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




Marilyn Tiled A work in progress,
by Rick Lopez.


Document begun October 31, 1997

UPDATES

August 13, 2022

+++ Serious reformatting and upgrading underway.
—Mostly done through mid-1989 (some narrative to add),
 and working on 1989 and random areas following.


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
SB = 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 Bootlegs)
    • 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 Bootlegs)
    • 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 Bootlegs)
    • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR] Mulhouse
  • 83.12.05Anthony Braxton Quartet (Karlsruhe) 1983 (Braxton Bootlegs)
    • 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 [BR] 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 Bootlegs)
    • 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 Bootlegs)
    • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR] Salzburg
  • 85.06.16 / Anthony Braxton Trio [AR] Amsterdam
  • 85.06.17 / Anthony Braxton Trio [AR] Eindhoven
  • 85.06.21Anthony Braxton Quartet (East Berlin) 1985 (Braxton Bootlegs)
    • 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
  • 89.07.08 (2) / (V/A): Live at the Knitting Factory, Volume 3 (Knitting Factory)
    • (V/A): Live at the Knitting Factory (4CD) (Knitting Factory)
    • (V/A): Live at the Knitting Factory (5CD) (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)
  • Marilyn Crispell Photo Session for The WIRE Magazine, 90.09.00
  • 90.07.07 / Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [AR] Atlanta
  • 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 Bootlegs)
    91.04.02Anthony Braxton Quartet (London) 1991-04.02-Set 2 (Braxton Bootlegs)
    • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR & AVR] London
  • 91.04.03Anthony Braxton Quartet (London) 1991-04.03-Set 1 (Braxton Bootlegs)
    91.04.03Anthony Braxton Quartet (London) 1991-04.03-Set 2 (Braxton Bootlegs)
    • 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
  • 92.03.26 (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 / 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 Bootlegs) 93.11.12Anthony Braxton Quartet (New York) 1993-Set 2 (Braxton Bootlegs)
    • 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)
  • 95.01.27 / Marilyn Crispell: Live at Mills College 1995 (Music & Arts)
  • 95.03.08 / Bobby Zankel Trio [AR] Philadelphia
  • 95.04.06 / Thurman Barker: The Way I Hear It (Uptee)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 96.01.01 / ERROR LISTING! / Marilyn Crispell Solo [AR] Köln
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 98.03.00 / 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 00.10.21 / Marilyn Crispell [AR] Wellington
  • 01.04.08 / Quartet Noir [AR] Zürich
  • 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
  • 01.09.25 / 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
  • 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
  • 04.10.23 / 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
  • 05.05.07 / Henry Grimes Trio featuring Marilyn Crispell & Andrew Cyrille [AR] / Ulrichsberg
  • 05.12.04 + 12.05 / Michele Rabbia º Marilyn Crispell º Vincent Courtois: Shifting Grace (CAM Jazz)
  • 06.04.23 / Quartet Noir [BR] Weickersheim
  • 06.10.21 / Marilyn Crispell + Friends [AR] New York City
  • 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
  • 07.06.30 / 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)
  • 10.06.28 / Stone Quartet: Live at Vision Festival (Ayler Records)
  • 10.10.14 / (V/A): grubenklang.reloaded (Random Acoustics)
  • 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)
  • 11.01.21 / The Stone Quartet [BR] Paris
  • 11.01.00 to 02.00 / Marilyn Crispell & Gary Peacock: Azure (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)
  • 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
  • 14.03.03 / Marilyn Crispell Solo + with the ACA Ensemble [TheCM5 Archival Recording] Orlando
  • 16.03.09 (2) / Marilyn Crispell Solo [Bard Archival Recording] Annandale-on-Hudson

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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]

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

“Direct WDR Mix”

 1... compositions

“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 (vib),
John Lindberg and Brian Smith (b), Thurman Barker (perc, mba)

{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) 2009 Swz
  • Anthony Braxton: Creative Orchestra [BR—48:00]
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 (vib), 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]

May 13, 1978 / Groningen, Holland

 1. Compositions 51, 45, 55, 58, 59

—See Naughton comments 78.05.10 and 78.05.12 on Rehearsal Tapes.

Anthony Braxton (Cond), 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 (vib), James Emery (g),
John Lindberg and Brian Smith (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

{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), 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 (vib), James Emery (g),
John Lindberg and Brian Smith (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

 —Moers Festival Program and on-line archive also have Joseph Bowie (trombone), 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 Bootlegs 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
 4. Composition 45
   19:32
   20:17
    9:46
   24:25

“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), 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 (vib), James Emery (g),
John Lindberg and Brian Smith (b), Thurman Barker and Charles Bobo Shaw (dr)

{www.restructures.net/BraxDisco/BraxDisco.htm; Audience CDr (incomplete, cuts in at beginning);
Timo Hoyer 03.12.01; Bobby Naughton 05.06.14 + 07.07}


78.05.17 • Anthony Braxton Creative Music Orchestra [B. Naughton Archive Recording]

May 17, 1978 / Brussels, Belgium

 1. Composition 51, 45, 55, 58, 59

 See Naughton comments 78.05.10 and 78.05.12.

Anthony Braxton (Cond), 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 (vib), James Emery (g),
John Lindberg and Brian Smith (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

{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”
   18:11
    9:53

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}


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.

Roscoe Mitchell, Wallace McMillan (as), Douglas Ewart (cl, alto cl, fl), Dwight Andrews (cl, ts, fl), Marty Ehrlich (cl, bcl, bar),
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 (vib), 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    14:49
 2. composition    15:28
 3. composition    10:07   (incomplete, cuts in)
 4. composition    14:50   (incomplete, fades at end)

Roscoe Mitchell, Wallace McMillan (as), Douglas Ewart (cl, alto cl, fl), Dwight Andrews (cl, ts, fl), Marty Ehrlich (cl, bcl, bar),
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 (vib), Wes Brown (b), Pheeroan ak Laff (dr, perc)

Moers Festival 1979 schedule.

{Audience CDr; 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.

Roscoe Mitchell and Wallace McMillan (as), Anthony Braxton (as, contrabcl, flute, cl), Douglas Ewart (cl, alto cl, fl),
Dwight Andrews (cl, ts, fl), Marty Ehrlich (cl, bcl, bar), 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 (vib),
Wes Brown (b), Pheeroan ak Laff (dr, perc)

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

{(MoMu 02024) 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.

Roscoe Mitchell, Wallace McMillan (as), Douglas Ewart (cl, alto cl, fl), Dwight Andrews (cl, ts, fl), Marty Ehrlich (cl, bcl, bar),
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 (vib), 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.”

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1990

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80.03.21 • Marilyn Crispell Sextet [AR]

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

 1. composition
 2. composition
 3. composition
 4. composition
 5. composition
   12:20
    6:35
   23:55
    6:30
   10:55
  (p, ts,
  (p, ts,
  (p, ts,
  (p, ts,
  (p, ts,
as+cl,
as,
as+cl,
as,
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; 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]

June 29, 1980 / Soundscape Music Festival, June 26-July 5, Live at Soundscape, New York City

 1. Blood Woman    7:25

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

{CDr; 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. —RL

80.10.07 • Anthony Braxton Quintet [AR—84:24]

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

 1. compositions    46:18   (incomplete, fades out)
 2. compositions    38:06

—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), Marilyn Crispell (p), Baikida Carroll (tp), Wes Brown (b), Thurman Barker (dr, perc)

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


  • 80.10.08 to 10.10.12 - Anthony Braxton Quintet: Braxton (reeds), 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—73:52]

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

 1. compositions    73:52

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

{CDr; Timo Hoyer}


80.10.28 • Marilyn Crispell Quartet [AR]

October 28, 1980 / Jazz Gallery, New York City

 1. Point of Time    26:00

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

{CDr}


80.11.18 • Marilyn Crispell Solo [AR]

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

 (7). compositions

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Anonymous}


  • 80.12.27 to 81.01.04 - 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—74:20]

January 14, 1981 / Espace Cardin, Paris, France

 1. composition (part 1)    40:55
 2. composition (part 2)    33:25

Anthony Braxton (reeds), Hugh Ragin (tp, flg, pic-tp), Ray Anderson (tb, alto-tb, slide-tp), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CDr; detailing by Timo Hoyer 03.10.29}


81.01.15 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—54:36]

January 15, 1981 / Düsseldorf, Germany

 1. Composition 98
 2. quartet improvisation
 3. Braxton alto sax solo
   40:50
   10:55
    2:05

Anthony Braxton (as, ts, ss, sss, C-melody sax), Hugh Ragin (tp, flg, pic-tp), Ray Anderson (tb, alto-tb, slide-tp), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CDr; detailing by Timo Hoyer 03.10.29}


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, ts, ss, sss, Cm-sx, Comp)
Hugh Ragin (tp, flg, ptp),
Ray Anderson (tb, atb, slide-tp),
Marilyn Crispell (p)

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


81.01.21 • Anthony Braxton Quartet (Hamburg) 1981

Braxton Bootlegs BL030 (digital d/l) 2013
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR & BVR—78:10]

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

 1. Radio introduction
 2. Composition 98
 3. composition (quartet)
 4. composition (AB solo)
    0:25
   47:37
   27:05
    3:16

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

{CDr—47:00 with track 2 only; DVD; 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, ts, ss, sss, Cm-sx, Comp),
Hugh Ragin (tp, flg, ptp),
Ray Anderson (tb, atb, sld-tp),
Marilyn Crispell (p)

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


  • 81.04.02 - Marilyn Crispell / Soundscape, New York City [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 / Double-bill with Jemeel Moondoc’s Muntu / Soundscape, New York City
    [New York Magazine July 6-13, 1981 p.119, 133]
    Down Beat July 1981 p.14 has this incorectly as 81.07.01.

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 / 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)

{Anonymous 05.12.31}


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), Hugh Ragin (tp, flg, piccolo trumpet),
    Ray Anderson (tb, alto-tb, slide-tp), 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, New York City
    [New York Magazine April 26, 1982 p.120]
  • 82.00.00 - Anthony Braxton Ensemble: Braxton (reeds), Hugh Ragin (tp, flg, piccolo trumpet), 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]

October 16, 1982 / Donaueschinger Musiktage, Donaueschingen, Germany

 1. March
 2. Chant (Crispell)
 3. Spirit Music (Crispell)
   18:28
   13:35
    6:21

“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; Kevin C. White 03.12.31; Norbert Kreutzer 05.12.26}


82.10.23 • Marilyn Crispell Quartet [Broadcast Recordings]

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

  Live Mono Broadcast:
  Broadcast announcement
 1. composition
 2. composition
 3. composition
  
  Stereo Re-Broadcast:
  Broadcast announcement
 1. Burundi (Crispell)
 2. Chant (Crispell)

    3:46
   10:24
   15:32
   10:00
    
   
    0:24
   12:28
   10:26

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

{CDr}


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—31:40]
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. composition
 2. composition 31:46
   
   23:21
    6:53
   16:07
    
   
   21:36   (incomplete, cuts out at end)
   10:04   (incomplete, fades out) 31:46

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

{BS 120069-2; CDr}


82.12.12 • Anthony Braxton Trio [BR—25:42]

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 C-melody Sax, bar, bsax, cbsax, cl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Dave Holland (b)

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

{CDr; 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) & 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 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 Bootlegs BL026 (digital d/l, 2012)
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR—51:04]
October 1, 1983 / Rally Drout, Mulhouse, France
—France Musique Broadcast

  Anthony Braxton Quartet
 1. Composition 40 B / 105 A
 2.   "  continued
 3. Composition 69 Q

  Broadcast:
 1. Composition 40 B / 105 A
  Broadcast announcement
 2. encore, Composition 69 Q
(Mulhouse):
   44:49
    1:53
    4:07

  
   46:24   (cuts in, split track at 44:51)
    0:16
    3:47   (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 (reeds, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), John Lindberg (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{www.restructures.net/BraxDisco/BraxDisco.htm; Broadcast CDr (incomplete, cuts in at beginning);
Eddy Janssens 03.12.28; John Chacona 09.02.12}


  • 83.10.02 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: Braxton (reeds), 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 so far to the formation of this landmark Quartet. —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 Bootlegs BL017 (digital d/l) 2012
  • Anthony Braxton [BR]
December 5, 1983 / “Music on 49th—From Composition to Improvisation,” Karlsruhe, Germany

 1. Composition 98    38:15

—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 (reeds, fl), Paul Smoker (tp), Garrett List (tb), Marilyn Crispell (p)

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


83.12.07 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR]

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

 1. Composition 98

—See notes on 83.12.05.

Anthony Braxton (reeds, fl), 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
  Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (Dylan Thomas)
  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), 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]
  • 84.04.30 - Julie Kabat (voc, perc, Comp) & Neil B. Rolnick (perc) with “guest artist” Marilyn Crispell (p) /
    9:00pm, Roulette, NYC [New York Magazine April 30, 1984 p.119]
    “New Works for glass harmonica, voice, African drum, piano, and synclavier.”

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]
June 2, 1984 / Sound Unity Festival, C.U.A.N.D.O. Community Center, New York City

 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!"

—The Jahn video contains a first excerpt [5:25] which appears at 56:10 in; and a second
 excerpt [6:45], which includes 1:00 of applause and announcements, at 67:50.
 These excerpts do indeed match 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; The New York Times Jun 1 p.C20 + Jun 4 review p.C11}


84.06.22 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR]

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

 1. Continuous performance    69:39   (split track at 46:56)

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

{CDr; 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 on the 22nd had this as a trio.
    —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, c-melody sax, 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 [New York Magazine September 24, 1984 p.140]
  • —Marilyn was in much of the pre-publicity for an Alice Coltrane gig—a “John Coltrane Commemoration” at Carnegie Recital
     Hall in New York City. New York Magazine (September 24, 1984 p.140) and New York New Amsterdam News (Sep 22 p.28),
     among others, said that Marilyn Crispell would be playing piano with the group. (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. Welcome to Shape-Shifter Central! —RL


  • 84.09.30 - Wild Food and Wild Music: Marilyn Crispell (p), Neva Pilgrim (Soprano), Joel Chadabe, 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 [BR—102:45]

October 23, 1984 / Paris, France

 1. compositions
  Broadcast announcement
 2. composition
 3. compositions
  Broadcast announcement
   58:01
    0:17
    9:58
   32:30
    0:14
  (continuous set)
  
  
  (continuous set, glitch at beginning)
  

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

{2CDr}


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)

{CD; Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography}


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

November 5, 1984 / PVSK, Brussels, Belgium

 1. composition    64:56   (split track at 46:25)
 2. composition    57:49   (split track at 46:05)
 3. composition     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—94:38]

November 8, 1984 / Musikhochschule, Wuppertal, Germany

 1. composition    47:17
 2. composition    41:12
 3. composition     6:09

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

{2CDr}


84.11.09 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR]

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

 1. Compositions 105A / 105B / 117 / 118C    61:14   (split track at 40:46)

Anthony Braxton (as, E-flat ss, B-flat cl), Marilyn Crispell (p), John Lindberg (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc)

{CDr; Norbert Kreutzer 05.08.20}


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.’”

  • Anthony Braxton Quartet: “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]
    Anyone with further info? —Rick Lopez


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

 1. Improvisation 1
 2. Ruby My Dear (Monk)
 3. After the Rain
   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.

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CDr; exact date and track 2 title from 03.01.13 Broadcast; Siegfried Otto; Arne Wondracek}


85.02.10 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR]

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

 1. composition    46:48
 2. composition    31:50
 3. composition    16:02
 4. composition    41:40

—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 (reeds, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), John Lindberg (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc)

{2CDr; 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 Bootlegs 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 Quartet
 1. composition
 2. composition
 3. composition
 4. composition

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


 47:10   (incomplete, fades at end)
 15:20
  1:33

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

{Broadcast CDr; 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
    [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. (LP selection) Burundi
 2. composition
 3. composition
4. (LP selection) Rhythms Hung in Undrawn Sky
  Interview segment
    4:42
   13:19   (incomplete)
    4:46
    6:47
    5:20
   11:02

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

—This tape is an anomaly I’m still looking into. A radio program featuring Ms. Crispell talking; playing tracks from tapes and an album;
 and the performance of two live selections. If only it were as simple as that. Track 2 is introduced as a Crispell and Doug James duet,
 “After the Rain,” which it is clearly not. Track 5 is introduced as the title track from Rhythms Hung in Undrawn Sky, but it in fact
 must be an alternate take from that session. At one point in the final interview segment they discuss a date “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 issue.

Marilyn Crispell (piano)

{CDr; my own frazzled mind}


85.03.26 • Anthony Braxton Trio [BR—42:30]

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.”

 1... compositions    42:30

—This date is confirmed by a schedule listing in Down Beat, March 1985 issue, and The The New York Times citation below. An Audience
 Recording of this performance is in circulation among collectors and is mistakenly dated as 85.02.10. [See also: 85.03.25.]

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

{CDr; The New York Times preview Feb 20; 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—42:48]

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

 1... compositions    42:48

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

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

{CDr; 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; 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 Bootlegs BL037 (digital d/l) 2014
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR—46:52]

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
  AB announcement
  Radio announcement
 2. Composition 96
  AB announcement

    0:30
   36:52
    0:16
    0:25
    8:22   (incomplete, fades in)
    0:27

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

{Broadcast CDr; 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]


85.06.16 • Anthony Braxton Trio [AR—96:10]

June 16, 1985 / Bim Huis, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 1... compositions
   2nd Set:
  ... compositions
   48:10   (incomplete, cuts at end)
   
   48:00

“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 and didn’t play his own compositions. ... What a fury man!!!!” —Eddy Jansenns 03.12.28

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

{2CDr; Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.25}


85.06.17 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—81:45]

June 17, 1985 / Cafe Wilhelmina, Eindhoven, Netherlands

 1... compositions
   2nd Set:
  ... compositions
   33:30
   
   48:15   (incomplete, cuts at end)

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

{2CDr; Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.25}


  • 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 Bootlegs BL029 (digital d/l) 2013
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR—58:49]

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

Broadcast Recording is complete but for an abridged announcement.

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; Timo Hoyer 03.10.09; Patrick Pohlmann 07.11.11; www.restructures.net/BraxDisco/braxton_discography.htm}


85.06.22 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [BR—43:22 & BVR—24:19]

June 22, 1985 / Ljubljana, Yugoslavia

  Broadcast announcements
 1. Composition 121
    0:44
   42:38

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

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

{CDr; 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
   84:47   (split track at 47:22)
    3:33   (incomplete, cuts in at beginning)

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

{2CDr}


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—74:18]

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

 1. composition
 2. composition
 3. composition
 4. composition
   54:41
   11:54
    4:38
    3:03

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

{CDr; 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]

85.11.13 • 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—93:13]

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
   52:23
   
   40:50

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

{2CDr; 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 Solo / Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC [Cadence Vol.11 no.11 November 1985 p.93]

86.04.18 • Reggie Workman Quartet [AR—89:55]

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
    3:49   (incomplete, fades out)

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

{2CDr}


  • 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]


  • 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 : : :


  • 87.00.00-88.00.00 - Borah Bergman & Marilyn Crispell / (no date “1987-8") Live at the Knitting Factory, NYC /
    Radio Broadcast, 30:00 cassette exists, somewhere...

87.01.18 • 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]
  • 87.06.00 - Marilyn Crispell, Gerry Hemingway, and Don Byron Trio: Byron (cl, bcl), Crispell (p), Hemingway (dr) /
    JVC Jazz Festival, Greenwich House, NYC [Daily News Jun 26 p.M3; Down Beat October 1987, p.52]
    —“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, New York City [New York Magazine August 10, 1987 p.77]
  • 87.09.02 to 09.06 - Reggie Workman: with Crispell? / The 9th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival,
    Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Chicago, IL [The WIRE #40 June 1987 p.36]
  • 87.09.26 - Reggie Workman Ensemble: Oliver Lake (as, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Workman (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr) /
    Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC [Robert Palmer Rutland Daily Herald Sep 26 p.4] —“Expected to play a set.” Which is vague.

