behind the Wings (Crispell/Maltese)
 10. Rain Around (Cilio)
 11. Burning in the Shade (Cilio)
    5:14
    4:13
    8:18
    5:24
    3:52
    7:19
    6:29
    8:04
    4:22
    5:03
    7:09

Stefano Maltese (ts, as, ss, bcl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Giocondo Cilio (voc-10,11)

{120209-2}


  • 99.09.23 - Lotte Anker, Marilyn Crispell, Marilyn Mazur / Knitting Factory, NYC
    [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.12.06]
  • 99.09.27 - Marilyn Crispell and Lotte Anker / World Music Festival, 9:00pm, HotHouse, Chicago, IL
    [Chicago Tribune Sep 24 Sec.7 p.17; Cadence Vol.25 no.9 September 1999, p.138]
  • 99.10.01 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / “Happy Birthday HotHouse!” benefit, HotHouse, Chicago, IL
    [Chicago Tribune Oct 4 review Sec.5 p.2; tisue.net/chicagonow/old1997.html]
  • 99.10.13 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 5th City of Women Festival 1999,
    9:00pm, Cankarjev dom, Linhartova dvorana, Ljubljana, Slovenia [www.sigov.si/uzp/city/99/program99.html]
  • 99.10.14 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 9:00pm, Moods, Zurich, Switzerland [www.moods.ch]
  • 99.11.09 - Marilyn Crispell & Gary Peacock Duo / 8:30pm, Festival Jazz d'or, Pôle Sud, Strasbourg, France
    [www.jazzdor.com/html/Archives.html]
  • 99.11.11 - Marilyn Crispell & Gary Peacock Duo / Jazz à Lavelanet 10,
    8:30pm, Horizons Culture at Marché Couvert, Lavelanet (Ariège), France [www.octavo.fr/jazzvelanet10/...]
  • 99.11.12 - Marilyn Crispell & Gary Peacock Duo / Montbéliard (scène nationale L'Allen), France ???
  • 99.11.00 (festival duration 99.11.06-11.13) - Marilyn Crispell & Gary Peacock Duo /
    13e Rencontres Internationales D’Jazz de Nevers, Nevers, France [www.neversdjazz.com/frarchives.html]

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The 21st Century...

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Amaryllis

The four pieces that Ms. Crispell calls “free ballads.” As she pointed out: “They’re completely free, and the interesting
thing is that they’re in what could be called a more traditional harmonic setting than I usually work in. We had to be
very psychically in tune to improvise together in that tonal area.”

The ballads came about at the suggestion of her producer, Manfred Eicher, the German impresario who runs ECM, at a
tense moment in the session, which took place last year at Avatar Studios in midtown Manhattan. For what seemed like
the hundredth time, Mr. Peacock stopped playing while the tape was rolling. His mind was elsewhere, fixated on a broken
pipe in his house that he feared might flood, and the tendinitis in his hand was acting up. He lit a cigarette and paced
about the room. Ms. Crispell was almost in tears. (“This recording has taken 10 years off my life,” she said.) The only
one keeping his cool was Mr. Motian, a short, bald man with a wrestler’s build who looks a bit like Alan Arkin.

“This is not going to work unless you’re playing together,” Mr. Eicher said from the control room. At times the session
felt like group therapy led by Mr. Eicher. When the playing was inspired, he rewarded the musicians with praise; when it
wasn’t, he retreated into silence, like a father withholding love from his children. Now that the dialogue had broken down,
the musicians needed encouragement, advice, something. Addressing Mr. Peacock, he said: “Gary, how about a bass solo
now? Are your hands O.K.?” Mr. Peacock nodded yes. Mr. Eicher again: “Let’s try doing a slow piece, a free ballad, with
Gary as the leading voice.”

Mr. Peacock started to play again, plucking the strings of his bass forcefully and letting the odd note hang in the air so
that its baleful resonance could be fully savored. Mr. Motian entered softly with a roll of the cymbals and then his brushes,
followed a few seconds later by Ms. Crispell, who supplied a few exquisitely chosen notes, each implying a subtle yet
captivating shift in feeling.

“Yeah, let’s make some music!” Mr. Eicher exclaimed from behind the glass, praying the band would sustain its momentum.
His prayers were answered. By the end of the piece the trio had gone from introspection to heartbreaking rapture and back
again. Ms. Crispell slouched over the piano, looking depleted. In a characteristically operatic gesture, Mr. Eicher burst out
of the control room, lifted her up, embraced her and led her in a dance. This was the piece Ms. Crispell decided to call “Amaryllis.”

[Adam Shatz The New York Times Sep 23 Sec.2 p.25]


00.02.00 • Marilyn Crispell / Gary Peacock / Paul Motian: Amaryllis

ECM Records ECM 1742 440103 400-2 (CD) 2001
  • (V/A): ECM: Contre Contre, A 2001 Anthology
    ECM Records in collaboration with Borders Group, Inc. UCGR-00036-2 (CD) 2001
    —The ECM Anthology CD was “a promotional sampler which was designed with and for Borders [Book Stores].
     If you buy an ECM disc at Borders Contre Contre is free.” [Tina Pelikan, ECM]
     However, when I called the Borders here in Erie, PA, USA and inquired if the ECM Anthology discs were
     available there, the clerk responded with “E-C-what?” —RL
  • Jazziz Magazine On-Disc: July 2001—Women (Vol. 2)
    Jazziz Magazine JZD0701 (Magazine + CD) 2001
February, 2000 / Avatar Studios, New York City

  1. Voice from the Past (Peacock)
  2. Amaryllis (Crispell)
  3. Requiem (Peacock)
  4. Conception Vessel / Circle Dance (Motian)
  5. Voices (Motian)
  6. December Greenwings (Peacock)
  7. Silence (for P.) (Crispell)
  8. M.E. (for Manfred Eicher) (Motian)
  9. Rounds (Crispell)
 10. Avatar (Crispell)
 11. Morpion (Motian)
 12. Prayer (Mitchell Weiss)
    5:54
    3:33
    4:40
    5:35
    4:28
    4:07
    3:17
    5:15
    4:05
    4:14
    3:30
    5:42

Jazziz Magazine On-Disc has track 2.
ECM: Contre Contre has track 3.

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{ECM 1742 440103 400-2; UCGR-00036-2; JZD0701}


00.02.11 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR—54:10]

February 11, 2000 / Ear and Now Swiss American New Music Festival 2000, Tonic, New York City
—Audience Recording circulating with Knitting Factory as venue.

 1. composition    16:45
 2. composition    20:24
 3. composition     9:29
 4. composition     7:31

Urs Liemgruber (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Fritz Hauser (dr)

{CDr; The WIRE #192 February 2000 p.74; Daily News Feb 10 “Brooklyn” p.73; The New York Times Feb 11 p.E27}


    Mostly Modern Festival 2000 Dublin:

  • 00.03.05 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 14:30hr, Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
    [CODA #302 March/April 2002, p.7, schedule reprint]
  • 00.03.05 (2) - Barry Guy New Orchestra: Mats Gustafsson and Hans Koch (ts), Evan Parker (ss), Herb Robertson (tp),
    Johannes Bauer (tb), Per Åke Holmlander (tu), Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b, Cond, Comp),
    Raymond Strid (b), Paul Lytton (dr) / Open Rehearsal, 16:00hr, Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland [ibid]
  • 00.03.05 (3) - Freezone Trio: Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (dr) /
    20:00hr, Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland [ibid]
  • 00.03.06 - Barry Guy New Orchestra / (Open Rehearsal) 15:00hr, Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland [ibid]
  • 00.03.07 - Barry Guy New Orchestra / (Open Rehearsal) 15:00hr, Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland [ibid]
  • 00.03.08 - Barry Guy New Orchestra / World Premiere of new compositions “Inscape-Tableaux” for BGNO,
    20:00hr, Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland [ibid]

00.03.18 • Tisziji Muñoz: Auspicious Healing!

Anami Music AM0018 (CD) 2000

March 18, 2000 / Nevessa Recording Studio, Woodstock, NY

 1. Auspicious! (Muñoz)
 2. Shenai Letticia Muñoz —Prayer for a Safe Birth (Muñoz)
 3. Teardrop  Blood from the Astral Heart (Muñoz)
 4. Prayer for Tolerance —Accomodation (Muñoz)
 5. Orange Chocolate Mint Medicine in G Humor (Muñoz)
 6. Brahms’ Lullaby  The Way I Hear It! (Brahms)
 7. Healing in the Name of “I Love You!” (Muñoz)
    5:02
   13:50
   12:08
   16:38
    3:14
   18:00
    4:24

Tisziji Muñoz (g, synth-4), Henry Kaiser (g, g-FX), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Mark Dresser (b), Lukas Ligeti (dr)

{AM0018}


  • 00.04.00 (festival duration 03.31 to 04.02) - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr) /
    Soundcheck 2000, Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Glasgow, Scotland [The WIRE #194 April 2000 p.88]

00.04.04 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR—83:40]

April 4, 2000, 8:00pm / DeSingel, Antwerp, Belgium

 1. compositions    83:40

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{2CDr; Anonymous correspondence 04.05.13}


00.04.05Marilyn Crispell Trio: Live in Berlin 4.5.00 [Unauthorized bootleg]

Paradox Records #0100-2002 (2CD) 2002, “Made in the E.U.”
—“There are no liner notes, it’s just blank on the inside. The CDs may very well be [on] CDr, they look like a regular CD,
 but the disc graphics are very basic.” —correspondence with an anonymous owner.
—Appears to be either a bootleg, or just a one-off CDr copy of this radio broadcast, found lying innocently in a used record shop. I also
 found a listing for a Bruce Cockburn CD by same label with similar release numbers. If anyone has any further information on the
 whereabouts of Paradox Records, Marilyn and ECM would both appreciate being put in contact with them. —RL.
  • Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR—90:12]
    —Broadcast by Deutschland Radio Berlin on May 14, 2000.
April 5, 2000 / Jazzclub A-Trane, Berlin, Germany

   Broadcast Recording:
  1. Voice from the Past
  2. December Greenwings (Peacock)
  3. Morpian (Motian)
  4. Ascension of the Unfortunate Beast (Crispell)
  5. Conception Vessel (P. Bley)
  6. Circle Dance (P. Bley)
   2nd Set:
  7. Requiem (Peacock)
  8. Mumbo Jumbo (Motian)
  9. Paris (Mitchell Weiss)
 10. Rounds (Crispell)
 11. Silence (Crispell)
 12. Fragments (Crispell)
  
   12:01
    7:55
    6:07
    4:45
    5:15
    4:32
    
    8:12
    9:31
    6:13
    9:02
   11:46
    4:43

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{2CDr; info via Otto Siegfried; Anonymous 02.03.14; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


00.05.18 + 05.19 • Barry Guy New Orchestra: Inscape—Tableaux

Intakt CD 066 (CD) 2001
  • Barry Guy: Portrait
    Intakt CD 123 (CD) 2007 SWI
    —2nd session [See also 95.12.18]
May 18 & 19, 2000 / Rote Fabrik ("Red Fabric"), Zürich, Switzerland
—See note on Rote Fabrik in 89.04.15.

  Inscape—Tableaux:
 1. Part I
 2. Part II
 3. Part III
 4. Part IV
 5. Part V
 6. Part VI
 7. Part VII
  
 14:41
  5:32
 10:39
  8:38
  6:05
 10:26
 10:40

Portrait has track 7.



Evan Parker, Mats Gustafsson, and Hans Koch (reeds), Herb Robertson (tp), Johannes Bauer (tb),
Per Åke Holmlander (tu), Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b, Comp, Dir), Paul Lytton and Raymond Strid (perc)

{Intakt CD 066; www.intaktrec.ch/123-a.htm}


00.05.22 • Paul Plimley / John Oswald º Marilyn Crispell º Cecil Taylor: Complicité

Victo cd 074-075-076 (3CD) 2001 Can

May 22, 2000 / Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
—17iéme Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville.

  Victo cd 075:
 1. Prayer (Mitchell Weiss)
 2. Triplos Part I (Crispell)
 3. Gesture Without Plot (Annette Peacock)
 4. Paris (Mitchell Weiss)
 5. Triplos Part II.a (Crispell)
 6. Silence (Crispell)
 7. Triplos Part II.b (Crispell)3:49
 8. Not (Anders Jormin)
 9. Triplos Part II.c (Crispell)

    5:33
   14:36
    9:24
    9:38
    6:15
    2:40
    3:49
    1:27
    5:06

—Victo cd 074 is Paul Plimley with John Oswald; cd 076 is Cecil Taylor solo.

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Victo cd 074-075-076; The Gazette May 22 “Entertainment” p.B5}


00.06.05 • Marilyn Crispell and Friends: A Woodstock Visitation [RL Mental Archive—113 Hours]

June 5, 2000 / Vacation, Woodstock, NY

 1. Monday. She answers the door in a towel. Really put us at our ease. We went to the hardware store with her: bought kitty-litter
  scoops and asked about mulch. Then the laundromat: watched her fold her favorite flannel robe. The grocery store: bought paper
  towels and logs for her new fireplace. The Post Office, even.
  Ate a really nice lunch and talked about everyone’s cats. Watched each other eat. Talked about our taking in my 93-year-old
  Grandmother Lucille. Talked about her new apartment and her furniture and her painting the place and decorating and all that
  house-cleaning. Drove around in the rain. Talked about everything.
  Sandra gave her a necklace she had made—flat-black and ivory-colored beads—and Marilyn had just broken the one she usually
  wears when she performs, so she was thrilled and said now she had something for her upcoming performances.
  Her whole house was in ivory and black. Spartan but cosey. Just out of her long years in the single rented rooms, adjusting now
  to all the S P A C E . . .
  We had a choice of India, Mexico, or China for dinner, and, since we were going to India on the way home Wednesday, we opted
  for China or Mexico, but as it turned out Mexico was closed, so we went straight to China. Cool place with great food overlooking
  a low stone-banked creek where yet another Great Blue Heron went skimming along the water’s surface between the bending
  boughs of the trees. The trip had us crossing paths with ten of these elegant beauties, always an omen for me, so—well, ten was
  something else altogether.
  She told us about her insecurities and her trouble maintaining relationships and how she sometimes considers giving it all up
  to be with someone and that she likes playing with a duo better than with a trio because it’s closer, and more focused, and we
  laughed out loud and repeatedly and described the water-party that is bathing Lucille and I showed her my Dolphy tatoo and
  explained how I had quit my job on Wednesday last because my boss had said “how’d you like it if some guy walked into your
  house with a n*gger on his arm?” and then showed her my cat’s-paw tatoo, the one over my heart, and she told us how she got
  into gardening by burying her first cat and then deciding to plant flowers there and I peed in her toilet a bunch of times and she
  gave me the Marian McPartland program on cassette and a CDr of a trio gig (w/ Guy-Hemingway) from Paris in 1998 and we
  went to the video store because she said she knew they had bought Istanbul just because Eric Andersen and her did the soundtrack
  and she talked the guys behind the counter into letting me take it home to Erie, PA so I could dub it and send it back later and we
  all hugged and got very sad at day’s end and I told her that the music helps me to live and she said that she never saves anything
  but that the Lucille missiles I send are in her sacred poetry folder and it was like we was friends—no time for “Hey I have several
  hundred questions to ask you about the music and this session detail and that other session detail,” none of that—it only came up
  a few times, always by default, and never for more than a moment or two.
  Just hanging out. What an amazing day.
 2. ALBANY and its Twilight Zone sky-line late Monday night.
 3. Cooperstown amid the thick rain and the baseball mysteries on Tuesday.
 4. Wednesday drove home via Rochester, then Buffalo. (For Taste of India and SPOT Coffee)
 5. Thursday home with Lucille and the cats.
 6. Friday a.m. we hit the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Mad Greek’s for roasted eggplant baba ganoush. Then home.

Marilyn Crispell (no piano), Sandra MacGlaughlin-Lopez and Rick Lopez (accompaniment)

{Our hearts and minds.}


00.06.08 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR—47:33]

June 8, 2000, 8:00pm / Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival 2000, Knitting Factory, New York City
—Broadcast 00.07.29 BBC Radio 3.

 1. composition     7:43
 2. composition    10:58
 3. composition    10:27
 4. composition     8:57
 5. composition     3:13
 6. composition     3:22

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{CDr; The Record Jun 7 “Your Time” p.YT-10; The New York Times Jun 10 review p.B13}


00.06.11 • Tisziji Muñoz: Breaking the Wheel of Life and Death!

Anami Music AM0019 (CD) 2001
  • Tisziji Muñoz: Love Always: Spirit Of The Ancient Masters
    (Columbia Music Entertainment) COCB-53596 (CD) 2007 Jap
June 11, 2000 / Cotton Hill Recording Studio, Latham, NY

 1. Divine Urgency!
 2. Breaking the Wheel of Life and Death!
 3. Piano Intro to Lemuria
 4. Lemuria
 5. The Elder of the Mysteries
 6. God-fire (Pyramid)
 7. Spirit Path Intro
    4:36
   11:34
    2:31
   14:08
   17:00
   16:08
    1:22

Love Always has track 2.

Tisziji Muñoz (g, bells, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Don Pate (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

{AM0019}


  • 00.06.24 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr) / du Maurier International Jazz Festival Vancouver,
    8:00pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [The Vancouver Sun Jun 24 p.E24]
  • 00.07.14 - Lotte Anker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Michael Formanek (b) / Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2000,
    The Black Diamond, Copenhagen, Denmark [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.12.06]
  • 00.07.15 - Lotte Anker, Marilyn Crispell, Michael Formanek: as above / Frederik’s Bastion, Copenhagen, Denmark [ibid]
  • 00.07.18 - Lotte Anker, Marilyn Crispell, Michael Formanek / Kulturverkets Musikfestival 2000, Halmstad, Sweden
    [ibid; www.kulturverket.com/kv.html]
  • 00.07.19 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr) / Jazz Cafe, London, UK
    [AVANT Issue 16 Summer 2000 p.4]
  • 00.07.20 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Kulturverkets Musikfestival 2000, 6:00pm, Halmstad, Sweden [ibid]
  • 00.07.20 (2) - Lotte Anker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Per Åke Holmlander (tu), Michael Formanek (b), Per Ekblad (dr) /
    Kulturverkets Musikfestival 2000, Halmstad, Sweden [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.12.06]
    —“IT MIGHT have been on the 21st,—I am not sure...” —Lotte Anker
    —“The kulturverket.com site originally listed this session as 00.07.20, and although www.kulturverket.com/kv.html now
     mysteriously fails to mention it, Lotte Anker has confirmed this session. —Kevin C. White 05.12.14
  • 00.08.19 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr) / Knitting Factory Festival 2000, NYC
  • 00.08.21 - Lotte Anker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Marilyn Mazur (dr, perc) /
    8:30pm, Copenhagen JazzHouse, Copenhagen, Denmark
    [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.11.28 + 05.12.06 + 05.12.07; www.jazzhouse.dk]

00.08.22 + 08.23 • Anker / Crispell / Mazur: Poetic Justice

Dacapo Records DCCD 9460 (CD) 2001 DK
  • (V/A): Music From Denmark 2002
    MXP MXPCD 0102/0202/0302/0402 (4CD Box Set, Music From Denmark Series) 2002 Den;
    MXP MXPCD 0302 (CD, All That Jazz 2002) 2002 Den
    —These CDs were released both as a boxed set and individually.
  • (V/A): Danish Jazz Today Jazz Forum no release# (CD, Club Edition Promo + Magazine) 2007 Pol
    Jazz Forum Magazine #1-2 / 2007
August 22 & 23, 2000 / Soundtrack Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark

  1. Poetic Justice (Anker/Crispell/Mazur)
  2. Last Escape (Crispell)
  3. Cyclic Sight Song (Anker)
  4. Drum Fragment (Anker/Mazur)
  5. Battlefield (Anker)
  6. Stop-Sound (Anker/Crispell/Mazur)
  7. Maloma (Anker)
  8. Japanese Gong Piece (Anker/Crispell/Mazur)
  9. Last Scream (Anker/Mazur)
 10. November (Anker/Mazur/Cronholm)
 11. A Ghost Called M (Anker/Crispell/Mazur)
 12. Salute (Anker)
 13. Song for Tomas (Anker)
 14. Shell (Anker/Crispell/Mazur/Cronholm)
    5:58
    1:27
    6:16
    2:13
    5:00
    4:13
    8:58
    3:52
    1:43
    1:59
    3:35
    2:49
    3:31
    5:11

Music From Denmark 2002 (“All That Jazz” disc) has track 5.
Danish Jazz Today has track 13.

Lotte Anker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Josefine Cronholm (vocal-10,13,14), Marilyn Mazur (dr, perc)

{DCCD 9460}


  • 00.10.06 - Marilyn Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Gerald Cleaver (dr) Trio / AMG Edgefest 2000,
    4th Ann Arbor Creative Music Festival, 8:00pm, Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI [Detroit Free Press Oct 6 p.D1]

  • 00.10.14 - Urban Taniwha Big Band featuring Marilyn Crispell / 19:30hr, Onetahua Marae Takaka, Wellington, New Zealand
    [news archive of www.noizyland.com; www.thespace.co.nz/artists/taniwha.html]

    —“Wellington jazz fans are in for a solid fortnight’s entertainment from this weekend, with the city’s 4th International
     Jazz Festival commencing bright and early on Friday morning and comprising 115 events over 17 days. Headlining the
     Festival’s programmes of top New Zealand talent is Urban Taniwha, a Creative New Zealand-assisted collaboration
     between traditional Maori instrumentalist Richard Nunns, vocalist Waimihi Hotere, American pianist Marilyn Crispell
     and a 16-piece improvising orchestra, who together explore themes of creation, mythology, and mysticism in music.
     While Urban Taniwha moves up country from Wellington for further shows in Hamilton, Rotorua and Auckland over
     the coming week.”
     Posted Wednesday, October 11, 2000 by “un-chart-ed” (www.nzmusic.com/uncharted.cfm):

  • 00.10.15 - Urban Taniwha Big Band featuring Marilyn Crispell / Meteor Theatre, Hamilton, New Zealand [ibid]
  • 00.10.17 - Urban Taniwha Big Band featuring Marilyn Crispell / Rongomaipapa Marae, Rotorua, New Zealand [ibid]
    —“Where we spent two amazing days.” —Marilyn Crispell announcement 00.10.21
  • 00.10.18 - Urban Taniwha Big Band featuring Marilyn Crispell / Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand [ibid]

00.10.21 • Marilyn Crispell Solo [AR—104:05]

October 21, 2000 / The Jazz Club, St. John’s Ambulance Building, Wellington, New Zealand

  1. chant
  2. composition
  3. composition
  4. composition
  5. Butterflies (Annette Peacock)
   2nd Set:
  6. Prayer (Mitchell White)
  7. Not (Anders Jormin)
  8. composition
  9. composition
 10. composition
 11. Paris (Mitchell White)
 12. composition
 13. encore—composition
   2:10
   8:37
  15:08
  10:32
   7:00

   6:12
   8:13
   7:31
   5:49
   9:57
   3:24
  11:18
   1:51
  (voc, perc)
  (p, perc)
  (p solo for the remainder)
  
  

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

Marilyn Crispell (p, voc, perc)

{2CDr, detailing RL 22.09.21; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


2001 : : :


  • 01.02.20 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) / Tonic, NYC
    [Rick Lopez present, seeing Marilyn live for the first time.]
  • 01.03.07 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / HotHouse, Chicago, IL
    [tisue.net/chicagonow/old1997.html; Cadence Vol.27 no.3 March 2001, p.137]
  • 01.03.09 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 7:30pm, St. Francis House, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
    [The Capital Times Mar 8 “Rhythm” p.12]
  • 01.03.22 - Stefano Maltese (ts, as, ss, bcl) & Marilyn Crispell (p) Duo / 9:00pm, Santa Maria Gualtieri, Pavia, Lombardy, Italy

01.04.08 • Quartet Noir [AR—41:21]

April 8, 2001 / Festival Taktlos ’01, Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland

 1. improvisation     7:58
 2. improvisation     8:47
 3. improvisation     8:46
 4. improvisation    13:43

Urs Liemgruber (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Joelle Léandre (b), Fritz Hauser (dr, perc)

{CDr; info via Siegfried Otto}


01.04.00 • Beautiful Empty Fullness

Anami Music (digital download) no release date

April, 2001 / Open Sky—“the name of our previous residence,” Schenectady, NY
1st Session [See also 02.07.00]

 1. Fatherhood
 2. I Thank You Love
 3. Prayer for Awakening the Heart
 4. I Will Return (Until Then)
 5. Precious Friendship
 6. Forgiveness
 7. Heart Of Boundless Love
 8. When I’m Gone
    1:54
    1:53
    7:39
    4:02
    5:04
    1:43
    7:00
   10:56

Tisziji Muñoz (g, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{www.tisziji.com; venue via Nancy Muñoz 22.10.01}


01.05.21 • Time of Orchids: Melonwhisper

no label, no issue # 2001 (CD) Can;
Bad News Records BACY-28 (CD) 2002 Jap

May 21, 2001 / Nevessa Studios, Woodstock, New York

 1. Laugh Track    18:57

Chuck Stren (keys),
Marilyn Crispell (p),
Will Redmond (g),
Jesse Krakow (b),
Keith Abrams (perc)

{Melonwhisper; session date via Chuck Stern.}


01.06.03 • Marilyn Crispell Solo [Webcast]

June 3, 2001 / LMC’s 10th Festival of Experimental Music, Purcell Room, Southbank, London, England
—Webcast from London Musician’s Collective.

 1. composition    32:23

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{The Guardian Jun 2 “The Guide” p.25; David Belkin}


  • 01.06.13 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Gary Peacock (b) Duo / 8:00pm, Tonic, NYC
  • 01.06.23 (1) - Evan Parker (ss), Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (dr) with Marilyn Crispell (p) / Du Maurier International Jazz Festival,
    8:00pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [Cadence Vol. 27 no.6 June 2001, p.140]
  • 01.06.23 (2) - Mats Gustafsson (ts), Barry Guy (b), Jormin Strid (dr) with Marilyn Crispell (p) / Du Maurier International Jazz Festival,
    Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [ibid; The Vancouver Sun Jun 22 p.D4]
  • 01.06.24 - Barry Guy New Orchestra; Mats Gustafsson (ts), Evan Parker (ss), Hans Koch (reeds), Johannes Bauer (tb),
    Herb Robertson (tp), Per Ake Homlander (tu), MC (p), Barry Guy (b, Dir, Comp), Paul Lytton and Jormin Strid (dr) /
    Du Maurier International Jazz Festival, 8:00pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    [The Province Jun 21 p.C4]
  • 01.07.09 - Lotte Anker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Marilyn Mazur (dr) / Malmö Jazz Festival 2001, Konsthallen, Malmö, Sweden
    [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.12.06]
  • 01.07.10 - Lotte Anker, Marilyn Crispell, Marilyn Mazur: as above / Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2001,
    9:30pm, Copenhagen JazzHouse, Copenhagen, Denmark
    [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.11.28 + 12.06; www.jazzhouse.dk]

  • 01.07.20 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Raymond Strid (dr) / Konfrontationen Festival,
    Nickelsdorf, Austria [Wolfgang Kraus 07.02.27]



  •   “I attach a photo from that night,
      which was incredible from the
      first note to the last.”

      —Photo by Wolfgang Kraus,
       with permission.


01.09.06 • Stich Wynston’s Modern Surfaces with Marilyn Crispell [AR—63:04]

September 6, 2001 / Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

 1. untitled composition 1 (Wynston)
 2. untitled composition 2 (Wynston)
 3. untitled composition 3 (Wynston)
 4. untitled composition 4 (Wynston)
 5. untitled composition 5 (Wynston)
 6. untitled composition 6 (Crispell)
 7. untitled composition 7 (Wynston)
    6:22
    8:04
    8:15
    8:43
   10:06
    5:33   (Crispell solo)
   11:29

Mike Murley (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Geoff Young (g), Stich Wynston (dr)

{CDr}


01.09.07 • Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo [AR—52:52]

September 7, 2001 / Chalmers United Church, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

 1. improvisation    43:16
 2. improvisation     6:44

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc, vbs)

{CDr}


  • 01.09.08 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Music Gallery—WhatNext Series presents, Top o’ the Senator, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

01.09.18 • Anders Jormin Bortom Quintet [BR]

September 18, 2001, 7:00pm / Nya Perspektiv, Västerås Cathedral, Västerås, Sweden
—Recorded for P2 (Sveriges Radio (Swedish Broadcasting Corporation) in Göteborg.

