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Marilyn Crispell: Vignettes

Read "Vignettes" reviewed by Martin Longley

Pianist Marilyn Crispell was always primarily known as a stylistic descendant of Cecil Taylor, never resting for a moment as she spewed out endless runs of high invention, cascades of pointillistically constructed density. But everyone becomes calmer eventually and this solo piano set finds Crispell in an extremely introverted state, examining the relationship between carefully enunciated ...

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Marylin Crispell: Vignettes

Read "Vignettes" reviewed by Martin Gladu

This time going at it alone sans the support of the piano-trio setting that served her so well on her previous outings for ECM, Vignettes sees pianist Marylin Crispell in an even more vulnerable context than usual. An integral part in the development of ECM's free music corpus, Crispell enjoys great company in the label's prestigious ...

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Marilyn Crispell: Vignettes

Read "Vignettes" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Pianist Marilyn Crispell has always been an intense musician, no matter what style of music she happens to be playing. Two of the high points of the ECM catalogue, from the standpoints not only of intensity, but of beauty were Nothing Ever Was, Anyway (1997) and Amaryllis (2001), both with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Paul ...

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Marilyn Crispell: Vignettes

Read "Vignettes" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

I primi quattro brani di Vignettes si sviluppano lentamente, senza esigenze impellenti, con un senso narrativo ampio, anche se non finalizzato in modo perentorio sotto il profilo melodico. Difficilmente in questo progredire si potrebbe scorgere una ripetitività di stampo minimalista, in quanto la varietà dinamica delle spaziature ritmiche e del tocco della Crispell definisce un pianismo elegante e di classico ...

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Marilyn Crispell: Vignettes

Read "Vignettes" reviewed by John Kelman

A relative latecomer to jazz, occupying the classical and contemporary composition spheres until the age of 28, Marilyn Crispell's early ventures into jazz and improvised music were in the context of a more aggressive approach informed by Cecil Taylor. Over the past decade, however, while the pianist's sense of adventure hasn't diminished, she's introduced a sparer ...