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}


  • 87.10.08 to 10.10 or 10.15 to 10.18 - Marilyn Crispell: (no personnel info, no date or venue specified) /
    Festival of Women Improvisors, at Kraine Club Gallery, The Knitting Factory, or Roulette, NYC
    [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, New York City
    [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}


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; 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, Portland, ME
    [Lewiston Sun-Journal Nov 18 p.2C; The Bangor Daily News Nov 19 “Style” p.2]
  • 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 #225 April 1989 p.20]


  • ? 88.12.02-10 (1) - Anthony Braxton: Crispell, Hemingway... others? / New Music America—Miami Festival, Miami, FL [CODA #221 August 1988 p.26; #222 October p.37]

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.’ Don Byron and Michele Navazio are in the group by the time ‘Suite
    for H.P. Madame’ is recorded on 89.01.31, and neither the following two sessions nor their line-ups are as yet confirmed.”
    —Kevin C. White 08.02.12
  • 89.01.17 - Reggie Workman Ensemble: probably as above / Knitting Factory, NYC [ibid]
  • 89.01.24 - Reggie Workman Ensemble:      "      / 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)
    Musiche, No. 13 (Mag & CS) 1992 It
  • (V/A): The Texaco New York Jazz Festival Radio Series Live at The Knitting Factory
    Show 3: Exploring the Boundaries of Free and Composition

    A World of Energy (6CD radio sampler in paper sleeves w/ no select #) 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

February, 2, 3 & 4, 1989, 8:30pm / “Spin Doctors Series,” The Kitchen, New York City

 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.

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

{CD-634; New York Magazine February 6, 1989 p.111}


  • 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, Greenwich House, NYC
    [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]
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

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 A&M 75021-5299-2 (CD) 1990; A&M 75021-5299-4 (CS) 1990;
Knitting Factory Works, KFW-99 (CD) 1991; Enemy EFA 03513-08 EMY 113 (LP & CD) 1990 Ger
  • (V/A): Live at the Knitting Factory Anniversary Boxed Set
    Knitting Factory Works KFWCD-1234 (4CD) 1991
  • (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

Broadcast Recording received as “1989, unknown, 38:00,” though the total
 time is actually 28:00. It includes this announcement: “Segments of it will
 appear on Live at the Knitting Factory Volume 3. ...”
 [This second version of “Notability” does not match the one released on the
 Knitting Factory CDs. Can anyone shed some light on the ins and outs of
 this performance? —RL]
—All releases on Knitting Factory and Enemy, and the Audience Recording
 all have an excerpt of “Notability” (at 8:32), with applause.
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; Tapes; Audience Recording CDr}


  • 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 this disc. —RL

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CD-633}


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 ... [in] early October.” —CODA #229

Marilyn Crispell (p)

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


  • 89.10.00 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Paul Blaney (b), Roger Baird (perc) / “performanceS” / Glass Slipper, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [CODA #231 April 1990 p.4]

    * Something going on between sessions noted above and those below. Does anyone know if one of these citations is incorrect? —RL.

  • 89.10.21 (2) to 89.10.25 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Irene Schweizer, Maggie Nichols / 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) / 5:00pm, Knitting Factory, NYC
    [Daily News Jun 22 p.57]

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}


    90.09.01 - 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   Introduction (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, cl, cb-cl, fl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, vbs)

{CDr; Swiss National Sound Archives (file1336)}


  • 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) / London’s Jazz Café, London, England
    [The WIRE #79 p.6; review #81 p.16]

90.09.00

Photo by Harry Borden

Photo Session for The WIRE magazine, #80, October 1990, inside back cover.

Caption reads: "wire to go!", and has 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


90.10.07 • Marilyn Crispell: Circles

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

  Circles:
 1. Rituel
 2. Sorrow
 3. Circles
 4. Chant
  
  Audience Recording:
 1. composition
 2. Circles
 3. Chant
 4. Rituel
 5. Sorrow

 23:09
  9:09
 10:15
 11:21
  

 19:04
  9:47
 11:09
 22:40
  8:54

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 / Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada

 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)

{Shanachie 6016; 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: Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) /
    “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]
  • 91.03.12 - 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 Bootlegs BL033 (digital d/l) 2013

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

Braxton Bootlegs 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 Audio 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 Bootlegs NBBL035 (digital d/l) 2013

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

Braxton Bootlegs 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 Bootlegs 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) SWI; hatOLOGY 4-685 (4CD) 2009 SWI

June 2, 1991 / Live at Mohren, Willisau, Switzerland
1st session [See also 91.06.04-05]

Martinelli Discography:As given on release:
CD 61003 [71:57]
  1. Composition 67 (+147+96) 13:20  Composition 67 (+147+96)
  2. Composition 140 (+147+139+135)  16:01  Composition 140 (+147+139+135)
  3. Composition 34A 17:28  Composition 34A
  4. Composition 20 (+86) 13:29  Composition 20 + 86
  5. Composition 23G (+147+30) 11:00  Composition 23G (+147+30)
CD 61004 [57:23]
  6. Composition 69O (+135) 17:22  Composition 690 +135
  7. Composition 69B 17:03  Composition 69B
  8. Composition 107 (+96) 9:10  Composition 107B (+96)
  9. Composition 101 Composition 101
 10. Composition 23N (+112+108A+33)  13:15 (9+10)  Composition 23N (+112+108A+33) 

“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... 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

Anthony Braxton (as-1,2,4,5,7; sss-3,4,6,7, fl-1,7,8,9; cl-5,6,9,10; C-flat cl-1,2,4; Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, perc, mba-1)

{hat ART 4-61001/2/3/4; 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) SWI; hatOLOGY 4-685 (4CD) 2009 SWI

2nd session [See also 91.06.02]

June 4 & 5, 1991 / Willisau, Switzerland

Martinelli Discography:As given on release:
CD 61001 [64:10]
  1. Composition 160 (+5) +40J  11:26  Composition 160 (+5) +40J
  2. Composition 23M (+10+108D)  15:03  Composition 23M (+10)
  3. Composition 158 (+96+40L)  17:04  Composition 158 (+96) +40L
  4. Composition 40A  8:24  Composition 40A
  5. Composition 40B  12:13  Composition 40B
CD 61002 [65:00]
  6. Composition 161  5:55  Composition 161
  7. Composition 159  12:47  Composition 159
  8. Composition 23C+32+105B+30  23:48  Composition 23C+32+105B (+30) 
  9. Composition 23M (+10+108D)  10:28  Composition 23M (+10)
 10. Composition 40M  12:03  Composition 40M

“[The extensive liner notes by Graham Lock] ... and the track listing omits pulse track 108D, played on both takes of 23M.” —Martinelli

Anthony Braxton (as-2,5,7,9,10; sss-3, fl-4,8; cl-1,8; C-flat cl-3,6; Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, mba-8)

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


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; CODA #236 March 1991 p.4; 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]
  • 91.08.29 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) /
    13th Annual Jazz Festival, Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Chicago, IL
    [The WIRE #88 June 1991 p.68; 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


CHECK WIRE ARCHVE
The WIRE #84 February 1991 p.13: Full-page ad for Ear Magazine of New Music. "Select issues include a full-length CD of recordings - often rare or unreleased - by artists featured in the issue:" [and lower down...] "Back issues include: Anthony Braxton..." No guarantee of a track featuring Marilyn here, and it does state "select issues," but there’s always a chance.
  • 91.10.01 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) /
    8:00pm, Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH [Valley News Sep 28 p.27]
  • 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 “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 from 18-26 October. 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) (between 18 and 26) - Steve Beresford (p), Marilyn Crispell (p), 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 p.15]
  • 91.10.00 (2) - “Greetje [Bijma], Marilyn and Mark [Dresser] had their first musical meeting at the ‘October Meeting 1991’” —Willem Bekius, credits page to Greetje Bijma’s BAREFOOT.
  • 91.10.18-26 (3) - Earl Howard Quintet: Howard (synth), Marilyn Crispell (p), Michael Moore (clarinet), 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 • Various Artists (Mark Dresser Group): October Meeting 1991 / Anatomy of a Meeting

BIMHUIS 004 (CD) 1997 NED
  • Mark Dresser Group [BR]
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 (bass cl), Herb Robertson (tp), Wolter Wierbos (tb), Marilyn Crispell (p), Earl Howard (electronics)
Mark Feldman (vn)
Maurice Horsthuis, Mary Oliver (viola)
Ernst Reijseger, Gianluigi Trovesi (ce)
Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{BIMHUIS 004} Broadcast Recording not in my collection.


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

October 24, 1991 / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 1. composition 8:04
 2. composition 10:03
 3. composition 5:59
 4. composition 8:48
 5. I Love You So Much It Hurt Me [8:30   (incomplete, fades at end)
 6. Arcane Troubadour [37:53 [83:08

Audience Recording at “1 track, 38:00,” is likely track 6 alone.

Michael Moore (as-5,6; clarinet-2,6)
Earl Howard (soprano sax-2,6; alto sax-5,6; saxello-4)
Herb Robertson (trumpet-3,6; voice-3)
Wolter Wierbos (trombone-2,6)
Marilyn Crispell (piano-5,6)
George Graewe (piano-1,4,6)
Mark Feldman (violin-4,5,6)
Ernst Reijseger (cello-1,2,6)
Mark Dresser (bass-2,4,5,6)
Gerry Hemingway (drums-2,3,5,6; steel pan-2,4; voice-3; percussion-6; xylophone-6)

{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) England 1992

1st session [See also 91.12.19]
  • Marilyn Crispell º George Graewe [BR]
October 27, 1991 / Ruhr Jazz Festival, Bochum, Germany

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

Marilyn Crispell (p), George Graewe (p), All compositions, collective

{LR 206/207} Broadcast Recording not in my collection.


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

Music & Arts CD-758 (CD) 1993

1st session [See also 92.03.27; 92.04.03; & 92.04.04.]

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


November 8, 1991, 8:00pm / Crowell Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

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

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 & Gerry Hemingway Duo / Knitting Factory, New York City [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) England

2nd session [See also 91.10.27]

December 19, 1991 / IBACH Piano Factory, Schwelm, Germany

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

Marilyn Crispell (p), George Graewe (p),
“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.”

{CD LR 206/207}


  • 91.12.22 - Anthony Braxton Quartet: Crispell, Dresser, Hemingway / Stadtgarten, Köln [Jazzpodium 12/1991 S.56, Concert schedule]

1992 : : :


92.02.11 • Marilyn Crispell: Stellar Pulsations / Three Composers
(music composed by Robert Cogan, Pozzi Escot, and Manfred Niehaus)

Leo Records CD LR 194 (CD) 1994 England

1st session [See also 92.03.26 (1); 92.07.10 & 92.07.13]

February 11, 1992 / Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA

 1. Costellar Pulsations (Cogan) [12:05

Marilyn Crispell (p), Ellen Polansky (p)

{CD LR 194}


92.02.21 • Reggie Workman Ensemble: Altered Spaces

Leo Records CD LR 183 (CD) 1993 England
  • (V/A): Leo Records CD Sampler
    Avant Issue 7, Summer 1998 (Mag & CD) 1998 England
    [This CD also features Ganelin Trio; Collective 4tet; Joe Maneri Quartet; Anthony Braxton Quartet (from Quartet London 1985); Lauren Newton & Joelle Léandre; Sainkho & Ned Rothenberg; Tibor Szemzo; Marilyn Crispell (from Santuerio); Parker/Guy/Lytton & Crispell (from Natives and Aliens); Evan Parker; John Wolf Brennan Hextet; Ivo Perelman; Natsuki Tamura & Satoko Fujii; P. Karayorgis/M. Maneri/J. Maneri; Moscow Composers Orchestra; Satoko Fujii Orchestra; and Not Missing Drums Project.]
February 21, 1992 / Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

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

{CD LR 183; Avant 7}


  • 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: Crispell (p), Reggie Workman (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr) / 8:00pm, Southend Musicworks, Chicago, IL [Chicago Tribune Mar 19 Sec.5 p.10 + Mar 20 Sec.7 p.2; The Morning Call Mar 27 p.D6]
    —“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

92.03.26 (1) • Marilyn Crispell: Stellar Pulsations—Three Composers
(music composed by Robert Cogan, Pozzi Escot, and Manfred Niehaus)

Leo Records CD LR 194 (CD) 1994 England

2nd session [See also 92.02.11; 92.07.10 & 92.07.13]

March 26, 1992 / Studio One, WGBH-FM, Boston, MA

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

2nd session [See also 91.11.08; 92.04.03; & 92.04.04.]

March 27, 1992, 8:00pm / Real Art Ways, Polish National Home, Hartford, CT

 1. Not Wanting [7:52

——Also “Rain,” “Commodore,” “Mouvements Changeables,” “Totems/Rotations,” and “Suite for Trio (I-III)” (Crispell),
 “After the Rain” and “Dear Lord” (Coltrane).

Music & Arts CD-758 incorrectly lists the venue for this session as “Real Art Works.”

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

3rd session [See also 91.11.08; 92.03.27; & 92.04.04.]

April 3, 1992 / Montview Presbyterian Church, Denver, CO

 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

4th session [See also 91.11.08; 92.03.27; & 92.04.03.]

April 4, 1992, 8:00pm / Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

 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 Solo / 8:00pm, De Singel, 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) /
    8:00pm, deSingel, Antwerpen, Belgium [ibid; www.desingel.be]

“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]
  • 92.06.23 (2) - Irene Schweizer & Marilyn Crispell Duo /
    du Maurier International Jazz Festival,
    Glass Slipper, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    [Cadence Vol.18 no.8 August 1992, p.108-9]



Widely syndicated / April 29, 1992

92.06.24 • Crispell / Brötzmann / Drake Trio [AR—56:46]

June 24, 1992 / du Maurier International Jazz Festival, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
—Recording circulating misdated 92.06.24.

 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; The WIRE #108 February 1993 p.42}


92.06.25 (1) • Marilyn Crispell & Tim Berne: Inference

Music & Arts CD-851 (CD) 1995

June 25, 1992 / du Maurier, Ltd. Downtown Jazz Festival, duMaurier Theatre, The Harbourfront Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 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

Marilyn Crispell (p), Tim Berne (as)

{CD-851}


92.06.25 (2) • Crispell º Brötzmann º Drake Trio: Hyperion

Music & Arts CD-852 (CD) 1995

June 25, 1992 / duMaurier, Ltd. Downtown Jazz Festival Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 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; 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)
All compositions, collective

{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 England

3rd session [See also 92.02.11; 92.03.26 (1)]

July 10 & 13, 1992 / WDR Cologne, Großer Sendesaal, Germany

 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]
BBC Radio 3 Broadcast, 93.01.16, 22:30

September 6, 1992 / Outside In Festival, Hawth Centre, Crawley, England

 1. My One and Only Love [14:03
 2. Much Ado About Everything [15:05
 3. composition 7:48 [38:44

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 / 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}


92.10.10 • Anthony Braxton Quartet: (Victoriaville) 1992

VICTO cd021 (CD) 1993 CAN
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR]
October 10, 1992 / Saint Victoire Church, Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
—Festival International De Musique Actuelle

 1. Composition 159 + (131+30+147) (Braxton)
 2. composition (Braxton)
 3. Composition 148 + (108A+139+147) (Braxton)
 4. Composition 161 (Braxton)
 5. Composition 158 + (108C+147) (Braxton)
 6. Impressions (Coltrane)
   10:37
    7:57
   20:29
   12:52
   14:38
    6:12

Audience Recording is complete; VICTO cd021 omits track 2.
The Martinelli Discography concurs with the above track listings.

Anthony Braxton (C-melody sax-2,4; alto sax-1,2,5; sopranino-1,4; clarinet-2; C-flat clarinet-3; flute-2)
Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (drums, percussion, vibes, marimba-2)

{VICTO cd021; CDr; Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography, Record n. 142}


  • 92.10.00 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Urs Liemgruber (reeds), Gerry Hemingway / October Meeting, Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands [CODA #244 July 1982 p.32]

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, Irene Schweizer (p), Anders Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr)

{Tape; CODA #248 March/April '93 p.31}


  • 92.11.25 - Braxton & Crispell Duo / Jazz Festival, Limoges, France [Jazz Magazine No.420 11/1992 S.71, Festival schedule]

1993 : : :


  • 93.03.06 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: (no personnel details) / “...a workshop and concert...” / Arts Center, Chapel Hill, NC [Cadence Vol.19 no.3 March 1993 p.4]
  • 93.03.14 - Marilyn Crispell / 9:00pm, Roulette, New York City [New York Magazine March 15, 1993 p.95]
  • 93.03.24 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / K9-Kulturzentrum, Konstanz, Germany [Jazzpodium 3/1993 S.58, Concert schedule; jazzclub-konstanz.de/konzerte_89-00.html]
  • Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / 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 (93.03.25-28), Bern [Jazzpodium 3/1993 S.50, Festival schedule; 5/1993, S.35, Festival report]
  • 93.03.27 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / 10th TAKTLOS Festival (93.03.25-28), Kulturwerkstatt Kaserne, Basel [ibid]
  • 93.03.28 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / 10th TAKTLOS Festival (93.03.25-28), Rote Fabrik, Zürich [ibid]
  • 93.04.06 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Bobigny (near Paris), France [Jazz Magazine No.423 2/1993 S.29, Festival schedule, 10th Festival Banlieues Bleues 93.03.05-10]

93.04.09 • Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [AR]

April 9, 1993 / Festival Banlieues Bleues 1993, Bobigny, Paris, France

 1. composition 45:14   (incomplete, fades out)

Anthony Braxton (alto and 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 93.03.05-10}


93.05.05 • Marilyn Crispell: Santuerio

Leo Records CD LR 191 (CD) 1993 England
  • (V/A): Leo Records CD Sampler
    Avant Issue 7, Summer 1998 (Mag & CD) 1998 England
    [This CD also features Ganelin Trio; Collective 4tet; Joe Maneri Quartet; Anthony Braxton Quartet (from Quartet London 1985); Reggie Workman Ensemble (from Altered Spaces); Lauren Newton & Joelle Léandre; Sainkho & Ned Rothenberg; Tibor Szemzo; Parker/Guy/Lytton & Crispell (from Natives and Aliens); Evan Parker; John Wolf Brennan Hextet; Ivo Perelman; Natsuki Tamura & Satoko Fujii; P. Karayorgis/M. Maneri/J. Maneri; Moscow Composers Orchestra; Satoko Fujii Orchestra; and Not Missing Drums Project.]
May 5, 1993 / Roulette Studio, New York City

 1. Entrances of light [6:07
 2. Air/fire [10:28
 3. Water [2:54
 4. Burning air/wood [4:58
 5. Santuerio [13:20
 6. Repercussions Of light [9:26
 7. Red shift [13:40
 8. Repercussions of air I [3:23
  Repercussions of air II [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}


  • 93.05.21 - Braxton & Crispell Duo / Vooruit, Gent, Belgium [Jazz Hot No.500 5/1993 S.80, Concert schedule]

93.05.22 • Anthony Braxton & Marilyn Crispell Duo [BBC Broadcast & Audience Recordings]

May 22, 1993 / Bloomsbury Theatre, London, England

Audience Recording:
 1. compositions    53:41   (split track at around 47:00 in)

Broadcast Recording:
 1. unknown compositions [33:33
  announcement [0:55

Broadcast Recording is the excerpted final 33:33 of the Audience Recording.

The Broadcast Recording is also circulating with an incorrect date of 93.05.23.
There has been some confusion between tapes as a result of there being two duo concerts on consecutive nights at same venue:


Brian Morton 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 (26/5/93).”

Also, Fordham writes “Anthony Braxton and Marilyn Crispell’s weekend performances were always going to be among the unmissable events of the London Jazz Festival’s final days...” The Anthony Braxton/Evan Parker duo is the one documented on Leo’s Duo (London) 1993 CD LR 193. According to the liner notes, the recording date is May 23, 1993.