 1. Bortom

Marilyn Crispell (p), Karin Nelson (org), Lena Willemark (vn), Anders Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr)

{www.culturen.nu/forestallningar.asp?id=310}


01.09.24 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR & —64:26]

September 24, 2001 / Copparlunden, Västerås, Sweden
—Broadcast P2 Sveriges Radio (Swedish Broadcasting Corporation), “Jazzradion: Nya Perspektiv on Marilyn Crispell,”
 May 12 and May 16 (21:00hr), 2002.
—Circulating misdated the 25th.

  Audience Recording:
 1. composition
 2. composition
 3. composition
 4. composition
 5. composition

  6:35
 24:06
  8:48
  7:39
 16:10

Marilyn Crispell (p), Anders Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr)

{CDr, detailing RL 22.09.22}


  • 01.09.26 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Anders Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr) / Norrköping, Sweden

“I took this photo in Norrköping, Sweden, September 26. She played with Anders Jormin and Raymond Strid.”
—Jan Ström, with permission.


01.10.09 • Crispell º Guilbeault º Tanguay [AR—102:20]

October 9, 2001, 9:00 pm / PianOctobre, La Sala Rossa, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

   rehearsal take
  1. Tryptichon Part I
  2. Tryptichon Part II
  3. Tryptichon Part III
  4. untitled trio piece
   2nd Set:
  5. Rounds (Crispell)
  6. Requiem (Gary Peacock)
  7. untitled
  8. Dear Lord (Coltrane)
  9. untitled
 10. encore / 9-11 (Karl Berger)
    4:21   (afternoon sound check before concert)
   11:41
    7:21   (actually “Gesture without a Plot” by Annette Peacock)
   13:36
   13:49
    
   11:12
    6:45
    8:18
    6:25
    6:52
    4:11   (Premiere performance)

—“‘Tryptichon’ is my title and all three movements were played as a suite, uninterrupted. Dear Lord and [the following] untitled piece
 were played without break.” —Marc Chenard, 02.07.10

Marilyn Crispell (p), Normand Guilbault (b), Pierre Tanguay (dr)

{2CDr; The Gazette Oct 3 p.F9; Mathieu Belanger and Marc Chenard}


  • 01.10.27 (date uncertain) - Eric Andersen Special Concert (Second Set): Andersen (g, voc), Eric Bazilian (g),
    Garth Hudson (reeds, keys, acc), John Sebastian (harmonica), Maud Hudson (African talking drums, voc), + Marilyn Crispell (p) /
    Kleinert-James Arts Center, Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
    [www.ericandersen.com; Richard Wall 01.10.29, theband.hiof.no/guestbook/october_01.html]
    —“After intermission ... Marilyn Crispell was brought up from the audience to join in on grand piano.”

01.11.01 • Barry Guy New Orchestra [BR—64:53]

November 1, 2001 / Culturen, Västerås, Sweden

  Radio announcement
 1. Inscape—Tableaux
    1:36
   63:17   (split track at 45:33)

Mats Gustafsson (ts), Evan Parker (ss), and Hans Koch (reeds), Herb Robertson (tp), Johannes Bauer (tb), Per Åke Holmlander (tu),
Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b, Dir, Comp), Paul Lytton and Raymond Strid (perc)

{CDr}


  • 01.11.02 - Barry Guy New Orchestra: as above / Blå, Oslo, Norway [sofa.norcd.no]
  • 01.11.03 - Mat Gustafsson (ts), Barry Guy (b), and Jormin Strid (dr) with Marilyn Crispell (p) /
    Tampere Jazz Happening, 12:00midnight—so actually 01.11.04, Old Customs House Club (KLUBI), Tampere, Finland
  • 01.11.07 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / RUMOR 22 Festival voor avontuurlijke muziek, 8:15pm, Huis aan de Werf, Utrecht, Holland
    [www.nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-nl-0110/msg00268.html; www.rumor.nl]
  • 01.11.08 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / RUMOR 22 Festival voor avontuurlijke muziek, 8:15pm, Lantaren/Venster, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    [ibid; KC White 05.12.29]
    —“These solo sessions were part of a two-day festival taking in two cities and also featuring
     the LOOS Ensemble and Dead Man Ray.” —KC White
  • 01.12.14 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Boston Creative Music Alliance’s “Piano in the Foreground” weekend,
    8:00pm, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
    [The Boston Globe Dec 14 p.F15 + Dec 18 review p.D6; Cadence Vol.27 no.12 December 2001 p.33]

2002 : : :


02.02.22 • Marilyn Crispell: A Pianist’s Guide To Free Improvisation

Homespun Tapes DVD-CRI-KB21 (DVD) 2002

February 22, 2002 / Colony Cafe, Woodstock, New York

Lesson   80:00

—“This lesson is designed for players with some facility at the keyboard but with little knowledge
 of improvisational techniques. Famed pianist Marilyn Crispell shows the scales, intervals and
 basic chords that will get you started creating musical sounds. Once you find the notes that
 will start the process of improvisation, she gives you the background information to make it
 happen. After reviewing essential music theory, Marilyn shows you how scales, triads, intervals,
 pedal points and tritones can all be used as tools for the creative pianist.
 There’s plenty of material here for experienced improvisers to study as well, as Marilyn, an
 important exponent of the Free Jazz movement, gives you the tools to develop themes and
 unlock your own ideas.” —From the liners

Marilyn Crispell (p), John Menegon (b)

{DVD-CRI-KB21; session date via Kathy LaVacca and Susan Robinson of Homespun Tapes.}


  • 02.03.20 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr) /
    8:00pm, Auditorium of The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA
    [The Los Angeles Times Mar 17 “Calendar” p.78; www.allaboutjazz.com]
    —“The series opens on Wednesday, March 20, with the West Coast debut of the Marilyn Crispell, Gary Peacock,
    Paul Motian Trio,  and is one of only two appearances they will make in the Western US.” —All About Jazz

02.03.21 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR—61:14]

March 21, 2002, 8:00pm / “Jazz Horizons,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

 1. composition    12:48
 2. composition    10:27
 3. composition    11:54
 4. composition     7:51
 5. composition    13:20
 6. composition     4:52

Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Helias—substituting for an ailing Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{The Sacramento Bee Mar 19 p.E3; www.sfweekly.com/issues/2002-03-20/hear.html/1/index.html; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


  • 02.03.22 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / First Christian Church, Portland, OR [www.creativemusicguild.org/history.html]

02.04.09 • Lotte Anker Trio [BR—58:40]

April 9, 2002 / Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, Denmark
—“Recorded by and broadcast in The Danish Radio.” —Lotte Anker

  Radio announcement
 1. Three Snapshots 1
 2. Three Snapshots 2
 3. Three Snapshots 3
 4. Psychic Sightsong
 5. composition
 6. Song for Tomas (Anker)
 7. composition
 8. composition
 9. composition
  Radio announcement
    1:43
    1:36
    2:12
    1:37
   10:31
    9:55
    6:55
    8:20
    7:45
    2:40   (incomplete)
    0:25

Lotte Anker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerald Cleaver (dr)

{CDr; Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.25; Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.12.06 + 12.15}


  • 02.04.10 - Lotte Anker Trio: Anker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerald Cleaver (dr) / Stadtgarten, Cologne, Germany
    [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.12.06]
  • 02.04.12 - Lotte Anker Trio: as above / Huset, Aalborg, Denmark [ibid]
  • 02.04.13 - Lotte Anker Trio / Holbaek Jazz Club, Holbaek, Danmark [Heinrich Smejkal 04.01.12, web-site info]

02.04.22 • Marilyn Crispell Solo [Ars Nova Archival Recording—61:36]

April 22, 2002, 8:00pm / An Ars Nova Workshop Production, Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 1. improvisation    24:54
 2. improvisation    11:58
 3. improvisation    23:04

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Rick and Sandra MacGlaughlin-Lopez in blissful attendance; Recording info from Ars Nova Workshop}


  • Richard Tietelbaum Trio: Joe McPhee (as, cl, tp, ptp, vtb), Tietelbaum (synth), Marilyn Crispell (p) /
    8:00pm, Olin Hall, The Bard Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY [www.bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=425]

02.05.09 • Anders Jormin Quintet [BR—58:56]

May 9, 2002 / Orgryte New Church, Gothenburg, Sweden

 1. Bertsin part 1    17:00
 2. Bertsin part 2     6:48
 3. Bertsin part 3    13:42
 4. Bertsin part 4    14:11
 5. Bertsin part 5     7:15

Marilyn Crispell (p), Karin Nelson (church organ), Lena Willemark (voc), Anders Jormin (b, Comp), Raymond Strid (dr, perc)

{CDr; Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.25; KC White 05.02.07}


  • 02.06.25 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Lotte Anker (ts, ss) Duo / Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2002,
    8:00pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [www.jazzvancouver.com]
  • 02.06.27 - NOW Orchestra’s 25th Anniversary featuring Marilyn Crispell / Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2002,
    8:00pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [ibid; The Province Jun 27 p.C15]
  • 02.06.28 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Lotte Anker (ts, ss), Crispell (p), Dylan van der Schyff (dr) /
    Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2002, 8:00pm, Studio 16, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [ibid]
  • 02.07.02 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Lotte Anker (ts, ss) Duo / l’Off Festival de Jazz,
    8:30pm, Lion d’Or, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    [The Gazette Jun 28 p.D11; CODA #307 January/February 2003 pp.17-18; Marc Chenard 02.07.10]
    —“Marilyn played again here in Montreal a week ago (July 2) in duo with Lotte Anker.”

02.07.00 • Beautiful Empty Fullness

Anami Music (digital download) no release date

July, 2002 / Nevessa Production, Woodstock, NY
2nd Session [See also 01.04.00]

 1. Impermanence (New York City)
 2. Tears Of Gratitude
 3. Love’s Continual Presence
 4. Motherhood
   10:56
    6:05
    4:54
    6:21

Tisziji Muñoz (g, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{www.tisziji.com}


  • 02.07.11 - Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (dr) Trio / Jazz Festival, Partheny, France
    [session date from Marc Chenard 02.09.23]

02.07.13 • Crispell º Guy º Lytton Trio [AR—66:36]

July 13, 2002, 21:00 / Festival à Luz 2002, Chapiteau, Luz Sain-Sauver, France “high up in the French Pyrenees”

 1. improvisation    20:34
 2. improvisation    18:05
 3. improvisation    19:43
 4. improvisation     8:14

Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (perc)

{CDr; Marc Chenard 02.09.23; venue www.luz.org & Kevin C. White 02.09.23}


02.08.07 • Guy, Gustafsson, Crispell, Strid [AR—79:49]

August 7, 2002 / Jazz em Agosto Festival 2002, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, Portugal

 1. compositions    79:49

—“I listened to it for the first time yesterday while in the car. There seems to be some strange interference-type noise at one stage.
 Also it sounds like someone is trying to get a cigarette light working early on.” —A. Wilson 03.11.29

—“Is there a remote possibility that the “strange interference-type noise” (between 0:00 and 1:30 of track 5) described by A. Wilson
 could in fact be a concentrated burst of musique concrète? Mats did something similar on his CD Hidros One (Caprice), when
 the music was suddenly interrrupted by electronically treated footsteps in crisp snow. It’s only a theory, and I have my doubts as to
 whether he’d use this device in concert, but you never know.” —Kevin C. White 03.12.28

Mats Gustafsson (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Raymond Strid (perc)

{CDr; Nuno Martins; Kevin C. White 02.09.23; www.jazzportugal.net}


  • 02.08.09 - Barry Guy New Orchestra: Barry Guy (b), Marylin Crispell (p), Evan Parker (ts), Mats Gustafsson (bar, fluteophone),
    Hans Koch (sax, cl), Herb Robertson (tp), Johannes Bauer (tb), Per Ake Holmlander (tu), Paul Lytton and Raymond Strid (dr, perc) /
    Jazz em Agosto 2002, 21:30, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Anfiteatro ao Ar Livre, Lisbon, Portugal
    [Kevin C. White 02.09.23; www.jazzportugal.net; Nuno Martins 03.11.17]
  • 02.08.30 - Barry Guy New Orchestra: Barry Guy (b), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mats Gustafsson, Evan Parker, and Hans Koch (reeds),
    Herb Robertson (tp), Johannes Bauer (tb), Per Ake Holmslander (tuba), Paul Lytton and Raymond Strid (dr) /
    Jazz à Mulhouse—Free Music 2002, Le Noumatrouff, 20:30, Mulhouse, France
    [The WIRE #222 August 2002; www.jazz-mulhouse.org]
  • 02.08.31 - Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Raymond Strid (dr) / Jazz à Mulhouse—Cocorico Jazz Meeting & Free Music 2002,
    Le Noumatrouff, 20:30, Mulhouse, France [ibid]

02.09.07 (1) • George Lewis “Dream Team” Quartet [AR—61:04]

September 7, 2002 / 10:30am, Guelph Jazz Festival 2002, Guelph Youth Music Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

 1. composition
 2. composition
 3. composition
 4. composition
 5. encore
    14:23
    16:17
     5:58
     9:22
     8:14

George Lewis (tb), Marilyn Crispell (p), Miya Masaoka (koto), Hamid Drake (dr)

{CDr; Rick and Sandra MacGlaughlin-Lopez in attendance; Guelph Jazz Festival Archives}


02.09.07 (2) • Lotte Anker º Marilyn Crispell º Gerald Cleaver [AR—57:49]

September 7, 2002, 3:45pm / Guelph Jazz Festival 2002, Guelph Youth Music Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

 1. composition
 2. composition
 3. encore
    34:23
    12:29
     6:47

—“Hope to see you when you come through—If I’m playing near you I’ll let you know—How far are you from Guelph?
 Lotte Anker and I will be playing there on Sept. 7th...” Marilyn Crispell correspondence

Lotte Anker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerald Cleaver (dr)

{CDr; Rick and Sandra MacGlaughlin-Lopez in attendance; Guelph Jazz Festival Archives}


  • 02.10.08 + 10.09 - Urban Taniwha Sextet Featuring Marilyn Crispell: Jeff Henderson (reeds), Crispell (p),
    Richard Nunns (Taonga Puoro, Maori instruments), Waimihi Hotere (voc), Tom Callwood (b), Chris O’Connor (dr) /
    Otago Festival of the Arts, 20:00hr, ODT Gallery, DPAG (Dunedin Public Art Gallery), Dunedin, New Zealand
    [www.thespace.co.nz/calendar; www.sounz.org.nz; Jeff Henderson]
  • 02.10.10 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Otago Festival of the Arts, 13:00hr, St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
    [www.thespace.co.nz/calendar; www.artscalendar.co.nz]
  • 02.10.11 - Urban Taniwha Sextet Featuring Marilyn Crispell: See 02.10.08 above / 21:00hr, “In the lounge of someone’s house,”
    Okarito, New Zealand [www.thespace.co.nz/calendar; www.sounz.org.nz; Jeff Henderson 02.10 22]
    —“Played to entire population of town—27.” —Jeff Henderson
  • 02.10.12 - Urban Taniwha Sextet Featuring Marilyn Crispell / 20:00hr, Arahura Church, Arahura, New Zealand [ibid]
  • 02.10.13 - “A rest / research day” —Jeff Henderson

  • 02.10.14 - Urban Taniwha Sextet Featuring Marilyn Crispell / 19:30hr, Onetahua Marae, Takaka, New Zealand [ibid]

02.10.17 • Urban Taniwha Sextet featuring Marilyn Crispell [Unissued Studio Session]

October 17, 2002 / Massey Studio, Wellington, New Zealand

 1... compositions

Jeff Henderson (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Richard Nunns (Taonga Puoro, Maori instruments), Tom Callwood (b), Chris O’Connor (dr)

{Jeff Henderson}


  • 02.10.19 - Urban Taniwha Sextet Featuring Marilyn Crispell: Jeff Henderson (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p),
    Richard Nunns (Taonga Puoro, Maori instruments), Tom Callwood (b), Chris O’Connor (dr) /
    Wellington International Jazz Festival, 20:00hr, Jazz Club at Parthenon Hall, Wellington, New Zealand [premier.ticketek.co.nz]
  • 02.11.06 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:15pm, Kasteel Vilain, Maasmechelen, Belgium
    [Heinrich Smejkal correspondence 04.01.12, web-site info]

02.11.07 • Marilyn Crispell & Gary Peacock Duo [AR—54:14]

November 7, 2002 / DeSingel, Antwerp, Belgium

 1. composition     7:03
 2. composition     8:10
 3. composition     5:49
 4. composition    10:21
 5. composition    18:05
 6. composition     4:41

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b)

{2CDr; anonymous correspondence 04.05.13}


    02.11.08 CANCELLED - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Gary Peacock (b) Duo / 9:00pm, Salle Paul-Fort, Pannonica, Nantes, France [www.pannonica.com]


  • 02.11.09 - Marilyn Crispell & Gary Peacock Duo / 25th Göttinger Jazzfestival, 7:30pm, Deutsches Theater, Göttingen, Germany
    [www.jazz-over-hannover.de; K.C. White 05.11.14]
  • 02.11.11 - Marilyn Crispell & Gary Peacock Duo / 9:00pm, Sala dei Giganti del Liviano, Padua, Italy [www.allaboutjazz.com/italy]
  • 02.11.14 - Marilyn Crispell & Gary Peacock Duo / Bordeaux Jazz Festival 2002, 9:00pm, Halle des Chartrons, Bordeaux, France
    [www.bordeauxjazzfestival.com/archives/bjf2002prog.htm; www.perso.wanadoo.fr/improjazz]
  • 02.11.16 - Marilyn Crispell & Gary Peacock Duo / Parma Jazz Frontiere Festival 2002, Teatro Due, Sala Grande, Parma, Italy
    [www.eventi.parma.it; www.parmafrontiere.it]

    —“According to www.enj.it/bulletin.htm there were possible further sessions on 02.11.13 and 02.11.17,
     but I can find no information relating to these dates.” —K.C. White 05.11.14

  • 02.11.20 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) / Guimarães Jazz 2002,
    Auditório da Universidade do Minho, Guimarães, Portugal
    [www.mindspring.com (Hemingway’s Nagual Music site); Nuno Martins 03.11.17]
  • 02.11.30 - Barry Guy New Orchestra: Guy (b, Comp, Dir), Crispell (p), unknown others... /
    9th Barcelona Festival of Contemporary Musics, 21:00hr, L’Auditori, Barcelona, Spain
    [www.mayarecordings.com, www.cccb.org]

2003 : : :


  • 03.01.11 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 21:30hr, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisberg, Germany
    [www.jazzamrhein.de/piano.html; Hans-Jürgen von Osterhausen]
  • 03.01.12 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 21:30hr, Kammermusiksaal Hermann J. Abs, Beethovenhaus, Bonn, Germany [ibid]

    “Incidentally, both the Bonn Beethovenhaus and Kölner Loft concerts were completely sold out,
    and people had to be turned away at the door!” —Kevin C. White 03.09.01


03.01.13 • Marilyn Crispell [BR—94:59]

January 13, 2003, 20:30 / Jazzmeeting WDR, The Loft, Köln, Germany
—West German Broadcasting Corporation (WDR), Digital Radio Broadcast April 1, 2003.
—Also circulating dated incorrectly as 03.12.01 and 03.01.03.

 1. Piece No. 1
 2. Piece No. 2—Stiller Weg
 3. Piece No. 3—Cyclic Said
 4. Talisman
 5. Piece No. 4
 6. Gesture Without Plot (Annette Peacock)
 7. Dear Lord (Coltrane)
 8. encore
   10:49
   11:43
   15:24
   18:49
   12:55
   13:15
    8:19
    3:35

—My copy has a first track of 5:20 (incomplete, cuts in); and total time of 88:56. —RL

—“West German Broadcasting Corporation (WDR) aired her most recent appearance
 in Cologne. ... The quality is truly excellent—far superior to the 1985/87 Cologne
 (85.01.19) and Unna (87.04.03) tapes from which they also broadcasted two or three
 tracks at the end of this feature.” —Arne Wondracek

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{2CDr; Siegfried Otto; Arne Wondracek 03.04.02; www.loftkoeln.de/loftframes.html;
Hans-Jürgen von Osterhausen 03.09.04; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}

Photo by Hyou Vielz
The Loft, January 13, 2003


03.01.14 + 01.15 • Barry Guy º Marilyn Crispell º Paul Lytton: Ithaca

Intakt Records Intakt CD 096 (CD) 2004 Swz

January 14 & 15, 2003 / Radio Studio DRS, Zurich, Switzerland

  1. Fire and Ice (Guy)
  2. Void, for Doris (Guy)
  3. First Shard (Guy)
  4. Broken Silence (Guy/Crispell/Lytton)
  5. Second Shard (Guy)
  6. Ithaca (Guy)
  7. Zinc (Guy)
  8. Third Shard (Guy)
  9. Unfolding (Guy/Crispell/Lytton)
 10. Zig Zag (Guy)
 11. Klaglied (Guy)
  10:21
   6:37
   1:50
   6:34
   1:12
   8:47
   3:32
   2:42
   3:55
  10:08
   4:47

—“Inspired by the Jewish Museum designed by Daniel Libeskind.”
 —www.mayarecordings.com

Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (perc)

{barryguy.bandcamp.com/music; Patrick Frisco 04.12.25; Walter Davis 04.12.30}


  • 03.01.16 - Guy, Crispell, Lytton Trio: Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (perc) /
    Moods, Zürich, Switzerland [www.mayarecordings.com]
  • 03.01.17 - Guy, Crispell, Lytton Trio: as above / Mühle Hunziken, Bern, Switzerland [ibid]
  • 03.01.18 - Guy, Crispell, Lytton Trio / unknown venue, St. Gallen, Switzerland [ibid]

03.02.00 • Marilyn Crispell Trio: Storyteller

ECM Records ECM 1847 / 038 1192-2 (CD) 2004 Ger; ECM 1847 / 038 1192 (09) (CD Promo) 2004 Ger; Universal UCCE-104 (CD) Jap
  • (V/A): Jazziz On Disc July 2004—Women 5
    Jazziz JZD0704 (CD + magazine) 2004
    Jazziz Magazine Vol.21 no.7 July 2004 (CD + magazine) 2004
  • (V/A): Jazziz On Disc January 2005 Critics’ & Readers’ Choice—The Best of 2004
    Jazziz JZD0105 (CD + magazine) 2005
    Jazziz Magazine Vol.22 no.1 January 2005
February, 2003 / Avatar Studios, New York City

  1. Wild Rose (Crispell)
  2. Flight of the Bluejay (Motian)
  3. The Storyteller (Motian)
  4. Alone (Crispell)
  5. Harmonic Line (Helias)
  6. Cosmology 2 (Motian)
  7. Limbo (Helias)
  8. Play (Motian)
  9. The Sunflower (Motian)
 10. Cosmology 1 (Motian)
 11. So Near, So Far (Crispell)
    4:10
    4:37
    6:05
    4:44
    5:48
    5:35
    6:51
    5:10
    3:59
    3:58
    9:27

Women 5 and Critics’ & Readers’ Choice—The Best of 2004 both have track 1.

Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Helias (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{ECM 1847; Kevin C. White 05.02.10; cat.opal-libraries.org:2082}


Collaboration

Her recent albums on ECM ... are very much a collaboration between [producer Manfred] Eicher and the musicians in
recording sessions. She approached this label so she could work with Eicher. And he was involved in her first project,
the music of Annette Peacock, with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Paul Motian.
“I felt there was something I was trying to get to, a change in my music. I was starting to explore a more lyrical direction
and I felt that working with [Eicher] would help me to get to the highest level I could,” Crispell said. ... She also thought
of Eicher as a mentor: “When you choose a teacher you do it to get something to learn, and not someone who is going to
make it easy for you.”
Eicher has worked with Crispell on ... Nothing ever was, anyway: The Music of Annette Peacock [96.09.00], as well as on
Amaryllis [00.02.00] and on the newly released Storyteller album. ... Crispell said Eicher is a careful listener. “We’d play
something and he’d say, ‘Try this or that’ ... ‘Fix that.’ ... ‘It sounded like a mistake. Why not try some free ballads.’ ...
‘That sounds unfocused’ or ‘You’ re not familiar enough with it to make it come off.’”
Crispell noted that there’s often give-and-take between her and Eicher over artistic issues. “Occasionally,” she said,
“there’s something he doesn’t like or feels shouldn’t be on a recording. I’ll lobby for it, defend it. He’ll listen to it again.”
Whenever she’s disagreed with his opinion, he’s added the musical section that she’s wanted. And if she’s disagreed with
him on something he does like and she doesn’t, Crispell has ended up liking it and finding a place for it on the CD.
“So he has a very good ear,” she said. ... “No one has ever worked with me in the capacity of producer in that way.”
[David Steinberg “Pianist in Key With Producer” The Sunday Journal May 9 p.F3]


  • 03.04.10 - Guy, Crispell, Lytton Trio: Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (perc) /
    unknown venue, Ljubljana, Slovenia [ibid]

03.05.00 • Anders Jormin: In Winds, In Light

ECM Records ECM 1866 / 981 1231 (CD) 2004 Ger

May, 2003 / Organ Hall, Musikhögskolan (Music Academy), Gothenburg, Sweden

  1. Vårstäv (Spring saying)
  2. Introitus
  3. Sång 80 (Song 80)
  4. Choral
  5. In winds
  6. Sandstone
  7. Allt
  8. Soapstone
  9. Gryning (Dawn)
 10. Each man
 11. Transition
 12. Flying
 13. Sommarorgel (Summer organ)
 14. Love song
 15. Limestone
 16. En gång (Some day)
   1:10
   1:36
   6:08
   8:28
   3:02
   2:01
   6:37
   2:10
   3:31
   0:53
   1:10
   3:10
   4:49
   6:33
   1:27
   8:50

Marilyn Crispell (p), Karin Nelson (church organ), Lena Willemark (voc), Anders Jormin (b, Comp), Raymond Strid (perc)

{www.ecmrecords.com/shop/143038751716/in-winds-in-light-anders-jormin; www.gac.se/andersJ/aboutAJ.html#nearfut;
March 2003 ECM Newsletter; Kevin C. White 05.02.08}


  • 03.06.05 - Joe Giardullo (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Tani Tabbal (perc) / 8:30pm, The Uptown, Kingston, NY [www.chronogram.com/issue/2003/06/backbone/earwhacks/nightlifereviews.html]

  • 03.06-07.00 - “Barry Guy New Orchestra originally listed Marilyn for dates in a small European to-do, but Augusti Fernandez
    replaced her. We wonder what happened.” —Correction via Kevin C. White 03.06.23


  • 03.06.25 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Mark Helias (b), Paul Motian (dr) / JVC Jazz Festival New York 2003,
    9:00 & 11:00 pm, Village Vanguard, NYC [The Record Jun 20 “Go!” p.21; www.festivalproductions.net; www.ecmrecords.com]

03.06.28 • George Lewis Quartet [AR—62:59]

June 28, 2003 / Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Centre for the Performing Arts, Western Front, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 1. improvisation
 2. improvisation
 3. improvisation
 4. improvisation
 5. improvisation/encore
   11:20
   11:45
   15:32
   10:16
    5:28

George Lewis (tb), Marilyn Crispell (p, voc), Miya Masaoka (koto), Hamid Drake (dr)

{Digital files, detailing RL 22.11.20; John Chacona 08.05.29; The Vancouver Sun Jun 5 p.C25; Cadence Vol. 29 no. 6 June 2003 p.140}


  • 03.07.26 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Steve Swallow (b), Paul Motian (dr) / Caramoor International Music Festival,
    Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 1:00pm, Katonah, NY
    [The Journal News Mar 20 “theline” p.35; The New York Times Jul 25 Sec.E p.26]
  • 03.09.13 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Joëlle Léandre (b), Fritz Hauser (dr) /
    Lucerne Festival “Modern 12,” 22:00, Concert Hall KKL, Luzern, Switzerland
    [www.stadtluzern.ch; www.bettina-skrzypczak.com; www.ecmrecords.com]
    —“Concert includes première of “Weissagung,” a “composed improvisation” developed jointly with Bettina Skrzypczak.

