9th 2009
The Jazz Session #52: Marilyn Crispell

Posted under Pianists & Podcast


Jason Crane interviews pianist Marilyn Crispell about her album of solo piano pieces, Vignettes (ECM, 2008). Crispell made an early name for herself with Anthony Braxton, and she’s since amassed an impressive list of recordings that include composed and freely improvised pieces. In this interview, Crispell talks about the nature of improvisation, the particular challenges of solo playing, and the joys of Woodstock, NY.


8 Responses to “The Jazz Session #52: Marilyn Crispell”

  1. jasoncrane.org » The Jazz Session is back! on 10 Apr 2009 at 12:38 am #

    […] Listen to the show at thejazzsession.com. […]

  2. s.powers on 10 Apr 2009 at 3:02 pm #

    wonderful show!! had been curious about not hearing from the jazzsession. you looked mighty healthy a few weeks ago. take care. sp

  3. Jason Crane on 14 Apr 2009 at 1:56 pm #

    Thanks, “SP.” And say hi to “TP” for me, OK?

  4. Devon on 16 Apr 2009 at 12:24 am #

    Welcome back!

  5. Jason Crane on 16 Apr 2009 at 12:43 am #

    @Devon: Thanks!

  6. » FMP #21: Crispell ’83 destination: OUT on 26 Oct 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    […] in more on Crispell, there is a fine recent interview from a few years ago with Jason Crane on his Jazz Session. One can also watch Crispell in a fine duo performance with Lotte Anker on Roulette TV, from 2008. […]

  7. David Gitin on 04 Mar 2012 at 8:14 am #

    Always a delight to hear Marilyn. She has a generous spirit and an honest voice.

  8. Jason Crane on 04 Mar 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    Thanks for listening and commenting, David.

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