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

{Broadcast & Audience CDrs; Kevin White 02.12.09, 03.01.23; Ms. Marilyn Crispell; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; RL detailing 08.05.17}


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
93.06.10 • Greetje Bijma: Barefoot

Enja ENJ-CD-8038 (CD) 1993

June 9 & 10, 1993 / Studio 44, Monster, Holland

  1. Barefoot (Bijma) [5:57
  2. Bosnia (Dresser) [7:33
  3. Painter at Work (Bijma) [2:29
  4. As I Drive By (Crispell) [4:29
  5. Glazed Frost (Bijma) [1:49
  6. Lonely Walk (Bijma) [3:39
  7. Katsjima (Bijma) [2:06
  8. ...Sings with Strings (Bijma) [1:29
  9. Duck Pond (Dresser) [5:51
 10. Guess Where It’s Coming From (Bijma) [3:40
 11. Vortex (Crispell) [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

Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CDr}


93.06.26 • Crispell º Guy º Hemingway Trio: Cascades

Music & Arts CD-853 (CD) 1995

June 26, 1993 / Western Front Lodge, du Maurier, Ltd. International Jazz Festival Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 1. Ricochet [15:40
 2. Violet Sparks in Soft Air [6:40
 3. Resonances [5:19
 4. Cascades [28:48
 5. Shadow Play [3:13]

Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr, vbs, gamelan)
All compositions, collective

{CD-853}


  • 93.07.01 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / “What is Jazz” Festival, Knitting Factory, New York City [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

1st session [See also 93.07.14; 93.07.16]
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR—123:00]
July 13, 1993 / Yoshi’s Keystone Korner, Oakland, CA

 1. Composition 140 [14:32

The Martinelli Discography concurs with the above track listing.

Audience Recordings noted as “complete (?) concert—12 compositions,” and “90:00, (1st tune incomplete).”

“I know that there are definitely complete recordings from the 5 nights” [Yoshi's, 93.07.13-17] —John Shiurba posting to AnthonyBraxtonProject List, 05.12.02

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, cl, bcl, Comp)
Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (drums, percussion, vibes, marimba)

{CD-835; Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography, Record n. 151; Gordon Blewis 03.11.04}


93.07.14 • Anthony Braxton Quartet: Twelve Compositions (Live at Yoshi's)

Music & Arts CD-835 (2CD) 1994

2nd session [See also 93.07.13; 93.07.16]

July 14, 1993 / Yoshi’s Keystone Korner, Oakland, CA

 1. Composition 48 [13:26
 2. Composition 23M (+108C) [14:35
 3. Composition 32 [5:45
 4. Composition 66 (+135) [10:06
 5. Composition 160 [10:52
 6. Composition 158 [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. 2nd set, unknown titles [45:29   (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

3rd session [See also 93.07.13; 93.07.14]

July 16, 1993 / Yoshi’s Keystone Korner, Oakland, CA

 1. Composition 69J (+30+108D) [14:05
 2. Composition 20+86 [10:11
 3. Composition 171 [19:20
 4. Composition 23C [7:47
 5. Composition 105B [9:53

The Martinelli Discography concurs with the above track listings.

Anthony Braxton (as; sopranino; clarinet; bass clarinet, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CD-835; Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography, Record n. 151}


93.07.18 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR]

July 18, 1993 / Yoshi’s Keystone Korner, Oakland, CA

 1. compositions    55:54   (split track at 44:36, significant glitch at 55:05)
 announcement [0:18
 2. compositions    60:55   (split track at 25:45 and 32:37)
 announcement [1:10 [119:13

Anthony Braxton (as; sopranino; 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 SWI; hatOLOGY 2-678 (2CD) 2009 SWI

July 19, 1993 / Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA

Disc 1:
  1. Composition 159+(30+108A) [22:35
  2. Composition 40(O) [6:50
  3. Composition 69F [11:52
  4. Composition 173 [11:41
  5. Composition 69(O) [8:45
  6. Composition 52 [13:50
  
Disc 2:
  7. Composition 172 [18:46
  8. Composition 161 [11:27
  9. Composition 69M [13:48
 10. Composition 23c [11:30
 11. Composition 124 + (108c+147) [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, cl, bcl, contrabcl, flute, Comp)
Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Gerry Hemingway (drums, percussion, vibes, marimba)

{hat ART 2-6190; Francesco Martinelli’s Anthony Braxton Discography, Record n. 152}


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 12:38
 2. composition 16:16
 3. composition 9:56
 4. composition 7:50   (incomplete, cuts out)
 5. composition 9:38   (incomplete, cuts in)
 6. composition 18:30
 7. composition 6:31
 8. composition 2:20
  announcement RW [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, vbs, 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: Marilyn Crispell, Mark Dresser / 9:00pm, Moods, Zurich, Switzerland [www.moods.ch/moods/default.php3]
  • 93.09.04 - Greetje Bijma Trio: Marilyn Crispell, Mark Dresser / BimHUIS, Amsterdam, Netherlands / “...of the eleven songs on the CD 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 [Review by Frans Van Leeuwen, NRC Handelsblad September 7, 1993, Kunst p.6; review by Kees Polling, Trouw September 6, 1993]
  • 93.09.07 - Greetje Bijma Trio: Marilyn Crispell, Mark Dresser / Krefeld, Germany [Trouw September 6, 1993]
  • 93.09.08 - Greetje Bijma Trio: Marilyn Crispell, Mark Dresser / Botanique, Brussels, Belgium [Trouw September 6, 1993]
  • 93.09.09 - Greetje Bijma Trio: Marilyn Crispell, Mark Dresser / Gronau, Germany [Trouw September 6, 1993]
  • 93.09.27 - “Room—ROVA": Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, Chris Brown, William Winant, Marilyn Crispell, Lisle Ellis, Barry Guy / 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} !!! NO TRADE !!!


  • 93.10.01 - Greetje Bijma Trio: Marilyn Crispell, Mark Dresser / Oosterpoort, Groningen, Netherlands [Trouw September 6, 1993]

93.11.11 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [Audience Audio and Video Recordings; Soundboard Recording]

November 11, 1993 (Thursday) / Knitting Factory, New York City

1st Set: (Soundboard Recording)
 1. composition 25:24
 2. composition 15:43
 3. composition 11:37
  applause [0:43
  
2nd Set: (Audience Recording)
 4. composition 13:50
 5. composition 6:29
 6. composition 4:13
 7. composition 12:01
 8. composition 8:02
 9. composition 13:45
  applause [0:28 [112:15

Audience Video: ("First Night, Second Set")
 1. compositions    58:20
  Braxton announcement [0:50

WRONG: “received as 94.11.11” —William Dennehy 03.10.14

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

{Video; Andreas Dietz 06.09.20; Peter Watrous Review, The New York Times 93.11.15; track detailing Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; New York Magazine November 15, 1993 p.132}
Soundboard & Audience Recordings not in my collection.


93.11.12 • Anthony Braxton Quartet (New York) 1993-Set 1

Braxton Bootlegs BL012 (digital d/l) 2013

93.11.12 • Anthony Braxton Quartet (New York) 1993-Set 2

Braxton Bootlegs 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 (Saturday) / 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, flute, cl, contra-bass cl), 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 (Sunday) / Knitting Factory, New York City

 1. compositions    54:01

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, flute, 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]

December 10, 1993 / Nickelsdorf, Austria

 1. composition 54:59   (split track at 45:42)
 2. composition 43:53
 3. Impressions [15:17
 4. composition 6:11 [120:21

“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.”

Timo Hoyer corrects this date— “...played for the last time in Europe on December 11, 1993: I was there myself!” —Timo Hoyer 03.10.09 (See 93.12.11 below!)

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

{Andreas Dietz 06.09.20; Jonathan AnthonyBraxtonProject 05.11.16; Timo Hoyer 06.10.30; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


93.12.11 • Anthony Braxton Quartet [AR]

December 11, 1993 / Jazzatelier, Ulrichsberg, Austria

 1. composition 51:29
 2. composition 41:59 [93:18

“...played for the last time in Europe on December 11, 1993: I was there myself!” —Timo Hoyer 03.10.09 (See 93.12.10 above!)

Anthony Braxton (as, sss, flute, cl, c-melody sax)
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 - Marilyn Crispell (piano, compositions), Li Chiao-Ping (dance, coreography) / 8:00pm, “Face the Music and Dance,” Symphony Space, New York City [New York Magazine February 21, 1994 p.82]

94.03.15 • Crispell º Jormin º Strid: Spring Tour

Alice Musik Produktion ALCD 013 (CD) 1995 SWD

1st session [See also 94.03.20]

March 15, 1994 / Club Village, Vasteras, Sweden

 1. Spring flood (Strid) [11:25
 2. Tune for Charlie (Crispell) [9:17
 3. Quaerit (Jormin) [6:24
 4. Horto (Jormin) [4:30
 5. Night light beach (Crispell) [6:58
 6. Cogito (Jormin) [7:00

Marilyn Crispell (p), Anders Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr)

{ALCD 013}


94.03.20 • Crispell º Jormin º Strid: Spring Tour

Alice Musik Produktions ALCD 013 (CD) 1995 SWD
  • Marilyn Crispell [BR]
2nd session [See also 94.03.15]

March 20, 1994 / Club Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden

Spring Tour:
 1. Not wanting (Crispell) [6:09
 2. Circum spectrat (Jormin) [6:36
 3. J.C. Offside (Strid) [10:10
 4. Lazy bird (Coltrane) [5:22
  
Broadcast Recording:
  announcement [0:32
 1. Mimosa—P.S.—Dear Lord (Coltrane) [30:58
  announcement [0:49 [32:19

Broadcast Recording noted as “2 tracks, 30:00” and “3 tracks, 30:00.”

Marilyn Crispell (p), Anders Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr)

{ALCD 013; 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
    [This CD also features Kurt Elling; Von Freeman; Kahil El'Zabar/Ritual Trio; Johnny Frigo; Eddie Johnson; Jazz Members Big Band; Larry Gray; Willie Pickens; Patricia Barber; Jodie Christian.]
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)
All compositions, collective

{OD12003}


  • 94.04.2? - Marilyn Crispell, Anders Jormin, Raymond Strid / 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 England

May 26, 1994 / Live at “The Band On The Wall,” Manchester, England

 1. Opening Time (Crispell/Prévost) [6:49
  2. Slow Chaser (Crispell/Prévost) [3:59
  3. Fragments (Crispell) [2:48
  4. Dogbolter (Prévost) [2:05
  5. Apart (I) (Crispell) [2:33
  6. As our Tongues Lap up the Burning Air (Crispell) [6:29
  7. Old Thumper (Prévost) [1:08
  8. Night Moves (Crispell) [12:11
  9. Bishop’s Finger (Prévost) [1:11
 10. Irons (Crispell/Prévost) [3:47
 11. Quiet Now (Zeitlin) [7:37
 12. Spitfire (Prévost) [2:42
 13. Last Orders (Crispell/Prévost) [8:20

Actually a continuous performance.

Marilyn Crispell (p), Eddie Prévost (dr, perc)

{MRCD25}


  • 94.05.28 - Marilyn Crispell, Eddie Prévost, Evan Parker Trio / Bath International Jazz Festival, Guldhall, Bath, England [The WIRE #123 May 1994 p.4]
  • 94.05.29 - Marilyn Crispell & Eddie Prévost Duo / LMC Third Annual Festival of Experimental Music, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London, England (Evening programme from 19:00) [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

 radio announcement [0:16
 1. Commodore [11:32
 2. Red Shift [3:35
  enthusiastic applause and brief MC announcement [1:32
 3. Be Quiet Now [3:15
  radio announcement [0:45

This tape is circulating with an INCORRECT session date of 94.06.16 (see session entry below.)

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CDr}


94.06.16 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR]

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}


  • 94.06.24-07.03 (2) - Louis Sclavis Trio: Sclavis (cl, b-cl), Crispell, Phil Haynes (dr) / duMaurier Ltd. International Jazz Festival Vancouver, Discovery Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [CODA #258 November 1994 p.36; The WIRE #127 September 1994 p.19]
  • 94.06.24-07.03 (3) - Crispell, John Tchichai (reeds), Phil Haynes (dr), Michael Bisio (b)—compositions by Crispell and Tchicai / duMaurier Ltd. International Jazz Festival Vancouver, Discovery Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [ibid]

    “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]

July 20, 1994 / National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Quebec, Canada

 1. Improvisation 1 (collective) [36:23
 2. Reflections (Monk) [9:30
 3. Improvisation 2 (collective) [25:47 [67:58

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CDr; Cadence Vol.20 no.7 July 1994, p.109}


94.08.25
94.08.26 • 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

 1. A [4:39
  2. B [4:09
  3. untitled [3:30
  4. untitled [6:03
  5. untitled [3:15
  6. untitled [3:08
  7. C [3:56
  8. D [9:49
  9. E [6:58
 10. F [13:51
 11. G [2:48

Marilyn Crispell (piano-2,5; piano—left channel-1; all on one piano-7; piano—right channel-8,10; “sustained piano pedals"-3; voice-1,8,11)
Hildegard Kleeb (piano-5; piano—center channel-1,8,9,10,11; all on one piano-7; brushtick on piano-2; bowed piano-4; cowbell-1, “sustained piano pedals"-3;)
Elvira Plenar (piano-5,6; piano—right channel-1; all on one piano-7; piano—left channel-8,9,10,11; sticks on piano-2; woodballs-1, “sustained piano pedals"-3;)
Urs Liemgruber (soprano sax-3,4,6,11; tenor sax-1,5,8,10; voice-10; bell-2)
Fritz Hauser (drums-8,10; percussion-5, tympani-1,6,11; triangle-1,11; woodblock-2, cymbals-2,10; bass drum-3,10; temple blocks-4; bells-10)
All compositions by Liemgruber & Hauser.

{BW049}


  • 94.10.13 - Marilyn Crispell: (no personnel details) / Merkin Concert Hall, NYC [Cadence Vol.20 no.10 October 1994, p.109]

  • 94.00.00 (date would be pre-94.12.07 Cadence issue deadline) - Marilyn Crispell / “All-American Music Week” Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA / “...former students... Crispell, Don Byron, Polansky, Gerry Hemingway...” [Cadence Vol.21 no.1 January 1995, p.16]

94.11.28 • MGM Trio: MGM Trio

Ramboy #09 (CD) 1996 NETH

1st session [See also 95.12.23]

November 28, 1994, 8:00pm / Live in De Singel, Antwerpen, Belgium

 1. Real Goods [7:18
 2. Temperamental Annie [5:38
 3. Sun House [3:26
 4. The Pound Fell Down [10:50

Marilyn Crispell (p), Michael Moore (B-flat cl, Comp)
Gerry Hemingway (drums, marimba, 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) [4:29
 2. Pictures of You (Taylor) [2:43
 3. Who Pays the Piper? (Kupferberg) [3:08
 4. Morning Morning (Kupferberg) [2:26
 5. Villanelle (Taylor) [3:12
 6. Like a Star (Taylor) [4:17
 7. London (Blake/Kupferberg) [2:25

Steve Taylor (guitar, vocals)
Leslie Ritter (vocal-1,2)
Ed Sanders (vocal-4)
Ralph Carney (soprano sax-2)
Kramer (whistle-2)
Marilyn Crispell (p), Scott Petito (keyboards, bass guitar)
Billy Atwell (dr)

{GPCD 2014}


  • 95.01.19 (1) — Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / Interpretation Music Series, Merkin Hall, New York City [www.interpretations.info/history.php#17;] “This was the 2nd of three duos...” —Gerry Hemingway
  • 95.01.19 (2) — Gerry Hemingway Mixed Quintet / J.D. Parran (clarinets), Erik Friedlander (ce), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Helias (electric and acoustic bass), Gerry Hemingway (Composer, drums, steel drums, marimba, vibraphone, percussion, sampler) / “Third Landscape: A Suite in Three Parts” “...a special quintet project that was only performed this one time in NYC at Merkin Hall... This performance, combined with an afternoon recording session, was produced as a CD by Gerry Hemingway which has never been released.” / Interpretation Music Series, Merkin Hall, New York City [www.interpretations.info/history.php#17; www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhelZdeIJnU]

95.01.27 • Marilyn Crispell: Live at Mills College 1995

Music & Arts CD-899 (CD) 1995

January 27, 1995 / Mills College, Oakland, CA

 1. Fragments (Crispell) [16:30
 2. Nowhere (Crispell) / Reflections (Thelonious Monk) [11:32
 3. As Our Tongues Lap Up the Burning Air—Song for Abdullah—Apart (Crispell) [14:28
 4. Night Moves (Crispell)—The Night Has 1,000 Eyes (Weisman/Garrett/Wayne)—Omberg (Crispell) [13:09
 5. Drums (Crispell) [3:31

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CD-899}


95.03.08 • Bobby Zankel Trio [AR]

March 8, 1995 / University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Also noted as 95.04.08.

 1. Something Up Her Sleeve (Zankel) [19:12
  announcement [0:48
 2. Song for Jeanne Lee (Crispell) [9:20
 3. Circles (Crispell) [11:43
 4. After the Rain (Coltrane) [11:04   (incomplete, cuts near ending) 54:38

Bobby Zankel (as)
Marilyn Crispell (p), Newman Baker (dr)

{CDr}


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) [5:00
 2. Zimbabwe (Barker) [9:00
 3. Double Feature (Barker) [5:00

Thurman Barker (dr, perc)
Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Uptee 1; Session date from Mr. Thurman Barker}


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) [8:27
 2. In Lingering Air (Crispell) [7:35
 3. a) How Not to Anaesthesize Desire (Crispell) [5:31
  b) Time Remembered (Bill Evans) [5:37
 4. Gesture Without Plot (Annette Peacock) [5:35
 5. a) Nonetheless (Crispell) [8:10
  b) Morning Pulses (Crispell) [3:38
  c) Tune for Charlie (Crispell) [5:39
  d) Apart (Crispell) [5:18
 6. Empty Sirens (Crispell) [1:35

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CD-929}


  • 95.05.09 - Greetje Bijma Quartet: Marilyn Crispell, Mark Dresser, Louis Sclavis / 8:00pm, deSingel, Antwerpen, Belgium [www.desingel.be]

95.05.12 • Greetje Bijma Trio [BR]

May 12, 1995 / Bunker Ulmenwall, Bielefeld, Germany

 1. Bosnia (Dresser) [11:50
 2. As I Drive By (Crispell) [10:40
 3. Invocation (Dresser) [6:50
 4. Painter at Work (Bijma) [7:20 [38:24

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 [Broadcast Recording; Audience Recording]

May 18, 1995 / BimHUIS, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Broadcast Recording:
  1st Set:
  announcement [1:25
 1. Variation of Three [16:25
  announcement [1:30
 2. Sweet Tristan—Old Brother Yuseff [25:15
 3. Just Games [5:05
 4. Like a Strong Tree [11:55   (incomplete, cuts at end)
2nd Set:
  announcement [1:15
 5. Medeo—Apart—Wha’s Nine [54:30
  announcement [1:00 [120:02

The Audience Recording is of the 2nd Set only, a continuous performance at 46:09; “Wha’s Nine” is incomplete, fades out.

Marilyn Crispell (p), Jeanne Lee (voc)
John Purcell (fl)
Jason Hwang (vn)
Reggie Workman (bass, Comp)
Gerry Hemingway (dr, vbs)

{2CDr}


95.05.28
95.05.29
95.05.30
95.05.31
95.06.01 • John Cage: Imaginary Landscapes (+)

hatART 6179 (CD) 1996; hat(now)ART 145 (CD) 2006

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
 Of the 42 recordings, Crispell is heard on:
Creative Orchestra (Köln) 1978, 78.05.12 (hat ART CD 2-6171)
Composition 98, 81.01.19 and 81.01.24 (hat ART CD 6062)
Willisau (Quartet) 1991—LIVE. 91.06.02, 91.06.04, and 91.06.05 (hat ART 4-61001/2/3/4)
Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993, 93.07.19 (hat ART 2-6190).

Not a “LIVE” performance, but Marilyn was present, in a way...

“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

“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

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

{Kevin C. White 08.06.07; Peter Pfister 11.01.09; www.johncage.info/cdlabels/hatart145.html}


95.06.20 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [Audience Audio & Video Recording]

June 20, 1995 / Knitting Factory What Is Jazz? Festival 1995, Knitting Factory, New York City

 1. improvisation [45:48
 2. MC solo improvisation [1:00

Audio Recording is continuous, followed by a cut, then 1:00 of explosive solo piano, possibly an encore... Anyone have a complete set?

Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (bass-1)
Gerry Hemingway (drums-1)

{Video; CDr; 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 [23:09
 2. Part 3 [13:08
 3. Parts 4 and 5 [20:20

Larry Ochs (ts, sss, Comp)
Steve Adams (as, sss)
Jon Raskin (baritone sax, alto sax)
Bruce Ackley (ss, ts)
Marilyn Crispell (piano—left channel)
Chris Brown (piano, electronics—right channel)
Lisle Ellis (bass—right channel)
Barry Guy (bass—left channel)
William Winant (vibes, marimba, percussion)

{120177-2}


95.06.27 • Marilyn Crispell: Contrasts / Live at Yoshi’s (1995)

Music & Arts CD-930 (CD) 1996
  • Marilyn Crispell [Audience Recording]
    Unedited soundboard tape [97:00]
June 27, 1995 / Yoshi’s Nitespot, Oakland, CA

 1. a) Contrasts
 b) Gesture Without Plot (Annette Peacock) [5:19
 2. Dancing [8:08
 3. a) Ruthie’s Song
 b) Turn Out the Stars (Bill Evans) [5:07
 4. Flutter [7:48
 5. Professor of Air Science (Mark Helias) [10:13
 6. Cousin Judi [9:41
 7. a) Little Chiquita
 b) Time Remembered (Bill Evans) [4:35
 8. a) Starshine
 b) The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (Weisman/Garrett/Wayne) [3:15

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CD-930; CDr}


  • 95.06.29 - Marilyn Crispell, Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake / 10th Annual du Maurier International Jazz Festival, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [Festival Program; CODA #264 November 1995 p.4]
  • 95.06.30 - ROVA Saxophone Quartet + Five: Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, + Marilyn Crispell, Chris Brown, Barry Guy, Lisle Ellis, William Winant (perc) / Premiere of “The Secret Magritte” / 10th Annual du Maurier International Jazz Festival, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [Festival Program]

95.07.22 (1) • Marilyn Crispell [BR]

July 22, 1995, 17:00 / Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, Nickelsdorf, Austria

 1. composition 20:24
  announcement [0:35
 2. Await in Lingering Air [9:30   (incomplete, fades out)
 announcement [0:07

Kevin White writes: “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.” [correspondence 03.01.26]
Is there anyone out there who can help with this?Rick Lopez

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{CDr}


95.07.22 (2) • London Jazz Composers' Orchestra [AR]

July 22, 1995, 21:00 / Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, Nickelsdorf, Austria

 announcement [0:33
 1. Theoria [54:11   (fades out)

Trevor Watts, Pete McPhail (as, soprano sax)
Evan Parker (ss, ts)
Simon Picard (ts), Paul Dunmall (as, ts)
Henry Lowther, Dan Corbett (tp), Marc Charig (cornet)
Paul Rutherford, Alan Tomlinson, Chris Bridges (tb), Robin Heyward (tu), Marilyn Crispell (p), Phil Wachsmann (vn)
Barre Phillips (b), Barry Guy (bass, Cond), Paul Lytton (dr)

{CDr}


95.09.13 • Greetje Bijma Quartet [BR]
NDR JAZZ WORKSHOP Nr.:297 (Norddeutscher Rundfunk) Radio Broadcast

September 13, 1995 / Funkhaus des NDR, Studio 10, Hamburg, Germany

 announcement Michael Naura [0:53
  1. Barefoot (Bijma) [8:34
  2. Lonely Walk (Bijma) [5:49
  3. Duck Pond (Dresser) [9:51
  4. As I Drive By [3:11
  5. Vortex (Crispell) [9:32
  6. Bosnia (Dresser) [6:43
  7. Sensible [8:49
  8. Homburg [10:51
  9. Painter at Work (Bijma) [5:59
  announcement [0:33
 10. Meditations [13:33
  announcement [0:49
 11. You Must Become Caligari [2:31
 12. Tondo [3:12 [95:39

Greetje Bijma (voc-1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10,11,12)
Louis Sclavis (clarinet and bass clarinet-1,3,5,7,8,9,10,11,12)
Marilyn Crispell (piano-1,3,6,7,8,9,10,11,12)
Mark Dresser (bass-1,2,3,6,7,8,9,10,11,12)

{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) 2004
September 23, 1995 / Nevessa Studio, Saugerties, NY

 1. Any Terrain Tumultuous Part I (Houle) [8:35
  2. Nomad (Crispell) [6:56
  3. A Patch Sets (5 miniatures) (Houle) [2:41
  4. Every Time (Houle) [1:16
  5. Any Terrain Tumultuous Part II (Houle) [9:59
  6. Marsyas (Houle) [7:43
   I. Athena
   II. Apprenticeship
   III. Battle—Midas' Verdict
   IV. Apollo’s Lyre
  7. Song for Jeanne Lee (Crispell) [3:20
  8. Oblique (Houle) [6:49
  9. For Clayoquot (Houle) [8:19
 10. Provided I Could (Houle) [1:02

RT 9325 Sampler has track 7.

“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. The recording session was 23 September 1995 at Nevessa Studio, Saugerties, NY with Ted Orr as engineer. 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, 03.09.03

Francois Houle (ss, cl), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{RT 9305-2; RT 9325}


95.10.07 • Greetje Bijma Quartet [BR]
(Norddeutscher Rundfunk) Radio Broadcast

October 7, 1995 / Studio 10, Hamburg, Germany

 1. Sensible [9:36
 2. Painter at Work (Bijma) [6:13
 3. Meditations [13:34
 4. Duck Pond (Dresser) [8:57
 5. Bosnia (Dresser) [10:54
 6. Painter at Work (Bijma) [2:21   (fades out) 51:35

Greetje Bijma (voc)
Louis Sclavis (clarinet and bass cl), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b)

{Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


95.10.00 • Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo [AR]

October, 1995 / unknown venue, Albuquerque, NM

 1. untitled improvisation [32:13   (incomplete, cuts out)
 2. untitled improvisation [3:23   (incomplete, cuts in)
 3. untitled improvisation [3:42   (incomplete, cuts in)
 4. untitled improvisation [11:49   (incomplete, split track at 8:03)
 5. untitled improvisation [8:17   (incomplete, cuts out)
 6. untitled improvisation [7:02
 7. untitled improvisation [11:30 [81:11

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{2CDr}


95.10.16 • Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo [AR]

October 16, 1995 / Yoshi’s Nitespot, Oakland, CA

 Introduction [1:18
 1. untitled improvisation [23:02
 2. untitled improvisation [18:08 [43:15

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CDr}


95.10.17 • Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo [AR]

October 17, 1995 / Yoshi’s Nitespot, Oakland, CA

 1. untitled improvisation [33:57   (incomplete, fades in, fades out)

Recording of 51:00 also exists.

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CDr}


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) [12:45
 2. A Sword Is Useless in the Hands of a Coward (Zankel) [15:37
 3. Circles (Crispell) [11:18
 4. Human Flowers (Zankel) [14:12
 5. Polishing the Jewel (Zankel) [15:57

Bobby Zankel (as)
Marilyn Crispell (p), Newman Baker (dr)

{CIMP #103}


  • 95.11.16 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Knitting Factory, New York City [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

November 24, 1995 / 2nd Festival de Música del segle XX, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, Spain

 1. Part I (Crispell/Fernández) [6:47
 2. Part II (Crispell/Fernández) [8:16
 3. Part III (Crispell/Fernández) [5:00
 4. Part IV (Crispell/Fernández) 6:28
 5. Part V (Fernández) [4:13
 6. Part VI (Fernández) [4:30
 7. Part VII (Crispell) [4:24
 8. Part VIII (Crispell/Fernández) [11:44
 9. Cançó número 6 (Frederic Mompou) [8:13

Marilyn Crispell (piano—right channel)
Agustí Fernández (piano—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. 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. For full details of musicians and instruments, see 95.12.19 below. [Kevin C. White, in attendance, 05.12.15—10 years on, but better late than never...]
  • 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. 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” only) and Maggie Nichols (on “Strange Loops” only). For full details of musicians and instruments, see 95.12.18 below. [ibid]

95.12.18 • Barry Guy: London Jazz Composers' Orchestra: Three Pieces for Orchestra
Guests Marilyn Crispell & Maggie Nichols

Intakt CD 045 (CD) 1997 SWI
  • Barry Guy: Portrait
    Intakt CD 123 (CD) 2007 SWI
    —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

Intakt CD 123 has track 3.

Intakt CD 045 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, 02.10.01, and 02.10.04.

Trevor Watts (as, soprano sax)
Simon Picard, Peter MacPhail, Paul Dunmall (reeds), Evan Parker (ss, ts)
Henry Lowther and John Corbett (tp), Marc Charig (cornet)
Paul Rutherford, Chris Bridges, Alan Tomlinson (tb), Robin Hayward (tu), Marilyn Crispell, Howard Riley (p), Phil Wachsmann (vn)
Barry Guy (bass, Director, Comp)
Barre Phillips (b), Paul Lytton (dr)

{Intakt CD 045; www.intaktrec.ch/123-a.htm}


95.12.19 • Barry Guy: London Jazz Composers' Orchestra: Double Trouble Two
Guests Irène Schweizer, Marilyn Crispell, Pierre Favre

Intakt Records CD 053 (CD) 1998

December 19, 1995 / Aktionshalle, Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
—See note on Rote Fabrik in 89.04.15.

Double Trouble Two
 1. Part I [8:08
 2. Part II [8:38
 3. Part III [10:10
 4. Part IV [16:52
 5. Part V [3:35

Barry Guy (bass, Dir, Comp)
Henry Lowther, John Corbett (tp), Marc Charig (cornet)
Paul Rutherford, Alan Tomlinson, Chris Bridges (tb), Robin Hayward (tu), Trevor Watts, Evan Parker, Simon Picard, Peter McPhail, Paul Dunmall (reeds), Phil Wachsmann (vn)
Marilyn Crispell, Irène Schweizer (p), Barre Phillips (b), Pierre Favre, Paul Lytton (dr)

{Intakt CD 053}


95.12.23 • MGM Trio: MGM Trio

Ramboy #09 (CD) 1996

2nd session [See also 94.11.28]

December 23, 1995 / Nevessa Studio, Saugerties, NY

 1. The Bigger the Dot, the Better the Fishing [9:18
 2. Clue? [4:00
 3. Tsurau [9:18
 4. Squaw Rock [3:28

Marilyn Crispell (p), Michael Moore (B-flat cl, Comp)
Gerry Hemingway (drums, marimba, steel pan)

{Ramboy #09}


1996 : : :


  • 96.00.00 - Marilyn Crispell & Bob Ostertag / “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.” ºKevin White, 02.09.24

ERROR LISTING!

This recording is circulating with an INCORRECT date!

96.01.01 • Marilyn Crispell Solo [AR]

January 1, 1996 / Köln, Germany

 1. After the Rain (Coltrane) [12:34

Correct Session date is 85.01.19... How the hell did that happen ???

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 (guitar, Comp)
Joseph Jarman (as)
Marilyn Crispell (p), Matt Turner (ce)
John Padden, Hans Sturm (b), Geoff Brady, Vincent Davis (perc)
Stephen Dembski (Conductor)

{CJR 1064}


96.01.12 • Joseph Jarman & Marilyn Crispell: Connecting Spirits

Music & Arts CD-964 (CD) 1996

January 12, 1996 / First Universalist Unitarian Society Meeting House, Madison, WI

 1. For Joseph (Crispell) [11:33
 2. MCPS (Crispell) [3:34
 3. Structure 1 (Crispell/Jarman) [8:21
 4. Upper Reaches (Jarman) [5:38
 5. Dear Lord (Coltrane) [9:54
 6. Connectivity (Crispell/Jarman) [5:22
 7. Meditation on a Vow of Compassion (Jarman) [14:29

Joseph Jarman (as-1,3,4,5,6,7; flute-7)
Marilyn Crispell (piano-1,2,3,5,6,7)

{CD-964}


96.01.22 • The Guy-Gustafsson-Strid Trio with Marilyn Crispell: The Fabled 1996 Radio Sweden Concert: gryffgryffgryffs

Music & Arts CD-1003 (CD) 1997

January 22, 1996 / P2 Sveriges Radio (Swedish Broadcasting Corporation), Radiohuset, Studio 2, Stockholm, Sweden

 1. gryffgryffgryffs [7:25
 2. ififif [13:18
 3. INSCAPE [7:25
 4. ORG [5:59
 5. GHAST [14:48
 6. ORGHAST [6:47
 7. What else? [8:28

Mats Gustafsson (ss, ts, 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]

January 26, 1996 / P2 Sveriges Radio (Swedish Broadcasting Corporation), Radiohuset, Studio 2, Stockholm, Sweden

 applause [0:59
 1. What Else 1 [7:42
  announcement [1:54
 2. What Else 2 [6:45
 3. What Else 3 [5:56
 4. What Else 4 [19:47
 5. What Else 5 [13:21
 6. What Else 6 [7:26
 7. What Else 7 [4:47
  announcement [0:38 [71:20

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]

January 26, 1996 / P2 Sveriges Radio (Swedish Broadcasting Corporation), Radiohuset, Studio 2, Stockholm, Sweden

 radio announcement [5:13
 1. Theoria [63:65   (split track at 41:26)
 Introduction to Harmos by Barry Guy [1:50
 2. Harmos [45:09 [108:40

Mats Gustafsson (ts), Lennart Åberg (soprano sax)
Jonas Knutson, Thomas Jäderlund (as)
Jan Levander (reeds), Magnus Broo, Staffan Svensson, Lars Almkvist (tp), Per-Åke Holmländer (tu), Nils Landgren, Ivo Nilsson, Sven Larsson (tb), Marilyn Crispell (p), Svante Henrysson (ce)
Barry Guy (bass, 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]
French Radio Broadcast

February 17, 1996 / Paris, France

 1. Double Trouble [43:00

Trevor Watts (as, soprano sax)
Evan Parker (ss, ts)
Marilyn Crispell, Irene Schweizer (p), Phil Wachsmann (vn)
Barry Guy (bass, Cond), Pierre Favre (dr)
Others?

{CDr}


  • 96.03.00 - (Festival duration 28-31 of March) Marilyn Crispell, Ostertag, Kowald, Coxhill, Kondo, others... (no personnel 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 [6:17
 2. Blues for Aida [7:50

Steve Lacy (ss, Comp)
Marilyn Crispell (p)

{FMP CD 85}


96.04.23 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR]

April 23, 1996 / Loft, Köln, Germany

 1. composition 15:26
 2. composition 15:20
 3. composition 8:52
 4. composition 32:44 [76:36

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

 announcement
 1. Opus 4—II [4:20
  announcement
 2. Now Three (Liemgruber) [18:20   (excerpt, second half of composition, fades in)
 announcement [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
    [This CD also features Ganelin Trio; Collective 4tet; Joe Maneri Quartet; Anthony Braxton Quartet (from Quartet London 1985); Reggie Workman Ensemble (from Altered Spaces); Lauren Newton & Joelle Léandre; Sainkho & Ned Rothenberg; Tibor Szemzo; Marilyn Crispell (from Santuerio); Evan Parker; John Wolf Brennan Hextet; Ivo Perelman; Natsuki Tamura & Satoko Fujii; P. Karayorgis/M. Maneri/J. Maneri; Moscow Composers Orchestra; Satoko Fujii Orchestra; and Not Missing Drums Project.]
May 24, 1996 / Gateway Studios, London, England

 1. Stag’s horn [9:48
  2. Sumach [6:35
  3. Rhus [8:05
  4. Friends from above [6:35
  5. Hirta [4:25
  6. Sippenaeken Visitation [8:22
  7. and the tints [3:55
  8. a deeper red [1:47
  9. in velvet [2:38
 10. Day of Small Truths [7:19
 11. Natives and Aliens [10:21

Leo Records CD Sampler has track 7.

Evan Parker (ss, ts)
Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (bass, piccolo bass)
Paul Lytton (perc)
All compositions, collective

{CD LR 243 & Avant 7}


  • 96.05.25 - Evan Parker Trio (Barry Guy, Paul Lytton) + Marilyn Crispell / unknown venue, 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 on p.17 (The WIRE #147 May 1996) 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, 19:30 (first of four sets), Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, England [The WIRE #147 May 1990, p.12 (festivals); p.43 (full-page advertisement) “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 / What Is Jazz Festival, Knitting Factory, NYC

 1. compositions    46:45   (incomplete set)

Bobby Zankel (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Newman Baker (dr)

{CDr; 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]

July 19, 1996 / “Music in the Mountains,” State University of New York at New Paltz, NY

1st Set:
 1. Wind Tone (Jarman) [17:53
 2. Structure One (Crispell) [11:29
 3. Dear Lord (Coltrane) [13:35
  2nd Set:
  Crispell announcement [1:39
 4. improvisation; Open to Love (Peacock) [8:22   (Crispell Solo)
 5. For Joseph (Crispell) [8:07
 6. improvisation [10:55
 6. Meditations on a Vow of Compassion (Jarman) [14:18 [90:11

Marilyn Crispell (p), Joseph Jarman (reeds-1,2,3,5,6, voice-6)
Gerry Hemingway (drums-1,2,3,5,6)

{2CDr}


  • 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
  • (V/A): Selected Signs, I / An ECM Anthology
    ECM 1650 78118-21650-2 (CD) 1997
September, 1996 / Right Track Recording Studios, New York City

 1. nothing ever was, anyway. (Version 1) [10:03
  2. Butterflies that I feel inside me [6:53
  3. open, to love [8:03
  4. cartoon [4:11
  5. Albert’s Love Theme [8:43
  6. Dreams (If time weren't) [8:56
  7. touching [6:42
  8. Both [5:51
  9. You’ve left me [5:23
 10. Miracles [3:50
 11. Ending [4:01
 12. Blood [2:48
 13. nothing ever was, anyway. (Version 2) [11:57

ECM Anthology CD 1650 78118-21650-2 has track 1.

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
  • Ivo Perelman: Sound Hierarchy
    Music & Arts CD-997 (CD) 1997
October, 1996 / Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn, NY

En Adir: Traditional Jewish Songs:
  1. L'Shana Haba'a (traditional) [6:01
  2. Chag Purim (folk) [10:57
  3. Yaldut (Perelman) [8:42
  4. Avinu Malkenu (liturgy folksong) [8:46
  5. Retiro Bom (Perelman) [6:24
  6. En Adir (folk) [9:29
  7. L'Shana Haba'a (traditional) [5:45] {1}

Sound Hierarchy:
  8. Frozen Tears (collective) [18:54
  9. Sound Hierarchy (collective) [7:29
 10. Datchki Dandara (Perelman) [12:20
 11. Fragments (collective) [17:33] {2}

En Adir and Sound Heirarchy were recorded “on the same day.” —Marilyn Crispell

Ivo Perelman (ts, mouthpiece-9, Arranger)
Marilyn Crispell (p), William Parker (b)
Gerry Hemingway (drums, voice-9)

{CD-996; CD-997; Ms. Crispell}


96.10.13 • Scott Fields Ensemble: Five Frozen Eggs

Music & Arts CD-987 (CD) 1996; Clean Feed CF 258 (CD) 2013 Portugal

October 13, 1996 / Smart Studios, Madison, WI

 1. Nada Que Ver, Juàrez [5:04
 2. Laogai [7:11
 3. The Archaeopteryx and the Manatees [14:15
 4. Little Soldiers for Science [5:06
 5. Teaching Rats Hope [5:59
 6. When it comes time to hang the Capitalists, they shall be found bidding on the rope [8:41
 7. Five Frozen Eggs [8:34

Scott Fields (guitar, 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

1st session [See also 96.10.17]

October 14, 1996 / Smart Studios, Madison, WI

 1. Miss Notpoor [2:52
 2. Prism on Soot [4:44
 3. moo, snort, sip [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

2nd session [See also 96.10.14]

October 17, 1996 / Edgewood College, Madison, WI

 1. Sonotropism (Stephen Dembski) [50:02

Scott Fields (elg), Larry Ochs (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Matt Turner (ce)

{CD-1007}


  • 96.11.00 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Tampere Jazz Happening, Tampere, Finland [web listing]
  • 96.11.00 - Bobby Zankel: Marilyn Crispell, Newman Baker / University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA [Bobby Zankel 03.10.04]
  • 96.11.22 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, “Jazz—The Next Wave,” BAM Carey Playhouse, New York City [New York Magazine October 7, 1996 p.62]
  • 96.12.00 - Bobby Zankel: Marilyn Crispell, Tyrone Brown, Newman Baker / Knitting Factory, NYC [ibid]

1997 : : :


  • 97.04.11 - Bobby Zankel: Marilyn Crispell, William Parker, Gerald Cleaver / McKenzie Arts Center, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI / “...the night before...” (the session below —RL) [Bobby Zankel 03.10.04; Cadence Vol.23 no.4 April 1997, p.2]

97.04.12 • Bobby Zankel Quartet [AR]

April 12, 1997, 8:30pm / Unity Temple, Oak Park, Chicago, IL

 1. Sword is Useless in the Hands of a Coward [23:07
 2. Polishing the Jewel [11:43
 3. Prayer & Action [11:04 [68:23

Bobby Zankel (as)
Marilyn Crispell (p), William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (dr)

{CDr; Bobby Zankel 03.10.04; 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 / Instant Chavirés, Paris, France / “...I record free music from 1978 and I never met her before 1997 in the Instant Chavirés, a Parisian suburb club. She was playing with Fritz Hauzer and Urs Liemgruber and 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 02.10.30 [Also see 98.01.18]
  • 97.04.00 (2) - Urs Leimgruber, Marilyn Crispell, and Fritz Hauser / 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]
  • 97.05.28 ??? - William Parker and Marilyn Crispell Duo / unknown venue, NYC / This referenece from WKCR may be mis-dated, as I find no other mention of what could have been a Vision Festival session. Crispell was in town, and did a Trio gig at Vision Fest on 05.26. Any additional info welcome. —RL [WKCR Archival Recording, WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31]

97.06.23 • Reggie Workman Ensemble [Audience & Broadcast Recordings]
WKCR-FM (89.9) Live Broadcast

June 23, 1997, 8:00pm / Texaco New York Jazz Festival, Knitting Factory, New York City

“...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 (Bergen County, NJ) 97.06.13

Audience Recording:
 1. composition 8:20
 2. composition 16:32
 3. composition 5:58   (Hemingway and Modek Duo)
 4. composition 8:28
 5. composition 22:05
 6. composition 5:09 [66:32

No evidence that this Broadcast is in circulation.