03.10.16 • Marilyn Crispell Solo [AR]

October 16, 2003, 8:00pm / Évolutions 2003: Le Nouveau Piano, Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

 1. composition
 2. composition
 3. composition
 4. composition
 5. Lazy Bird (Coltrane)—others...

—“There exists a decent sounding recording on mini-disc of that performance. ... She played five pieces, one being
 a medley with some of her frequently played tunes (I remember ‘Lazy Bird’).” —Marc Chenard

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{www.mcgill.ca; www.lalaiste.qc.ca; Marilyn Crispell 03.08.30; Marc Chenard 04.04.17}


  • 03.10.17 - A Round Table Discussion with Marilyn Crispell, Marc Couroux, Andrew Czink, and Paul Plimley /
    Topic: Improvised music and contemporary piano practice, or “Composing on the Moment, Composing with the Moment,”
    Évolutions 2003: Le Nouveau Piano, 1:30 to 3:00pm, Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
    [www.mcgill.ca; www.innconcert.ca]
  • 03.10.18 - “Geggie No Boundaries”: Marilyn Crispell (p), John Geggie (b)—solos & duos /
    8:00pm, National Arts Centre 4th Stage, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    [The Ottawa Citizen Oct 18 p.K1-K2; www.ckcufm.com/entertainment.html; www.nac.cna.ca]
  • 03.11.21 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, FlynnSpace, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, VT
    [The Burlington Free Press Nov 20 “Weekend” p.21; www.ecmrecords.com; www.flynncenter.org; Marc Chenard 04.04.17]
  • 03.11.22 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / “Dimensions in Jazz presents,”
    8:00pm, Center For Cultural Exchange, Longfellow Square, Portland, ME
    [Portland Press Herald Nov 20 p.2D; Sun-Journal Nov 22 p.B3; jazzcornertalk.com; Marc Chenard 04.04.17]

2004 : : :


  • 04.01.17 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Improvisation Workshop / 12:00 to 3:00pm, Deep Listening Space, Kingston, NY
    [www.joemcphee.com]
  • 04.01.17 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 9:00pm, Deep Listening Space, Kingston, NY [www.joemcphee.com]
  • 04.02.20 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 7:30pm, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA
    [Daily Hampshire Gazette Feb 26 “Arts” review p.D1 + D5; Kevin C. White 04.04.23]
  • 04.03.12 - Henry Grimes (b) & Marilyn Crispell (p) Duo / 9:00pm, Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale, NY
    [Margaret Davis 04.02.29; Marc Chenard 04.04.17]

  • 04.04.03 (1) - “Thank you for your interest in Marilyn’s participation in the ‘Soundpainting Piano Concerto.’ ... We do have a performance scheduled—it’s going to be at the Woodstock Guild in Woodstock, New York on April 3, 2004 at 8:00pm. This is the first of many performances of the Soundpainting Piano Concerto. It will also open in New York City sometime soon after the performance in Woodstock—this is still being negotiated. I am planning on touring the work both in the States and Europe.” [Walter Thompson 03.09.06]
    “A multidisciplinary piece comprising musicians, tap dancers, dancers, actors, youth chorus, and visual artists, and featuring guest soloist Marilyn Crispell.” [www.wtosp.org/walter.html]

    —I find no evidence that this actually occurred. —RL


World première performance of Premature Celebration

“It was the riskier collaborations that paid off. Premature Celebration was commissioned in honour of Evan Parker’s
imminent 60th birthday: 60 composers [including Marilyn Crispell] each contributed a bar, arranged by Bates into a piece
which Parker would hear for the first time onstage and improvise with. Accompanied by Paul Lytton on drums, Parker
on tenor sax started tentatively but soon rose to the challenge, picking up and echoing the orchestral phrases, elaborating
during the thoughtfully placed pauses and building to a celebratory flourish whilst both Lytton and the orchestra held
back from the limelight.” —Abi Bliss
[The WIRE #243 May 2004 festival review p.91; www.fuseleeds.org.uk; ECM Newsletter April 2004]


  • 04.04.03 (2) - Evan Parker & Paul Lytton with the London Sinfonietta: Parker (ts), Lytton (dr), Marilyn Crispell (Co-Comp),
    Django Bates (Arr), unknown others, + The London Sinfonietta /
    FuseLeeds04, 8:00pm, Quarry Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, England
    [www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/fusefestival; all information from Kevin C. White 04.05.05]
    —The performance (duration—18:12) was broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and is archived at BBC—Radio 3—Fuse Festival.

  • 04.04.29 - Marilyn Crispell Improvisation Workshop / Barnevelder Movement Arts Center (aka Complex), Houston, TX
    [K.C. White 04.04.29; Bob Selcoe 04.07.09]
    “Her workshop was at MECA arts center (Houston, TX). It was a couple days before the 29th.” —Bob Selcoe

04.04.30 • Marilyn Crispell Solo [AR]

April 30, 2004, 8:00pm / Barnevelder Arts Complex, Houston, TX

 1. compositions    65:54

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; Kevin C. White 04.04.29; vinaledge.com/geneticmemory/events.htm}


  • 04.05.01 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Ballet Austin Academy, Austin, TX
    [Austin American-Statesman Apr 29 “XLent” p.29; Kevin C. White 04.04.29]
  • 04.05.10 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 7:30pm, Outpost, Albuquerque, NM
    [Albuquerque Journal May 9 p.F3; Kevin C. White 04.04.29; Kevin Skotnicki 04.05.11; Stanley Pollack, Coltrane list 04.05.13]
    —“Saw her Solo last night, two long ‘suites,’ two short encores.” —Kevin Skotnicki
    —“This past Monday I was blessed by a solo piano performance ... at the Outpost in Albuquerque. ... Absolutely amazing.
     She ended the first portion of the performance with an extended interpretation of “After the Rain.” The second half
     of the performance included quotes from “Lazy Bird.” —Stanley Pollack

04.05.26 • Henry Grimes Trio [AR—56:16]

May 26, 2004 / Ninth Vision Festival, 9:30pm, The Center, St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, NYC

 1. composition    24:44
 2. composition    12:56
 3. composition    18:36

Marilyn Crispell (p), Henry Grimes (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

{CDr; The New York Times May 20 p.E2 + May 28 review p.E4; anonymous correspondence 04.05.13;
Henry Grimes papers, Recorded Sound and Video 1957-2016, Early Recordings 1957-1994, Item #317815, archives.nypl.org}


04.06.28 • Marilyn Crispell & John Geggie—Solos & Duos [BR]

June 28, 2004 / Library of Canada,” Ottawa Jazz Festival, Library and Canada Archives Auditorium, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
—Radio Canada (CBC French network) Broadcast.

 1. compositions/improvisations

Marilyn Crispell (p), John Geggie (b)

{The Ottawa Citizen Jun 29 review p.C8; M. Crispell correspondence; Marc Chenard 04.04.17}


  • 04.07.10 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Wall Street Jazz Festival, 7:00pm, Kingston, NY [Harlem Valley Times Jul 1 p.39]
  • 04.07.16 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Walden School, Dublin, NH [ibid]
    —“Workshop to be announced.”
  • 04.08.06 - Anders Jormin Quintet plays “Bortom” ("Beyond"): Marilyn Crispell (p), Karin Nelson (org), Lena Willemark (vn),
    Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr) / 7:00pm, Örgryte New Church, Gothenburg, Sweden
    [www.goart.gu.se/gioa/progr04.htm; www.gac.se/andersJ/aboutAJ.html]
    —“Churches were the venues in this short tour; unfortunately, apart from the above session no other details can be unearthed.
     All Swedish/Scandinavian churches really ought to have their own fully archived websites!” —K.C. White 05.11.15
  • 04.08.27 + 08.28 - Daniel Abrams’ Tristan’s Promise, presented by the Woodstock Guild and featuring Marilyn Crispell /
    8:00pm, Byrdcliffe Barn, Woodstock, NY
    [M. Crispell correspondence; www.daniel-abrams.com/opera.asp; Harlem Valley Times Aug 26 p.18]
    —“The play is about the interrelationship of two concert pianists and their manager (played by John Michalski) and the music
     performed by the two pianists, both separately and together, will range from Mozart to Wagner to improvisation, and will
     include a performance of Schubert’s Fantasie for 4 Hands. Tristan’s Promise will offer the audience an intimate view into
     the lives of two concert performers and their manager, showing how a performing career, like life itself, promises everything
     but guarantees nothing. It is to a large degree based on Richard Wagner’s philosophy relating to life, love and creativity.”
    —Includes a performance of Schubert’s “Fantasie for 4 Hands.”
  • 04.09.18 - Marliyn Crispell Solo / Points of Departure Series, 8:00 & 10:00pm, An Die Musik, Baltimore, MD
    [The Baltimore Sun Sep 16 p.22T; www.jhunewsletter.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/09/17/414a4fbacc0e5]
  • 04.10.09 - Maori Music: Richard Nunns (Maori instruments), David R. Rothenberg (cl, overtone fl, birdsong, nature sounds),
    Marilyn Crispell (p) / 8:00pm, Puffin Cultural Forum, East Oakdene, Teaneck, New Jersey, NY [www.puffinfoundation.org]
    —One of several concerts Marilyn gave with Richard Nunns, but I have no details of the other sessions. —RL
     “October 05-15, Marilyn Crispell Trio: ‘Concert(S),’ NY and CT, venues TBA)" [Kevin C. White 05.10.24]

04.10.23 • Marilyn Crispell: Collaborations / Live at Nya Perspektiv Festivals 2004 and 2007

Leo Records LR 528 (CD) 2009 UK

October 23, 2004 / Nya Perspektiv 2004, CuLTUREN, Västerâs, Sweden
1st session [See also 07.03.09.]

 1. Quartet Collaboration (collective)
 2. Aros (Danielsson)
   15:10
   22:40

Fredrik Ljungkvist (ts, cl),
Marilyn Crispell (p),
Palle Danielsson (b),
Paal Nilssen-Love (dr)

{Kevin White 09.02.05}


  • 04.10.24 to 10.27 - Marilyn Crispell Solo Residency / Centre Durrenmatt, Neuchatel, Switzerland [ibid]
  • 04.10.27 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Concert Résonances, 19:30, Centre Dürrenmatt, Neuchatel, Switzerland
    [ibid; www.fritzhauser.ch]
  • 04.10.28 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Joëlle Léandre (b), Fritz Hauser (dr) /
    20:00, Gare du Nord, Basel, Switzerland [MC web; www.fritzhauser.ch]

04.10.29 • Quartet Noir: Lugano

Les Disques Victo cd096 (CD) 2005 Can

October 29, 2004, 20:00hr / Radio Svizzera-Rete Due, Lugano, Switzerland

 1. Lugano part I
 2. Lugano part II
 3. Lugano part III
   31:40
    6:06
   12:39

Urs Liemgruber (ts, sss),
Marilyn Crispell (p, perc),
Joelle Léandre (b),
Fritz Hauser (dr)
 —(Composition collective)

{cd096}


  • 04.10.30 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber (ts, sss), Marilyn Crispell (p, perc), Joelle Léandre (b), Fritz Hauser (dr) /
    20:00hr, Boa-Halle, Lucerne, Switzerland [ibid]

    Residency with the NOW Orchestra, Vancouver, BC : : : November 18 to 28, 2004

  • 04.11.22 to 11.24 - NOW Orchestra with Marilyn Crispell (Rehearsals): Coat Cooke (ts, bar, fl), Graham Ord (ts, ss, fl),
    Bruce Freedman (as), Saul Berson (as, fl, cl), John Korsrud and Kevin Elaschuk (tp, flg), Rod Murray (tb), Brad Muirhead (btb),
    Marilyn Crispell (p), Kate Hammett-Vaughan (voc), Ron Samworth (elg),
    Paul Blaney and Clyde Reed (b), Dylan van der Schyff (dr) / Western Front, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    [Alexander Varty’s contribution at Straight.com and The Western Front’s archives]
  • 04.11.25 - NOW Orchestra with Marilyn Crispell: as above / NOW Festival, 8:00pm, Western Front, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    [The Vancouver Sun Nov 23 p.C2; www.straight.com/content.cfm?id=6564; www.front.bc.ca/details.p?record=1898]
    —“‘Yin Yang,’ a piece she composed for the group. ... An ambitious five-movement suite.”
     [The Vancouver Sun Nov 29 review p.C3]
    —Also performing works by Coat Cooke and Ron Samworth.

04.11.26 + 11.27 • NOW Orchestra & Marilyn Crispell: Pola

Les Disques Victo cd097 (CD) 2005 CAN

November 26 & 27, 2004, The Factory, Vancouver, Canada

 1. Pola (Cooke)
 2. Yin Yang (Crispell)
 3. March (Cooke)
 4. M.C. (Samworth)
 5. Broken Dreams (Cooke)
 6. Suffused with Blue Light (Cooke)
    3:02
   15:33
    2:59
   12:31
   12:12
   10:33

Coat Cooke (ts, bar, fl), Graham Ord (ts, ss, fl), Bruce Freedman (as),
Saul Berson (as, fl, cl), John Korsrud and Kevin Elaschuk (tp, flg),
Rod Murray (tb), Brad Muirhead (btb), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Kate Hammett-Vaughan (voc), Ron Samworth (elg),
Paul Blaney and Clyde Reed (b), Dylan van der Schyff (dr)

{discogs.com; Kevin C. White 05.10.25}


Alternating Currents

“As the respected keyboardist reports from her home in Woodstock, New York: ‘I don’t want to say too much about
the piece, but it’s largely a structured improvisation with certain described parameters and a very small amount of
written notes. I’m calling the work ‘Yin/Yang,’ and it has to do with alternating groups [of musicians] and alternating
feelings, alternating spaces.’
Crispell explains that as the piece progresses, the NOW musicians will negotiate different instrumental terrains, from
compositional form to improvisational freedom and back again, winding up with ‘some chords I’ve written and a
melody.’ It seems like a very painterly approach to sound, a notion that the keyboardist enthusiastically embraces.
‘I’m thinking of sound very much in terms of texture and colour,’ she notes. ‘And it’s interesting that you’d say that,
because I’ve gotten very, very interested in the visual arts these days. I’ve started doing improvisational drawings,
with pen and ink and brushes and crayons. I’m really interested in doing some projects where I tie those two things
together, but so far that’s just a fuzzy thought.’”
[“NOW Shoots for Simplicity” by Alexander Varty, November 25, 2004, www.straight.com]


  • 04.12.11 - Dave Rothenberg (cl, bcl) & Marilyn Crispell (p) Duo / Roulette’s Fall Series,
    8:30pm, Location One, Roulette, Brooklyn, NY [Bob Selco 04.07.12]
  • 04.12.28 - Marylin Crispell Solo / Piano Festival Day 1, 8:00 pm, Tonic, NYC
    [Newsday Dec 24 “@night” p.B42; Tonic mailing 04.12.16]

2005 : : :


05.01.14 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AVR—89:45]

January 14, 2005, 8:30pm / Linhartova Hall, Cankarjev Dom Culture And Congress Centre, Ljubliana, Slovenia

 1. compositions    89:45

Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (dr)

{Jakob Blumenthal 09.07.23; www.cd-cc.si}


  • 05.01.15 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Lotte Anker (ts, ss) Duo /
    8:30pm, Lihartova Hall, Cankarjev Dom Cultural and Congress Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia [www.cd-cc.si]
  • 05.03.11 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Farley’s House of Pianos, Madison, WI
    [Wisconsin State Journal Mar 10 “Rhythm” p.20; www.farleyspianos.com]

05.03.12 • Marilyn Crispell Solo [Marilyn Crispell Archival Recording]

March 12, 2005, 8:00pm / Adray Auditorium, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI

 1. Turn out the Stars (Bill Evans)
 2. Time Remembered (Bill Evans)
 3. Lazy Bird (Coltrane)
 4... compositions/improvisations

—“A very small hall, probably seats about 2-300. There were barely 50 people in the seats, so it was a very intimate setting.
 There were about five microphones stuffed into the piano, but nothing was coming out of the PA. I was later informed
 that the concert was being recorded for Crispell’s personal collection. ... I recognized three tunes.”
 —Matthew Peter-Gerald Endahl, correspondence to Stanley Pollack

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Detroit Free Press Oct 6 p.5J; Pat Frsico 05.02.03; Stanley Pollack 05.03.14}


  • 05.04.16 - Workshop: Dave Douglas, Marilyn Crispell, Andrew Cyrille, and Greg Cohen /
    Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, NYC [MC web]
  • 05.04.18 - Dave Douglas Project: Douglas (tp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Greg Cohen (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr) /
    Carnegie Hall, NYC [ibid]
  • 05.04.30 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / DOZZAJ2005: IIIº Dozza Jazz Festival, 9:30pm, Teatro Comunale di Dozza, Dozza, Italy
    [www.comune.dozza.bo.it]
  • 05.05.04 - Henry Grimes Trio: Marilyn Crispell (p), Grimes (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr) / 9:00pm, P.P. Cafe, Brussels, Belgium
    [www.ppcafe.be]
  • 05.05.05 - Henry Grimes Trio: as above / 8:3Opm, Schouwburg Cultuurcentrum Luchtbal, Antwerp, Belgium
    [ww.ccluchtbal.org]

05.05.07 • Henry Grimes Trio featuring Marilyn Crispell & Andrew Cyrille [AR—73:57]

May 7, 2005, 11:00pm / Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon 2005, Jazzatelier, Ulrichsberg, Austria

 1. composition    25:53
 2. composition    23:01
 3. composition     9:41
 4. composition    13:49
 5. composition     7:45

Marilyn Crispell (p), Henry Grimes (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

{Jakob Blumenthal 06.09.15; MC web; www.jazzatelier.at; A. Fischer}


  • 05.05.08 - Henry Grimes Trio: Marilyn Crispell (p), Grimes (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr) /
    Porgy & Bess Club, Vienna, Austria, 9:00pm [www.porgy.at/e_index.html]

05.05.09 • Henry Grimes Trio [Henry Grimes Archival Recording]

May 9, 2005, 21:00hr / Bimhuis Center for Jazz & Improv, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 1. compositions/improvisations

Marilyn Crispell (p), Henry Grimes (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

{Henry Grimes papers, Recorded Sound and Video 1957-2016, Early Recordings 1957-1994, Items #317831 + 317832, archives.nypl.org;
bimhuis.nl/en/calendar/henry-grimes-trio-2}


  • 05.05.10 - Henry Grimes Trio: Marilyn Crispell (p), Grimes (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr) /
    21:30hr, Chateau (Kasteel) Vilain XIII, Leut, Maasmechelen, Belgium [www.ccmaasmechelen.be]

05.05.11 • Henry Grimes Trio featuring Marilyn Crispell & Andrew Cyrille [AR—77:00]

May 11, 2005, 8:30pm / Interessengemeinschaft Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland

 1. composition    16:56
 2. composition     4:47
 3. composition     7:08   (drum solo)
 4. composition    11:53
 5. composition    10:37
 6. composition    11:55
 7. composition    13:14

Marilyn Crispell (p), Henry Grimes (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

{Norbert Kreutzer 05.12.26; www.hugo.ch/clubs/rote}


  • 05.06.25 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & John Menegon (b) Duo / 4:00pm, Wall Street Jazz Festival, Kingston, New York
    [Daily Freeman Jun 25, dailyfreeman.com]
  • 05.07.22 - Anders Jormin Trio: Marilyn Crispell (p), Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr) /
    Molde International Jazz Festival 2005, 11:00pm, Forum, Molde, Norway [www.moldejazz.no]
  • 05.07.23 - Anders Jormin Quintet: Marilyn Crispell (p), Karin Nelson (org), Lena Willemark (vn), Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr) /
    Molde International Jazz Festival 2005, 11:00pm, Domkirche, Molde, Norway [ibid]
  • 05.07.29 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Teppo Hauta-aho (b), Olavi Louhivuori (dr) /
    Rantajatsit (Jazz on the Beach), 8:00pm, Fantti, Raahe, Finland [www.rajatsi.fi]
  • 05.07.30 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Rantajatsit (Jazz On The Beach), 4:00pm, Raahesali, Raahe, Finland [ibid]
  • 05.08.28 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Chapel Of Our Lady Restoration Music Series 2005,
    4:00pm, Chapel Of Our Lady, Cold Spring, NY [www.pcnr.com]
  • 05.09.17 - Lotte Anker Trio: Anker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Michael Formanek (b) /
    8:00pm & 9:30pm, An die Musik LIVE!, Baltimore, MD [www.ecmrecords.com; www.andiemusiklive.com]
  • 05.09.28 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Lotte Anker (ts, ss), Crispell (p), Andrew Cyrille (dr) / 8:00pm, Tonic, NYC
    [Tonic e-mail 05.08.18; The New York Times Sep 23 p.E22]
  • 05.10.11 - Marilyn Crispell (workshop) / 15th Akbank Jazz Festival, 5:00pm, Aksanat, Istanbul, Turkey [www.pozitif-ist.com]
  • 05.10.12 - Henry Grimes Trio: Marilyn Crispell (p), Grimes (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr) / 15th Akbank Jazz Festival,
    9:30pm, Babylon Club, Istanbul, Turkey [www.henrygrimes.com; www.pozitif-ist.com]
  • 05.10.14 - Henry Grimes Trio: as above / 11:00pm, Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal
    [www.henrygrimes.com; www.casadamusica.com]
  • 05.10.29 + 10.30 - Anders Jormin Quintet: Marilyn Crispell (p), Karin Nelson (org), Lena Willemark (vn),
    Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr) / Umea Festival, Sweden
    —[Original listing on Marilyn’s upcoming concerts webpage] “the AJ Quintet is conspicuous by its absence from the official
     Umea Festival site’s 2005 program, and I can find no proof that the quintet played there.” —KC White 05.12.09

  • “There were no concerts in Nov./Dec.” (Marilyn Crispell correspondence with KC White 06.01.02)


05.12.04 + 12.05 • Michele Rabbia / Marilyn Crispell / Vincent Courtois: Shifting Grace

CAM Jazz CAMJ 7791-2 (CD) 2006 It
December 4 & 5, 2005 / Artesuono Recording Studio, Udine, Italy

  1. Masque (Rabbia)
  2. Encounter I (collective)
  3. Figure (M. Rabbia)
  4. Encounter II (Courtois/Crispell)
  5. Fantasia Su Uno Scritto (Rabbia)
  6. Shifting Grace (Rabbia)
  7. Liaisons (Rabbia)
  8. Encounter III (collective)
  9. Encounter IV (Rabbia/Courtois)
 10. Encounter V (Courtois/Crispell)
 11. Petit Hommage (Rabbia)
 12. Masque Trio Version (Rabbia)
    6:31
    2:06
    3:00
    2:37
    3:28
    6:57
    4:04
    2:48
    2:24
    3:53
    1:01
    7:15

Marilyn Crispell (p), Vincent Courtois (ce), Michele Rabbia (perc)

{Kevin C. White 06.10.01 + 07.04.03}


2006 : : :


06.02.25 • Henry Grimes Trio [Henry Grimes Archival Recording]

February 25, 2006, 8:00pm / Olin Hall, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

 1. compositions/improvisations

Marilyn Crispell (p), Henry Grimes (b), Tani Tabbal (dr, perc), + special guest Roswell Rudd (tb)

{Henry Grimes papers, Recorded Sound and Video 1957-2016, Early Recordings 1957-1994, Item #317842, archives.nypl.org;
Poughskeepsie Journal Feb 24 “Music & Entertainment” p.15; bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=987;
Marilyn Crispell correspondence with KC White 06.01.02}


  • 06.04.08 - Henry Grimes Trio: Marilyn Crispell (p), Grimes (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr) / Vermont Jazz Center presents,
    8:00pm, Centre Congregational Church, Brattleboro, VT
    [Rutland Daily Herald Apr 8 p.C5; The Brattleboro Reformer Apr 8 “Arts & Entertainment” p.25]
  • 06.04.18 - Marilyn Crispell Workshop / Köln, Germany [www.marilyncrispell.com]

06.04.19 • Henry Grimes Trio [Henry Grimes Archival Recording]

April 19, 2006, 8:30pm / Stadtgarten, Köln, Germany

 1. compositions/improvisations

Marilyn Crispell (p), Henry Grimes (b), Newman Taylor Baker (dr)

{Henry Grimes papers, Recorded Sound and Video 1957-2016, Early Recordings 1957-1994, Item #317851, archives.nypl.org}


  • 06.04.20 - Henry Grimes Trio: Marilyn Crispell (p), Grimes (b), Newman Taylor Baker (dr) /
    10:30pm, La Palma Club, Rome, Italy [www.henrygrimes.com]
  • 06.04.21 - Henry Grimes Trio: as above / 8:00pm, Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria [ibid]
  • 06.04.22 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Joelle Leandre (b), Fritz Hauser (dr, perc) /
    8:00pm, Cafe du Soleil, Saignelegier, Switzerland [www.fritzhauser.ch/deutsch/daten_deutsch/d_daten_0.html]

06.04.23 • Quartet Noir [BR—48:53]

April 23, 2006, 8:00pm / Club W71, Gärtnerhaus, Konzert im Schloss, Weickersheim, Germany
—SWR (Südwestrundfunk), Now Jazz Session.

