The Jazz Session #52: Marilyn Crispell


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.

Author: Jason Crane

8 thoughts on “The Jazz Session #52: Marilyn Crispell

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

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

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