John Purcell (reeds, fl)
Oliver Lake (as)
Marilyn Crispell (p), Elizabeth Panzer (harp)
Reggie Workman (b), Tappan Modek (tablas)
Gerry Hemingway (dr)

{CDr; The WIRE #160 June 1997 p.12; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31} Broadcast Recording not in my collection.


  • 97.07.00 - Bobby Zankel: Marilyn Crispell, Tyrone Brown, Newman Baker / What Is Jazz Festival, Knitting Factory, NYC [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]

July 19, 1997 / Konfrontation 1997, Jazzgalerie, Nickelsdorf, Austria

 1. composition 33:19
 2. composition 26:29
 3. composition 8:05 [67:54

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 impro 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 + 05.12.07]

    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 (Dacapo 9460) [See 00.08.22 + 00.08.23]; “...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 (saxophones), Per Jorgensen (tp, vocals), 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: Lotte Anker, Per Jorgensen, Marilyn Crispell, Anders Jormin, Raymond Strid / Village, Västerås, Sweden [ibid]
  • 97.09.20 - Sine Die: Lotte Anker, Per Jorgensen, Marilyn Crispell, Anders Jormin, Raymond Strid / Nefertiti, Gothenburg, Sweden [ibid]
  • 97.09.21 - Marilyn Crispell, Lotte Anker, Staffan Svensson (trumpet), Raymond Strid / 8:00pm, Kulturverket, Halmstad, Sweden [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White, 05.12.06 + 05.12.07: “that concert was more an impromeeting"; 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 [4:05
 2. Hara [4:53
 3. Le Voir [4:46
 4. Alysee Musicora 93 [5:07
 5. Ange Exorcisé [5:09
 6. Sculpture [4:28
 7. Paix [5:41

Nelly Pouget (soprano sax-3,5,7; alto sax-4; tenor sax-1,2,6, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p)

{LS 27972}


  • 97.11.20 - Marilyn Crispell, Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake / 8:00pm, deSingel, Antwerpen, Belgium [www.desingel.be]
  • 97.12.00 - Bobby Zankel: Marilyn Crispell, Tyrone Brown, Newman Baker, Ron Howerton (perc) / no venue or locale info / “I had a quintet with...” [Bobby Zankel 03.10.04]
  • 97.12.22 - Marilyn Crispell & Bobby Zankel (given as “Vankel") / Knitting Factory, New York City [New York Magazine December 22, 1997 p.183]

1998 : : :


    “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...

    “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]
  • 98.00.00 - Lotte Anker, Marilyn Crispell, Marilyn Mazur / Rundetaarn (Round Tower), Copenhagen, Denmark [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.11.23; www.kulturverket.com/lotte/anker.html]
    The out-of-date website www.kulturverket.com/lotte/anker.html erroneously lists a Lotte Anker/Marilyn Crispell/Marilyn Mazur title “Live at the Round Tower” in the section 'Releases in '99'...
    “'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 broadcasted in The Danish Radio...” [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.11.23; 05.12.15]

98.01.18 • Crispell º Guy º Hemingway Trio [AR]

“Live” by Jean-Marc Fousset, Potlatch / Tins

January 18, 1998 / Sons d'Hiver Festival, Ferme De Cotinville, Fresnes, Paris, France

 1. continuous set [49:33
 2. encore [4:26 [57:42

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} !!! NO TRADE !!!


98.03.00 • Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz with guest Marilyn Crispell [Radio Broadcast]

South Carolina Educational Radio Release 10/20/98 wk. 43 981020 (CS) 1998; Series 38-04 (981020) 10/20/98 (CDr)

March, 1998 / Avatar Studios, New York City

 Sign-on [0:35
  Credits / Introduction / Interview begins [1:51
 1. Fragments [3:03
  Interview [6:06
 2. Red Shift / Lazy Bird (Coltrane) [2:53
  Interview [3:48
 3. Twilight World (McPartland) [5:14
  Interview [3:21
 4. Crystal Silence (Corea) [3:04
  Interview [1:59
 5. All the Things You Are (Kern) [2:49
  Interview [1:05
 6. After the Rain (Coltrane) [4:42
  Interview [1:24
 7. Touching (Annette Peacock) [3:08   (Crispell solo)
 Interview [1:34
 8. “A Free Thing, Just Off the Top of Our Heads.” (title, McPartland) [3:00   (duet)
 Interview [1:09
 9. Clothed Woman (Ellington) [2:30
  Interview [0:51
 10. Straight, No Chaser (Monk) [2:33
  Thank yous [0:07
  Interview / sign-off [1:21 [50:15

Marilyn Crispell (piano-1,2,3,5,6,7,8,10)
Marian McPartland (piano-3,4,5,8,9,10)

{CDr 981020}


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 [Audience Recording]
May 15, 1998 / 15ième Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Chaine Culturelle, Radio Canada, Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada

 1. Quartet Noir Part I [14:34
 2. Quartet Noir Part II [6:25
 3. Quartet Noir Part III [2:45
 4. Quartet Noir Part IV [10:29
 5. Quartet Noir Part V [4:28
 6. Quartet Noir Part VI [6:07
 7. Quartet Noir Part VII [8:48
 8. Quartet Noir Part VIII [9:05 [Audience Recording at 70:13

Urs Liemgruber (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Joelle Léandre (b), Fritz Hauser (dr, perc)
All compositions, collective

{VICTO cd067; CDr}


  • 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) [7:02
 2. Cartoon (Annette Peacock) 5:38
  announcement Crispell, Peacock adjusting level [1:10
 3. Broken Shadow (Ornette Coleman) 11:25
 4. Touching (Annette Peacock) [8:32
 5. Rounds—Not (Anders Jormin) 10:10
?? Blood—Cabals—Sunflower (Annette Peacock)
  announcement [1:14

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{CDr}


98.08.29 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR]

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 [46:34

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{CDr}


98.08.30 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [Broadcast, Soundboard, and Private Video Recordings]
ORF Broadcast, Austria

August 30, 1998 / Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Saalfelden, Austria

Soundboard:
 1. Nothing Ever Was Anyway/Cartoon (Annette Peacock) [11:55
  announcement Crispell
 2. Requiem (G. Peacock) [7:07
 3. Requiem (Again) [1:10
 4. Stuck In The Air, Kind Of A Middle/Cabbala and Sunflower (Motian) [6:45
  announcement Crispell
 5. Touching [7:22
 6. composition 10:59
 7. composition 0:42
 8. composition 4:49 [50:54
Broadcast:
 1. Stick in the air—kind of a middle [5:08
 2. Cabala (Motian) [1:04
 3. Sunflower (Motian) [6:52
  Crispell announcement [0:33
 4. Touching (Peacock) [7:09
  Broadcast announcement [0:12 [21:36

Private Video:
 1. compositions    38:26

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{CDr; Jakob Blumenthal 11.03.13} Soundboard and Video not in my collection.


  • 98.09.03 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr) / New Morning, Paris, France
  • 98.00.00 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr) / Festival Jazz à Cluny, Cluny, France [www.theatre-contemporain.net/cv/distribio/distribio.htm]

98.09.12 • Marilyn Crispell & Bobo Stenson [AR]

September 12, 1998 / unknown venue, Stockholm, Sweden

 Broadcast announcement [4:58
  Stenson announcement [1:24
 1. compositions    7:30
 2. compositions    13:18
 3. compositions    4:58
 4. compositions    7:12
 5. compositions    7:10   (split track at 5:53, fades out and back in)
 6. compositions    3:23
 7. compositions    6:09
 8. compositions    5:46
 9. compositions    5:04 [69:43

Marilyn Crispell (p), Bobo Stenson (p)

{CDr}


98.10.00 • Crispell, Jormin, Strid [AR]

October, 1998 / Umea Jazz Festival, unknown venue, Umea, Sweden

 announcement [1:29
 1. composition 18:52
 2. composition 27:04   (split track at 25:56)
 3. composition 9:40
  announcement [0:27 [57:43

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

 announcement [1:41
 1. composition 39:30
  announcement [1:09

An edited version of this track [13:17] was also aired. See LJCO session below.

Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (dr)

{CDr}


98.11.06 (2) • London Jazz Composer’s Orchestra [BR]

November 6, 1998 / Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin Jazz Festival, Berlin, Germany

 announcement [0:18
  Introduction, Barry Guy [1:40
 1. Sleeping Furiously [27:26
  announcement [2:02
 2. Strange Loop [17:58
 3. Harmos [45:18   (incomplete, fades at end) 95:38

An edited broadcast was also aired:
 1. Sleeping Furiously [25:57   (as above, incomplete, fades in at beginning)
 announcement [0:56
 2. composition 13:17   (from previous trio session / incomplete, fades out at end)
 announcement [0:35
 3. Strange Loop [17:13   (as above, incomplete, fades in at beginning) 57:57

Barry Guy (Conductor, leader)
Maggie Nichols (voc)
Trevor Watts, Evan Parker, Simon Picard, Pete McPhail, Paul Dunmall (reeds), Herb Robertson, Axel Dõner, Henry Lowther (tp), Paul Rutherford, Alan Tomlinson, Johannes Bauer (tb), Per-Åke Holmländer (tu), Marilyn Crispell (p), Barre Phillips (b), Paul Lytton (dr, perc)

{2CDr}


  • 98.11.00 - Marilyn Crispell & Lotte Anker 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)."]

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

Carlos Zingaro (vn)
Marilyn Crispell (p), Richard Teitelbaum (keyboards, electronics)
Joelle Léandre (b), Paul Lovens (dr)
All compositions, collective

{LR CD 287}


99.01.26



“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 (saxophones), Arve Henriksen (trumpet), 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: Lotte Anker, Arve Henriksen, Marilyn Crispell, Anders Jormin, Raymond Strid / Copenhagen JazzHouse, Copenhagen, Denmark [ibid]
  • 99.01.30 - Sine Die: Lotte Anker, Arve Henriksen, Marilyn Crispell, Anders Jormin, Raymond Strid / 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) [11:10
 2. nothing ever was, anyway [9:10
 3. December Green Wings [9:30
 4. Rounds [20:20
 5. Voice From the Past [18:50

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{CDr}


99.04.26 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR—69:09]
JUBEZ, SWR Jazz Session

April 26, 1999 / Jazzclub Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

 1. Requiem (Peacock) [11:05
 2. composition 6:07
 3. composition 6:28
 4. composition 8:09
 5. composition 4:15
 6. composition 7:15
 7. composition 14:40
 8. composition 5:21
 9. encore, unknown title [3:03   (incomplete)

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{CDr; Otto Siegfried}


  • 99.04.30 - Marilyn Crispell, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian Trio / 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}


    Appleby Jazz Festival, Appleby, England:

  • 99.06.25 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Fifth of six sets between 13:00 and 18:00 in festival marquee.
  • 99.06.26 - Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Paul Lytton, and Marilyn Crispell / Last of five sets between 11:00 and 18:00 in festival marquee.
  • 99.06.27 (1) - Marilyn Crispell & Phil Wachsmann Duo / 14:45—15:30 (preceded by Paul Lytton solo) / Evan Parker’s Freezone (or Free Zone), 14:30—19:00, The Redundant St. Michael’s Church
  • 99.06.27 (2) - Marilyn Crispell, Barry Guy, & Paul Lytton Trio / 18:10—19:00 (locale as above)

    [Session info above from Kevin White, “archived at 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
—1st session [See also 99.06.29]
  • 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, and Marilyn Crispell [BR]
    Jazz on 3, BBC Radio / Broadcast on Saturday September 4, 1999
June 28, 1999 / Gateway Studios, Kington on Thames, England

After Appleby:
 1. Warp (Crispell/Guy) [3:38
 2. Blue Star Kachina (Quartet) [20:05
 3. Wax (Crispell/Lytton) [2:57
 4. Falcon’s Wing (Parker/Guy) [2:54
 5. Wane (Crispell/Lytton) [3:10
 6. Weft (Crispell/Guy) [2:32
 7. Where Heart Revive (Quartet) [25:14
 8. Tchefit (Parker/Guy) [3:05
  
Evan Parker’s High Tide:
 1. High Tide [19:44
  
Broadcast Recording:
 1. High Tide [19:44
 2. Grace and Gravity [7:48
 3. Sprung Joyous [12:28

—BBC Radio 3 Factsheet for this session broadcast.

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}


99.06.29 • Parker º Guy º Lytton, and Marilyn Crispell: After Appleby

Leo Records CD LR 283/284 (2CD) 2000 England
—2nd session [See also 99.06.28]

June 29, 1999 / Vortex, London, England

 1. Capnomantic Vortex—for David Mossman (Quartet) [51:36
 2. Fond Farewell (Crispell/Guy/Lytton) [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
99.08.25 • 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) [8:05
 2. Odyssey (Guy) [11:46
 3. Heavy Metal (Guy/Crispell/Lytton) [4:33
 4. Spike (Guy/Crispell/Lytton) [3:32
 5. Rags (Guy) [10:21
 6. Luna (Guy/Crispell/Lytton) [4:08
 7. Celestial (Guy) [11:32
 8. Blade (Guy/Crispell/Lytton) [2:41
 9. Harmos (Guy) [6:47

Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (perc)

{Intakt CD 070}


  • 99.08.27 - Marilyn Crispell, Barry Guy, Paul Lytton / 22:00, 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

 announcement [0:29
 1. After the Rain (Coltrane) [5:13
 2. composition 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 [5:18
 2. Across the Ocean [5:12
 3. Lost Skies [6:47
 4. For These Walls [4:58
 5. A Star or Two [11:19
 6. Towards Twilight [4:38
 7. Stellar Waves [6:33
 8. Come Slowly, Day [7:04
 9. Faces on Fire [6:36

Marilyn Crispell (p), Stefano Maltese (ss, as, ts, b-cl), 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) [5:14
  2. Ring Around Circle (Crispell/Maltese) [4:13
  3. Roof of Sky (Crispell/Maltese) [8:18
  4. A Wind of Roses (Crispell/Maltese) [5:24
  5. No Scorpions in Fall (Crispell/Maltese) [3:52
  6. Moon-Wheel (Crispell/Maltese) [7:19
  7. So Glad to Be Sad (Crispell/Maltese) [6:29
  8. You Don’t Know What Love Is (Raye/DePaul) [8:04
  9. Behind the Wings (Crispell/Maltese) [4:22
 10. Rain Around (Cilio) [5:03
 11. Burning in the Shade (Cilio) [7:09

Marilyn Crispell (p), Stefano Maltese (ss, as, ts, b-cl), 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]
  • 99.09.28 - Marilyn Crispell and Lotte Anker / HotHouse, Chicago, IL [Cadence Vol.25 no.9 September 1999, p.138]
  • 99.10.01 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / “Happy Birthday HotHouse!” benefit, HotHouse, Chicago, IL [tisue.net/chicagonow/old1997.html]
  • 99.10.13 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 9:00pm, 5th City of Women Festival 1999, 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 / 8:30pm, Jazz à Lavelanet 10, 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...

2010

2020


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
    [This CD also features Eberhard Weber; Louis Sclavis; Anouar Brahem; Paul Bley, Evan Parker, and Barre Phillips; Nils Petter Molvaer; Trygve Seim; Mat Maneri; Markus Stockhausen, Arild Andersen, and Patrice Héral with Terje Rypdal; Ralph Towner; and Robin Williamson.]
    —The ECM Anthology CD was “a promotional sampler which was designed with and for Borders. If you buy an ECM disc at Borders Contre Contre is free.” [Tina Pelikan, ECM] However, when I called the Border’s here in Erie, PA, USA and inquired if they were available there, the clerk responded with “E-C-what?” —RL
February ?, 2000 / Avatar Studios, New York City

 1. Voice from the Past (Peacock) [5:54
  2. Amaryllis (Crispell) [3:33
  3. Requiem (Peacock) [4:40
  4. Conception Vessel / Circle Dance (Motian) [5:35
  5. Voices (Motian) [4:28
  6. December Greenwings (Peacock) [4:07
  7. Silence (for P.) (Crispell) [3:17
  8. M.E. (for Manfred Eicher) (Motian) [5:15
  9. Rounds (Crispell) [4:05
 10. Avatar (Crispell) [4:14
 11. Morpion (Motian) [3:30
 12. Prayer (Mitchell Weiss) [5:42

ECM: Contre Contre has track 3.

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{ECM 1742 440103 400-2; UCGR-00036-2}


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 p.74}


    Mostly Modern Festival 2000 Dublin:
  • 00.03.05 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 14:30, Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland / [CODA #302 March/April 2002, p.7, schedule reprint]
  • 00.03.05 (2) - Barry Guy New Orchestra: Barry Guy, Evan Parker, Mats Gustafsson, Hans Koch, Johannes Bauer, Herb Robertson, Marilyn Crispell, Per Ake Holmlander, Paul Lytton, Raymond Strid / (Open Rehearsal) 16:00, Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland / [ibid]
  • 00.03.05 (3) - FREEZONE Trio: Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (dr) / 20:00, Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland / [ibid]
  • 00.03.06 - Barry Guy New Orchestra / (Open Rehearsal) 15:00 [ibid]
  • 00.03.07 - Barry Guy New Orchestra / (Open Rehearsal) 15:00 [ibid]
  • 00.03.08 - Barry Guy New Orchestra / World Premiere of new compositions “Inscape-Tableaux” for BGNO, 20:00 [ibid]

00.03.18 • Tisziji Muñoz: Auspicious Healing!