 1. April 06, Part Three
 2. composition
 3. composition
 4. composition
   13:50
   10:37
   20:42
    3:44

—A second version is circulating at 58:58 which includes Broadcast announcements between each track.
—“Schloss (means Castle), of Weikersheim (a famous barock castle) and in this castle ... a part called Gärtnerhaus (means house
 for the gardener), and in this part of the castle there is the jazz club W71 (which means ‘Weikersheim 1971.’ The jazz club is
 running over the years and some times there are jazz concerts organized by W71—the whole concert is broadcast and financed
 by the SWR—South West Radio—radio stadion and the broadcast series is named ‘Now Jazz Session’).” —Jakob Blumenthal

Urs Liemgruber (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Joelle Léandre (b), Fritz Hauser (dr, perc)

{Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21 + 08.05.17}


  • 06.04.24 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Joelle Leandre (b), Fritz Hauser (dr, perc) /
    8:00pm, Loft, Cologne, Germany [www.fritzhauser.ch/deutsch/daten_deutsch/d_daten_0.html]
  • 06.04.25 - Quartet Noir: as above / 8:00pm, Kulturspeicher, Leer, Germany [ibid]
  • 06.04.26 - Quartet Noir / 7:30pm, Stanser Musiktage 06, Stans, Switzerland [ibid]
  • 06.04.28 - Quartet Noir / 8:00pm, Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon 2006, Jazzatelier, Ulrichsberg, Austria [ibid]

  • 06.05.04 + 05.05 - Cy Twombly Dreamhouse Rehearsals (see below) / Woodstock, NY [www.marilyncrispell.com]
  • 06.05.06 - Cy Twombly Dreamhouse—A Program of Music, Dance, and Video: Marilyn Crispell (p, Dir),
    Peter Buettner (ts, fl), Baikida Carroll (tp), Douglas James (dr), Garry Kvistad (perc), Savia Berger (Chor, dance),
    Zahrah Abdur-Raheem and Neil Totton (dance) / 8:00pm, Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, NY
    [Chronogram May 2006 p.126; Poughskeepsie Journal May 5 “Music & Entertainment” p.20; www.woodstockguild.org]

D R E A M H O U S E

“Marilyn’s inspiration for this work came after seeing an exhibition of Cy Twombly’s Works on Paper at the Whitney Museum
in 2004, and when she received a Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2005, her creation
of the Cy Twombly Dreamhouse began. The images used in The Dreamhouse have all been taken, with the permission of the
artist, from the Works on Paper catalogue. The performance is comprised of twelve sections of music and dance, partly
composed/choreographed and partly improvised. The dance focuses on shapes and structures relating to the paintings rather
than on movements requiring a great deal of momentum. The piece attempts to blur the boundaries between light, human
figures, projected images, movement, and sound. The music and dance are meant to reflect the improvisatory nature and
rhythmic quality of the artworks, as well as their exquisite balance of emptiness and form.”
[www.woodstockguild.org/press_archive.htm]


    Banff Centre International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music : : : May 22 to June 5, 2006

    —With Dave Douglas, Greg Osby, Marilyn Crispell, others... / Banff, Alberta, Canada

  • 06.05.22 to 05.28 - Marilyn Crispell Teaching Residency / Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • 06.06.03 - Concert Ensemble: Dave Douglas (tp), Greg Osby (tb), Marilyn Crispell (p), + participants in the International Workshop /
    Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • 06.06.10 - Concert Ensemble: as above / Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
    [Edmonton Journal Apr 29 p.E9 + Jun 3 p.E9]

  • 06.06.14 to 06.16 - Rehearsals with NOW Orchestra (see 06.06.24 below) / Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [www.marilyncrispell.com]
  • 06.06.17 to 06.25 - Co-directorship with Mark Helias / 2nd Annual Vancouver Creative Music Institute,
    Vancouver Community College School of Music, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [www.vcmi.ca]

    —“An ambitious nine-day workshop woven into the ever-expanding fabric of the TD Canada Trust Vancouver International
     Jazz Festival. ... Thirty advanced students, some in their early 20s, some in their late 50s, some from as far away as the UK
     and Belgium, gather downtown at Vancouver Community College to work one-on-one and in ensemble with a prestigious
     faculty of international and local players, led by artistic directors Mark Helias and Marilyn Crispell.”
     —The Vancouver Sun (Jun 17 p.F4)

  • 06.06.24 - NOW Orchestra featuring Marilyn Crispell: Coat Cooke (reeds, Dir), Graham Ord, Bruce Freedman, and Saul Berson (reeds),
    Bill Clark and Kevin Elaschuk (tp), Ralph Eppel and Brad Muirhead (tb), Marilyn Crispell (p), Kate Hammett-Vaughan (voc),
    Ron Samworth (g), Paul Blaney and Clyde Reed (b), Paul Kikuchi (dr) / TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2006,
    8:00pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    [The Vancouver Sun Jun 8 p.D14 + Jun 24 p.F6; www.coastaljazz.ca]

“The fact that Vancouver, a city of only 546,000 people, can support and sustain an organization as vibrant and vital
as the NOW Orchestra says something about the cultural priorities of the locals. Under the direction of saxophonist Coat
Cooke, the 12-piece orchestra performed with special guest Marilyn Crispell, whose composition ‘Yin Yang’ was marked
by quiet shimmering textures, muted drums, pointillist punctuation, and a strong tenor statement from the leader. Guitarist
Ron Samworth’s ‘M.C.’ featured a long, slow crescendo, an exhilarating piano/drum duet, and an exotic wordless vocal
by vocalist Kate Hammet-Vaughan. Cooke’s ‘West Side Stomp’ effectively incorporated excerpts from war news spoken
by orchestra members backed by skittering piano. The set and the evening ended with Samworth’s wild, skronky guitar
work on ‘Pola.’”
[Larry Appelbaum concert review, www.allaboutjazz.com]


  • 06.06.25 - VCCI Student/Faculty Showcase: Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Helias (b), Dylan van der Schyf (dr), unknown others... /
    TD Canada Trust Vancouver Jazz Festival 2006, 12:00pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    [The Vancouver Sun Jun 17 p.F4]
  • 06.06.26 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Mark Helias (b), Dylan van der Schyf (dr) /
    TD Canada Trust Vancouver Jazz Festival 2006, 8:00pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    [The Vancouver Sun Jun 22 p.D19]

    Henry Grimes Trio Residency : : : July 6 to July 8, 2006

    “Grand opening of the Ismet Siral Creative Music School, many events throughout.” Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 06.07.07 (1) - Workshop: Marilyn Crispell, Henry Grimes, and Tani Tabbal /
    3:30pm, Albert Long Hall, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 06.07.07 (2) - Henry Grimes Trio: Marilyn Crispell (p), Grimes (b), Tani Tabbal (perc) /
    9:00pm, Albert Long Hall, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
    [www.iscms.org; www.iscms.org/ISCMSProgram_eng.pdf]

  • 06.08.19 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Maverick Concert Series, 8:00pm, Maverick Concert Hall, Woodstock, NY
    [The San Francisco Examiner, yes, Jul 11 p.25; Poughskeepsie Journal Aug 17 p.5D; www.maverickconcerts.org]
  • 06.09.17 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Michelle Makarski (vn) Duo / 2:00pm, Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY
    [Poughskeepsie Journal Sep 15 “Events” p.22; www.ecmrecords.com]
  • 06.10.06 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Workshop / 1:00pm, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee, WI
    [www.woodlandpattern.org]
  • 06.10.06 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 7:00pm, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee, WI [ibid]
  • 06.10.07 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Masterclass / 1:00pm, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    [The Capital Times Oct 5 “Rhythm” p.23; www.wisc.edu]
  • 06.10.07 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Morphy Hall, UW Humanities Building, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    [The Capital Times Oct 5 “Rhythm” p.12]
  • 06.10.08 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Frederic Rzewski (p) Duo / 4:00pm, Morphy Hall, University of Wisconsin, WI [ibid]

06.10.21 • Marilyn Crispell + Friends [AR—107:20]

October 21, 2006, 8:00pm / Dodge Hall, Miller Theater, Columbia University, New York City

  1. Lines for Joe (Crispell)
  2. composition
  3. Topsy Turvy (Lovano)
  4. Limbo (Helias)
  5. composition
  6. composition (Coltrane)
  7. Cosmology (Motian)
   2nd Set:
  8. composition
  9. composition
 10. December Greenwings (Peacock)
 11. composition
 12. Boss Town (Lovano)
 13. Dear Lord (John Coltrane)
    5:03
    5:54
    7:27
    9:42
    6:42
    9:15
    4:40

    6:06
   14:19
    6:53
    7:26
    6:38
   11:50

—Also “One December” (Crispell) [possibly “December Greenwings” (Peacock)], ... “The Harmonic Line” (Helias),
 and “a half-dozen pithy songs by Mr. Motian.” —The New York Times

Joe Lovano (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Helias (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{2CDr; The New York Times Oct 23 review p.E2; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; calendar.columbia.edu/arts_music.html}


  • 06.10.24 - Marilyn Crispell Quartet: Joe Lovano (ts), Crispell (p), Mark Helias (b), Paul Motian (dr) /
    8:00pm, Miller Theater, Columbia University, NYC [The New York Times Oct 15 Sec.2 p.2]

06.10.30 to 11.01 • John Geggie º Marilyn Crispell º Nick Fraser: Geggie Project

Ambiances Jazz 179 (CD) 2008 Can

October 30 to November 1, 2006 / Auditorium of Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  1. Credo (Geggie)
  2. Ice And Meltwater (Geggie/Crispell/Fraser)
  3. Run-Away Sheep (Geggie)
  4. Réconfort (Geggie/Crispell/Fraser)
  5. Or Not (Geggie)
  6. Entre Chien Et Loup (Geggie/Crispell/Fraser)
  7. View From The Bridge (Geggie)
  8. Across The Sky (Geggie)
  9. Weather Forecast (Geggie/Crispell/Fraser)
 10. Canon (Geggie) [5:38
 11. Écureuils (Geggie/Crispell/Fraser)
 12. I Wanted More (Geggie)
 13. PH (Geggie/Crispell/Fraser)
 14. Bouclier Canadien (Geggie/Crispell/Fraser)
   5:34
   1:27
   7:39
   3:15
   6:36
   2:27
   3:38
   6:38
   2:05
   5:38
   2:10
   6:17
   3:31
   5:03

John Geggie (b),
Marilyn Crispell (p),
Nick Fraser (dr, perc)

{Kevin C. White 08.10.06}


  • 06.11.11 - Marilyn Crispell: “What is Improvisation?" / 2:00pm, Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY
    [www.woodstockguild.org]
    —Talk and demonstration at the piano including question and answer period.
  • 06.11.18 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Michelle Makarski (vn) Duo / Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival,
    10:00pm, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, England [www.ecmrecords.com; www.hcmf.co.uk/index.asp]
  • 06.11.19 - Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (dr) & Marilyn Crispell (p) Trio / Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival,
    7:30pm, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, England [ibid]
    —This session preceded a performance by the Barry Guy New Orchestra which features not Marilyn but Agusti Fernandez on piano.
  • 06.11.24 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Offene Ohren e.V., Munich, Germany [www.offeneohren.org]
  • 06.11.29 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Cologne, Germany [ibid]
  • 06.12.01 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Workshop / ArtEZ Conservatorium, Arnhem, Holland [www.artez-conservatorium.nl]
  • 06.12.01 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Solo (?) / ArtEZ Conservatorium, Arnhem, Holland [ibid]
  • 06.12.21 - Marilyn Crispell (p) with Joe Lovano (ts), Mark Helias (b), Paul Motian (dr) / 8:00pm, Miller Theatre, NYC
    [DMG mailing 06.10.13]

06.12.22 • The Stone Quartet: dmg @ the stone - Volume 1

DMG/ARC-0721 (CD) 2008

December 22, 2006, 10:00pm / "DMG curates,” The Stone, NYC

 1. Part 1
 2. Part 2
 3. Part 3
 4. Part 4
   25:36
    6:54
    7:51
   13:06
  (tp+fl, p, b, va)
  (b + va duo)
  (tp + p duo)
  (tp, p, b, va)

Roy Campbell (tp, fl),
Marilyn Crispell (p),
Joelle Leandre (b),
Mat Maneri (va)

 —All compositions, collective

{DMG/ARC-0721; The New York Times Dec 22 p.E31}


  • 06.12.23 (1) - Tisziji Muñoz (g) & Marilyn Crispell (p) Duo / 8:00pm, The Stone, NYC
    [The New York Times Dec 22 Dec 22 p.E31]
  • 06.12.23 (2) - Tisziji Muñoz Quartet: Muñoz (g), Marilyn Crispell (p), Don Pate (b), Bob “Rakalam” Moses (dr) /
    10:00pm, The Stone, NYC [ibid]

2007 : : :


  • 07.02.27 to 03.04 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Mark Helias (b), Paul Motian (dr) / 9:00pm & 11:00pm, Village Vanguard, NYC [The New York Times Feb 23 + Mar 1 review, nytimes.com; villagevanguard.com]
    —“Limbo” and “Subway” (Helias), “Flight of the Bluejay” and “Cosmology”(Motian), “Dear Lord” (John Coltrane),
     “You Don’t Know What Love Is” (Raye/DePaul), and compositions by Tisziji Muñoz and Austí Fernández.

07.03.09 • Marilyn Crispell: Collaborations / Live at Nya Perspektiv Festivals 2004 and 2007

Leo Records LR 528 (CD) 2009 UK

March 9, 2007, 6:00pm / Nya Perspektiv 2007, Box 1, CuLTUREN, Västerâs, Sweden
2nd session [See also 04.10.23.]

 1. Quintet Collaboration 1 (collective)
 2. Quintet Collaboration 2 (collective)
 3. Silence Again (Crispell)
   11:52
   14:05
   10:15

Marilyn Crispell (p),
Magnus Broo (tp),
Lars-Göran Ulander (as),
Per Zanussi (b),
Paal Nilssen-Love (dr)

{Mistuh Kevin C. White 09.02.07; www.nyaperspektiv.se/Perspectives2007/program_eng.html}


  • 07.03.13 - Lotte Anker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), and P.O. Jørgens (dr) / 8:00pm, Literaturhaus, Copenhagen, Denmark
    [www.lotteanker.com; www.literaturhaus.dk/3]
  • 07.03.16 - Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (dr), and Marilyn Crispell (p) / Moods, Zurich, Switzerland
    [www.marilyncrispell.com; Kevin C. White 07.02.28]
    —This session can’t be confirmed at www.moods.ch, where only two trio sessions involving Agustí Fernández
     with Barry Guy & Ramon Lopez, and Evan Parker with Barry Guy & Paul Lytton are listed.” —Kevin C. White

07.04.13 • (V/A): Roulette TV Marilyn Crispell & Lotte Anker Duo

Einstein Records 017 / Roulette Intermedium (2DVD) 2008

April 13, 2007, 8:30pm / Roulette, New York City

  Broadcast introduction
 1. Woodstock (Crispell)
 2. Fragments (Anker)
 3. Marilyn Crispell Interview
  end credits
    0:58
   10:57   (ts, p)
    6:34   (ss, p)
    8:36
    0:24

Marilyn Crispell (p), Lotte Anker (ts, ss), Phoebe Legere (interviewr, host)

{roulette.org/event/marilyn-crispell-and-lotte-anker-2; Kevin C. White 09.01.17}


07.04.18 to 04.23 • Marilyn Crispell: Vignettes

ECM Records 2027 /174 5277 (CD) 2008 Ger;
ECM Records/Universal Music Classical ECM 2027 B0010816-02 (CD) 2008 [ + Club Edition]

April 18 to 23, 2007 / Auditorio Radio Svizzera, Lugano, Switzerland

  1. Vignette I (Crispell)
  2. Valse Triste (Crispell)
  3. Cuida Tu Espíritu (Jayna Nelson)
  4. Gathering Light (Crispell)
  5. Vignette II (Crispell)
  6. Vignette III (Crispell)
  7. Vignette IV (Crispell)
  8. Vignette V (Crispell)
  9. Sweden (Crispell)
 10. Once (Crispell)
 11. Axis (Crispell)
 12. Vignette VI (Crispell)
 13. Vignette VII (Crispell)
 14. Ballade (Crispell)
 15. Time Past (Crispell)
 16. Stilleweg (Arve Henriksen)
 17. Little Song For My Father (Crispell)
  2:19
  2:59
  7:47
  5:54
  2:29
  1:08
  1:48
  1:36
  7:04
  3:55
  3:45
  2:55
  4:02
  5:11
  5:41
  6:18
  3:21

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{www.ecmrecords.com}


  • 07.05.17 - Lotte Anker Quartet: Anker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Helias (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr) /
    24ième Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, 8:00pm, Cinéma Laurier, Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
    [The WIRE #277 March 2007 p.77; The Gazette May 15 p.D5 + May 19 review p.E10; www.fimav.qc.ca]
  • 07.05.20 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Joëlle Léandre (b), Fritz Hauser (dr) /
    Musique Action, 5:00pm, Salle des fêtes, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France
    [www.fritzhauser.ch/deutsch/daten_deutsch/d_daten_0.html]
  • 07.05.22 - Quartet Noir: as above / 9:00pm, Istituto Svizzero, Rome, Italy [ibid]
  • 07.05.23 - Quartet Noir / 9:00pm, TAM-Club, Grottazzolina, Italy [ibid]
  • 07.05.24 - Quartet Noir / 8:30pm, Istituto Svizzero, Venice, Italy [ibid]

07.05.26 • Quartet Noir [AR—70:26]

July 5, 2006, 8:00pm / Steinway-Haus, Rubinsteinsaal, München, Germany

 1... compositions    39:03
    2nd Set:
 2... compositions    31:22

Urs Liemgruber (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Joelle Léandre (b), Fritz Hauser (dr, perc)

{Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; www.offeneohren.org}


  • 07.05.27 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Joëlle Léandre (b), Fritz Hauser (dr) /
    8:00pm, bau4, Altbüron, Switzerland [www.fritzhauser.ch/deutsch/daten_deutsch/d_daten_0.html]

07.05.30 + 05.31 • Barry Guy º Marilyn Crispell º Paul Lytton: Phases Of The Night

Intakt Records Intakt CD 138 (CD) 2008 Swz

May 30 & 31, 2007 / Studio Sound Development, Zurich, Switzerland

 1. Phases Of The Night (inspired by Max Ernst)
 2. Insomnie (inspired by Dorothea Tanning)
 3. The Invisible Being Embraced (inspired by Wilfredo Lahm)
 4. With My Shadow (inspired by Yves Tanguy)
   16:49
    8:58
   12:47
   14:30

Marilyn Crispell (p),
Barry Guy (b, Comp),
Paul Lytton (dr)

{Intakt CD 138; Kevin C. White 08.06.02}


07.06.02 • Barry Guy º Marilyn Crispell º Paul Lytton [BR—54:09]

June 2, 2007 / Taktlos Festival 2007, 9:30pm, Aktionshalle, Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland

 1. Phases Of The Night (inspired by Max Ernst)
 2. With My Shadow (inspired by Yves Tanguy)
 3. Insomnie (inspired by Dorothea Tanning)
 4. The Invisible Being Embraced (inspired by Wilfredo Lahm)
   17:26
    8:43
   12:18
   15:40

Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b, Comp), Paul Lytton (dr)

{www.intaktrec.ch/concerts.htm; Jakob Blumenthal 10.04.19}


07.06.20 • Co-Pilots [Henry Grimes Archival Recording]

June 20, 2006, 9:30pm / Vision Festival XII, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York City

 1. compositions/improvisations

—The Henry Grimes papers listing at archives.nypl.org has “Rashied Ali or Andrew Cyrille” on drums. Marilyn’s own
 Upcoming Concerts and Workshops page listed a “Duo with Henry Grimes” on this date; the Arts for Arts Vision Fest
 Archive has a trio on the schedule page, and a duo on the archived lineup.
 Clarification was sought: “The Vision Festival concert was with Henry and Rashied.” —Marilyn Crispell

Marilyn Crispell (p), Henry Grimes (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

{Henry Grimes papers, Recorded Sound and Video 1957-2016, Early Recordings 1957-1994, Item #317878, archives.nypl.org;
The New York Times Jun 22 review, nytimes.com; Marilyn Crispell correspondence with Kevin C. White 07.06.26}


  • 07.06.22 + 06.23 - Reunion at Walden School, Dublin, NH [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.handoverhand.org]
    —“A Walden/Junior Conservatory Camp/TTI (Teacher Training Institute) Reunion,” but no indication of what, exactly,
     they were up to there.

07.06.30 • Louis Moholo-Moholo º Marilyn Crispell: Sibanye (We Are One)

Intakt Records Intakt CD 145 (CD) 2008 Swz

June 30, 2007 / An die Musik LIVE!, Baltimore, MD

 1. Improvise, Don’t Compromise
 2. Moment of Truth
 3. Journey
 4. Soze (Never)
 5. Phendula
 6. Reflect
 7. Sibanye (We Are One)
   12:40
    7:08
   11:49
    6:28
    7:07
    7:21
    6:18

Marilyn Crispell (p), Louis Moholo-Moholo (dr)

{discogs.com; Kevin C. White 09.01.17}


  • 07.08.10 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Joëlle Léandre (b), Fritz Hauser (dr) /
    Jazz em Agosto 2007, 9:30pm, Anfiteatro ao Ar Livre, Lisbon, Portugal
    [The WIRE #280 June 2007 p86; www.musica.gulbenkian.pt/jazz]
  • 07.09.02 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Teppo Hauta-aho (b), Olavi Louhivuori (dr) / UMO Jazz Festival,
    7:00pm, Temppeliaukion kirkko (Rock Church), Helsinki, Finland [www.umo.fi/; www.myspace.com/olavi]
    —The Rock Church is an underground church quarried out of the natural bedrock, and a beautiful music venue.

07.10.06 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR—71:11]

October 6, 2007, 7:30pm / Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 1. 5-4-3-2 (Cyrille)
 2. Limbo (Helias)
 3. Rounds (Crispell)
 4. Obad (Cyrille)
 5. Rhythmic Improvisation—Dear Lord
 6. Subway (Helias)
  19:03
  12:46
   9:02
   9:01
  14:56
   5:16

Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Helias (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

{Philadelphia Daily News Oct 5 p.83; Ron Lyles 10.03.10}


  • 07.10.27 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Atelier Musicale—XIV Edition, 5:30pm, Palazzina Liberty, Largo Marinai d'Italia, Milan, Italy [www.corriere.it/vivimilano/concerti/articoli/2007/10_Ottobre/03/atelier_musicale.shtml]
  • 07.11.07 (1) - Costellar Pulsations—Music of Robert Cogan & Pozzie Escot: Marilyn Crispell (p, improvising)
    and Ellen Polansky (p, notated) / 8:00pm, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
    [concerts.newenglandconservatory.edu/index.php?Date_Year=2007]
    —Perform Robert Cogan’s Costellar Pulsations
  • 07.11.07 (2) - Costellar Pulsations—Music of Robert Cogan & Pozzie Escot: Joseph Howell (cl), Marilyn Crispell (p),
    Aaron Trant (perc) / 8:00pm, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
    [concerts.newenglandconservatory.edu/index.php?Date_Year=2007]
    —Perform Pozzi Escot’s Mirabilis II.

2008 : : :


  • 08.02.12 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:15pm, Berklee Performance Center, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA [www.berklee.edu/events/detail/1092]

08.03.00 • Marilyn Crispell º David Rothenberg: One Dark Night I Left My Silent House

ECM Records ECM 2089 / 179 9220 (CD) 2010 Ger
March, 2008 / Nevessa Production, Saugerties, NY

  1. Invocation
  2. Tsering
  3. The Hawk And The Mouse
  4. Stay, Stray
  5. What Birds Sing
  6. Companion: Silence
  7. Owl Moon
  8. Still Life With Woodpeckers
  9. Grosbeak
 10. The Way Of The Pure Sound (for Joe Maneri)
 11. Motmot
 12. Snow Suddenly Stopping Without Notice
 13. Evocation
   3:33
   4:57
   6:27
   4:57
   2:17
   3:27
   6:58
   4:18
   4:42
   5:52
   3:46
   6:48
   4:21
   (p,
   (p+sb,
   (sb+perc,
   (p,
   (p,
   (p,
   (p,
   (perc,
   (p,
   (sb+perc,
   (p+perc,
   (sb+perc,
   (p,
bcl)
bcl)
bcl)
bcl)
cl)
bcl)
cl)
cl)
cl)
bcl)
cl)
bcl)
bcl)

“We brought some tunes to the session but the whole record ended up spontaneous
and improvised. On a couple of pieces instead of piano Marilyn played an old beat-up
piano soundboard
wrenched out of an old baby grand several years before. We blew
the dust off it and propped it a few feet off the floor, where it gave strange resonances
as a giant percussion instrument. Marilyn said something about wanting to get away
from the keyboard, more into the realm of pure sound.” —David Rothenberg

Marilyn Crispell (p, soundboard, perc), David Rothenberg (cl, bcl)

 —All compositions, collective

{www.ecmrecords.com/Background/2089.php; Kevin C. White 10.11.26}


  • 08.03.11 to 03.16 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Mark Helias (b), Paul Motian (dr) / 9:00, Village Vanguard, NYC
    [The New York Times Mar 9, nytimes.com; Daily News Mar 14 p.53; www.villagevanguard.net/frames.htm]
  • 08.03.25 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Vincent Courtois (ce), Michele Rabbia (dr) /
    8:30pm, Théâtre des Nouveautés, Tarbes, France [www.jazzaluz.com]
  • 08.03.26 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: as above / 9:00pm, Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Holland [bimhuis.nl/en/calendar]
  • 08.03.27 - Marilyn Crispell Trio / 9:00pm, Lantaren/Venster, Rotterdam, Holland
    [www.lantaren-venster.nl; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com/site]
  • 08.03.28 - Marilyn Crispell Trio / 9:00pm, Teatro Studio, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy
    [www.auditorium.com/eventi/4908878]
  • 08.04.13 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
    [Rick Lopez and Sandra MacGlaughlin-Lopez in attendance; www.hallwalls.org]

08.04.26 • Marilyn Crispell Solo [AR—88:58]

April 26, 2008, 7:30pm / Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

 1. composition
 2. composition
 3. composition
 4. composition
 5. composition
  2nd Set:
 6. composition
 7. composition
 8. composition
 9. encore
    7:53
   10:45
    5:56
   10:09
    8:25
   
   11:08
   11:06
   16:53
    2:41

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{2CDr; www.concordlibrary.org/pages/news.html}


  • 08.04.29 - Marilyn Crispell Solo + Vignettes (ECM Records) CD release party / 6:00pm, Birdland, NYC [www.birdlandjazz.com]
  • 08.05.04 - Marilyn Crispell Solo, + Duo with Karl Berger (vb), + Duo with Ingrid Sertso (voc), + Duo with John Lindberg (b),
    + Duo with Don Davis (as), + Duo with Tom Schmidt (b) / “Different Music” Festival, 5:00pm, Colony Cafe, Woodstock, NY
    [Poughskeepsie Journal May 1 p.D1; Bob Selcoe 08.05.30]
    —“Benefiting the Creative Music Studios Archive Project.”
  • 08.05.16 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00-9:15pm & 9:30-10:45pm, An Die Musik LIVE, Baltimore, MD
    [www.andiemusiklive.com]
  • 08.08.08 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Walden School, Dublin, NH
    [www.waldenschool.org/concert/index.html]
  • 08.08.16 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Young People’s Concert, 11:00am, Maverick Concert Hall, Woodstock, NY
    [www.maverickconcerts.org/Schedule.html#august]
  • 08.08.16 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Maverick Concert Hall, Woodstock, NY [ibid]
  • 08.09.11 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Jazz:Now Festival 2008, 8:15pm, The Studio, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
    [www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/jazznow.aspx]
  • 08.09.13 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Lloyd Swanton (b), Simon Barker (dr) / Jazz:Now Festival 2008,
    8:15pm, The Studio, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia [ibid]
  • 08.09.14 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:30pm, Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne, Australia [www.bennettslane.com]
  • 08.09.15 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Matt Willis (b), Ben Falle (dr) / 8:00pm, Charles Hotel, Perth, Australia
    [www.perthjazzsociety.com/programme]
  • 08.09.17 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 7:30pm, The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    [www.judithwrightcentre.com/02_cal/details.asp?ID=597]
  • 08.09.19 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:30pm, Limelight, Level 3, Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
    [www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0809/S00067.htm; www.amplifier.co.nz/news/41949/pacific-music-ensemble-performance.html]
  • 08.09.19 (2) - Marilyn Crispell (p), Richard Nunns (Nga Taonga Puoro—Maori instruments), and Jeff Henderson (reeds) /
    8:30pm, Limelight, Level 3, Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand [ibid]

08.09.20 + 09.21 • Marilyn Crispell | Richard Nunns | Jeff Henderson: This Appearing World

Rattle Records RAT-D027 (CD/DVD) 2011 NwZ
  • (V/A): Born Into This Vol.1—The Music of Rattle: Overview (1991-2011)
    Rattle RAT-D101 (print-on-demand CD/download) 2012 NwZ
  • (V/A): Born Into This Vol.2—The Music of Rattle: Improvisation
    Rattle RAT-D038 (print-on-demand 3CD Set/download) 2020 NwZ
August 20 & 21, 2008 / Kenneth Myers Centre, University of Auckland, New Zealand

   CD:
  1. Gentle Folk
  2. Snow Grind
  3. Missed Children
  4. Rumi Nation
  5. Paper Sand
  6. Here Seas Peak
  7. Tough Fairy, My Dear
  8. This Appearing World
  9. Meat Ox
 10. Trap
 11. Sine Language
 12. Isle and LIght
 13. Quiet Night
   
   3:39   (cl
   2:47   (bsx,
   4:34   (bsx,
   4:02   (cl,
   3:05   (bsx,
   2:11   (cl,
   4:57   (as,
   3:46   (voc,
   2:22   (bsx,
   1:55   (bsx,
   1:02   (as,
   1:18   (as,
   5:01   (cl,

taonga pūoro,
taonga pūoro,
  voc,
taonga pūoro,
taonga pūoro,
taonga pūoro,
taonga pūoro,
taonga pūoro,
taonga pūoro)
taonga pūoro)
taonga pūoro,
taonga pūoro,
taonga pūoro,

p)
p)
voc)
p)
p)
perc)
p)
voc)


p)
perc)
p)

   DVD:
  1. In Performance
  2. Interview (with Jeff Henderson)

   43:44   (tracks above)
   12:00   (DVD only)

Born Into This Vol.2 has track 1.
Born Into This Vol.1 has track 11.

Jeff Henderson (bsx, as, cl, voc), Richard Nunns (taonga pūoro/Maori traditional instruments, voc), Marilyn Crispell (p, voc, perc)

 —All compositions, collective

{Rattle Records RAT-D027 CD/DVD; Kevin C. White 07.07.18 + 12.04.14, with special thanks to Steve Garden}


“The recording dates were Saturday and Sunday, 20/21 of September (following the concert on the Friday night,
which I wish had been recorded—it was amazing). Most of the album comes from the Sunday session.
There is much more material, and some of those who heard the entire recording were disappointed that so much
of it was left on the ‘cutting room floor.’ But Jeff and I were very happy with the final choices, and we believe
that it makes for a very concise and focused work. We have talked about extracting more material from those
recordings to make available exclusively as digital downloads, or as free tracks to help promote the album.
I’m tempted to look into that.”
[Steve Garden correspondence with Kevin C. White 12.04.11]


  • 08.10.10 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 7:30pm, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
    [The Boston Globe Oct 9 “Sidekick” p.3; www.icaboston.org/calendar]
  • 08.10.10 (2) - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Evan Parker (ss) Duo / 7:30pm, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA [ibid]
    —“Evan Parker and Marilyn Crispell will each present a solo set and then close the evening in a world-premiere pairing.”
  • 08.10.18 - Trio d’Improvisation: David Bond (as, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Cameron Brown (b) /
    8:00pm, Colony Café, Woodstock, NY [www.davidbondjazz.com/itineraries.html]
  • 08.10.22 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Earshot Jazz, 7:30pm, Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, WA
    [www.earshot.org/index.html]
  • 08.10.22 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Nate Wooley (tp), Paul Lytton (dr) / Earshot Jazz, Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, WA
    [www.earshot.org/Festival/schedule.html]
  • 08.10.26 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / San Francisco Jazz Festival 2008,
    2:00pm, Florence Gould Theatre—Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
    [The San Francisco Examiner Oct 26 “Sunday!” p.2; www.sfjazz.org]
  • 08.11.14 + 11.15 - Joe Lovano Quintet “Us 5”: Joe Lovano (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Esperanza Spaulding (b),
    Francisco Mela (perc), Otis Brown III (dr) / 9:00pm & 11:00pm, Village Vanguard, NYC
    [www.marilyncrispell.com]
    —“Yes, I did play the two nights with Joe Lovano at the Village Vanguard—Nov. 14+15—I was substituting for his regular pianist
     who was unable to play those 2 nights.” [Marilyn Crispell snail-mail correspondence with Kevin C. White, 09.01.06]
  • 08.11.21 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Wiesbaden International Jazz Festival: Just Music 2008,
    7:30pm, Kulturforum, Wiesbaden, Germany [www.justmusic-festival.de]
  • 08.11.22 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Workshop / Wiesbaden International Jazz Festival (Just Music 2008),
    11:00am-4:00pm, Studio der Wiesbadener Musik und Kunstschule, Wiesbaden, Germany [www.justmusic-festival.de]
  • 08.11.22 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Workshop Ensemble / Wiesbaden International Jazz Festival (Just Music 2008),
    7:30pm, Kulturforum, Wiesbaden, Germany [www.justmusic-festival.de]
  • 08.11.24 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Hospitalkirche, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany [www.hz-online.de]
  • 08.11.27 (1) - Lotte Anker Trio (Workshop): Anker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Raymond Strid (dr) /
    Musikhøgskolan (Academy of Music and Drama), Gothenburg, Sweden [www.lotteanker.com]
  • 08.11.27 (2) - Lotte Anker Trio: as above / Musikhøgskolan (Academy of Music and Drama), Gothenburg, Sweden
    [www.lotteanker.com]
  • 08.11.28 - Possible date with Lotte Anker Trio: Marilyn Crispell, Raymond Strid / unknown venue, Copenhagen, Denmark
    [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07]
  • 08.11.30 - Lotte Anker Trio / Kalisz International Jazz Piano Festival, 6:00pm, Centrum Kultury i Sztuki w Kaliszu, Kalisz, Poland
    [www.lotteanker.com; www.ckis.kalisz.pl/festiwale]
  • 08.12.02 - Lotte Anker Quartet: Anker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Anders Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr) /
    Nya Perspektiv, 7:00pm, CuLTUREN, Västerâs, Sweden [www.lotteanker.com; www.nyaperspektiv.se/NEW/program2008host.html]
  • 08.12.13 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Doug James (dr) Duo / 8:00pm, Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, NY
    [Poughskeepsie Journal Dec 13 p.2B; ulsterpublishing.com]

2009 : : :


  • 09.01.17 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 7:30pm, La Jolla Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, San Diego, CA
    [www.ljathenaeum.org/jazz.html]
  • 09.01.18 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm & 9:30pm, Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles, CA
    [The Los Angeles Times Jan 18 p.F13; www.jazzbakery.org]
  • 09.02.03 - Michele Rabbia Trio “Shifting Grace”: Marilyn Crispell (p), Vincent Courtois (ce), Rabbia (perc) /
    Festival Sons d’Hiver 2009, 8:30pm, Espace Jean Vilar, Arcueil, France
    [www.sonsdhiver.org/fr/programme/concert.html]
  • 09.02.06 - Michele Rabbia Trio “Shifting Grace”: as above / 8:30pm, Théâtre Pôle Sud, Strasbourg, France
    [vcourtoi.club.fr/concerts.html; www.pole-sud.fr/spectacles/jazz/programme/fiche_spectacle_792.php]
  • 09.02.07 - Michele Rabbia Trio “Shifting Grace” / 8:30pm, De Werf, Bruges, Belgium
    [www.dewerf.be/dewerf.be/algkalender89.html]
  • 09.02.10 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Theaterzaal (“Kunst Veredelt—Art Ennobles”), Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
    [www.vooruit.be/en/event/1712]
  • 09.03.06 - Marilyn Crispell (p) with Lina Nyberg (voc), Palle Danielsson (b), and Joakim Milder (ts) /
    Nya Perspektiv 2009, 6:00pm, Box 1, CuLTUREN, Västerâs, Sweden [www.perspectivesfestival.com]
    —“Parts 1-5,” duration 40:00.

09.03.14 • Marilyn Crispell º Gerry Hemingway: Affinities

Intakt Records Intakt CD 177 (CD) 2011 Swz

March 14, 2009, 8:00pm & 9:30pm / An die Musik LIVE!, Baltimore, MD
1st session [See also 10.10.19]

 1. Shear Shift (Crispell/Hemingway)
 2. Axial Flows (Crispell/Hemingway)
 3. Threadings (Crispell/Hemingway)
 4. Air (Crispell/Hemingway)
 5. Finis (Frank Kimbrough)
   14:10
    8:01
    8:27
    7:47
    5:34

Marilyn Crispell (p),
Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc, vb)

{Intakt CD 177; www.andiemusiklive.com/}


  • 09.03.21 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, The Stone, NYC
    [The New York Times Mar 19, nytimes.com; www.thestonenyc.com/calendar.php]
  • 09.03.21 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Michelle Makarski (vn), Lukas Ligeti (dr) / 10:00pm, The Stone, NYC [ibid]
  • 09.04.11 - Marilyn Crispell (p), Jeff Reilly (bcl), Norman Adams (ce) / suddenlyLISTEN,
    8:00pm, Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada [www.suddenlylisten.com/schedule.htm]
    —Included a “creative music workshop led by Marilyn Crispell.”
  • 09.04.28 - Marilyn Crispell (p), Agustí Fernández (p), and Barry Guy (b) / ECM Barcelona L’Auditori Series,
    8:30pm, L’Auditori Contemporània, Barcelona, Spain [www.auditori.org/seccions/programacio]
  • 09.05.01 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Europa Jazz Festival, 5:00pm, La Fonderie, Le Mans, France [www.europajazz.fr/SITE2008/francais/fiche.php?event_id=0000001556, long gone]

09.05.02 • Joëlle Léandre Stone Quartet [BVR—54:09]

May 2, 2009, 8:00pm / 30th Europajazz Festival, L'Abbaye de l’Epau, Le Mans, France
—MEZZO TV, HQ Digital Satellite Broadcast

 1. Morceaux joués—Part 1-8    54:09

Roy Campbell (fl, tp, ptp, flg), Marilyn Crispell (p), Carlos Zingaro (vn), Joëlle Léandre (b)

{DVD-R; www.europajazz.fr/SITE2008/francais/fiche.php?event_id=0000001562; Ron Lyles 10.03.05}


  • 09.05.17 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Creative Music Studio Fundraiser, CMS, Woodstock, NY [Bob Selcoe 09.07.28]
    —“One piece (don’t know the name). ... For the (CMS) Archive project (to restore the audio tapes from CMS’ heyday
     in the ’70s and ’80s). Marilyn was there to talk about her experiences at CMS, and Karl Berger cajoled her into playing,
     which she reluctantly did. No preparation or warm-up—and it was beautiful!”
  • 09.05.22 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / RE:FLUX 09, 8:00pm, The Empress, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada [www.capitol.nb.ca/e/show_id.php?shwID=448]
  • 09.07.16 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Joëlle Léandre (b) Duo / Pori Jazz Festival, Ultra Music Nights,
    8:00pm, Cotton Mill, Pori, Finland [www.porijazz.fi]
  • 09.07.18 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Molde Jazz Festival, 4:00pm, Forum, Molde, Norway
    [www.moldejazz.no/2009/index.php?page_id=9191]
  • 09.08.20 - Marilyn Crispell in conversation with Molly Sheridan / 2:00pm, at Crispell’s home, Woodstock, New York
    [Molly Sheridan 09.10.05; icbox.org]
    —At New Music Box, a Web Magazine from the American Music Center.
  • 09.08.22 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY
    [Goshen Independent Aug 19 p.9; Poughskeepsie Journal Aug 22 p.2B]
  • 09.09.10 - The Stone Quartet: Roy Campbell (fl, tp, ptp, flg), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mat Maneri (vn), Léandre (b) /
    Guelph Jazz Festival, 8:00pm, St. George’s Church (Sanctuary), Guelph, Canada
    [www.guelphjazzfestival.com/2009_season/full_schedule/thursday_day_2]
  • 09.09.11 - Marilyn Crispell, Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake / Guelph Jazz Festival, 8:00pm, River Run Center Main Stage, Guelph, Canada [www.guelphjazzfestival.com/2009_season/full_schedule/friday_day_3]
  • 09.09.12 - The Geggie Project: Marilyn Crispell (p), Geggie (b), Nick Fraser (dr, perc) / Guelph Jazz Festival,
    8:00pm, River Run Center Main Stage, Guelph, Canada
    [www.guelphjazzfestival.com/2009_season/full_schedule/saturday_day_4]
  • 09.10.08 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 7:30pm, Djanogly Recital Hall, Lakeside Arts Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England
    [www.lakesidearts.org.uk/Music]

    On The Outside Festival 2009 : : : October 9 to October 11, 2009

    The complete On The Outside Festival 2009 performances used to be hosted at the Musicfilm broth video archive.


09.10.09 • Brown, Crispell, Mattos, and Taylor [AR—59:30]

October 9, 2009, 7:30pm (Friday, Set 4) / On The Outside Festival 2009, Gateshead Old Town Hall, Gateshead, England

 1. improvisation    59:30

Rob Brown (as), Marilyn Crispell (p), Marcio Mattos (ce, elec), Chad Taylor (dr)—subbing for Gunther “Baby” Sommer

{lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com/2009/10/on-outside-festival-friday-october-9.html}


09.10.10 • Chevillon, Crispell, Wilson, Tomlinson, and Ducret [AR—45:40]

October 10, 2009, 2:00am (actually Saturday, Set 8) / On The Outside Festival 2009, Gateshead Old Town Hall, Gateshead, England

 1. improvisation    45:40

Graeme Wilson (reeds), Alan Tomlinson (tb), Marilyn Crispell (p), Marc Ducret (g), Bruno Chevillon (b)

{lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com/2009/10/on-outside-festival-saturday-october-10.html}


09.10.11 (1) • Chevillon, Crispell, Sharkey, and Sommer [Musicfilm Archive VR—41:40]

October 11, 2009, 2:00pm (Sunday, Set 15) / On The Outside Festival 2009, Gateshead Old Town Hall, Gateshead, England

 1. improvisation    41:40

Marilyn Crispell (p), Chris Sharkey (g), Bruno Chevillon (b), Gunter “Baby” Sommer (dr)

{lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com/2009/10/on-outside-festival-saturday-october-10.html}


09.10.11 (2) • Marilyn Crispell Solo + Crispell & Macdonald Duo [Musicfilm Archive VR—37:00]

October 11, 2009, 7:00pm (Sunday, Set 17) / On The Outside Festival 2009, Gateshead Old Town Hall, Gateshead, England

 1. improvisation    18:00   (Crispell Solo)
 2. improvisation    19:00

“Before being joined by Raymond Macdonald for a short duo piece.”

Raymond Macdonald (as, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com/2009/10/on-outside-festival-sunday-oct-11-part_12.html}


09.10.11 (3) • Brown, Crispell, and Sommer [Musicfilm Archive VR—10:45]

October 11, 2009, 7:00pm (Sunday, Set 19) / On The Outside Festival 2009, Gateshead Old Town Hall, Gateshead, England

 1. improvisation    10:45

Rob Brown (as), Marilyn Crispell (p), Gunter “Baby” Sommer (dr)

{lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com/2009/10/on-outside-festival-sunday-oct-11-part_12.html}


09.10.11 (4) • Wilson, Crispell, and Champion [Musicfilm Archive VR—11:15]

October 11, 2009, 7:00pm (Sunday, Set 23) / On The Outside Festival 2009, Gateshead Old Town Hall, Gateshead, England

 1. improvisation    11:15

Graeme Wilson (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Andy Champion (b)

{lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com/2009/10/on-outside-festival-sunday-oct-11-part_12.html}


09.10.11 (5) • Crispell and Taylor Duo [Musicfilm Archive VR—12:20]

October 11, 2009, 7:00pm (Sunday, Twenty-nine) / On The Outside Festival 2009, Gateshead Old Town Hall, Gateshead, England

 1. improvisation    12:20

Marilyn Crispell (p), Chad Taylor (dr)

{lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com/2009/10/on-outside-festival-sunday-oct-11-part_12.html}


  • 09.10.13 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Recital Room, City Halls, Glasgow, Scotland
    [lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com/2009/10/on-outside-festival-saturday-october-10_11.html; www.glasgowconcerthalls.com]
  • 09.10.13 (2) - The George Burt/Raymond MacDonald Quintet with special guest Marilyn Crispell: MacDonald (as, ss),
    Crispell (p), Nicola MacDonald (voc), Burt (g), George Lyle (b), Tom Bancroft (dr) /
    8:00pm, Recital Room, City Halls, Glasgow, Scotland [ibid; Kevin C. White 09.10.06]

    “October 31 is the official launch of ‘The Geggie Project,’ featuring Geggie and two long-time collaborators: pianist Marilyn
    Crispell and drummer Nick Fraser. ‘It’s taken me a while to get everyone together: their schedules are rather occupied.’”
    [www.ottawajazzscene.ca/news/239-john-geggie-on-his-2009-10-series-at-the-nac-fourth-stage]

  • 09.10.31 - The Geggie Project: John Geggie (b), Marilyn Crispell (p), Nick Fraser (dr) /
    8:00pm, NAC (National Arts Centre) Fourth Stage, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    [The Ottawa Citizen Oct 29 p.E6; www.ottawajazzscene.ca/upcoming-shows?start=48]


  • 09.11.21 to 11.25 (1) - Composition project with Roberto Domeniconi and the Big Band of the Hochschule Luzern
    (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts), Switzerland.
    [www.hslu.ch/musik/m-veranstaltungen.htm?ve_id=2326; www.jsl.ch/kantine.htm]
  • 09.11.25 (2) - Rehearsal—Roberto Domeniconi and the Big Band of the Hochschule Luzern: Roberto Domeniconi (Cond),
    Marilyn Crispell (p, Cond), Michael von Rohr and Adrien Guerne (ts), Fabian Capaldi and Nils Fischer (as), Corinne Windler (bar),
    Stephan Fröhlicher, Christof Mahnig, Bodo Maier, and Martial In-Albon (tp), Alisa Klein and Simon Petermann (tb),
    Maurus Twerenbold (btb), Leo Bachmann (tu), Ramon Landolt (p), Harald Haerter (elg), Samuel Mösching (g),
    Jan Schlegel (elb, elec), Martina Berther (elb), Christian Zünd (dr) /
    8:30pm, Jazzkantine am Graben, Luzern, Switzerland
    [www.hslu.ch/musik/m-veranstaltungen.htm?ve_id=2326; www.jsl.ch/kantine.htm]
  • 09.11.26 - Roberto Domeniconi and the Big Band of the Hochschule Luzern: as above / Unerhört! 09 Festival,
    8:00pm, Fabriktheater, Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
    [www.jsl.ch/div/unerhoert09.htm; www.unerhoert.ch/Bibliothek/Programm/donnerstag2.htm]
    —“Marilyn is ‘Guest in Residence’ at this year’s Unerhört Festival.” —Kevin C. White 09.10.13
  • 09.11.29 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Gerry Hemingway (dr) Duo / Unerhört! 09 Festival, 7:00pm, Jazzclub Moods, Zurich, Switzerland
    [www.unerhoert.ch/Bibliothek/Programm/sonntag2.htm]

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10.01.30 • Marilyn Crispell Solo & Duo with poet Ron Silliman [Archival Recording—52:44]

January 30, 2010, 7:30pm / “Chax Press presents,” Recital Hall, Pima Center for the Arts, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

 1. improvisation    34:57   (solo piano)
 2. improvisation    17:47

Marilyn Crispell (p), Ron Silliman (poetry)

{www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/ron-silliman-and-marilyn-crispell-poetry-and-piano, long gone}


10.05.21 • Marilyn Crispell Solo [AVR—6:42]

May 21, 2010, 7:30pm / Woodstock, NY, probably

 1. Dear Lord (Coltrane)    5:50

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Burrill Crohn, YouTube ID# 9sisuKoc87U}


10.06.18 • Marilyn Crispell, Mark Dresser, Gerry Hemingway Trio + special guest Anthony Braxton [AR—34:09]

June 18, 2010, 8:25pm / “Tri-Centric Modeling: Past, Present and Future,” (le) Poisson Rouge, New York City

 1. compositions thread    34:01

“A two-night, multiple-venue concert event celebrating the legacy of venerable saxophonist/composer/educator Anthony Braxton
in honor of his 65th birthday. ... Performances by Steve Coleman and Jonathan Finlayson, Crispell/Dresser/Hemingway, Nicole
Mitchell’s Black Earth Strings, Richard Teitelbaum, Matthew Welch, John Zorn/Dave Douglas/Brad Jones/Gerry Hemingway,
and other special guests. The headline act will be the Anthony Braxton 12+1-tet.”

Anthony Braxton (reeds, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc)

{CDr; DMG mailing 10.06.18; The WIRE #316 June 2010 p.9 + p.82; The New York Times Jun 22 review p.C3; lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/1240}


“There was surely one burning question on the minds of the audience who packed the chic New York City nightclub
(Le) Poisson Rouge to capacity on a Friday night for the first evening of the Tri-Centric Modeling: Past, Present and
Future, a two-day celebration marking the 65th birthday of Anthony Braxton. The concert, as well as a second event
presented the next day at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, were mounted to raise funds for the Tri-Centric Foundation,
a non-profit organisation meant to help document and promote Braxton’s work.

Friday’s programme featured an outstanding array of Braxton’s peers, acolytes and protegés. But the burning issue
at hand had everything to do with just three of the participants—pianist Marilyn Crispell, bassist Mark Dresser and
percussionist Gerry Hemingway—and a fourth, Braxton himself. Together, they represented one of the most reliably
thrilling ensembles of the late 1980s and early ’90s.

For Braxton, a leader who has marshalled any number of distinguished groups, this was the unit to conjure with: one
rightly to be cited alongside Miles Davis’ late quintets, John Coltrane’s quartet and Albert Ayler’s Spiritual Unity trio.
When Crispell, Dresser and Hemingway took the stage midway through the evening, their astonishing cohesion during
a seamless sequence of brittle marches, luminous unison melodies and brief, rolling outbursts melted away the years.

Still, you sat in rapt expectancy, wondering if Braxton might complete the reunion. That he spent much of the trio
set standing nearby, beaming in approval with an alto sax strapped around his neck, fueled the anticipation. Finally,
26 minutes into the 34-minute set, Braxton stepped up and pecked his way into a familiar theme: Coltrane’s
‘Impressions,’ rendered prismatic, contemplative, and joyous. A table of critics was dumbstruck, some fans
reportedly wept.”
[Excerpt from Tri-Centric Modeling: Past, Present, and Future festival review by Steve Smith, The WIRE #319 p.79]


  • 10.06.22 - Marilyn Crispell & David Rothenberg Duo / “One Dark Night I Left My Silent House” (ECM CD Release) Free Listening Party,
    7:00pm, Irene Diamond Education Center, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC
    [jalc.org/concerts/details309a.asp?EventID=2347; John Chacona 10.06.01]

10.06.28 • Stone Quartet: Live at Vision Festival

Ayler Records AYLCD 124 (CD) 2011 Sweden

June 28, 2010, 7:00pm / Vision Festival XV, Abrons Arts Center, New York City

 1. Vision One    32:26
 2. Vision Two     9:14

Roy Campbell (fl, tp),
Marilyn Crispell (p),
Mat Maneri (va),
Joëlle Léandre (b)

{www.squidco.com; www.visionfestival.org/schedule/vision15}


  • 10.07.07 - Lotte Anker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Joëlle Léandre (b) / Copenhagen Jazz Festival,
    5:00pm, Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery), Copenhagen, Denmark
    [jazz.dk/en/copenhagen-jazz-festival/event?eventId=2548]
  • 10.07.30 - Marilyn Crispell Residency / Art Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, Columbia County, NY
    [www.artomi.org/index_a.htm; Kevin C. White 11.01.03]
    —“Art Omi was a one-day residency interacting with the composers-in-residence there.” —Marilyn Crispell
  • 10.08.06 - Marilyn Crispell Solo, performing “Shuffle” / The Christian Marclay Festival,
    2:00pm, Fourth Floor, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
    [DMG mailing 10.07.25; whitney.org/Events/Shuffle3; graphic score details at whitney.org/Exhibitions/ChristianMarclay/Scores#31535]

  • 10.08.07 - Marilyn Crispell Solo, performing “Ephemera” / The Christian Marclay Festival,
    1:00pm, Fourth Floor, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
    [DMG mailing 10.07.25; whitney.org/Events/Ephemera9]

Performing “Shuffle” (2007)

“Deck of seventy-five offset printed cards with box, cards 6¾ × 4¾ in. each. Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, Archives, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of David Kiehl, 2007.
These photographs of musical notations found in mundane settings, such as shop awnings, chocolate tins, and T-shirts are
evidence of Marclay’s keen eye for musical notes waiting to be discovered and played. The box contains these instructions
from the artist: ‘This deck of cards can be used as a musical score. Shuffle the deck and draw your cards. Create a sequence
using as many or as few of the cards as you wish. Play alone or with others. Invent your own rules. Sounds may be generated
or simply imagined.’” [whitney.org/Exhibitions/ChristianMarclay/Scores]



  • 10.08.14 - Joe Lovano & Judi Silvano, “A Night of Modern Music”: Lovano (ts, ss, perc), Gary Valente (tb),
    Marilyn Crispell (p), Silvano and Teri Roiger (voc), Michael Bocian (g), Ed Schuller (b), John Menegon (b), John Riley (dr) /
    8:00pm, The Falcon, Marlboro, NY [onhudson.typepad.com/onhudsoncom/2010/08/live-music-the-falcon-marlboro-.html]
  • 10.09.11 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 10:30am, Cooperators Hall, River Run Center, Guelph Jazz Festival, Guelph, Canada
    [www.guelphjazzfestival.com/2010_season/full_schedule/festival_day_4]
  • 10.09.16 (1) - Improvisation Workshop with Marilyn Crispell / 2:00 to 4:00pm, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee, WI
    [www.woodlandpattern.org/gallery/acl.091610.shtml; Hal Rammel 10.09.09]
  • 10.09.16 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / “30 Years of Women at Woodland Pattern,”
    7:00pm, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee, WI [ibid]
  • 10.09.19 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 4:30pm, Farley’s House of Pianos, Madison, WI
    [www.facebook.com/pages/Madison-WI/Farleys-House-of-Pianos/110112227145]
    —“This concert will feature a variety of improvisatory jazz pieces. Two pianos will be used for this concert. One of
     the instruments will be tuned in a microtonal lattice tuning invented by composer Ben Johnston. Mr. Johnston plans
     to attend the concert.”

10.09.24 • Henry Grimes & Marilyn Crispell Duo—Harlem in the Himalayas [Henry Grimes Archival Recording]

September 24, 2010, 7:00pm / Rubin Museum of Art, New York City

 1. compositions/improvisations

Marilyn Crispell (p), Henry Grimes (b)

{Henry Grimes papers, Recorded Sound and Video 1957-2016, Early Recordings 1957-1994, Item #317931, archives.nypl.org; www.rmanyc.org}


  • 10.10.06 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & David Rothenberg (cl, bcl) Duo /
    5:00pm, Kupfrian Hall, Jim Wise Theater, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
    [www.njit.edu/news/spotlight/2010/sept/index.php]

Talk to the Animals, Just Imagine It

“The exotic world of interspecies music will be revealed on October 6, 2010 when the New Jersey Institute of Technology
Excellence in Research Prize and Medal is bestowed upon David Rothenberg, a member of NJIT’s faculty, best-selling
author and acclaimed jazz clarinetist, by the NJIT Board of Overseers.

‘Harmonic Connections in Nature, Science and Music,’ held at 5:00pm at the Jim Wise Theater in Kupfrian Hall, will include
a presentation by Rothenberg, PhD, professor of philosophy and music, on how and why music enables him to communicate
with birds and whales—the subject of his two best-selling books [Why Birds Sing: A Journey into the Mystery of Bird Song
(2005) and Thousand Mile Song (2008)]. A jazz performance with the multi-talented author on his clarinet, accompanied by
pianist Marilyn Crispell follows. The duo performed a similar offering this past June at Lincoln Center. A reception will take
place after the ceremony.”
[www.njit.edu/news/spotlight/2010/sept/index.php]

  + Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise (2014)
  + Nightingales in Berlin: Searching for the Perfect Sounds (2019)


10.10.14 • (V/A): grubenklang.reloaded

Random Acoustics no catalog # (DVD + Catalogue—1,000 copy Ltd. Edition) 2011 Ger
—“Documenting 27 nights of music, poetry, satire, science, fiction and film.”