Anami Music AM0018 (CD) 2000

March 18, 2000 / Nevessa Recording Studio, Woodstock, NY

 1. Auspicious! (Muñoz) [5:02
 2. Shenai Letticia Muñoz —Prayer for a Safe Birth (Muñoz) [13:50
 3. Teardrop  Blood from the Astral Heart (Muñoz) [12:08
 4. Prayer for Tolerance —Accomodation (Muñoz) [16:38
 5. Orange Chocolate Mint Medicine in G Humor (Muñoz) [3:14
 6. Brahms' Lullaby  The Way I Hear It! (Brahms) [18:00
 7. Healing in the Name of “I Love You!” (Muñoz) [4:24

Tisziji Muñoz (g, synth-4), Henry Kaiser (g, guitar FX), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Dresser (b), Lukas Ligeti (dr)

{AM0018}


  • 00.03.31-04.02 (festival duration) - 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*

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 / 02.03.14.
—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 00.05.14
April 5, 2000 / Jazzclub A-Trane, Berlin, Germany

1st Set:
  1. Voice from the Past [12:01
  2. December Greenwings (Peacock) [7:55
  3. Morpian (Motian) [6:07
  4. Ascension of the Unfortunate Beast (Crispell) [4:45
  5. Conception Vessel (P. Bley) [5:15
  6. Circle Dance (P. Bley) [4:32
  2nd Set:
  7. Requiem (Peacock) [8:12
  8. Mumbo Jumbo (Motian) [9:31
  9. Paris (Mitchell Weiss) [6:13
 10. Rounds (Crispell) [9:02
 11. Silence (Crispell) [11:46
 12. Fragments (Crispell) [4:43

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{2CDr; info via Otto Siegfried; Anonymous; 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 [14:41
 2. Part II [5:32
 3. Part III [10:39
 4. Part IV [8:38
 5. Part V [6:05
 6. Part VI [10:26
 7. Part VII [10:40   (on Intakt CD 123)

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 / 17iéme Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada

Victo cd075:
 1. Prayer (Mitchell Weiss) [5:33
 2. Triplos Part I (Crispell) [14:36
 3. Gesture Without Plot (Annette Peacock) [9:24
 4. Paris (Mitchell Weiss) [9:38
 5. Triplos Part II.a (Crispell) [6:15
 6. Silence (Crispell) [2:40
 7. Triplos Part II.b (Crispell) [3:49
 8. Not (Anders Jormin) [1:27
 9. Triplos Part II.c (Crispell) [5:06

—Victo cd074 is Paul Plimley with John Oswald; cd076 is Cecil Taylor solo.

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Victo cd 074-075-076}


00.06.05 • Marilyn Crispell and Friends: A Woodstock Visitation

June 5, 2000 / Vacation, Woodstock, NY

 1. Monday. She answered 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 fire-place. 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. Sandy 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 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 nigger 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 '98 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.
 [113 hours

Marilyn Crispell (no piano), Sandra MacGlaughlin-Lopez and Rick Lopez (accompaniment)

{Our hearts and minds.}


00.06.08 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR—47:33]

Broadcast 00.07.29 BBC Radio 3

June 8, 2000 / Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival 2000, Knitting Factory, New York City

 announcement [0:39
 1. composition 7:43
 2. composition 10:58
 3. composition 10:27
 4. composition 8:57
 5. composition 3:13
 6. composition 3:22
  announcement [0:36

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{CDr}


00.06.11 • Tisziji Muñoz: Breaking the Wheel of Life and Death!

Anami Music AM0019 (CD) 2001

June 11, 2000 / Cotton Hill Recording Studio, Latham, NY

 1. Divine Urgency! [4:36
 2. Breaking the Wheel of Life and Death! [11:34
 3. Piano Intro to Lemuria [2:31
 4. Lemuria [14:08
 5. The Elder of the Mysteries [17:00
 6. God-fire (Pyramid) [16:08
 7. Spirit Path Intro [1:22

Tisziji Muñoz (g, bells, Comp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Don Pate (b), Rashied Ali (dr)

{AM0019}


  • 00.07.14 - Lotte Anker, Marilyn Crispell, Michael Formanek / 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 / 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] Note: This session followed a Hans Otter & Anna Lindal Duo concert beginning at 6:00pm.
  • 00.07.19 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b), Paul Motian (dr) / Jazz Cafe, London, UK / possible BBC 3 Broadcast [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, Marilyn Crispell, Per Åke Holmlander, Michael Formanek, Per Ekblad / 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..."] (www.kulturverket.com/festival.html 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, Marilyn Crispell, Marilyn Mazur / 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
00.08.23 • Anker / Crispell / Mazur: Poetic Justice

Dacapo Records DCCD 9460 (CD) DK

August 22 & 23, 2000 / Soundtrack Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark

 1. Poetic Justice (Anker, Crispell, Mazur) [5:58
  2. Last Escape (Crispell) [1:27
  3. Cyclic Sight Song (Anker) [6:16
  4. Drum Fragment (Anker, Mazur) [2:13
  5. Battlefield (Anker) [5:00
  6. Stop-Sound (Anker, Crispell, Mazur) [4:13
  7. Maloma (Anker) [8:58
  8. Japanese Gong Piece (Anker, Crispell, Mazur) [3:52
  9. Last Scream (Anker, Mazur) [1:43
 10. November (Anker, Mazur, Cronholm) [1:59
 11. A Ghost Called M (Anker, Crispell, Mazur) [3:35
 12. Salute (Anker) [2:49
 13. Song for Tomas (Anker) [3:31
 14. Shell (Anker, Crispell, Mazur, Cronholm) [5:11

Lotte Anker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Josefine Cronholm (vocal-10,13,14), Marilyn Mazur (dr, perc)

{DCCD 9460}


  • 00.10.06 - Marilyn Crispell, Reggie Workman, Gerald Cleaver Trio / AMG EDGEFEST 2000, 4th Ann Arbor Creative Music Festival, 8 PM, Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI

    Posted Wednesday, October 11, 2000 by un-chart-ed (www.nzmusic.com/uncharted.cfm):
    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...”

  • 00.10.14 - Urban Taniwha Big Band featuring Marilyn Crispell / ("19:30, Onetahua Marae, Takaka") Soundings Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand [news archive of www.noizyland.com; www.thespace.co.nz/artists/taniwha.html]
  • 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] 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. composition 10:03
  2. composition 15:17
  3. composition 11:12
  4. composition 7:12
  announcement [1:25
  5. composition 6:12
  6. composition 8:32
  7. composition 7:32
  8. composition 5:52
  9. composition 10:27
 10. composition 3:25
 11. composition 11:20
 12. composition 1:51

Marilyn Crispell (p, voc, percussion)

{2CDr; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


2001 : : :


  • 01.02.20 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Barry Guy, Gerry Hemingway / 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]
  • 01.03.22 - Stefano Maltese and Marilyn Crispell / 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}


01.05.21 • Time of Orchids: Melonwhisper

no label, no issue # 2001 (CD) CAN

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]

Webcast at London Musician’s Collective Website.

June 3, 2001 / LMC’s 10th Festival of Experimental Music, Purcell Room, Southbank, London, England

 1. composition 32:23

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{info from David Belkin}


  • 01.06.13 - Marilyn Crispell & Gary Peacock / 8:00pm, Tonic, NYC
  • 01.06.23 (1) - Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Paul Lytton with Marilyn Crispell / 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, Barry Guy, Jormin Strid with Marilyn Crispell / Du Maurier International Jazz Festival, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [ibid]
  • 01.06.24 - Barry Guy New Orchestra; Barry Guy, Evan Parker, Hans Koch (sax), Mats Gustafsson (sax), Johannes Bauer (trombone), Herb Robertson (trumpet), Per Ake Homlander (tuba), MC (p), Paul Lytton (dr); Jormin Strid (dr) / Du Maurier International Jazz Festival, 8:00pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 01.07.09 - Lotte Anker, Marilyn Crispell, Marilyn Mazur/ 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 / Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2001, 9:30pm, Copenhagen JazzHouse, Copenhagen, Denmark [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.11.28 + 05.12.06; 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, reproduced 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) [6:22
 2. untitled composition 2 (Wynston) [8:04
 3. untitled composition 3 (Wynston) [8:15
 4. untitled composition 4 (Wynston) [8:43
 5. untitled composition 5 (Wynston) [10:06
 6. untitled composition 6 (Crispell) [5:33   (Crispell solo)
 7. untitled composition 7 (Wynston) [11:29

Mike Murley (ts), Geoff Young (g), Marilyn Crispell (p), 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 Quintet plays “Bortom": Lena Willemark, Marilyn Crispell, Karin Nelson, Raymond Strid / “Nya Perspektiv” double bill also featuring No Tone, 7:00pm, Västerås (?), Sweden [www.culturen.nu/forestallningar.asp?id=310]
    “Radioinspelning för P2 i Göteborg.” Is this a live broadcast or a recording by P2 Sveriges Radio (Swedish Broadcasting Corporation) to be aired at a later date?

01.09.25 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR—64:26]

September 25, 2001 / Copperlunden, Västerås, Sweden

 1. composition 6:33
 2. composition 24:03
 3. composition 8:47
 4. composition 7:08
 5. composition 16:10

Marilyn Crispell (p), Anders Jormin (b), Raymond Strid (dr)

{CDr}


01.09.26




“I took this photo in Norrköping, Sweden, September 26, 2001.
She played with Anders Jormin [bass] and Raymond Strid [drums]."

Photo by Jan Ström, reproduced 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

1st Set:
  rehearsal take (afternoon sound check before concert) [4:21
  1. Tryptichon* (Part I) [11:41
  2. Tryptichon* (Part II: Gesture without a Plot—A. Peacock) [7:21
  3. Tryptichon* (Part III) [13:36
  4. untitled trio piece [13:49
  announcement [1:04
  2nd Set:
  5. Rounds (M. Crispell) [11:12
  6. Requiem (G. Peacock) [6:45
  7. untitled [8:18
  8. Dear Lord (J. Coltrane) [6:25
  9. untitled [6:52
 11. encore / 9-11 (Karl Berger—Premiere performance) [4:11

“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; info via Mathieu Belanger and Marc Chenard}


  • 01.10.27 (date uncertain) - Eric Andersen Special Concert (Second Set): Andersen (guitar, vocals), Eric Bazilian (guitar), Garth Hudson (saxophones, keyboards, accordion), Maud Hudson (African talking drums, vocals), Marilyn Crispell (grand piano), John Sebastian (harmonica) / “After intermission... Marilyn Crispell was brought up from the audience to join in on grand piano.” / Kleinert-James Arts Center, Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY [www.ericandersen.com; message posted by Richard Wall on Mon Oct 29 05:05:16 CET 2001 at theband.hiof.no/guestbook/october_01.html]

01.11.01 • Barry Guy New Orchestra [BR—64:53]

November 1, 2001 / Culturen, Västerås, Sweden

 announcement [1:36
 1. Inscape—Tableaux [63:17   (split track at 45:33)

Evan Parker, Mats Gustafsson, and Hans Koch (reeds), Johannes Bauer (tb), Herb Robertson (tp), 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 (BGNO) / Blå, Oslo, Norway [sofa.norcd.no]
  • 01.11.03 - Mat Gustafsson, Barry Guy, and Jormin Strid with Marilyn Crispell / Tampere Jazz Happening, Old Customs House Club (KLUBI), 12:00 MIDNIGHT (actually 01.11.04), Tampere, Finland
  • 01.11.07 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / RUMOR 22 Festival voor avontuurlijke muziek, 8:15pm, Huis aan de Werf, Boorstraat 107, 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, Gouvernestraat 133, Rotterdam, Holland [ibid]
    “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 05.12.29
  • 01.12.14 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Boston Creative Music Alliance’s “Piano in the Foreground” weekend (Double-bill with Pandelis Karyorgis & Nate Mcbride), 8 p.m, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA [Bob Blumenthal, The Boston Globe 01.12.09; Cadence Vol.27 no.12 December 2001, p.33]

2002 : : :


02.02.22 • Marilyn Crispell: A Pianist’s Guide To Free Improvisation
Keys to Unlocking Your Creativity / Taught by Marilyn Crispell

Homespun Tapes DVD-CRI-KB21 (DVD) 2002

February 22, 2002 / Colony Cafe, Woodstock, New York

Lesson [80:00

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 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.” [www.allaboutjazz.com/news/ft/20020309/1226/Lee_Konitz_Marilyn_Crispell_Geri_Allen.html]

02.03.21 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [AR—61:14]

March 21, 2002, 8:00pm / 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)

{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

“...the [Round Tower concert] was recorded by and broadcasted in The Danish Radio and so was the Copenhagen Jazzhouse concert with Gerald Cleaver.” [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.12.06 + 05.12.15]

 radio announcement [1:43
 1. Three Snapshots 1 [1:36
 2. Three Snapshots 2 [2:12
 3. Three Snapshots 3 [1:37
 4. Psychic Sightsong [10:31
 5. composition 9:55
 6. Song for Thomas [6:55
 7. composition 8:20
 8. composition 7:45
 9. composition 2:40   (incomplete)
 radio announcement [0:25

Lotte Anker (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerald Cleaver (dr)

{CDr; Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.25}


  • 02.04.10 - Lotte Anker, Marilyn Crispell, Gerald Cleaver / Stadtgarten, Cologne, Germany [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.12.06]
  • 02.04.12 - Lotte Anker, Marilyn Crispell, Gerald Cleaver / Huset, Aalborg, Denmark [ibid]
  • 02.04.13 - Lotte Anker Trio: Anker, Cleaver / 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, to, 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 (bass, Comp), Raymond Strid (dr, perc)

{CDr; Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.25; KC White 05.02.07}


  • 02.06.25 - Marilyn Crispell Duo with Lotte Anker / 8:00pm, Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2002, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [www.jazzvancouver.com]
  • 02.06.27 - NOW Orchestra’s 25th Anniversary featuring Marilyn Crispell / 8:00pm, Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2002, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [ibid]
  • 02.06.28 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Lotte Anker, Dylan van der Schyff / 8:00pm, Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2002, Studio 16, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [ibid]
  • 02.07.02 - Crispell & Anker Duo / l'Off Festival de Jazz, Lion d'Or, Montreal, Quebec, Canada / “Marilyn played again here in Montreal a week ago (July 2) in duo with Lotte Anker” [Marc Chenard 02.07.10; CODA #307 January/February 2003 pp.17-18]
  • 02.07.11 - Marilyn Crispell, Barry Guy, Paul Lytton 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. untitled improvisation [20:34
 2. untitled improvisation [18:05
 3. untitled improvisation [19:43
 4. untitled 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]

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

Marilyn Crispell (p), Mats Gustafsson (reeds), 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 (tenor saxophone), Mats Gustafsson (baritone saxophone, fluteophone), Hans Koch (sax, clarinet), Herb Robertson (trumpet), Johannes Bauer (trombone), Per Ake Holmlander (tuba), 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), Evan Parker and Mats Gustafsson (saxophones), Hans Koch (anches), Herb Robertson (trumpet), Johannes Bauer (trombone), 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, Barry Guy, Raymond Strid / 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 14:23
 2. composition 16:17
  banter, George laughing [1:36
 3. composition 5:58
  more banter, more George laughing [1:23
 4. composition 9:22
 5. encore [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 34:23
 2. composition 12:29
 3. encore [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 & 02.10.09 - Urban Taniwha Sextet Featuring Marilyn Crispell: Jeff Henderson (reeds), RIchard Nunns (Taonga Puoro, traditional Maori instruments), Waimihi Hotere (voc), Tom Callwood (b), Chris O'Connor (dr) / Otago Festival of the Arts, 20:00, 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, 13:00, 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 / 21:00, “in the lounge of someone’s house... played to entire population of town - 27” —Jeff Henderson 02.10 22 / Okarito, New Zealand [www.thespace.co.nz/calendar; www.sounz.org.nz; Jeff Henderson]
  • 02.10.12 - Urban Taniwha Sextet Featuring Marilyn Crispell / 20:00, Arahura Church, Arahura, New Zealand [ibid]
  • 02.10.13 - “...was a rest / research day” —Jeff Henderson
  • 02.10.14 - Urban Taniwha Sextet Featuring Marilyn Crispell / 19:30, 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, traditional Maori instruments), Tom Callwood (b), Chris O'Connor (dr)

{Jeff Henderson}


  • 02.10.19 - Urban Taniwha Sextet Featuring Marilyn Crispell / Wellington International Jazz Festival, 20:00, Jazz Club at Parthenon Hall (ex-James Cabaret), 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} !!! NO TRADE !!!


  • 02.11.08 - Marilyn Crispell & Gary Peacock Duo / 9:00pm, Salle Paul-Fort, Pannonica, Nantes, France [www.pannonica.com] CANCELLED!!!
  • 02.11.09 - Marilyn Crispell & Gary Peacock Duo / 25. Göttinger Jazzfestival, Deutsches Theater, Göttingen, Germany [www.jazz-over-hannover.de] “The evening’s entertainment began at 7:30pm, with Marilyn and Gary sandwiched between the NDR Bigband and Groove Galaxi.” —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: Barry Guy, Gerry Hemingway / Guimarães Jazz 2002, Auditório da Universidade do Minho, Guimarães, Portugal [www.mindspring.com (Hemingway’s Nagual Music site); www.jazzportugal.net/festivals/guimaraes2002.html ; Nuno Martins 03.11.17]
  • 02.11.30 - Barry Guy New Orchestra (BGNO) / 9th Barcelona Festival of Contemporary Musics, L'Auditori, 21:00, Barcelona, Spain [www.mayarecordings.com, www.cccb.org]

2003 : : :


  • 03.01.11 - Marilyn Crispell Solo (shared bill with German pianist Achim Kaufmann) / 21:30 - 22.30, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisberg, Germany [www.jazzamrhein.de/piano.html; Hans-Jürgen von Osterhausen]
  • 03.01.12 - Marilyn Crispell Solo (shared bill with German pianist Achim Kaufmann) / 21:30 - 22.30, 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]

West German Broadcasting Corporation (WDR), Digital Radio Broadcast April 1, 2003.

January 13, 2003, 20:30 / Jazzmeeting WDR, The Loft, Köln, Germany
—Also circulating dated incorrectly as 03.12.01 and 03.01.03.

 1. Piece No. 1 [10:49
 2. Piece No. 2—Stiller Weg [11:43
 3. Piece No. 3—Cyclic Said [15:24
 4. Talisman [18:49
 5. Piece No. 4 [12:55
 6. Gesture Without Plot (Annette Peacock) [13:15
 7. Dear Lord (Coltrane) [8:19
 8. encore [3:35

—My copy has a first track of 5:20 (incomplete, cuts in); and total time of 88:56. —RL

Marilyn Crispell (p)




Photo by Cologne photographer Hyou Vielz, taken prior to Marilyn’s concert at The Loft

Marilyn played two sets this night. —Hans-Jürgen von Osterhausen 03.09.04

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 03.04.02

{2CDr; Siegfried Otto and Arne Wondracek; www.loftkoeln.de/loftframes.html; Hans-Jürgen von Osterhausen; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


03.01.14
03.01.15 • Barry Guy º Marilyn Crispell º Paul Lytton: Ithaca

Intakt CD 096 (CD) 2004 SWZ

January 14 & 15, 2003 / Radio Studio DRS, Zurich, Switzerland

 1. Fire and Ice (Guy) [10:21
  2. Void, for Doris (Guy) [6:37
  3. First Shard (Guy) [1:50
  4. Broken Silence (Guy, Crispell, Lytton) [6:34
  5. Second Shard (Guy) [1:12
  6. Ithaca (Guy) [8:47
  7. Zinc (Guy) [3:32
  8. Third Shard (Guy) [2:42
  9. Unfolding (Guy, Crispell, Lytton) [3:55
 10. Zig Zag (Guy) [10:08
 11. Klaglied (Guy) [4:47

Marilyn Crispell (p), Barry Guy (b), Paul Lytton (perc)

{Patrick Frisco 04.12.25; Walter Davis 04.12.30} Not in my collection.