October 14, 2010, 8:00pm / RUHR.2010: grubenklang.reloaded—piano today, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany

 1. Remember    7:35

“There were several series under the capacious grubenklang.reloaded umbrella.
The massive production included the Piano Today solo piano series.”
—Ed Hazell, Point of Departure

—“This A4-landscape paperback book/DVD combination documents 27 nights
 of music, poetry, satire, science, fiction, and film curated and produced by
 Georg Graewe for RUHR.2010 (European Cultural Capital 2010). The 120
 pages includes words, photography, drawings, sketches and paraphernalia by
 Brian Morton, Anja Utler, Tom Thelen, Nico Bleutge, Karin Leuenberger,
 Antonio Fian, Anna Lytton, Barbara Köhler, Sebastiano Tramontana, Kurt
 Rade, Gabriele Voss, Susannah Oldham, Steve Beresford, Walter Jonat,
 Barbara Vinken, Kai Stefan Lothwesen, and others.
 The DVD includes concert footage—shot by renowned documentary
 filmmaker Christoph Hübner and his team—from two evenings of
 performances by Georg Graewe & GrubenKlangOrchester, The Koehne
 Quartet, Almut Kühne, Thomas Buckner, Bernd Rademacher and The
 SonicFiction Chamber Ensemble, plus live audio recordings from words
 & music, piano today, new generation, and RuhrKampf.”
 —European Free Improvisation, www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{randomacoustics.net; Point of Departure Issue #38 March 2012, www.pointofdeparture.org; Ed Hazell 12.02.19; Kevin C. White 12.04.13}


10.10.16 • Marilyn Crispell & Raymond MacDonald Duo [AVR—6:36]

October 16, 2010, 7:30pm / Le Weekend 2010, Tolbooth Auditorium, Tolbooth, Stirling, Scotland

 1. improvisation    6:36   (incomplete, cuts in, fades out)

Raymond MacDonald (as), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{YouTube ID# mRwn1-mw3p0; The WIRE #320 p.95; www.leweekendfestival.com}


10.10.19 • Marilyn Crispell º Gerry Hemingway: Affinities

Intakt Records Intakt CD 177 (CD) 2011 Swz

October 19, 2010, 8:00pm / Levontin 7, Tel Aviv, Israel
2nd session [See also 09.03.14]

 1. Starlings (Crispell/Hemingway)
 2. Permeations (Crispell/Hemingway)
   10:35
    3:58

Marilyn Crispell (p),
Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc, vb)

{Intakt CD 177; www.levontin7.com/calendar.asp?pg=-1}


  • 10.10.20 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc, vb) Duo / 8:00pm, Levontin 7, Tel Aviv, Israel [ibid]
  • 10.10.22 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Masterclass / UFR de Lettres, Philosophie et Musique,
    10:30am, Salle Nougaro, Université de Toulouse II-Le Mirail, Toulouse, France
    [toulousespectacles.fr/Marylin-Crispell-Gerry-Hemingway.html]
  • 10.10.23 (1) - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Masterclass Showcase and Discussion /
    Scènes Acoustiques, 5:00pm, Médiathèque José Cabanis, Toulouse, France [ibid]
  • 10.10.23 (2) - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / 9:00pm, Théâtre du Pavé, Toulouse, France
    [toulousespectacles.fr/Marylin-Crispell-Gerry-Hemingway.html]
  • 10.11.12 - Marlyn Crispell Solo / Solo Jazz at the Picasso, 9:00pm, MPM Auditorium, Museo Picasso Málaga, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
    [www2.museopicassomalaga.org]

10.11.14 • Marilyn Crispell º Erwin Ditzner º Sebastian Gramss: Free Flight—Live at Enjoy Jazz Festival, 2010

fixcel records 5 (CD) 2011 Ger

October 14, 2010, 8:00pm / Enjoy Jazz Festival, Alte Feuerwache, Mannheim, Germany

 1. Free Flight (collective)
 2. Just Right (collective)
 3. By My SIde (collective)
 4. Low Light (collective)
 5. Valentine (Fred Hersch)
    9:05
    4:36
   16:54
   11:18
    5:09

Marilyn Crispell (p),
Sebastian Gramss (b),
Erwin Ditzner (dr, perc)

{fixcel records CD 5; Kevin C. White 12.07.27; www.altefeuerwache.com/programm}


“A few words about the CD. This is not a regular release in the sense of a widespread circulation. fixcel records
is a really small label (which doesn’t bring in the money the CDs cost), and ... it was a special case, because most
of the CDs were obtained by the Enjoy Jazz Festival. They supported the production of the CD. The Trio was
a one-time-only band, and it was created by the drummer Erwin Ditzner (a friend of mine) who gets every year
the chance to put together his special little band (he’s a friend of the festival boss, too), and in 2010 it was Marilyn
and Sebastian Gramss. Erwin is a creative mind, and I also cherish—and recommend—bassist Sebastian Gramss,
one of Germany’s leading bass players. He gained some recognition with his band Underkarl, which exists for
more than 12 years (if I remember correctly).”
[Frank Schindelbeck, correspondence with Kevin C. White, 12.07.23]


  • 10.11.15 - Marilyn Crispell (p), Sebastian Gramss (b), Erwin Ditzner (dr) / 8:30pm, Loft, Köln, Germany [www.loftkoeln.de]
  • 10.11.16 - Marilyn Crispell Workshop / 10:00am to 4:00pm, Raum 150, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Köln, Germany
    [www.hfmt-koeln.de/nc/aktuelles/kurzmeldungen.html]

10.11.17 + 11.18 • Raymond MacDonald & Marilyn Crispell: Parallel Moments

Babel Label BDV13125 (CD) 2014 UK
  • (V/A): Babel Label 1994-2014—20 Years Of Jazz & Improvisation
    Babel Label BDV13130 (CD, Promo) 2014 UK [ + Ger release w/ Jazzthing Magazine Vol.106]
  • (V/A): GIOFest XIII—Flattening the Curve
    Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra no release # (digital download) 2020 UK
November 17, 2010, 8:30pm / London Jazz Festival, The Vortex, London, England
1st Session [No split session info]

November 18, 2010 / The Premises Studio, London, England
2nd Session [No split session info]

  1. Longing
  2. Town and City Halls
  3. Conversation
  4. A Subtle Freedom
  5. Notes in the Sky
  6. Illumination
  7. Flame
  8. Sun Song
  9. Parallel Moments
 10. Distant Voices
    4:18
    5:15
   11:09
    2:37
   10:55
    6:30
    1:54
    5:08
    5:33
    1:52

Flattening the Curve has track 1.
Babel Label 1994-2014 has track 7.

Flattening the Curve was released to celebrate GIOFest XIII—the online
edition of our annual festival in response to the 2020 global pandemic.”

Raymond MacDonald (as, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Parallel Moments; vimeo.com/134929678; The WIRE #321 November 2010 p.88 col.4; www.londonjazzfestival.org.uk}


—Artist Jo Ganter created an animation for the composition “Longing.”

Longing 2-4K from Jo Ganter on Vimeo.


2011 : : :


11.01.21 • The Stone Quartet [BR—50:55]

January 21, 2011, 8:30pm / Sons d’Hiver, Espace Culturel André Malraux, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, Paris, France

 1. composition    46:40
 2. composition     4:14

Roy Campbell (tp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mat Maneri (vn, va), Joëlle Léandre (b)

{Jakob Blumenthal 11.01.22; www.infoconcert.com/artiste/joelle-leandre-2564/concerts.html}


  • 11.01.25 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Sons d’Hiver, 8:30pm, Espace Jean Vilar, Arcueil, Paris, France
    [www.infoconcert.com/artiste/marylin-crispell-24578/concerts.html]

11.01.00 to 02.00 • Marilyn Crispell & Gary Peacock: Azure

ECM Records ECM B0018434-02 (CD) 2013 Ger
  • (V/A): Fragments of A Year
    ECM Records ECM B0019401-02 (2CD, Ltd. Edition) 2013
January and February, 2011 / Nevessa Production, Saugerties, NY

  1. Patterns (Crispell)
  2. Goodbye (Crispell)
  3. Leapfrog (Peacock/Crispell)
  4. Bass Solo (Peacock)
  5. Waltz After David M (Crispell)
  6. Lullaby (Peacock)
  7. The Lea (Peacock)
  8. Blue (Peacock, Crispell)
  9. Piano Solo (Crispell)
 10. Puppets (Peacock)
 11. Azure (Peacock/Crispell)
    7:18
    6:18
    5:47
    3:08
    9:23
    6:38
    2:43
    5:42
    2:27
    3:40
    6:03

Fragments of A Year has track 11.

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b)

{Azure; Fragments of A Year}



“Mark Dresser and I convened at Tedesco’s studio in Teaneck, NJ in April 2011 to record a CD for Tzadik records of
Anthony Braxton’s music. The idea for this production emanated from a reunion we had on the occassion of Anthony
Braxton’s 65th birthday, which was celebrated in the form of a fundraiser for the Tri-Axium foundation at Le Poisson
Rouge in NYC in 2010 [on June 18]. John Zorn was there, ... and the following day when Dresser and Zorn met by
chance in the East Village, the idea for this production was discussed. I will produce the recording in the next months.
Too early to say when it will be released.”
—Gerry Hemingway [www.gerryhemingway.com/news.html]


11.04.19 • Crispell º Dresser º Hemingway: Play Braxton

Tzadik 7640 (CD, Key Series) 2012

April 19, 2011 / Tedesco Studios, Teaneck, NJ

 1. Composition 116
 2. Composition 23C
 3. Composition 108c / 110 / 69Q
 4. Composition 69B [8.2]
 5. Composition 40N / 40B
    5:56
    4:15
    9:54
    6:48
   12:57

Marilyn Crispell (p),
Mark Dresser (b),
Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{Tzadik 7640}


11.05.17 • Didier Petit & Alexandre Pierrepont: Passages, A Road Record—Woodstock, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles

RogueArt Rog-0042 (CD) 2012 France

May 17, 2011 / Nevessa Production, Saugerties, NY

 1. passage    5:18

Didier Petit (ce, voc), Alexandre Pierrepont (poetic serial, voc), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{web.roguart.com/shop/album/id/65}



  • 11.05.20 - Joe Lovano Street Band / Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA [marilyncrispell.com]
  • 11.07.09 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Jazzstock Festival,
    8:00pm, Colony Cafe, Woodstock, NY [Daily Freeman Jul 8, dailyfreeman.com]

  • 11.07.23 - Marilyn Crispell (p) and Hamid Drake (dr) Duo / Jazz Konfrontationen, Nickelsdorf, Austria [ibid]

—A lovely moment captured by photographer Ziga Koritnik.


  • 11.07.24 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Joelle Leandre (b) Duo / Jazz Konfrontationen, Nickelsdorf, Austria
    [marilyncrispell.com]
  • 11.09.03 - Art of the Duo: Marilyn Crispell (p), Judi Silvano and Teri Roiger (voc), and John Menegon (b) /
    Wall Street Jazz Festival, 8:00pm, Beahive, Kingston, NY [Poughskeepsie Journal Sep 2 p.18E]
  • 11.10.02-04 - Marilyn Crispell, Rehearsals with Gunhild Seim’s Time Jungle / Stavanger, Norway
    [marilyncrispell.com]
  • 11.10.04 - Marilyn Crispell: Workshop / 6:00-9:00pm, University of Stavanger / Stavanger, Norway [ibid]
  • 11.10.05 - Gunhild Seim—Time Jungle with Marilyn Crispell: Arild Hoem (as), Seim (tp, Comp), Crispell (p),
    John Lilja (b), Dag Magnus Narvesen (dr) / Sting, Stavanger, Norway [ibid]
  • 11.10.06 (1) - Gunhild Seim—Time Jungle with Marilyn Crispell: as above / Workshop,
    3:00-6:00pm, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway [ibid]
  • 11.10.06 (2) - Gunhild Seim—Time Jungle with Marilyn Crispell / Kampenjazz, Oslo, Norway [ibid]
  • 11.10.08 - Gunhild Seim—Time Jungle with Marilyn Crispell / 8:00pm, Jazzwerkstatt, Berlin, Germany [ibid]

11.10.10 to 10.12 • Gunhild Seim & Time Jungle with Marilyn Crispell: Elephant Wings

Drollehålå Records DH 9603 (CD) 2012 Norway

October 10 to 12, 2011 / NRK Musikkteknikk, Stavanger, Norway

  1. Honu
  2. Enough
  3. Joni
  4. Elephant In The Room
  5. Morning Perspective
  6. Jambo
  7. Manu
  8. Song For Amelia
  9. Volcano Village
 10. Eyes No See
    7:03
    6:42
    6:08
    5:17
    6:31
    6:06
    8:14
    4:19
    4:28
    7:22

—“Yes, I can confirm the recording dates, October 10-12, 2011. Thank you
 so much for taking the time to document recordings like ours, and thanks
 for the nice words about Elephant Wings. Please forward my thanks also
 to Rick Lopez. ... You found the best place to buy it. I just heard that
 Discovery Records will be our UK distributor. ... Very happy about that.”
 —Gunhild Seim)

Arild Hoem (as), Gunhild Seim (tp, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p),
John Lilja (b), Dag Magnus Narvesen (dr)

{Drollehålå Records DH 9603 CD; Gunhild Seim correspondence with Kevin C. White, 19.09.25}


  • 11.10.13 - Gunhild Seim—Time Jungle with Marilyn Crispell: Arild Hoem (as), Seim (tp, Comp), Crispell (p),
    John Lilja (b), Dag Magnus Narvesen (dr) / Volda College, Volda, Norway [ibid]
  • 11.10.26 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Gerry Hemingway (dr) Duo / Luzern, Switzerland
    [marilyncrispell.com]

11.10.27 • Marilyn Crispell: Solo

no label, no issue # (DVD) 2012

October 27, 2011, 7:30pm / Nevessa Studio, Woodstock, NY
—This performance was Webcast live.

  1. Invisible
  2. Axis
  3. Duende
  4. Sleepless Music On the Water
  5. It’s Done
  6. Stille Weg
  7. Manu
  8. Heart Shaped Blossoms
  9. Crisscross
 10. After The Rain
 11. Once
 12. Name This Thing
    6:05
    6:16
    8:11
    6:30
    5:02
    7:42
    5:32
    4:14
    5:44
    8:27
    4:27
    6:22

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Solo; live.todocast.tv}


  • 11.11.04 - Marilyn Crispell Solo + Crispell (p) & Mark Helias (b) Duo / 9:00 & 10:30pm, Cornelia Street Café, NYC
    [DMG mailing 11.10.28; The New York Times Nov 4 p.C19]
  • 11.12.04 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Michael Formanek (b) Duo / Labyrinths Piano Festival, The WindUp Space, Baltimore, MD
    [marilyncrispell.com]

2012 : : :


  • 12.01.00 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Tucson, AZ [marilyncrispell.com]
  • 12.02.04 - David Rothenberg (cl, bcl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Perry Beekman (g) / 4:00pm, Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY
    [Daily Freeman Feb 3, dailyfreeman.com]
  • 12.02.16 - Workshops at local high school, and with the Nameless Sound Ensemble / Houston, Texas [marilyncrispell.com]
  • 12.02.17 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Henry Grimes (b) Duo / “Nameless Sound presents,”
    8:00pm, Cullen Hall, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX [www.artshound.com/event/detail/441519055]
  • 12.02.18 - They, Who Sound: Marilyn Crispell (p), Dave Dove (tb), Chris Cogburn (dr) /
    8:00pm, MECA, Houston, TX [www.ingebrigtflaten.com/future-events]
  • 12.03.31 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 6:30pm, a private Houston home, Houston, TX
    [www.namelesssound.org/events/ns_benefit.html]
    —“A very special piano recital in an intimate environment benefitting Nameless Sound’s educational programs. ...
     At a private residence, ... location supplied with ticket purchase.”

“Italian percussionist-extraordinaire and composer Andrea Centazzo, celebrated the 35th anniversary of his label Ictus
by curating two weeks at The Stone in April of 2012. It was a glorious event with a number of Downtown’s finest,
other gifted musicians from both coasts (Henry Kaiser, Marilyn Crispell, Davey Williams, and LaDonna Smith), plus
a half dozen great musicians from Italy who rarely if ever come to our shores. A few discs of entire sets have already
come out on Ictus, but this is the first anthology which includes excerpts from ten different concerts.”
[Bruce Lee Gallanter on Ictus Nights at The Stone, DMG 13.10.25]


12.04.04 • Andrea Centazzo & Marilyn Crispell: Stolen Moment

Ictus Records ICTUS PROMO 00180 (Promo CDr) 2013
  • (V/A): Ictus Nights at The Stone—Anthology Volume 2
    Ictus Records ICTUS 170 (CDr) 2013 Italy
April 4, 2012 / The Stone, New York City

 1. Stolen Moment #1    11:08
 2. Stolen Moment #2    12:09
 3. Stolen Moment #3    14:38
 4. Stolen Moment #4     6:30

Ictus Nights at The Stone has tracks 2 (at 11:03) and 3 (incorrectly listed
 as 11:03 as well; actually 14:38).

Marilyn Crispell (p), Andrea Centazzo (perc)

{Stolen Moment}


  • 12.04.15 - Marilyn Crispell Solo, & Marilyn Crispell Quartet: JoAnne Powers (reeds), Crispell (p), Harrison Bankhead (b) /
    “Jazz on Sunday ... presented by Madison Music Collective and Mad Toast Live,” 3:30pm, Brink Lounge, Madison, WI
    [Madison Capital Times Apr 11 p.23; www.thedailypage.com]
    —“Two sets, ... followed at 6:00pm by an interactive workshop.”
  • 12.05.03 - Marilyn Crispell (p) with Thurman Barker (dr) + student musicians /
    Olin Hall Concert, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY [marilyncrispell.com]
  • 12.08.11 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc) Duo / Jazz em Agosto, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal [ibid]
  • 12.09.06 - Marilyn Crispell and Gunhild Seim’s Time Jungle: Arild Hoem (as), Seim (tp, Comp), Crispell (p),
    John Lilja (b), Dag Magnus Narvesen (dr) / Jazz Live, Speicher, Leer, Germany [ibid]
  • 12.09.09 - Marilyn Crispell and Gunhild Seim’s Time Jungle: as above / 6:00pm, Saxstall, Pohrsdorf/Tharandt, Germany [www.gunhildseim.com]


  • “Yes, our tour was a success. Pohrsdorf is a small village outside Dresden (Tharandt is the area, I think).
    When we drove off the autobahn, there was only farmland and the roads kept getting narrower and narrower,
    and we thought, strange place for a jazz concert, but the gig turned out to be fantastic, many people came.
    Eckard Schleiermeier, the organizer, has turned the stable on his farm into a saxophone museum. He has
    several original Adolph Sax instruments, for instance, and has jazz concerts every Sunday, people come all
    the way from Dresden to attend.”
    [Gunhild Seim correspondence with Kevin C. White, 12.09.25]


  • 12.09.10 - Marilyn Crispell and Gunhild Seim’s Time Jungle / B Flat Club, Berlin, Germany [ibid]

  • 12.10.12 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Angel City Jazz Festival, Redcat Theater, Los Angeles, CA
    [www.redcat.org/event/marilyn-crispell-myra-melford-and-snowy-egret]
  • 12.10.12 (2) - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Myra Melford (p) Duo / Angel City Jazz Festival, Redcat Theater, Los Angeles, CA [ibid]
  • 12.11.02 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Paul Lytton (dr) Duo / Berlin Jazz Festival, Berlin, Germany [ibid]
  • 12.11.03 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Harrison Smith (ts), Crispell (p), Eddie Prévost (dr) / St Johan, Austria
  • 12.11.04 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Blue Tomato, Vienna, Austria
  • 12.11.04 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Harrison Smith (ts), Crispell (p), Eddie Prévost (dr) / Blue Tomato, Vienna, Austria
    [viennesewaltz.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/prevost/, Dec 6]
    —“To mark the [venue’s] 30th birthday celebrations, and also the tenth anniversary of the Soundgrube piano festival,
     a trio featuring pianist Marilyn Crispell. ... As a curtain-raiser, though, Crispell played an utterly magical solo set, ...
     a spellbinding, unbroken 40-minute performance. After the interval, Crispell and Prévost joined forces with Harrison
     Smith for an engrossing, hour-long trio set.”
  • 12.11.05 - Marilyn Crispell Master Class / Trinity College, London, UK [www.marilyncrispell.com]
  • 12.11.06 - Marilyn Crispell Trio / Jazzsteps, Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, UK
    [This Is Nottingham Nov 2, www.thisisnottingham.co.uk]

12.11.07 • Marilyn Crispell, Eddie Prévost, & Harrison Smith: ConcertOTO

Matchless Recordings MRCD104 (CD) 2021 UK

November 7, 2012, 8:00pm / Café Oto, London, UK

  • Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR—63:20]
    —BBC Radio’s Jazz on 3.

  ConcertOTO:
 1. An Exploratory Introduction
 2. Main Part 1
 3. A Meditative Interlude
 4. Main Part 2
 5. Finale
  
   8:42
  29:05
   4:22
  26:05
   8:42
  Broadcast Recording:
 1. Co-Motion
 2. Coaxial
 3. Coalesce
 4. Co-Credited

 37:14
  6:15
 10:00
  7:58
  
  (ts–ss–ts)
  (ts)
  (ss–bcl)
  (ts)

—Broadcast titles were likely assigned randomly by broadcasters.

Harrison Smith (ts, ss, bcl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Eddie Prévost (dr, perc)

{MRCD104; CDr, detailing RL 22.10.05; “This Week’s New Live Music,” The Guardian 2012.11.02}


2013 : : :


  • 13.03.09 - The Lotte Anker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Harvey Sorgen (b) Trio / 8:00pm, Photosensualis Gallery, Woodstock, NY
    [Hudson Valley Chronogram Mar 5, posting.chronogram.com/hudsonvalley]
  • 13.03.18 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Nathaniel Mackey (poetry) / Tucson, AZ

  • 13.03.22 - A Tribute to Paul Motian / Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space, NYC
    [The New York Times Mar 22 p.C19; www.symphonyspace.org/event/7591/Music/a-tribute-to-paul-motian]

     1. Etude—Cosmology / Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b)
     2. Mumbo Jumbo / Joe Lovano (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr)
     3. Drum Music / “All Musicians...” Joe Lovano, Mark Turner, and Bill McHenry (ts), Tim Berne, Greg Osby, and Billy Drewes (as),
      Ravi Coltrane and Chris Cheek (reeds), Marilyn Crispell, Masabumi Kikuchi, Ethan Iverson, and Matt Mitchell (p),
      Petra Haden (voc), Bill Frisell, Steve Cardenas, Jakob Bro, Ben Monder, and Steve Cardenas (g), Jerome Harris (acbg),
      Gary Peacock, Ed Schuller, Larry Grenadier, Ben Street, Jerome Harris, and Reid Anderson (b),
      Billy Hart, Andrew Cyrille, Joey Baron, and Matt Wilson, (dr)
      (Also included several other sub-groups sans Crispell)

  • 13.03.28 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Nathaniel Mackey (poetry) /
    7:00pm, Pima Community College Center for the Arts Recital Hall, Tucson, Arizona
    [marilyncrispell.com]

In the summer of 2013 the duo of Marilyn Crispell (piano) and Gerry Hemingway (drums) played at a number
of prestigious festivals all over Europe. On their new album Tables of Changes some of the highlights of these
performances are documented and put together as a coherent unit.
[www.intaktrec.ch/246-a.htm]


  • 13.05.03 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Gerry Hemingway (dr) Duo / Altbüron, Switzerland [marilyncrispell.com]

13.05.05 • Marilyn Crispell—Gerry Hemingway: Table of Changes

Intakt Records Intakt CD 246 (CD) 2015 Swz

May 5, 2013 / Ulrichsberg Kaleidophon, Ulrichsberg, Austria
1st Session [See also 13.05.12, 13.05.14, and 13.05.16]

 1. Spirings
 2. Waterwisp
 3. Roofless
 4. Assembly
    6:11
    5:23
    8:20
    5:49

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc, vb)
 —(Compositions collective)

{marilyncrispellintakt.bandcamp.com; discogs.com}


  • 13.05.06 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo /
    Kulturforum, Ulm, Germany
    [marilyncrispell.com]
  • 13.05.07 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo /
    Open Music, Graz, Austria [ibid]
  • 13.05.08 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo /
    Jazzclub Singen, Singen, Germany [ibid]
  • 13.05.11 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo /
    House concert, Paris, France [ibid]

13.05.12 • Marilyn Crispell—Gerry Hemingway: Table of Changes

Intakt Records Intakt CD 246 (CD) 2015 Swz

May 12, 2013 / Europa Jazz Festival, Le Mans, France
2nd Session [See also 13.05.05, 13.05.14, and 13.05.16]
—Originally scheduled for the 10th of May.

 1. Table of Changes     6:53

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc, vb)
 —(Composition collective)

{marilyncrispellintakt.bandcamp.com; discogs.com}












13.05.14 • Marilyn Crispell—Gerry Hemingway: Table of Changes

Intakt Records Intakt CD 246 (CD) 2015 Swz

May 14, 2013 / 19th Edition of Jazz in Arles, Chappelle Saint-Martin du Méjan, Arles, France
3rd Session [See also 13.05.05, 13.05.12, and 13.05.16]

 1. Night Passing    12:08

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc, vb)
 —(Composition collective)

{marilyncrispellintakt.bandcamp.com; discogs.com}


  • 13.05.15 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo /
    de Singel, Antwerp, Belgium [marilyncrispell.com]

13.05.16 • Marilyn Crispell—Gerry Hemingway: Table of Changes

Intakt Records Intakt CD 246 (CD) 2015 Swz

May 16, 2013 / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
4th Session [See also 13.05.05, 13.05.12, and 13.05.14]

 1. Windy City
 2. Ev’rytime We Say Godbye (Cole Porter)
   13:51
    7:13

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc, vb)
 —(track 1 Composition collective)

{marilyncrispellintakt.bandcamp.com; discogs.com}



  • Creative Music Studio 40th Anniversary Workshop : : : May 20 to May 24, 2013

    Guiding Artists Oliver Lake (as), Don Byron (cl), Steve Gorn (fl), Dave Douglas and Steven Bernstein (tp), John Medeski (keys),
    Marilyn Crispell and Karl Berger (p), Ken Wessel (g), Mark Helias and Ken Filiano (b), Harvey Sorgenand and Tani Tabbal (dr),
    Thomas Buckner and Ingrid Sertso (voc), + “Additional Guiding Artists and Special Guests are expected.” /
    Creative Music Studio 40th Anniversary Workshop, Full Moon Resort, Woodstock, NY
    [Hudson Valley One May 10, hudsonvalleyone.com]
    —“Four days of intensive workshops, master classes, presentations, and informal jam sessions. ... A typical day at the CMS
     40th Anniversary Workshop begins with body work such as Tai Chi or yoga, a gourmet breakfast, and a morning master class
     with Guiding Artists. ... Afternoons feature two workshops/master classes. ... Evenings will include concerts, jam sessions,
     or workshops. Late night consists of playing music, bonfires, or simply stargazing at Full Moon’s gorgeous location in the
     heart of the Catskill Mountains.”


13.05.23 • Crispell & Gorn Duo [CMS Archival Recording—34:46]

May 23, 2013 / Creative Music Studio 40th Anniversary Workshop, Full Moon Resort, Woodstock, NY

 1. raga improvisation
 2. Chandra raga
 3. raga improvisation
    8:27
   10:54
    3:49

Steve Gorn (bansuri bamboo flutes, drone box, voc), Marilyn Crispell (tambura), Kenny Wessel (g)

{YouTube ID# sE9OzGgGj5E, detailing RL 22.09.04}


  • 13.06.09 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Creative Differences Weekend Edition, 8:00pm, Windup Space, Baltimore, MD [whatweekly.com/event/creative-differences-weekend-editionlucian-ban-mat-maneri-plus-marilyn-crispell]
  • 13.06.14 - Gary Peacock (b) & Marilyn Crispell (p) Duo / “ECM CD Release Concert Mini-Series,”
    7:00pm, Harlem in the Himalayas, Rubin Museum of Art, NYC
    [The New York Times Jun 14 p.C30; www.rmanyc.org/events/load/2183]
  • 13.06.15 - Reggie Workman’s WORKz: Odean Pope (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Workman (b),
    Tapan Modak (tablas), Pheeroan akLaff (dr) / Vision Fest 18, 10:45 to 11:45pm, Roulette, Brooklyn, NY
    [AUMFidelity e-mail 13.06.11; The New York Times Jun 14 p.C19]
    —“They will perform Workman’s compositions: ‘Synapse II,’ ‘Was 9,’ ‘Summit Conference,’ ‘Cycle III,’ and ‘Ode to Brother Yusef.’”
  • 13.11.00 (Festival duration 11.04-10) - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Paul Lytton (dr) Duo / Berlin Jazz Festival (Piano/drum series),
    Berlin, Germany [www.europejazz.net/news-pagenew-3425.htm]
  • 13.11.26 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Gunhild Stein (tp) Duo / Stavanger, Norway
    [Chris Sharkey FB posting 13.11.26] —Sharkey mentions the possible addition of Petter Frost Fadnes (reeds)
  • 13.11.27 - Marilyn Crispell & Gunhild Stein Duo: as above / Stavanger, Norway [ibid]

  • Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra’s sixth annual GIOfest : : : November 28 to 30, 2013

  • 13.11.28 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / GIOfest, 8:30pm, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland
    [glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com]

13.11.29 (1) • Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra: The Word For It Now

FMR Records FMRCD458-0817 (CD) 2017 UK

November 29, 2013, 7:30pm / GIOfest, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland
1st Session [See 15.11.00]

 1. A Peculiar Slumber I: From Whichever Angle
 2. A Peculiar Slumber II: Near & Remote (a)
 3. A Peculiar Slumber II: Near & Remote (b)
 4. A Peculiar Slumber II: Near & Remote (c)
 5. A Peculiar Slumber II: Near & Remote (d)
 6. A Peculiar Slumber II: Near & Remote (e)
   15:54
    2:41
    2:02
    4:09
    3:33
    3:11

—To be clear, credits have Part I (track 1) as “Live at GIOFest VI,
 November 2013,” while Part II (tracks 2-6) have simply
 “November 2013.” —RL, trying to sort this separation.