  • 03.01.14-16 - “Guy, Crispell, Lytton Trio have recorded a new CD for Intakt in Zurich between 14-16 January 2003 which will come out later this year. Compositions are mostly by Barry Guy and are inspired by the Jewish Museum designed by Daniel Libeskind..” [www.mayarecordings.com]
  • 03.01.16 - Guy, Crispell, Lytton Trio / Moods, Zürich, Switzerland [www.mayarecordings.com]
  • 03.01.17 - Guy, Crispell, Lytton Trio / Mühle Hunziken, Bern, Switzerland [ibid]
  • 03.01.18 - Guy, Crispell, Lytton Trio / venue?, St. Gallen, Switzerland [ibid]

03.02.00 • Marilyn Crispell Trio: Storyteller

ECM Records ECM 1847 / 038 1192-2 (CD) 2004 Germany; Universal UCCE-104 (CD) Japan
  • (V/A): Jazziz Critics' & Readers' Choice—The Best of 2004
    Jazziz Magazine Vol.22 no.1 January 2005 (CD + magazine) 2005
    [This disc includes pieces by Mike Marshall and Jovino Santos Neto; Jaco Pastorius Big Band; Marilyn Crispell Trio; Mike Stern; Lynne Arriale Trio; Eric Darius; Dr. John; Glauco Sagebin; Viktor Krauss; Kirk Lightsey; Eliane Elias; E.S.T.; John Lee Hooker; Dan Siegel; Lila Downs; Courtney Pine; Mavis Staples; and Miles Davis.]
February, 2003 / Avatar Studios, New York City

 1. Wild Rose (Crispell) [4:10
  2. Flight of the Bluejay (Motian) [4:37
  3. The Storyteller (Motian) [6:05
  4. Alone (Crispell) [4:44
  5. Harmonic Line (Helias) [5:48
  6. Cosmology 2 (Motian) [5:35
  7. Limbo (Helias) [6:51
  8. Play (Motian) [5:10
  9. The Sunflower (Motian) [3:59
 10. Cosmology 1 (Motian) [3:58
 11. So Near, So Far (Crispell) [9:27

Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Helias (b)
Paul Motian (dr)

{Kevin C. White 05.02.10; cat.opal-libraries.org:2082}


  • 03.04.10 - Guy, Crispell, Lytton Trio / unknown venue, Ljubljana, Slovenia [ibid]

03.05.00 • Anders Jormin: In Winds, In Light

ECM Records ECM 1866 / 981 1231-2 (CD) 2004 Germany

May, 2003 / Organ Hall, Musikhögskolan (Music Academy), Gothenburg, Sweden

 1. Vårstäv (Spring saying) [1:10
  2. Introitus [1:36
  3. Sång 80 (Song 80) [6:08
  4. Choral [8:28
  5. In winds [3:02
  6. Sandstone [2:01
  7. Allt [6:37
  8. Soapstone [2:10
  9. Gryning (Dawn) [3:31
 10. Each man [0:53
 11. Transition [1:10
 12. Flying [3:10
 13. Sommarorgel (Summer organ) [4:49
 14. Love song [6:33
 15. Limestone [1:27
 16. En gång (Some day) [8:50

“This busy month ends with a recording for ECM of Jormin’s renowned commission for the cathedral of Västerås called “Bortom"; for Lena Willemark, Marilyn Crispell, Raymond Strid, and Karin Nelson on church organ.” [Official homepage of Anders Jormin, www.gac.se/andersJ/aboutAJ.html#nearfut; March 2003 ECM Newsletter]

Marilyn Crispell (p), Karin Nelson (church organ), Lena Willemark (voc), Anders Jormin (b, Comp), Raymond Strid (perc)

{Kevin C. White 05.02.08}


  • 03.06.05 - Joe Giardullo, Marilyn Crispell, Tani Tabbal / 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 Kevin C. White 03.06.23]
  • 03.06.25 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Mark Helias, Paul Motian / JVC Jazz Festival New York 2003, 9:00 & 11:00 pm, Village Vanguard, NYC [www.villagevoice.com; www.festivalproductions.net; www.ecmrecords.com]

03.06.28 • George Lewis Quartet [AR]

June 28, 2003 / Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Centre for the Performing Arts, Western Front, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 1... compositions

George Lewis (tb), Marilyn Crispell (p, voc), Miya Masaoka (koto), Hamid Drake (dr)

{John Chacona 08.05.29; Cadence Vol. 29 no. 6 June 2003, p.140}


  • 03.09.13 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber, Marilyn Crispell, Joëlle Léandre, Fritz Hauser / concert includes première of “Weissagung,” a “composed improvisation” developed jointly with Bettina Skrzypczak / Lucerne Festival “Modern 12,” 22:00, Concert Hall KKL, Luzern, Switzerland (www.stadtluzern.ch; www.bettina-skrzypczak.com; www.ecmrecords.com]
  • 03.10.16 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Évolutions 2003: Le Nouveau Piano, 8:00pm, Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montréal, Quebec, Canada [www.mcgill.ca; www.lalaiste.qc.ca]
    “In October I’m playing a solo concert in Montreal...” [Marilyn Crispell 03.08.30]
    “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 04.04.17
  • 03.10.17 - A Round Table Discussion (Topic: Improvised music and contemporary piano practice, or “Composing on the Moment, Composing with the Moment") with Marilyn Crispell, Marc Couroux, Andrew Czink, and Paul Plimley / 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 [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 [www.ecmrecords.com; www.flynncenter.org]
    “...she played solo concerts in Burlington, Vermont, and in Maine (can’t remember where exactly) on Nov. 21 and 22 (or thereabouts) 2003.” —Marc Chenard 04.04.17
  • 03.11.22 - Dimensions in Jazz presents Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Center For Cultural Exchange, Longfellow Square, Portland, ME [jazzcornertalk.com]

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 (Snow date 04.02.27) [Kevin C. White 04.04.23]
  • 04.03.12 - Henry Grimes & Marilyn Crispell Duo / 9:00pm, Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale, NY [Margaret Davis 04.02.29]
    “...She also performed in duo with Henry Grimes recently, at some time in March 2004 in Kingston, NY...” —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]
  • 04.04.03 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Co-Composer credit: Evan Parker & Paul Lytton with the London Sinfonietta: World première performance of Premature Celebration (arranged by Django Bates) / FuseLeeds04, 8:00pm, Quarry Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, England
    “...a tribute to improvising saxophonist Evan Parker on his 60th birthday featuring a piece where 60 composers have contributed a bar of music to a collaborative composition for The London Sinfonietta, Parker, and percussionist Paul Lytton.” (The WIRE 241, p.92)
    “It was the riskier collaborations that paid off. Premature Celebration was commissioned in honour of Evan Parker’s imminent 60th birthday: 60 composers 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.” (Festival review by Abi Bliss, The WIRE 243, p.91)
    One bar was contributed by Marilyn Crispell. (www.fuseleeds.org.uk; ECM Newsletter April 2004)
    The performance (duration—18:12) was broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and is archived at BBC—Radio 3—Fuse Festival [www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/fusefestival/; all information from Kevin C. White 04.05.05]
  • 04.04.29 - Marilyn Crispell Improvisation Workshop / Barnevelder Movement Arts Center (aka Complex), Houston, TX [K.C. White 04.04.29]
    “...her workshop was at MECA arts center (Houston, TX). It was a couple days before the 29th.” —Bob Selcoe 04.07.09

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 [Kevin C. White 04.04.29]
  • 04.05.10 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 7:30pm, Outpost, Albuquerque, NM [ibid] “Saw her Solo last night, 2 long 'suites', 2 short encores.” —Kevin Skotnicki 04.05.11
    “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 posting to COLTRANE list 04.05.13

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; anonymous correspondence 04.05.13} !!! NO TRADE !!!


  • 04.06.28 - Marilyn Crispell (p), John Geggie (b)—solos & duos / “They will be playing again this June 28 for a Radio Canada (CBC French network) broadcast.” [Marc Chenard 04.04.17]
  • 04.06.28 - Marilyn Crispell (p), John Geggie (b)—solos & duos / “Late afternoon at the Library of Canada,” Ottawa Jazz Festival [M. Crispell correspondence]
  • 04.07.10 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Wall St. Jazz Festival, 7:00pm, Kingston, NY [ibid]
  • 04.07.16 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / “workshop to be announced” / 8:00pm, Walden School, Dublin, NH [ibid]
  • 04.08.00 - Anders Jormin Quintet: Lena Willemark, Marilyn Crispell, Karin Nelson, Raymond Strid / “August-04 : Scandinavian Concerts and CD-release for ECM of Jormin’s church music/cycle of songs called 'Bortom' / Sweden [ibid; Anders Jormin Homepage at www.gac.se/andersJ/aboutAJ.html]
  • 04.08.06 - Anders Jormin Quintet plays “Bortom” ("Beyond"): Lena Willemark, Marilyn Crispell, Karin Nelson, Raymond Strid / 7:00pm, Örgryte New Church, Gothenburg, Sweden [www.goart.gu.se/gioa/progr04.htm]
    “...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.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=3924; www.daniel-abrams.com/opera.asp]
    “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.”
  • 04.09.18 - Marliyn Crispell Solo / two shows (8:00pm and 10:00pm), An Die Musik, Baltimore, MD [www.jhunewsletter.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/09/17/414a4fbacc0e5]
  • 04.10.09 - Richard Nunns (traditional Maori instruments): “Maori Music with...” Marilyn Crispell, David R. Rothenberg (clarinets, overtone flutes, birdsong, and nature sounds) / 8:00pm, Puffin Cultural Forum, East Oakdene, Teaneck, New Jersey, NY [www.puffinfoundation.org]
    “This is only one of several concerts Marilyn gave with Richard Nunns, but I have no details of the other sessions. Could anyone help with these?
    (Original listing: 04.10.05-15 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: “Concert(S) with...” David Rothenberg, Richard Nunns, 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

1st session [See also 07.03.09.]

October 23, 2004 / Nya Perspektiv 2004, CuLTUREN, Västerâs, Sweden

 1. Quartet Collaboration (Crispell/Ljungkvist/Danielsson/Nilssen-Love) [15:10
 2. Aros (Danielsson) [22:40

Marilyn Crispell (p), Fredrik Ljungkvist (ts, cl), Palle Danielsson (b), Paal Nilssen-Love (dr)

{Kevin White 09.02.05}


  • 04.10.24-27 - Marilyn Crispell Solo Residency (and concert, see 04.10.27) / Centre Durrenmatt, Neuchatel, Switzerland [ibid]
  • 04.10.27 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 19:30, Concert Résonances, Centre Dürrenmatt, Neuchatel, Switzerland [ibid; www.fritzhauser.ch/english/daten_english/e_dates_0.html]
  • 04.10.28 - Quartet Noir: Marilyn Crispell (p), Joëlle Léandre (b), Urs Liemgruber (saxophones), Fritz Hauser (dr) / 20:00, Gare du Nord, Basel, Switzerland [www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm; www.fritzhauser.ch/english/daten_english/e_dates_0.html]

04.10.29 • Quartet Noir: Lugano

Les Disques Victo cd096 (CD) 2005 CAN

October 29, 2004, 20:00 / Radio Svizzera-Rete Due, Lugano, Switzerland

 1. Lugano part I [31:40
 2. Lugano part II [6:06
 3. Lugano part III [12:39

Urs Liemgruber (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p, perc), Joelle Léandre (b), Fritz Hauser (dr)

{cd096}


  • 04.10.30 - Quartet Noir / 20:00, Boa-Halle, Lucerne, Switzerland [ibid]
  • 04.11.18-28 - Residency with the NOW Orchestra, Vancouver, B.C. [www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm]

  • 04.11.22-24 - NOW Orchestra with Marilyn Crispell (Rehearsals) [Alexander Varty’s contribution at Straight:com and The Western Front’s archives]
  • 04.11.25 - NOW Orchestra with Marilyn Crispell (performing works by Coat Cooke, Ron Samworth, and Marilyn Crispell / “an ambitious five-movement suite” / NOW Festival, 8:00pm, Western Front, Vancouver, BC, Canada. [www.straight.com/content.cfm?id=6564; www.front.bc.ca/details.p?record=1898]

04.11.26
04.11.27 • NOW Orchestra & Marilyn Crispell: Pola

Les Disques Victo cd097 (CD) 2005 CAN

November 26 & 27, 2004, The Factory, Vancouver, Canada

 1. Pola (Cooke) [3:02
 2. Yin Yang (Crispell) [15:33
 3. March (Cooke) [2:59
 4. M.C. (Samworth) [12:31
 5. Broken Dreams (Cooke) [12:12
 6. Suffused with Blue Light (Cooke) [10:33

Coat Cooke (ts, bar, fl, artistic director), Graham Ord (ts, ss, fl), Bruce Freedman (as), Saul Berson (as, cl, fl),
John Korsrud and Kevin Elaschuk (tp, flg), Rod Murray (tb), Brad Muirhead (b-tb), Marilyn Crispell (p),
Kate Hammett-Vaughan (voc), Ron Samworth (elg), Paul Blaney and Clyde Reed (b), Dylan van der Schyff (dr)

{Kevin C. White 05.10.25}


  • 04.11.18-28 - NOW Orchestra with Special Guest Marilyn Crispell / NOW Festival (11.25-27), Western Front, Vancouver, B.C. / “...as the respected keyboardist reports from her home in Woodstock, New York: 'I don’t want to say too much about the piece,' she says, '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 04.11.25 [www.straight.com/content.cfm?id=6564]

  • 04.12.11 - Dave Rothenberg & Marilyn Crispell / (part of Roulette’s Fall Series) 8:30, 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 [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.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm; www.cd-cc.si}


  • 05.01.15 - Marilyn Crispell Duo with Lotte Anker / 8:30pm, Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Center Presernova 10, Lihartova Hall, Ljubljana, Slovenia [www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm; www.cd-cc.si]
  • 05.03.00 - “first two weeks"—Possible dates at Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (concert, workshop); Possible dates in Madison, Wisconsin (concert, workshops) [www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm]
  • 05.03.11 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Farley’s House of Pianos, Madison, WI. “A reception follows the performance.” [www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm; www.farleyspianos.com]
  • 05.03.12 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Adray Auditorium, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI [Pat Frsico 05.02.03]
    “...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; Evans' 'Turn out the Stars' and a heartbreaking version of 'Time Remembered'; also Coltrane’s 'Lazy Bird'. —Matthew Peter-Gerald Endahl correspondence to Stanley Pollack, 05.03.14
  • 05.04.16 - Dave Douglas project with Marilyn Crispell, Andrew Cyrille, and Greg Cohen / (Workshop) Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, NYC [www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm]
  • 05.04.18 - Dave Douglas project with Marilyn Crispell, Andrew Cyrille, and Greg Cohen / (Concert) Carnegie Hall, NYC [www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm]
  • 05.04.30 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / DOZZAJ2005: IIIº Dozza Jazz Festival, 9:30pm, Teatro Comunale di Dozza, Dozza, Italy. [www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm; www.comune.dozza.bo.it]
  • 05.05.04 - Henry Grimes Trio featuring Marilyn Crispell & Andrew Cyrille / P.P. Cafe, Brussels, Belgium, 9:00pm [www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm; www.ppcafe.be]
  • 05.05.05 - Henry Grimes Trio featuring Marilyn Crispell & Andrew Cyrille / Schouwburg Cultuurcentrum Luchtbal, Antwerp, Belgium, 8:3Opm [www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm; www.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



Poster from www.jazzatelier.at/

Marilyn Crispell (p), Henry Grimes (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

{Jakob Blumenthal 06.09.15; www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm; www.jazzatelier.at/index_e.html; A. Fischer} Not in my collection.


  • 05.05.08 - Henry Grimes Trio featuring Marilyn Crispell & Andrew Cyrille / Porgy & Bess Club, Vienna, Austria, 9:00pm [www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm; www.porgy.at/e_index.html]
  • 05.05.09 - Henry Grimes Trio featuring Marilyn Crispell & Andrew Cyrille / 21:00, Bimhuis Center for Jazz & Improv, Amsterdam, Netherlands [www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm; www.bimhuis.nl]
  • 05.05.10 - Henry Grimes Trio featuring Marilyn Crispell & Andrew Cyrille / 21:30, Chateau (Kasteel) Vilain XIII, Leut, Maasmechelen, Belgium [www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm; www.ccmaasmechelen.be]

05.05.11 • Henry Grimes Trio featuring Marilyn Crispell & Andrew Cyrille [AR—77:00]

May 11, 2005, 8:3Opm / Interessengemeinschaft Rote Fabrik, Postfach 1073, Seestrasse 395, 8038 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)

{www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm; www.hugo.ch/clubs/rote; Norbert Kreutzer 05.12.26} Not in my collection.


  • 05.06.25 - Duo with bassist John Menegon / 4:00pm, Wall St. Jazz Festival, Kingston, New York [www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm]
  • 05.07.22 - Anders Jormin Trio: Marilyn Crispell, Raymond Strid / Molde International Jazz Festival 2005, 11:00pm, Forum, Molde, Norway / [www.moldejazz.no; www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm]
  • 05.07.23 - Anders Jormin Quintet: Marilyn Crispell, Lena Willemark, Karin Nelson, Raymond Strid / Molde International Jazz Festival 2005, 11:00pm, Domkirche, Molde, Norway [ibid]
  • 05.07.18-23 - possible trio concerts with Anders Jormin and Raymond Strid [www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm]
  • 05.07.29 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Teppo Hauta-aho (b), Olavi Louhivuori (dr) / Rantajatsit (Jazz on the Beach), 8:00pm, Fantti, Raahe, Finland [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming.htm; 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, New York [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming.htm; www.pcnr.com]

    Re 05.09.17 + 05.09.28:
    “...we actually just did a couple of concerts in the US (w/ Michael Formanek + Andrew Cyrille) ... the next thing in Europe will probably first be in November '06 though, but there are plans of another recording then ... the plan is to turn the two trios into a quartet ... The 2006 quartet is supposed to be Anker/Crispell/Formanek/Cyrille—but this is more Marilyn’s project ... The ... quartet will be playing music of all four ... but I think it’s better that Marilyn answers these questions also re: recording...” [Lotte Anker correspondence with KC White 05.11.23 + 05.11.27 + 05.12.07]
  • 05.09.17 - Lotte Anker Trio: Lotte Anker, Michael Formanek / 8:00pm & 9:30pm (two sets), An die Musik LIVE!, Baltimore, MD [www.ecmrecords.com; www.andiemusiklive.com]
  • 05.09.28 - Marilyn Crispell, Andrew Cyrille & Lotte Anker / 8:00pm, Tonic, NYC [Tonic e-mail 05.08.18]
  • 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, Andrew Cyrille / 15th Akbank Jazz Festival, 9:30pm, Babylon Club, Istanbul, Turkey [www.henrygrimes.com; www.pozitif-ist.com]
  • 05.10.14 - Henry Grimes Trio: Marilyn Crispell, Andrew Cyrille / 11:00pm, Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal [www.henrygrimes.com; www.casadamusica.com]
  • 05.10.29 & 10.30 - Anders Jormin Quintet: Marilyn Crispell, Lena Willemark, Karin Nelson, Raymond Strid / Umea Festival, Sweden [www.marilyncrispell.com/marilyncrispell/upcoming.htm] “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
05.12.05 • Michele Rabbia / Marilyn Crispell / Vincent Courtois: Shifting Grace

CAM Jazz CD-7791 (CD) 2006 IT

December 4 & 5, 2005 / Artesuono Recording Studio, Udine, Italy

 1. Masque (M. Rabbia) [6:31
  2. Encounter I (M. Rabbia, V. Courtois, M. Crispell) [2:06
  3. Figure (M. Rabbia) [3:00
  4. Encounter II (V. Courtois, M. Crispell) [2:37
  5. Fantasia Su Uno Scritto (M. Rabbia) [3:28
  6. Shifting Grace (M. Rabbia) [6:57
  7. Liaisons (M. Rabbia) [4:04
  8. Encounter III (M. Rabbia, V. Courtois, M. Crispell) [2:48
  9. Encounter IV (M. Rabbia, V. Courtois) [2:24
 10. Encounter V (V. Courtois, M. Crispell) [3:53
 11. Petit Hommage (M. Rabbia) [1:01
 12. Masque Trio Version (M. Rabbia) [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: Marilyn Crispell (p), Grimes (b), Tani Tabbal (perc), + special guest Roswell Rudd (tb) /
    8:00pm, Olin Hall, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY [Marilyn Crispell correspondence with KC White 06.01.02; bard.edu/news/releases/pr/fstory.php?id=987]
  • 06.03.13 - Rehearsal (for ???) / Woodstock, NY [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm]
  • 06.04.08 - Henry Grimes Trio: Marilyn Crispell, Andrew Cyrille / 8:00pm, Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro, VT [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; www.henrygrimes.com/schedule.html]
  • 06.04.18 - Marilyn Crispell Workshop / Cologne, Germany [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm]
  • 06.04.19 - Henry Grimes Trio: Marilyn Crispell, Newman Taylor Baker / 8:30pm, Stadtgarten, Cologne, Germany [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; www.henrygrimes.com/schedule.html]
  • 06.04.20 - Henry Grimes Trio: Marilyn Crispell, Newman Taylor Baker / 10:30pm, La Palma Club, Rome, Italy [ibid]
  • 06.04.21 - Henry Grimes Trio: Marilyn Crispell, Newman Taylor Baker / 8:00pm, Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria [ibid]
  • 06.04.22 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber, Marilyn Crispell, Joelle Leandre, Fritz Hauser / 8:00pm, Cafe du Soleil, Saignelegier, Switzerland [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; www.fritzhauser.ch/deutsch/daten_deutsch/d_daten_0.html]