Graeme Wilson (ts, bar), Raymond MacDonald (as), Sue MacKenzie (ss, bar),
Emma Roche and Liene Rozite (fl), Robert Henderson (tp),
Sarah Gail Brand, Chris Barclay, and Nicole McNeilly (tb), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Jim McEwan (keys), Maggie Nicols and Cliona Cassidy (voc),
George Burt and Neil Davison (g), Arnaud Riviére and Gerry Rossi (elec),
Peter Nicholson (ce), Armin Sturm (elb), Andy Champion and Una MacGlone (b),
Rick Bamford, and Stuart Brown (dr, perc),
+ Part I only: Nikki Moran (va), Gino Robair (dr, perc),
+ Part II only: Johanna Varner (ce)

{The Word For It Now}


  • 13.11.29 (2) - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Maggie Nicols (voc) Duo /
    8:30pm, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland
    [glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com]
  • 13.11.29 (3) - New Encounters: small groups (ensembles unknown) /
    9:30pm, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland [ibid]
  • 13.11.30 (1) - Women in Improvisation: contributors unknown /
    3:00pm, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland [ibid]
  • 13.11.30 (2) - MacDonald, Crispell, & Nicols Trio:
    Raymond MacDonald (as, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Maggie Nicols (voc) /
    8:45pm, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland [ibid]
    —BBC Radio 3 New Commission: “Parallel Moments Unbroken.”

13.12.01 • Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra: Parallel Moments Unbroken

FMR Records Intakt FMRCD520-1018 (2CD) 2018 UK
December 1, 2013 / Centre For Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
—Disc 2 featured another session (14.06.29) with guest Evan Parker.

  Parallel Moments
 1. Parallel Signs (e)
 2. Parallel Signs (f)
 3. Interlude
 4. Parallel Loops
 5. Parallel Melbourne
 6. Parallel Moments
 7. Parallel Songs
Unbroken I (Disc 1):
    4:04
    1:54
    0:54
    5:46
    7:29
    3:13
    5:15

Graeme Wilson (ts, bar), Ernesto Coro (as), Raymond MacDonald (as, ss),
Sue McKenzie (ss, bar), Emma Roche and Liene Rozite (fl),
Robert Henderson (tp), Chris Barclay, Sarah Gail Brand, and Nicole McNeilly (tb),
Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Rossi (keys, elec), Jim McEwan (Rhodes, elec),
Adam Linson (elec), Maggie Nicols and Cliona Cassidy (voc),
George Burt and Neil Davidson (g), Catriona MacKay (harp), Peter Nicholson (ce),
Nikki Moran (va), Una MacGlone and Armin Sturm (b), Corey Mwamba (vb),
Gino Robair (perc), Rick Bamford and Stuart Brown (dr, perc)

{Parallel Moments Unbroken}


  • 13.12.03 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Raymond MacDonald (as, ss) Duo /
    8:00pm, Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland [www.theguardian.com]
  • 13.12.04 - Marilyn Crispell & Raymond MacDonald Duo: as above + Andy Champion (b) /
    King’s Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
    [lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com/2013/12/marilyn-crispell-raymond-macdonald-john.html]
    —“At the close the duo invited ... Andy Champion to join them for an encore. Three-string Champion
     (one string broke!) slotted in comfortably.”
  • 13.12.05 - Marilyn Crispell & Raymond MacDonald Duo:
    as above, + “in a larger ensemble with" Anton Hunter (g),
    Sam Andreae (reeds), Seth Bennett (b), Richard Craig (fl). / 7:30pm, St Margaret’s Church, Manchester, UK
    [Facebook posting]
  • 13.12.06 - Marilyn Crispell & Raymond MacDonald Duo /
    The Vortex, London, UK [marilyncrispell.com]
  • "At Stonehenge with Marilyn Crispell.
    Listened to John Coltrane’s Interstellar Space all the way there.
    Last day of tour tomorrow.”

  • 13.12.08 - Marilyn Crispell & Raymond MacDonald Duo /
    7:00pm, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall, UK
    [www.lemonstreetgallery.co.uk]

2014 : : :


Marilyn Crispell Composer & Performer Residency—February 17 to March 9, 2014

Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
[www.artnexus.com; www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org/marilyn-crispell-composer-performer]


14.03.03 • Marilyn Crispell Solo + with the ACA Ensemble [TheCM5 Archival Recording—45:08]

March 3, 2014, 7:30pm / Timucua White House, Orlando, FL
—“Atlantic Center For The Arts, Timucua Arts Foundation and Civic Minded 5 present...”

 1. improvisation
 2. Corridor
   26:36   (solo piano)
   17:11

Marilyn Crispell (p, Cond, Comp),
+ ACA Ensemble: Kevin Robinson (ts), Jasmine Lovell-Smith and Matthew Evan Taylor (as),
Samantha Boshnack (tp), Adam Adhiyatma (g), Ingrid Lee (elec), Judy B (voc),
Eduardo Martinez (perc, voc, dance), Abel Cisneros (dr, voc), John Niekrasz (dr)

{thecm5.com/2014/04/11/view-the-marilyn-crispell-march-3rd-concert-video}



14.03.00 • Ivo Perelman: Brass and Ivory Tales

Fundacja Sluchaj (Listen! Foundation) 11|2021 (9CD) 2021 Pol

March, 2014 / Park West Studios, Brooklyn, NY

   Tale Two: (CD2)
  1. Chapter One
  2. Chapter Two
  3. Chapter Three
  4. Chapter Four
  5. Chapter Five
  6. Chapter Six
  7. Chapter Seven
  8. Chapter Eight
  9. Chapter Nine

    6:56
    5:12
    7:46
    2:55
    5:23
    3:23
    6:35
    7:41
    6:51

Ivo Perelman (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Fundacja Sluchaj 11|2021}


  • Creative Music Studio: Intensive Workshop—June 9 to July 13, 2014
    Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, NY [Daily Freeman May 15, dailyfreeman.com]

    “Four days of intensive workshops, master classes, intimate concerts and informal jam sessions,” featuring Joe Lovano,
    Henry Threadgill, Tyshawn Sorey, Marilyn Crispell, Warren Smith, Peter Apfelbaum, and Judi Silvano.


14.07.04 • Tisziji Muñoz & Marilyn Crispell: The Paradox Of Independence

Anami Music AM049 (CD) 2014

July 4, 2014 / The Falcon, Marlboro, NY

 1. No Self, No Thought, No Mind
 2. Shenai Letticia Muñoz (Prayer For A Safe Birth)
 3. Gratitude
 4. Fatherhood
 5. Goodbye Dear Sweet Mother
 6. God-Fire (Pyramid)
 7. Put The Heart First
  10:51
  11:49
  12:56
  10:26
   9:03
   6:27
   7:41

Tisziji Muñoz (g, Comp),
Marilyn “Sudrisha” Crispell (p),
Don “Yaka” Pate (b),
Bob “Ra Kalam” Moses and Tony “Sadhu-Bhav” Falco (dr)

{www.tisziji.com/music/the-paradox-of-independence;
The New York Times Jun 29 Sec.WE p.7;
Poughkeepsie Journal Jul 3, poughkeepsiejournal.com}


14.07.29 (1) • Marilyn Crispell & Tyshawn Sorey Duo [The Stone Archival Recording—46:33]

July 29, 2014, 8:00pm / Tyshawn Sorey Residency, The Stone, New York City

 1. improvisation
 2. improvisation
 3. improvisation
 4. improvisation
   15:23
    9:16
   11:17
    8:33

Marilyn Crispell (p), Tyshawn Sorey (dr, perc)

{Don Mount, YouTube ID# czYzQIxY5jg; The New York Times Jul 25 p.C14 + Aug 1 review p.C2; Cisco Bradley Jul 28 jazzrightnow.com}


14.07.29 (2) • Marilyn Crispell, Mark Helias, and Tyshawn Sorey [CMS Archival Recording—75:40]

July 29, 2014, 10:00pm / Tyshawn Sorey Residency, The Stone, New York City

 1. improvisation
 2. improvisation
 3. improvisation
   22:27
   12:07
    9:35

Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Helias (b), Tyshawn Sorey (dr, perc)

{Don Mount, YouTube ID# ZY9IxbOIZ18; The New York Times Jul 25 p.C14 + Aug 1 review p.C2; Cisco Bradley Jul 28 jazzrightnow.com}


14.08.03 • Marilyn Crispell & Tyshawn Sorey—Duo/Quartets/Sextet [The Stone Archival Recording—46:33]

August 3, 2014, 8:00pm / Creative Music Stduio Workshop, Big Indian, NY

 1. improvisation
 2. improvisation
 3. improvisation
 4. improvisation
 5. improvisation
   15:43
    5:10
   18:21
   14:00
   19:41
  (p + dr duo)
  (p + dr duo)
  (p, g, b, dr 4tet)
  (p, g, vb, b 4tet)
  (6tet)

Marilyn Crispell (Yamaha elp), Omar Tamez (g, perc, whistles), Ingrid Sertso (voc), Karl Berger (vb), Ken Filiano (b), Tyshawn Sorey (dr, perc)

{Don Mount, YouTube ID# W-dn0v9NHc4}


14.10.02 • Raymond MacDonald & Marilyn Crispell: Songs Along The Way

Babel Records BDV17149 (CD) 2018 UK

October 2, 2014, 8:00pm / Colony Cafe, Woodstock, NY
1st Session: [See 15.12.03]

*** Working on Split Session info; some tracks below belong
  on other session date.

 1. All the Songs Above Your Head (MacDonald)
 2. Roundabout (Crispell/MacDonald))
 3. Why I Missed Cole Porter (MacDonald)
 4. Beach at Newquay (Crispell)
 5. Foresee (MacDonald)
 6. Vortex (Crispell/MacDonald)
 7. We Are Going (traditional)
 8. Neolithic (Crispell/MacDonald)
 9. Stars (Crispell)
 10. Across the Reservoir (Crispell)
 11. The Gallery (MacDonald)
    4:39
    3:54
    3:39
    4:34
    2:21
   13:53
    4:55
    7:58
    8:01
    3:38
    5:55
  (as)
  (ss)
  (ss)
  (ss)
  (as)
  (as)
  (ss)
  (ss)
  (as)
  (ss)
  (as)

Raymond MacDonald (as, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p),

{babel-label.bandcamp.com/album/songs-along-the-way;
Daily Freeman Sep 25, dailyfreeman.com; Raymond MacDonald 22.10.02}


  • 14.10.04 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Raymond McDonald (as, ss) Duo / Windup Space, Baltimore, MD
    [The Baltimore Sun Sep 30, baltimoresun.com; MC web]
  • 14.10.05 - Marilyn Crispell & Raymond McDonald Duo: as above / Sound it Out Series,
    8:00pm, Greenwich House Music School, NYC [The New York Times Oct 3 p.C18]

14.11.06 • Richard Poole, Marilyn Crispell, Gary Peacock: In Motion

Intakt Records Intakt CD 264 (CD) 2016 Swz

November 6, 2014 / Nevessa Studio, Woodstock, NY

  1. Ahzân
  2. Backseat of the Galaxy
  3. Dichotomy
  4. And Yet
  5. Serakunda
  6. In Motion
  7. Isle of Nowhere
  8. Gary’s Theme
  9. Blue Streets Up and Down
 10. Lucid Air
    7:22
    6:21
    6:26
    3:42
    5:39
    7:01
    4:58
    7:41
    5:43
    3:12

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Richard Poole (dr)

{In Motion}


  • 14.12.21 - Marilyn Crispell (p), with Steve Gorn (reeds), Steve Clorfeine and Lanny Harrison (poetry, movement) /
    5:30pm, The Dragonfly, Kingston, NY [MC]
  • 14.12.30 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Colony Cafe, Woodstock, NY [www.colonycafewoodstock.com]

2015 : : :


    15.02.00 CANCELLED - Marilyn Crispell / “No Idea Featival,” Austin, TX


  • 15.04.01 - Lukas Ligeti Residency: Marilyn Crispell (p), Michelle Makarski (vn), Lukas Ligeti (perc, Comp) /
    The Stone Residencies (Ligeti, March 31 thru Aprl 5), 8:00pm, The Stone, NYC
    [DMG mailing 15.03.26; The New York Times Apr 3 review p.C10]
    —“#2” and “Time Machine Passacaglia” (Ligeti), and a few improvisations.
    —Also listed pre-event as a Crispell/Ray McDonald Duo.
  • 15.04.24 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Carmen Castaldi (perc)) Duo /
    7:30pm, West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, Rocky River, OH
  • 15.04.25 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Constellation, Chicago, IL [Chicago Tribune Apr 19]
  • 15.05.17 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (dr) / Barrow River Arts Festival 2015,
    3:30pm, Borris House, Borris, County Carlow, Ireland [journalofmusic.com/listing/22-04-15/barrow-river-arts-festival-2015]
  • 15.05.19 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: as above / De Werf, [Fukeen] Brugges, Belgium

15.05.21 • Guy, Crispell, Lytton: Deep Memory

Intakt Records Intakt CD 273 (CD) 2016 Swz [ + Promo in cardboard sleeve]

May 21, 2015 / Powerplay Studios, Maur, Switzerland
—“For Radio SRF 2 Kultur and Intakt Records.”

  1. Scent
  2. Fallen Angel
  3. Sleeper
  4. Blue Horizon
  5. Return of Ulysses
  6. Silenced Music
  7. Dark Days
    6:57
   10:27
    9:25
    7:12
    4:21
    8:07
    5:22

Marilyn Crispell (p),
Barry Guy (b, Comp),
Paul Lytton (perc)

{Deep Memory}


  • 15.05.22 - Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b, Comp), Paul Lytton (perc) / St. Johan in Tirol, Tyrol, Austria
  • 15.07.08 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Gerry Hemingway (dr) Duo / 20th Annual Vision Festival, Judson Memorial Church, NYC
    [The New York Times Jun 15 p.C3]
  • 15.08.08 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Tani Tabbal (perc) Duo / 8:00pm, Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY
    [The New York Times Aug 2 Sec.WE p.7]
  • 15.08.15 - Marilyn Crispell & Tani Tabbal Duo: as above / 8:00pm, Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY
    [Daily Freeman Aug 9, dailyfreeman.com]
  • 15.09.24 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Guenther Heinz (tb) Duo / 8:00pm, Kesselhaus der Kulturbrauerei, Berlin, Germany
  • 15.09.25 - Marilyn Crispell & Guenther Heinz Duo: as above / 7:30pm, Dresdner Piano Salon in Coselpalais, Dresden, Germany
  • 15.09.26 - Marilyn Crispell & Guenther Heinz Duo / 8:00pm, Stueler Kirche, Peitz, Germany
  • 15.09.27 - Marilyn Crispell & Guenther Heinz Duo / 5:00pm, Moenchskirche, Salzwedel, Germany
  • 15.09.28 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 15.09.30 - Marilyn Crispell Workshop / Oslo Conservatory, Oslo, Norway
  • 15.10.01 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Victoria, Oslo, Norway
  • 15.10.10 (1) - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Tanya Kalmanovich (vn) Duo / “Patterson’s New Directions In Piano,”
    Creative Alliance, Creative Differences Weekend Edition, 8:00pm, Windup Space, Baltimore, MD
    [creativealliance.org/events/2015/weekend-edition-new-directions-piano]
  • 15.10.10 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Michael Formanek (b), Eric Kennedy (dr) / “Patterson’s New Directions In Piano,”
    Creative Alliance, Creative Differences Weekend Edition, 8:00pm, Windup Space, Baltimore, MD [ibid]
  • 15.10.17 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Doug James (dr) Duo / Ingrid Sertso Benefit, 5:00pm, Kleinert/James Gallery, Woodstock, NY
    [Hudson Valley One Sep 26, hudsonvalleyone.com]
  • 15.10.28 - Marilyn Crispell (p), Jason Hwang (vn), Garfield Moore (ce), Thurman Barker (dr, perc) /
    7:30pm, Olin Hall, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY [www.poughkeepsiejournal.com]
  • 15.11.19 + 11.20 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Matt Taylor (reeds) Duo / Miami, FL

  • 15.11.26 to 11.28 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Raymond McDonald (reeds) Duo / GIOFest, Glasgow, Scotland

15.11.00 • Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra: The Word For It Now

FMR Records FMRCD458-0817 (CD) 2017 UK

November, 2015 / GIOfest, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland
2nd Session [See 13.11.29 (1)]

 1. A Bit in the Air    25:17

Jim McEwan and Graeme Wilson (ts), Raymond MacDonald (as),
Franziska Schroeder (ss), Emma Roche (fl), Sue McKenzie (bar),
Robert Henderson (tp), Sam Beagles (btb), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Maggie Nicols, Cliona Cassidy, Cath Keay,
Lindsay Duncanson, and Nicola MacDonald (voc),
George Burt, Neil Davidson, Kyalo Searle-Mbullu, and Jer Reid (g),
Owen Green, Adam Linson, and Gerry Rossi (elec),
Catriona McKay (clarsach), Ken Slaven (vn, + “other instruments”),
Atzi Muramatsu (ce), Armin Sturm (b),
+ Marek Gabrysch, Rick Bamford, Stuart Brown,
Una MacGlone, and Fritz Welch (amplified ceramic sculpture)

{The Word For It Now}


  • 15.11.30 - Marilyn Crispell & Raymond McDonald Duo / Reid Hall, Reid School of Music, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 15.12.01 - Marilyn Crispell & Raymond McDonald Duo / Queens University, Belfast, Ireland

15.12.02 • Crispell ° MacDonald ° Tremblay: two duos—three trios

Bruce’s Fingers BF 133 (digital release) 2016 Fr

December 2, 2015 / St. Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, UK

 1. duo#1
 2. duo#2
 3. trio#1
 4. trio#2
 5. trio#3
    9:57
   13:14
    8:00
    3:26
    8:29
  (ss)
  (as)
  (as)
  (ss)
  (ss)

—This was billed as a MacDonald/Crispell duo gig.

Raymond MacDonald (as, ss),
Marilyn Crispell (p),
Pierre Alexandre Tremblay (b, elec)

{brucesfingers.bandcamp.com/album/two-duos-three-trios}


15.12.03 • Raymond MacDonald & Marilyn Crispell: Songs Along The Way

Babel Records BDV17149 (CD) 2018 UK

December 3, 2015 / The Vortex Jazz Club, London, UK
2nd Session: [See 14.10.02]

*** Working on Split Session info; some tracks below belong
  on other session date.

 1. All the Songs Above Your Head (MacDonald)
 2. Roundabout (Crispell/MacDonald))
 3. Why I Missed Cole Porter (MacDonald)
 4. Beach at Newquay (Crispell)
 5. Foresee (MacDonald)
 6. Vortex (Crispell/MacDonald)
 7. We Are Going (traditional)
 8. Neolithic (Crispell/MacDonald)
 9. Stars (Crispell)
 10. Across the Reservoir (Crispell)
 11. The Gallery (MacDonald)
    4:39
    3:54
    3:39
    4:34
    2:21
   13:53
    4:55
    7:58
    8:01
    3:38
    5:55
  (as)
  (ss)
  (ss)
  (ss)
  (as)
  (as)
  (ss)
  (ss)
  (as)
  (ss)
  (as)

Raymond MacDonald (as, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p),

{babel-label.bandcamp.com/album/songs-along-the-way;
Raymond MacDonald 22.10.02}


  • 15.12.04 - Marilyn Crispell & Raymond McDonald Duo / Hay Studio, Trenewth, Cornwall, UK
  • 15.12.05 - Marilyn Crispell & Raymond McDonald Duo / Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall, UK
  • 15.12.19 - Woodstock Poems: Rebecca Turmo, Bill Markle, Jody Bryan, Brian Hollander, Martha Frankel, Mike Reynolds,
    Crystal Schachter, Dayl Wise, Marilyn Crispell, Doug Grunther, Paul McMahon, Jessica Kerr, Robert Wyatt, Vivian Letizia,
    Gordon Brown, Terry Funk-Antman, Marc Delgado, Melissa Misra, Phillip Levine, Laura Weiss, Kevin Smith, Jeffrey Davis,
    Jacqueline Kellachan and Win Morrison (poetry) / 5:00pm, Woodstock Library, Woodstock, NY
    [Hudson Valley One Dec 4, hudsonvalleyone.com]

2016 : : :


16.02.00 • Marilyn Crispell & Ned Rothenberg [Gallery Exhibit Recording]

February, 2016 / unknown recording studio, Woodstock, NY

  Gradations of Light
 1. Night
 2. Before Dawn
 3. Dawn
 4. Morning
 5. Midday
 6. Afternoon
 7. Twilight

—See performance for “Drawing Sound” exhibit opening on 17.08.26.

David Rothenberg (cl), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{joganter.wordpress.com/2016/09/02/gradations-of-light}


Process

“I visited her in February this year for ten days. We worked intensively to create a number of ideas for images and sounds.
Woodstock is surrounded by trees and I walked through forests every morning which I realise inspired some of the grid
matrices I used for the scores, especially ‘Morning.’ Marilyn introduced different calligraphic lines and geometric shapes
to each matrix, with the sounds she wanted to play already in mind. Each image was made in response to a time of day: moving from dark to light and back to twilight. ...
We had one day in a recording studio for Marilyn to play the pieces solo, and she invited David Rothenberg to perform
duets with her. In the end there are recordings of all seven scores played solo, and with six played as duets. Marilyn creates
a wide range of sounds on the piano, playing the strings as well as the keyboard. David played clarinet, following the long
winding black lines that appear in ‘Dawn’ with beautiful, long, undulating notes. He also created a number of digital
beats/pulses to reflect the repetitive nature of the grids. Not how I imagined a recording studio! A beautiful and creative
space to work in.”
[Artist Jo Ganter, joganter.wordpress.com/2016/09/02/gradations-of-light]


  • 16.03.09 (1) - Master Class: Marilyn Crispell, Francesca Tanksley, and Eri Yamamoto (p), Rosi Hertlein (vn, voc) /
    1:30pm, N211 (The Jazz Room), Blum Music Building, Bard College Conservatory of Music, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    [bard.edu/news/events/four-contemporary-jazz-improvisors-and-composers]

16.03.09 (2) • Marilyn Crispell Solo [Bard Archival Recording—111:52]

March 9, 2016, 6:30pm / László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building, Bard College Conservatory of Music, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
—“Four Contemporary Jazz Improvisors and Composers: Seminar w/ Marilyn Crispell, Rosi Hertlein, Francesca Tanksley & Eri Yamamoto.”

 1. improvisation (in segments)
  Q & A
   3:32—4:49—6:36
   7:50

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{vimeo.com/167349026, detailing RL 22.09.12; bard.edu/news/events/four-contemporary-jazz-improvisors-and-composers}


  • 16.03.11 - Marilyn Crispell Solo and Duo with Charles Alexander (poetry) / Welder Center for the Arts, Victoria, TX
  • 16.08.08 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Tani Tabbal (perc) Duo / 8:00pm, Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY
    [Hudson Valley One Apr 1, hudsonvalleyone.com]

16.08.26 • Gunhild Seim, Marilyn Crispell, David Rothenberg: Grenseland

Drollehålå Records DH9607 (CD) 2018 Nwy
  • (V/A): Norway At Jazzahead! 2019
    Jazzwise Magazine NOCD (Magazine + CD, Promo Sampler) 2019 UK
    —Included with the April 2019 edition of Jazzwise Magazine.
     All contributorss were Norwegian artists scheduled to play
     at “Jazzahead!” Festival from 13th-28th April 2019.
August 26, 2016 / Nevessa Production, Saugerties, NY

 1. Calls
 2. Tundra
 3. Fog Song
 4. Flame
 5. Onyx
 6. Grenseland
 7. Lines and Angles
 8. Diamond Snow
    3:44
   11:20
    7:43
    6:09
   12:18
   10:34
    5:56
    3:48

Norway At Jazzahead! 2019 has an excerpt of track 3 of 4:08.

David Rothenberg (cl, bcl, elec),
Gunhild Seim (tp, elec),
Marilyn Crispell (p, voc, perc)

{Grenseland}


  • 16.10.30 to 11.06 - Marilyn Crispell Teaching Residency and Concert / Conservatory Manuel de Falla, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 16.11.01 + 11.02 - Marilyn Crispell Ensemble (may be same as 11.03) / Thelonious Jazzclub, Buenos Aires, Argentina

16.11.03 • Marilyn Crispell with Rodrigo Dominguez & Carto Brandan [AR]

November 3, 2016 / Thelonious Jazzclub, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 1. compositions/improvisations

Rodrigo Dominguez (as, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Carto Brandan (dr)

{John Chacona 17.06.28}


  • 16.11.05 - Marilyn Crispell Solo + with students / Cultural Center Kirchner, Buenos Aires, Argentina

16.11.30 • Barry Guy’s Blue Shroud Band: Odes And Meditations For Cecil Taylor

Not Two Records MW980-2 (5CD Boxed Set) 2019 Pol
November 30, 2016 / Radio Kraków, Kraków, Poland

  Disc 5:
 1. Meditation I
 2. Owed to J.S.
 3. Meditation II
 4. Sleeping Furiously—Haiku I
 5. Sleeping Furiously—Haiku II
 6. Sleeping Furiously—Haiku III
 7. Meditation III
 8. Strange Loops

    3:57
   22:45
    2:32
    7:48
   12:58
    5:48
    2:39
   18:40

Marilyn Crispell (poetry) —Not present at recording sesion...

Jurg Wickihalder (ts, as, ss), Torben Snekkestad (as, ss),
Michael Niesemann (as, ob), Julius Gabriel (ss, bar),
Percy Pursglove (tp), Michel Godard (tu, serpent),
Agusti Fernandez (p), Savina Yannatou (voc), Ben Dwyer (g),
Maya Homburger (vn), Fanny Paccoud (va), Barry Guy (b, Comp),
Lucas Niggli and Ramon Lopez (perc)

{In Motion}


  • 16.12.30 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Colony Café, Woodstock, NY
    [Hudson Valley One Dec 29, hudsonvalleyone.com]

2017 : : :


  • 17.04.01 - Marilyn Crispell Solo + Duo: Crispell (p), Hanah Jon Taylor (ts, fl) /
    7:30pm, Café CODA, The Fountain, Madison, WI [Wisconsin State Journal Mar 31 “Weekend” p.1]
  • 17.04.08 - CMS Presents An Evening with Richard Teitelbaum: Teitelbaum (elec), Miguel Frasconi (glass instruments),
    Marilyn Crispell (p), Leile Bordreuil (ce) / Creative Music Studio, 8:00pm, Greenwich House Music School, NYC
    [Creative Music Foundation email 17.03.16]
  • 17.04.15 - Joe Lovano with Improvisers: Lovano (ts), Roswell Rudd (tb), Marilyn Crispell (p), Bruce Arnold (g),
    Judi Silvano (voc), John Menegon (b), Susie Ibarra (dr) / “The Moment of Now: A Night of Improvised Music,”
    7:30pm, Senate Garage, Kingston, NY [Hudson Valley One Apr 13, hudsonvalleyone.com]
  • 17.06.29 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Joe Fonda (b), Harvey Sorgen (dr) /
    7:30pm, Senate Garage, Kingston, NY [Poughkeepsie Journal Jun 23 p.12E]
  • 17.07.29 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: as above / 7:30pm, Senate Garage, Kingston, NY [Daily Freeman Jul 27 p.12E]
  • 17.08.06 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Newport Jazz Festival, 2:20pm, Storyville Stage, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI
    [The Boston Globe Aug 4 p.G7]

  • 17.08.26 - Raymond McDonald (reeds), David Rothenberg (cl, elec), Marilyn Crispell (p), George Burt (g), Doug James (dr) /
    Opening Reception, “Drawing Sound,” 4:00pm, Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY
    [Poughkeepsie Journal Aug 25 p.14E]

Drawing Sound : : : August 25 through October 15, 2017

“An Installation of graphic scores created by pianist/composer Marilyn Crispell, saxophonist/composer Raymond McDonald, and Joe Ganter, a visual artist based in Sctoland. Graphic scores and projected video animations with a musical soundtrack.” —Poughkeepsie Journal

“The exhibition in Woodstock included both suites of graphic scores by Jo Ganter. Running Under Bridges, made with
Raymond MacDonald, and Gradations of Light, made with Marilyn Crispell. A live performance opened the exhibition
on August 25th.
Gradations of Light is a suite of seven graphic scores. Ganter provided the grid-like structures while Crispell created
gestural marks and blocks of tone that score the music. This suite of prints rejects colour in favour of tonal values,
moving from darkest black through shadowy greys and silvery, subtle, changes of tone, to harsh contrasts of black and
white. Each one is named for a time of day, Morning, Midday, Twilight, Night, which provides a thematic thread that
links the works.
Ganter’s grid-like matrices inform all of her work with MacDonald and Crispell, but each musician has a strong creative
influence and input into the images. MacDonald introducing bright colour to the pieces—clear blues, oranges, yellows,
pinks—make for brilliant and exuberant abstraction. Each piece by Ganter/MacDonald is a new adventure with different
expressive intent. The two series of works complementing each other to produce a varied and original exhibition of
sound and vision.”
[gantermacdonald.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/drawing-sound]

Cover detail from the (beautiful)
40-page exhibit program.

—Available here: www.woodstockguild.org/PDFs/DrawingSoundCatalog.pdf

17.10.13 • Barry Guy@70: Blue Horizon—Live At The Ad Libitum Festival 2017

Fundacja Sluchaj! Records FSR 07|2018 (3CD Boxed Set) 2018 Pol

October 13, 2013 / Centre for Cotemporary Art Uyazdowski Castle, Wojciech Krukowski Hall, Warsaw

  Deep Memory Trio (Disc 1):
 1. Scent (Guy)
 2. Fallen Angel (Guy)
 3. Sleeper (Guy)
 4. Blue Horizon (Guy)
 5. Return of Ulysses (Guy)
 6. Silenced Music (Guy)
 7. Dark Days (Guy)
 8. Gossamer (collective)
 9. Voyagers Find, Whatever Is To Be Found
    (collective) [From Edwin Morgan]
   
    6:17
    9:43
   10:57
    7:55
    6:04
    9:37
    6:38
    4:25
    2:52
     

—Disc 1 is a Guy/Agustí Fernández Duo; Disc 3 is a Guy/Joëlle Léandre Duo.

Marilyn Crispell (p),
Barry Guy (b),
Paul Lytton (dr)

{sluchaj.bandcamp.com}


2018 : : :


18.01.00 to 03.00 • Sorgen, Fonda, Crispell: Dreamstruck

Not Two Records MW977-2 (CD) 2018 Pol

January to March, 2018 / Area 52 Studios, Saugerties, NY

  1. My Song (Fonda)
  2. Portrait (collective)
  3. Landscape (collective)
  4. Our Own Tea Leaves (collective)
  5. Dreamstruck (Bob Windbiel)
  6. Read This (Fonda)
  7. Area 52 (collective)
  8. Both Sides of the Ocean (collective)
  9. On Bellagio (collective)
 10. Kalypso (Motian)
    6:18
    5:24
    3:23
    3:53
    5:36
    7:47
    5:31
    6:07
    6:59
    5:21

Marilyn Crispell (p), Joe Fonda (b), Harry Sorgen (dr)

{nottwo.com/mw977}


  • 18.01.27 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: Joe Lovano (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Carmen Castaldi (dr, perc) /
    Art of Jazz, 3:00pm, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY [The Buffalo News Dec 6 “Gusto” p.30]

18.03.00 • Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: Trio Tapestry

ECM Records ECM 2615/679 6426 (CD) 2019 Ger; ECM 2615/B0029590-02 (CD) 2019; ECM 2615 (LP) 2019 Eur
  • (V/A): Jazziz Critics Choices and Other Voices
    Jazziz Winter 2020 (2CD, exclusively from Jazziz Magazine) 2020
March, 2018 / Sear Sound, New York City

  1. One Time In
  2. Seeds Of Change
  3. Razzle Dazzle
  4. Sparkle Lights
  5. Mystic
  6. Piano / Drum Episode
  7. Gong Episode
  8. Rare Beauty
  9. Spirit Lake
 10. Tarrassa
 11. The Smiling Dog
    3:41
    5:13
    3:40
    4:07
    8:25
    3:40
    2:01
    6:18
    3:49
    4:16
    2:55

Jazziz Critics Choices has track 9.

Joe Lovano (ts, taragato, gongs),
Marilyn Crispell (p),
Carmen Castaldi (dr, perc)

{ECM 2685}


  • 18.03.25 - Tisziji Muñoz Ensemble: Muñoz (g), Marilyn Crispell (p), unknown others / 8:00pm, The Falcon, Marlboro, NY
    [Daily Freeman Mar 23, dailyfreeman.com]

18.00.00 • Marilyn Crispell, Tanya Kalmanovitch, Richard Tietelbaum: Dream Libretto

Leo Records CD LR 849 (CD) 2018 UK

“During,” 2018 / Nevessa Production, Woodstock, NY

   Memoria / For Pessa Malka
  1. I
  2. II
  3. III
  4. IV
  5. V
   The River
  6. Climb to a Whisper
  7. Unburying the Silences
  8. Dark Reflection
  9. Where Water Moves
 10. Stones Remain Still
 11. Walked Through to Sleep
 12. Stars Visible and Invisible
  
   6:41
   5:27
   3:22
   4:16
   5:04
  
   2:49
   3:04
   2:15
   4:29
   4:11
   3:17
   2:56

Marilyn Crispell (p, Comp), Tanya Kalmanovitch (vn), Richard Tietelbaum (elec)

{CD LR 849}


“This CD is a very personal statement from Marilyn Crispell. Memoria / For Pessa Malka was composed as a memorial
to her relatives who died in the Second World War, and to her parents, husband, and close friends who have passed on
during the past several years. The five movements comprise a journey through suffering to redemption.
First half of the CD is a trio with Tanya Kalmanovitch and Richard Teitelbaum, while the second half is a duo with Tanya.
The seven violin/piano improvisations are not connected to the memorial piece, but they seemed to fit the ambience established by it.”
[leorecords.com]


  • 18.07.15 - Tisziji Muñoz Ensemble: Muñoz (g), Marilyn Crispell (p), Don Pate (b), Bob Moses (dr) / 8:00pm, The Falcon, Marlboro, NY
    [Poughkeepsie Journal Jul 13 p.12E]
  • 18.07.28 - Kevin Robinson Ensemble: Robinson (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), unknown others / Outsound New Music Summit,
    9:00pm, Community Music Center, Oakland, CA
  • 18.09.22 - Angelca Sanchez and Marilyn Crispell (p), Hamid Drake (dr) / Greenwich House, NYC
  • 18.10.02 - Marilyn Crispell Workshop / Creative Music Studio, Big Indian, NY
  • 18.10.10 - Marilyn Crispell / Woodstock Film Festival, Creative Music Studio, Big Indian, NY
  • 18.10.14 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Joe Fonda (b), Harvey Sorgen (dr) / The Falcon, Marlboro, NY

18.10.21 • Tyshawn Sorey And Marilyn Crispell: The Adornment Of Time

Pi Recordings PI83 (CD) 2019

October 21, 2018, 8:00pm / The Kitchen, NYC

 1. The Adornment Of Time    64:57

Tyshawn Sorey (dr, perc), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{The Adornment Of Time; The New York Times Oct 19 p.C22}


“It was once remarked by the multi-instrumentalist
and composer Roscoe Mitchell that in order for one
to successfully create music, one must also have some
understanding of composition so that it can be done
in real time.
Upon discovering the work of multi-instrumentalist
and composer Anthony Braxton’s ‘Classic Quartet’
during my adolescent years, it became clear to me
that pianist-composer Marilyn Crispell is truly one
of the most unique musicians of our time. ...
I have since dreamed of collaborating with her in
some capacity, which was finally realized in 2014
at the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY,
followed by a subsequent performance at The Stone
in New York City later that summer.
[The Adornment Of Time] represents the culmination
of the several journeys embarked upon by Marilyn
and me during the past five years of collaborative opportunities.
[Tyshawn Sorey, from the liner notes]



“It was completely improvised, and involved intense listening and awareness of each other’s space.
We didn’t discuss anything before we played.”
[Marilyn interviewed by Stewart Smith, Nov. 19, 2020, at www.glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com]


    Marilyn Crispell Residency w/ the Kitchen Orchestra : : : October 24 to 29, 2018


  • 18.10.28 - Kitchen Orchestra and Marilyn Crispell—ICE:
    Crispell (p, Cond, Comp), Petter Frost Fadnes and Arild Hoem (reeds),
    Didrik Ingvaldsen and Gunhild Seim (tp),
    Dominique Brackeva and Gaute Vikdal (btb),
    Vidar K. Schanche (elg), Dag Egil Njaa (elec),
    Gjertrud Økland (vn), Olav K.S. Olsen (ce), John Lilja (b),
    Dag Magnus Narvesen and Marius Munthe-Kaas (perc) /
    Tou Stage, Maskinhallen, Stavanger, Norway
    [jazzinorge.no/arrangement/kitchen-orchestra-og-marilyn-crispell-ice]

    “Marilyn Crispell [has written] a new piece for the Kitchen Orchestra.
    Crispell will lead the orchestra during the opening ceremony, which
    will take place in Maskinhallen on the Tou stage on Sunday 28 October.
    The work, called ICE, contains through-composed parts—modules
    with musical motifs that run across each other—while also allowing
    room for improvisation in smaller or larger sections of the ensemble.”




  • 18.11.17 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Nathaniel Mackey (poetry) /
    Fundraiser for Woodland Pattern Bookstore,
    The Cooperage, Milwaukee, WI

18.11.29 • Yumea Uesaka and Marilyn Crispell: Streams

Not Two Records MW1010-2 (CD) 2021 Pol

November 29, 2018 / Nevessa Production, Saugerties, NY

 1. Meditation
 2. Iterations I
 3. Streams
 4. Capillarity
 5. Torrent
 6. Ma / Space
    2:46
    6:17
   11:08
    7:58
    3:51
    8:59

Yumea Uesaka (ts, cl, bcl, Comp),
Marilyn Crispell (p),
Chatori Shimizu (shō)

{MW1010-2}


2019 : : :


  • 19.01.27 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: Lovano (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Carmen Castaldi (dr) /
    Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  • 19.02.10 - Marilyn Crispell Quartet: Steve Gorn (reeds, bamboo flute), Crispell (p), Ingrid Sertso (voc), Karl Berger (vb) /
    Benefit Concert—The “Music Mind” Experience, 4:00pm, Mountain View Studio, Woodstock, NY
    [Poughkeepsie Journal Feb 8 p.3E]
  • 19.03.11 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: as above / Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA
  • 19.03.12 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / 7:30pm, Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque, NM
    [Albuquerque Journal Mar 8 “Venue” p.24]
  • 19.03.15 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / San Francisco Jazz Festival,
    Miner Auditorium, SF Jazz Center, San Francisco, CA [www.joelovano.com/gigs]
  • 19.03.18 - Marilyn Crispell & Tyshawn Sorey Workshop / University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
  • 19.03.19 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Tyshawn Sorey (dr) Duo / University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
  • 19.05.09 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: Lovano (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Carmen Castaldi (dr) /
    Fasching, Stockholm [www.joelovano.com/gigs]
  • 19.05.11 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: as above / Victoria, Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo, Norway [ibid]
  • 19.05.13 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / Porgy and Bess, Vienna, Austria
  • 19.05.15 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, Germany [ibid]
  • 19.05.16 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / Jazz Dock, Prague, Czechoslovakia [ibid]
  • 19.05.17 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / Jazzclub Unterfahrt, Munich, Germany [ibid]
  • 19.05.18 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / Jazzfest Bonn, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany [ibid]
  • 19.05.21 to 05.26 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: Lovano (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Carmen Castaldi (dr) /
    8:30pm, The Village Vanguard, NYC [ibid]
  • 19.06.23 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Joe Fonda (b), Harvey Sorgen (dr) / The Falcon, Marlboro, NY
  • 19.08.04 to 08.09 - Marilyn Crispell Teaching Residency / Jazzdanmark Summer Session, Krogerup, Denmark
  • 19.08.18 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: Lovano (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Carmen Castaldi (dr) /
    Jazz Middleheim, Antwerp, Belgium [www.joelovano.com/gigs]

19.09.28 • Angelica Sanchez & Marilyn Crispell: How To Turn The Moon


Pyroclastic Records PR 10 (CD) 2020

September 28, 2019 / Nevessa Production, Saugerties, NY

  1. Lobe of the Fly (Sanchez)
  2. Ancient Dream (Sanchez)
  3. Calyces of Held (Sanchez)
  4. Space Junk (Sanchez/Crispell)
  5. Ceiba Portal (Sanchez)
  6. Windfall Light (Sanchez/Crispell)
  7. Twisted Roots (Sanchez)
  8. Sullivan’s Universe (Sanchez)
  9. Rain in the Web (Sanchez/Crispell)
 10. Fires in Space
    2:44
    5:16
    8:08
    3:10
    8:08
    4:59
    2:32
    7:02
    3:37
    4:24

Angelica Sanchez and Marilyn Crispell (p)

{How To Turn The Moon}


  • 19.10.20 - Dreamstruck: Marilyn Crispell (p), Joe Fonda (b), Harvey Sorgen (dr) / 8:00pm, The Falcon, Marlboro, NY
    [Daily Freeman Oct 15, dailyfreeman.com]
  • 19.10.26 - Dreamstruck: as above / Earshot Jazz Festival, 7:30pm, Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seatle, WA
    [earshot.org/event/dreamstruck-marilyn-crispell-joe-fonda-harvey-sorgen]
  • 19.11.01 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: Lovano (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Carmen Castaldi (dr) /
    “ECM event,” Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC [DownBeat November 2019]
    —“Played two originals ... the moodily impressionistic ‘Seeds Of Change’ and, in contrast, ‘The Smiling Dog,’ a bouncing, jocular tune.”

  • 19.11.06 CANCELLED - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: as above / Gent, Belgium [www.joelovano.com/gigs]


  • 19.11.07 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / New Morning, Paris, France [ibid]
  • 19.11.08 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / De Singer, Rijkevorsel, Belgium [ibid]
  • 19.11.09 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Lugano, Switzerland [ibid]

19.11.00 • Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: Garden Of Expression

ECM Records ECM 2685/351 8721 (CD) 2021 Ger;
ECM 2685/352 0638 (LP) 2021 Ger

November, 2019 / Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano, Switzerland

 1. Chapel Song
 2. Night Creatures
 3. West Of The Moon
 4. Garden Of Expression
 5. Treasured Moments
 6. Sacred Chant
 7. Dream On That
 8. Zen Like
    6:05
    6:45
    5:47
    7:33
    5:03
    3:14
    3:06
   10:41

Joe Lovano (ts, ss, taragato, gongs, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Carmen Castaldi (dr)

{ECM 2685}


  • 19.11.12 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / Auditori Conservatori del Liceu, Barcelona, Spain [www.joelovano.com/gigs]
  • 19.11.13 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / Centro Cultural Vila Flor (CCVF), Guimarães, Portugal [ibid]
  • 19.11.14 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / JAZZ, Madrid, Spain [ibid]
  • 19.11.15 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / Madison de la Culture, Nevers Cedex, France [ibid]

  • 19.11.16 CANCELLED - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / Strasbourg, France [ibid]


  • 19.11.17 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / London Jazz Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK [ibid]
  • 19.11.22 + 11.23 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: Lovano (ts, taragato, gongs), Marilyn Crispell (p), Carmen Castaldi (dr) /
    Regattabar, Cambridge, MA [The Boston Globe Nov 24 review p.B12]
    —“Rare Beauty,” “Piano/Drum Episode,” “Seeds of Change,” “One Time In” (Lovano solo), “Mystic,”
     “West of the Moon,” “Seeds of Change,” “Garden of Expression.”

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2020 : : :


  • 20.02.22 - Trio 3 + Marilyn Crispell: Oliver Lake (as, fl), Reggie Workman (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr), + Crispell (p) /
    7:30pm, The Jazz Standard, NYC [The New York Times Feb 21 p.C20]
  • 20.03.06 - Dave Douglas Trio: Douglas (tp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Susie Ibarra (dr) /
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

  • 20.03.09 CANCELLED - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / Newport Jazz Festival


  • 20.08.30 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Tyshawn Sorey (dr) Duo / Museum of Modern Art, NYC
    —In conjunction with the Adam Pendleton exhibition

20.10.29 • Dreamstruck [BR]

October 29, 2020, 7:30pm / Amherst Media, Magic Circle Jazz Series, Bezanson Recital Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
—Live Broadcast, Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares, Channel 2.

 1... compositions

Marilyn Crispell (p), Joe Fonda (b), Harvey Sorgen (dr)

{Athol Daily News Oct 29 p.B4}


Marilyn Crispell: “My musical life has pretty much come to a stop, at least as far as being able to tour and play. I’ve done
some improvising with GIO on their zoom sessions, but other than that—and one livestream concert from a studio in Amherst,
Massachusetts with the Dreamstruck Trio (with Harvey Sorgen and Joe Fonda)—there’s been nothing.
In March 2021 I’ll be doing another livestream with Tyshawn Sorey from the University of Pennsylvania. I’ve done a few zoom sessions with students, but not a lot.”
[Marilyn interviewed by Stewart Smith, November 19, 2020, glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com]


    20.11.10 to 11.23 CANCELLED - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / possible European Tour


20.11.26 to 11.28 • Marilyn Crispell & Raymond MacDonald Duo [BR—7:33]

Between November 26 and 28, 2020 / Raymond in Scotland; Marilyn at home in Woodstock, NY
—Livestream Broadcast, GIO Festival XIII—Flattening the Curve, Glasgow, Scotland.

  Night Walks (MacDonald/Crispell)
 1. Night Walk 1     1:56
 2. Night Walk 2     2:00
 3. Night Walk 3     2:44

Raymond MacDonald (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p, poetry)

{YouTube ID# 5J0Newa-RcU&t=7s, detailing RL 22.10.03; www.glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com/giofest/xiii/archive/}


MC: Raymond and I decided to do some duos, including my reading from journal texts and a poem I wrote years ago
for Cecil Taylor. I was limited in terms of an instrument, as I’ve got an old electronic piano here at home, so I hope it
doesn’t come out sounding too terrible. It turned out that zoom wouldn’t let the two of us improvise together (when
Raymond started to play, it would automatically mute me), so Ross, the engineer, had to figure out a way to make it
work. We ended up with Raymond listening to me and simultaneously recording his part onto garage band on his
phone. I couldn’t hear him at all, but could see him, and tried to just zone in psychically to what he was doing. I’ll
be very interested to hear the result—improvising in the age of Covid.”
[Marilyn interviewed by Stewart Smith, Nov. 19, 2020, at www.glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com]


2021 : : :


    21.02.24 CANCELLED - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: Lovano (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Carmen Castaldi (dr) / European tour
    21.03.09 to 03.14 CANCELLED - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: as above / Village Vanguard, NYC


  • 21.03.24 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Tyshawn Sorey (dr) Duo / University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • 21.04.16 to 04.25 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Michala Østergaard-Nielsen (dr) Duo / possible Denmark tour

21.06.26 • Dreamstruck: With Grace In Mind

Fundacja Sluchaj (Listen! Foundation) 12|2022 (CD) 2022 Pol

June 26, 2021 / Area 52 Studios, Saugerties, NY

  1. A Moment In The Shade (collective)
  2. For Ornette (Fonda)
  3. MGJ (Fonda)
  4. We All Make Mistakes (Fonda)
  5. Drums (Sorgen)
  6. With Grace In Mind (collective)
  7. Transits (Crispell)
  8. Midnight (Crispell)
  9. GS2 (Fonda)
 10. Speak Up (collective)
 11. Gary’s Tune (Crispell)
    1:12
    4:38
    3:17
    7:26
    2:55
    2:38
    6:30
    4:23
    7:43
    2:49
    4:47

Marilyn Crispell (p), Joe Fonda (b), Harry Sorgen (dr)

{Fundacja Sluchaj 12|2022}


  • 21.09.17 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: Lovano (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Carmen Castaldi (dr) /
    Victoriateatern, Malmo, Sweden [www.joelovano.com/gigs]
  • 21.09.18 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: as above / Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo, Sweden [ibid]
  • 21.09.22 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / Philharmonie Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg [ibid]

2022 : : :


  • 22.04.24 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Thommy Andersson (b), Michala Østergaard-Nielsen (dr) / Aarhus, Denmark
  • 22.04.26 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: as above / Concert and Clinic, Malmo, Sweden
  • 22.04.27 - Marilyn Crispell Trio / Victoria Nasjonal Jazz Scene, Oslo, Norway
  • 22.04.28 - Marilyn Crispell Trio / Umea, Sweden
  • 22.04.30 - Marilyn Crispell Trio / Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 22.05.03 to 05.08 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: Lovano (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Carmen Castaldi (dr) /
    Village Vanguard, NYC [www.joelovano.com/gigs]

  • 22.05.14 CANCELLED - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: as above / Venice, Italy


  • 22.05.16 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / Jazz Festival Basel, Don Bosco Saal, Basel, Switzerland [ibid]

22.05.17 • Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry [Philharmonie Archival Recording—86:51]

May 17, 2022 / Salle de Musique de Chambre, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Luxembourg
—A Philharmonie Livestream.

  1. Tarrassa
  2. Le Petit Opportun
  3. Rare Beauty
  4. Our Daily Bread
  5. 29 on the 29th
  6. One Time In
  7. Piano/Drum Episode
  8. Seeds of Change
  9. Garden of Expression
 10. Dream on That
 11. composition
 12. West of the Moon
    3:32   (ts trio)
    9:38   (ts trio)
   10:28   (ts trio)
    9:26   (ts trio)
    7:20   (ts trio)
    2:46   (cl + dr duo)
    4:13   (p + dr duo)
    5:30   (ts trio)
    8:08   (cl–ts trio)
    5:56   (ts trio)
    5:03   (ts trio—also titled “Dream on That” on video)
    6:06   (ts trio)

Joe Lovano (ts, cl, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Carmen Castaldi (dr)

{YouTube ID# nIsUtstgJ6g, detailing RL 22.09.10; www.joelovano.com/gigs}


  • 22.05.18 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: Lovano (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Carmen Castaldi (dr) /
    Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands [bimhuis.nl/en/about-us/archive; www.joelovano.com/gigs]
  • 22.05.19 + 05.20 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / Ronnie Scott’s, London, UK [ibid]
  • 22.05.21 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / 23:00hr, Blue Note, Milan, Italy [www.bluenotemilano.com]
  • 22.05.23 to 05.25 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry / Recording Session, Lugano, Switzerland

IN REAL TIME + PLACE:
A Collaboration : : : June 25 to July 31, 2022

—A collaborative project/residency supported
 by the Jane St. Arts Center, Saugerties, NY.
 Scottish printmaker and multimedia artist
 Jo Ganter, and Scottish musicians Raymond
 McDonald and George Burt, along with
 American pianist Marilyn Crispell and NY
 artist Melinda Stickney-Gibson will be
 working together in a month-long residency
 at Jane St. Arts Center. The project will
 culminate in an exhibition and series of
 musical performances.

    —(L to R) Crispell, Burt, Ganter, Stickley-Gibson, and McDonald


  • 22.07.15 - A pop-up work-in-progress event Sharing showcase: Raymond MacDonald (as, cl), Marilyn Crispell (p),
    George Burt (g), Doug James (dr, perc), Jo Ganter and Melinda Stickney-Gibson (visual arts) /
    5:00pm, Jane St. Arts Center, Saugerties, NY
  • —Over the next two weeks, these artists will be working together to create new music, paintings, soundscapes, and graphic work
     based on their shared interest in expression, improvisation, graphic scores, and creative art and writing. The group will welcome
     you to see the initial stages of their collaborations at the Jane St. Arts Center and the JJ Newberry Building tonight.

  • 22.07.23 - Art, Dance and Music Collaborative: Raymond MacDonald (as, cl), Marilyn Crispell (p), George Burt (g),
    Doug James (dr, perc), Savia Berger (dance), Jo Ganter and Melinda Stickney-Gibson (visual arts), + David Rothenberg (cl),
    Steve Gorn (bansuri bamboo flutes), Ingrid Sertso (voc), Karl Berger (vb), Michael Bisio (b), Savia Berger (dance) /
    Upstart Art Weekend, 5:00pm, Jane St. Arts Center, Saugerties, NY
    —Short set at Gallery; long set at Newberry Building.
  • 22.07.24 - Raymond MacDonald (as, cl), Marilyn Crispell (p), George Burt (g), Doug James (dr, perc), Savia Berger (dance),
    Jo Ganter and Melinda Stickney-Gibson (visual arts) / 3:00pm, JJ Newberry Building, Jane St. Arts Center, Saugerties, NY
  • [Raymond McDonald interview, WKZE FM Radio Broadcast 22.07.14; janestreetartcenter.com/in-real-time-place-a-collaboration;
    + several Jane St. Arts Center July FB postings]


  • 22.07.30 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: Lovano (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Carmen Castaldi (dr) / Newport Jazz Festival,
    Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI
  • 22.07.31 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: as above / The Falcon, Marlboro, NY
  • 22.08.06 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / The Celebration Creative Music Studio Festival, 7:30pm, Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY
    [Billy Martin posting to FB 22.08.01]

22.09.08 • Dreamstruck [Roulette Intermedium Recording—97:52]

September 8, 2022, 8:00pm / Roulette, New York City

 1. MGJ (Fonda)—Transit (Crispell)
 2. Dreamstruck (Bob Windbiel)
 3. composition
 4. Cosmology (Paul Motian)
 5. composition
 6. composition
 7. composition
 8. For Ornette (Fonda)
 9. Gary’s Tune (Crispell)
   18:08
    7:28
    4:31
    9:57
    7:04
    8:57
   11:17
    7:14
    5:27

—Sorgen names the first two tunes, but during the latter half Marilyn has the sheet music to “My Song ” (Fonda) on her piano.

Marilyn Crispell (p), Joe Fonda (b), Harvey Sorgen (dr, hang drum)

{Roulette Intermedium on vimeo.com, detailing RL 22.09.10; roulette.org}


  • 22.09.12 to 09.16 - Marilyn Crispell / “Massachusetts” [MC web]
  • 22.09.17 - Marilyn Crispell / Recording Session somewhere in New Jersey...
  • 22.10.22 - Dreamstruck: Marilyn Crispell (p), Joe Fonda (b), Harvey Sorgen (dr) / Elysium Furnace Works,
    8:00pm, St. Andrew’s Church, Beacon, NY [The New York City Jazz Record October 2022 Issue #246 p.37]
  • 22.11.19 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Solo Jazz Shares, 7:30pm, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA
    [northampton.live/events/a-world-of-piano-marilyn-crispell]

2023 : : :


  • 23.03.30 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: Lovano (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Carmen Castaldi (dr) / Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN
  • 23.04.02 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: as above / Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
  • 23.08.22 to 08.27 - Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry: as above / Village Vanguard, NYC
  • 23.11.00 - Jakob Bro Ensemble / Carnegie Hall, NYC



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