06.04.23 • Quartet Noir [BR—48:53]
SWR - Now Jazz Session

April 23, 2006, 8:00pm / Club W71, Gärtnerhaus, Konzert im Schloss, Weickersheim, Germany

 1. April 06, Part Three [13:50
 2. composition 10:37
 3. composition 20:42
 4. composition 3:44

A second version is circulating at 58:58 which includes 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 08.05.17

Urs Liemgruber (ts, ss), Marilyn Crispell (p), Joelle Léandre (b), Fritz Hauser (dr, perc)

{Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


  • 06.04.24 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber, Marilyn Crispell, Joelle Leandre, Fritz Hauser / 8:00pm, Loft, Cologne, Germany [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; www.fritzhauser.ch/deutsch/daten_deutsch/d_daten_0.html]
  • 06.04.25 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber, Marilyn Crispell, Joelle Leandre, Fritz Hauser / 8:00pm, Kulturspeicher, Leer, Germany [ibid]
  • 06.04.26 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber, Marilyn Crispell, Joelle Leandre, Fritz Hauser / 7:30pm, Stanser Musiktage 06, Stans, Switzerland [ibid]
  • 06.04.28 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber, Marilyn Crispell, Joelle Leandre, Fritz Hauser / 8:00pm, Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon 2006, Jazzatelier, Ulrichsberg, Austria [ibid]



    Poster from www.jazzatelier.at/

  • 06.05.04 & 06.05.05 - Rehearsals (see below) / Woodstock, NY [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm]
  • 06.05.06 - Cy Twombly Dreamhouse: A Program of Music, Dance, and Video—Directed by: Marilyn Crispell / Choreography: Savia Berger. Performed by Marilyn Crispell, Peter Buettner (tenor saxophone, fl), Baikida Carroll (trumpet), Douglas James (dr), Garry Kvistad (perc), Savia Berger (dance), Zahrah Abdur-Raheem (dance), Neil Totton (dance) / 8:00pm, Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, NY [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; www.woodstockguild.org/calendar.htm; www.woodstockguild.org/press_archive.htm]
    “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]
  • 06.05.22-28 - Teaching residency / Banff Centre International Workshop in Jazz, Banff, Alberta, Canada [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm]
  • 06.06.14-16 - Rehearsals with NOW Orchestra (see 06.06.24 below) / Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm]
  • 06.06.17-25 - Co-directorship with Mark Helias / Vancouver Creative Music Institute, Vancouver Community College School of Music, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; www.vcmi.ca/]
  • 06.06.24 - NOW Orchestra featuring Marilyn Crispell: Coat Cooke (director, saxophones); Ron Samworth (guitar); Bill Clark, Kevin Elaschuk (trumpets); Graham Ord, Bruce Freedman, Saul Berson (saxophones); Ralph Eppel, Brad Muirhead (trombones); Paul Blaney, Clyde Reed (basses); Kate Hammett-Vaughan (vocals); Paul Kikuchi (dr); + Special Guest Marilyn Crispell (p) / TD Canada Trust Vancouver Jazz Festival 2006, 8:00pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; 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.'” [Concert Review by Larry Appelbaum, www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=22451]
  • 06.06.26 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Mark Helias, Dylan van der Schyf / TD Canada Trust Vancouver Jazz Festival 2006, 8:00pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [ibid]
  • 06.07.06-08 - Henry Grimes Trio featuring Marilyn Crispell & Tani Tabbal / Grand opening of the Ismet Siral Creative Music School, many events throughout, including workshop at 3:30pm and concert at 9:00pm on July 7th at Bogazici U., Albert Long Hall [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 [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; www.maverickconcerts.org/]
  • 06.09.17 - Marilyn Crispell & Michelle Makarski Duo / 2:00pm, Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; www.ecmrecords.com]
  • 06.10.06 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Workshop / 1:00-3:00pm, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee, WI [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; 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 / 1:00-3:00pm, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; www.wisc.edu/]
  • 06.10.07 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Morphy Hall, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI [ibid]
  • 06.10.08 - Marilyn Crispell & Frederic Rzewski 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

1st Set:
  1. composition 5:02
  2. composition 5:53
  3. composition 7:23
  4. composition 9:44
  5. composition 6:41
  6. composition 9:15
  7. composition 4:40
  announcement [0:42
  2nd Set:
  8. composition 6:05
  9. composition 14:21
 10. composition 6:53
 11. composition 7:26
 12. composition 6:38
 13. composition 11:50
  announcement [1:21

Joe Lovano (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Helias (b), Paul Motian (dr)

{2CDr; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; www.ecmrecords.com; calendar.columbia.edu/arts_music.html}


06.10.30
06.10.31
06.11.01 • John Geggie º Marilyn Crispell º Nick Fraser: Geggie Project

Ambiances Jazz 179 (CD) 2008 CAN

October 30 through November 1, 2006 / Auditorium of Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 1. Credo (Geggie) [5:34
  2. Ice And Meltwater (Geggie, Crispell, Fraser) [1:27
  3. Run-Away Sheep (Geggie) [7:39
  4. Réconfort (Geggie, Crispell, Fraser) [3:15
  5. Or Not (Geggie) [6:36
  6. Entre Chien Et Loup (Geggie, Crispell, Fraser) [2:27
  7. View From The Bridge (Geggie) [3:38
  8. Across The Sky (Geggie) [6:38
  9. Weather Forecast (Geggie, Crispell, Fraser) [2:05
 10. Canon (Geggie) [5:38
 11. Écureuils (Geggie, Crispell, Fraser) [2:10
 12. I Wanted More (Geggie) [6:17
 13. PH (Geggie, Crispell, Fraser) [3:31
 14. Bouclier Canadien (Geggie, Crispell, Fraser) [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?"—Talk and demonstration at the piano including question and answer period / 2:00pm, Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; www.woodstockguild.org/]
  • 06.11.18 - Marilyn Crispell & Michelle Makarski Duo / Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, 10:00pm, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, England [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; www.ecmrecords.com; www.hcmf.co.uk/index.asp]
  • 06.11.19 - Barry Guy, Paul Lytton & Marilyn Crispell Trio / Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, 7:30pm, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, England [ibid]
    Note: This session precedes 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.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; www.offeneohren.org/]
  • 06.11.25 or 26 - Private visit / Hamburg, Germany [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm]
  • 06.11.29 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Cologne, Germany [ibid]
  • 06.12.01 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Workshop / ArtEZ Conservatorium, Arnhem, Holland [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; www.artez-conservatorium.nl/]
  • 06.12.01 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Solo (?) / ArtEZ Conservatorium, Arnhem, Holland [ibid]
  • 06.12.21 - Marilyn Crispell with Joe Lovano, Mark Helias, Paul Motian / 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 [25:36
 2. Part 2 [6:54
 3. Part 3 [7:51
 4. Part 4 [13:06

Roy Campbell (trumpets-1,3,4; flute-1)
Marilyn Crispell (piano-1,3,4)
Joelle Leandre (contrabass-1,2,4)
Mat Maneri (viola-1,2,4)
All compositions, collective

{DMG/ARC-0721}


  • 06.12.23 (1) - Tisziji Munoz & Marilyn Crispell Duo / The Stone, NYC [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; www.thestonenyc.com]
  • 06.12.23 (2) - Tisziji Munoz Quartet: Marilyn Crispell, Don Pate, Bob 'Rakalam' Moses / The Stone, NYC [ibid]

2007 : : :


  • 07.02.27 through 07.03.04 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Mark Helias, Paul Motian / Sets at 9:00pm and 11:00pm, Village Vanguard, NYC [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; villagevanguard.com]

07.03.09 • Marilyn Crispell: Collaborations / Live at Nya Perspektiv Festivals 2004 and 2007

Leo Records LR 528 (CD) 2009 UK

2nd session [See also 04.10.23.]

March 9, 2007, 6:00pm / Nya Perspektiv 2007, Box 1 (largest stage), CuLTUREN, Västerâs, Sweden

 1. Quintet Collaboration 1 (Crispell/Broo/Zanussi/Ulander/Nilssen-Love) [11:52
 2. Quintet Collaboration 2 (Crispell/Broo/Zanussi/Ulander/Nilssen-Love) [14:05
 3. Silence Again (Crispell) [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, Marilyn Crispell, P.O. Jørgens (dr) / 8:00pm, Literaturhaus, Copenhagen, Denmark [www.lotteanker.com/; www.literaturhaus.dk/3/]
  • 07.03.16 - Barry Guy, Paul Lytton, Marilyn Crispell / Moods, Zurich, Switzerland [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm]
    This session can’t be confirmed at www.moods.ch/moods/programm.php3?datneu=2007-03-16&whatsit=sd&kn=4514#, 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 07.02.28)

07.04.13 • (V/A): Roulette TV Marilyn Crispell & Lotte Anker Duo

Einstein Records 017 / Roulette Intermedium, Inc. (2DVD) 2008
[This 2DVD also features: Andrew Cyrille with Bob Stewart and Roy Campbell; Lois V Vierk (Parts I & II); Phoebe Legere; Blue Gene Tyranny; Kathleen Supové; Margaret Leng Tan; Joan La Barbara; The Oliver Lake Reunion Trio (Parts I & II); and David Behrman. All performances can also be seen at www.roulette.org/ and ubu.com/]

April 13, 2007, 8:30pm / Roulette, New York City

 1. Woodstock (Crispell) [11:00
 2. Fragments (Anker) [6:35
 3. Interview with Marilyn Crispell [8:40

Marilyn Crispell (p), Lotte Anker (tenor sax-1; soprano sax-2)

{Kevin C. White 09.01.17}


07.04.18
07.04.19
07.04.20
07.04.21
07.04.22
07.04.23 • Marilyn Crispell: Vignettes

ECM Records 2027 (CD) 2008

April 18-23, 2007 / Auditorio Radio Svizzera, Lugano, Switzerland

 1. Vignette I (Crispell) [2:19
  2. Valse Triste (Crispell) [2:59
  3. Cuida Tu Espíritu (Jayna Nelson) [7:47
  4. Gathering Light (Crispell) [5:54
  5. Vignette II (Crispell) [2:29
  6. Vignette III (Crispell) [1:08
  7. Vignette IV (Crispell) [1:48
  8. Vignette V (Crispell) [1:36
  9. Sweden (Crispell) [7:04
 10. Once (Crispell) [3:55
 11. Axis (Crispell) [3:45
 12. Vignette VI (Crispell) [2:55
 13. Vignette VII (Crispell) [4:02
 14. Ballade (Crispell) [5:11
 15. Time Past (Crispell) [5:41
 16. Stilleweg (Arve Henriksen) [6:18
 17. Little Song For My Father (Crispell) [3:21

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{Kevin C. White}


  • 07.04.18-23 - Lugano, Switzerland. “I was recording a solo CD for ECM in Lugano. ...it will hopefully be out next spring.” [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; Marilyn Crispell correspondence with Kevin C. White 07.06.26]
  • 07.05.17 - Lotte Anker, Marilyn Crispell, Mark Helias, Andrew Cyrille (world première) / 8:00pm, 24ième Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; www.lotteanker.com/; The WIRE #277 p.77; www.fimav.qc.ca]
  • 07.05.20 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber, Marilyn Crispell, Joëlle Léandre, Fritz Hauser / Musique Action, 5:00pm, Salle des fêtes, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; www.fritzhauser.ch/deutsch/daten_deutsch/d_daten_0.html]
  • 07.05.22 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber, Marilyn Crispell, Joëlle Léandre, Fritz Hauser / 9:00pm, Istituto Svizzero, Rome, Italy [ibid]
  • 07.05.23 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber, Marilyn Crispell, Joëlle Léandre, Fritz Hauser / 9:00pm, TAM-Club, Grottazzolina, Italy [ibid]
  • 07.05.24 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber, Marilyn Crispell, Joëlle Léandre, Fritz Hauser / 8:30pm, Istituto Svizzero, Venice, Italy [ibid]

07.05.26 • Quartet Noir [AR]

July 5, 2006, 8:00pm / Steinway-Haus, Rubinsteinsaal, München, Germany

1st Set [39:03
 2nd Set [31:22 [70:26

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, Marilyn Crispell, Joëlle Léandre, Fritz Hauser / 8:00pm, bau 4, Altbüron, Switzerland [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming06.htm; www.fritzhauser.ch/deutsch/daten_deutsch/d_daten_0.html]

07.05.30
07.05.31 • Barry Guy º Marilyn Crispell º Paul Lytton: Phases Of The Night

Intakt Records 138 (CD) 2008 SWZ

May 30 & 31, 2007 / Studio Sound Development, Zurich, Switzerland

 1. Phases Of The Night (inspired by Max Ernst) [16:49
 2. Insomnie (inspired by Dorothea Tanning) [8:58
 3. The Invisible Being Embraced (inspired by Wilfredo Lahm) [12:47
 4. With My Shadow (inspired by Yves Tanguy) [14:30

Barry Guy (bass, Comp)
Marilyn Crispell (p), Paul Lytton (dr)

{Kevin C. White 08.06.02}


07.06.02 • Barry Guy º Marilyn Crispell º Paul Lytton [BR]

June 2, 2007 / Taktlos Festival 2007, 9:30pm, Aktionshalle, Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland

 1. Phases Of The Night (inspired by Max Ernst) [17:26
 2. With My Shadow (inspired by Yves Tanguy) [8:43
 3. Insomnie (inspired by Dorothea Tanning) [12:18
 4. The Invisible Being Embraced (inspired by Wilfredo Lahm) [15:40 [54:09

Barry Guy (bass, Comp)
Marilyn Crispell (p), Paul Lytton (dr)

{Jakob Blumenthal 10.04.19; www.intaktrec.ch/concerts.htm}


  • 07.06.20 - Co-Pilots: Henry Grimes with Marilyn Crispell and Rashied Ali / Vision Festival XII, 9:30pm, Angel Orensanz Foundation, NYC [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.visionfestival.org/]
    Marilyn’s own Upcoming Concerts and Workshops page erroneously lists a “Duo with Henry Grimes” on this date. Clarification was sought: “The Vision Festival concert was with Henry and Rashied.” [Marilyn Crispell correspondence with Kevin C. White 07.06.26]
  • 07.06.22 & 06.23 - Reunion at Walden School, Dublin, NH / “A Walden/Junior Conservatory Camp/TTI (Teacher Training Institute) Reunion.” [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.handoverhand.org/]

07.06.30 • Louis Moholo-Moholo º Marilyn Crispell: Sibanye (We Are One)

Intakt Records 145 (CD) 2008 SWZ

June 30, 2007 / An die Musik LIVE!, Baltimore, MD

 1. Improvise, Don’t Compromise [12:40
 2. Moment of Truth [7:08
 3. Journey 11:49
 4. Soze (Never) [6:28
 5. Phendula [7:07
 6. Reflect [7:21
 7. Sibanye (We Are One) [6:18

Marilyn Crispell (p), Louis Moholo-Moholo (dr)
All compositions, collective

{Kevin C. White 09.01.17}


  • 07.08.10 - Quartet Noir: Urs Liemgruber, Marilyn Crispell, Joëlle Léandre, Fritz Hauser / Jazz em Agosto 2007, 9:30pm, Anfiteatro ao Ar Livre, Lisbon, Portugal [The WIRE #280 June 2007 p86; marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.musica.gulbenkian.pt/jazz/]
  • 07.09.02 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Teppo Hauta-aho (b), Olavi Louhivuori (dr) / UMO Jazz Festival, 7:00pm, Temppeliaukion kirkko (Rock Church), Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; 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]

October 6, 2007, 7:30pm / Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 1. 5-4-3-2 (Cyrille) [19:03
  announcement [0:26
 2. Limbo (?) (Helias) [12:46
 3. Rounds (Crispell) [9:02
 4. Obad (?) (Cyrille) [9:01
  announcement [0:41
 5. Rhythmic Improvisation/Dear Lord [14:56
 6. Subway (Helias) [5:16 [71:11

Marilyn Crispell (p), Mark Helias (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

{Ron Lyles 10.03.10; www.citypaper.net/articles/2007/10/04/crispell-helias-cyrille}


  • 07.10.27 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Atelier Musicale—XIV Edition, 5:30pm, Palazzina Liberty, Largo Marinai d'Italia, Milan, Italy [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.corriere.it/vivimilano/concerti/articoli/2007/10_Ottobre/03/atelier_musicale.shtml]
  • 07.11.07 - Costellar Pulsations: Music of Robert Cogan and Pozzie Escot: Marilyn Crispell (improvising piano) and Ellen Polansky (notated piano) perform Robert Cogan’s Costellar Pulsations; Marilyn Crispell (p), Joseph Howell (clarinet), and Aaron Trant (perc) perform Pozzi Escot’s Mirabilis II / 8:00pm, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; concerts.newenglandconservatory.edu/index.php?Date_Year=2007]

2008 : : :


  • 08.02.12 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:15pm, Berklee Performance Center, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.berklee.edu/events/detail/1092]

08.03.00 • Marilyn Crispell º David Rothenberg: One Dark Night I Left My Silent House

ECM 2089 (CD) 2010 USA

March, 2008 / Nevessa Production, Woodstock, NY

 1. Invocation [3:33
  2. Tsering [4:57
  3. The Hawk And The Mouse [6:27
  4. Stay, Stray [4:57
  5. What Birds Sing [2:17
  6. Companion: Silence [3:27
  7. Owl Moon [6:58
  8. Still Life With Woodpeckers [4:18
  9. Grosbeak [4:42
 10. The Way Of The Pure Sound (for Joe Maneri) [5:52
 11. Motmot [3:46
 12. Snow Suddenly Stopping Without Notice [6:48
 13. Evocation [4:21

“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 (piano-1,2,4,5,6,7,9,11,13; soundboard-2,3,10,12; percussion-3,8,10,11,12)
David Rothenberg (bass clarinet-1,2,3,4,6,10,12,13; clarinet-5,7,8,9,11)
All compositions, collective

{www.ecmrecords.com/Background/2089.php; Kevin C. White 10.11.26}


  • 08.03.11 through 08.03.16 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Mark Helias, Paul Motian / 9:00pm + 11:00pm, Village Vanguard, NYC [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.villagevanguard.net/frames.htm]
  • 08.03.25 - Michele Rabbia, Marilyn Crispell, Vincent Courtois / 8:30pm, Théâtre des Nouveautés, Tarbes, France [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.jazzaluz.com/article.php3?id_article=62]
  • 08.03.26 - Michele Rabbia, Marilyn Crispell, Vincent Courtois / 9:00pm, Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Holland [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.bimhuis.nl]
  • 08.03.27 - Michele Rabbia, Marilyn Crispell, Vincent Courtois / 9:00pm, Lantaren/Venster, Rotterdam, Holland [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.lantaren-venster.nl/36-678-Marilyn_Crispell_Trio; www.camoriginalsoundtracks.com/site]
  • 08.03.28 - Michele Rabbia, Marilyn Crispell, Vincent Courtois / 9:00pm, Teatro Studio, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.auditorium.com/eventi/4908878]
  • 08.04.13 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY [Rick Lopez and Sandra MacGlaughlin-Lopez www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.hallwalls.org/]

08.04.26 • Marilyn Crispell Solo [AR]

April 26, 2008, 7:30pm / Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

1st Set:
  announcement [0:36
 1. composition 7:53
 2. composition 10:45
 3. composition 5:56
 4. composition 10:09
 5. composition 8:25
  announcement [0:42
  2nd Set:
 6. composition 11:08
 7. composition 11:06
 8. composition 16:53
 9. encore [2:41 [88:58

Marilyn Crispell (p)

{2CDr; www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.concordlibrary.org/pages/news.html}


  • 08.04.29 - Marilyn Crispell Solo + "Vignettes" (ECM Records) CD release party / 6:00pm, Birdland, NYC [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.birdlandjazz.com/]
  • 08.05.04 - Marilyn Crispell Solo; Duo with Karl Berger (vibes); Duo with Ingrid Sertso (vocals); Duo with John Lindberg (b); Duo with Don Davis (as); Duo with Tom Schmidt (b) / “Different Music” Festival, benefiting the Creative Music Studios Archive Project, Colony Cafe, Woodstock, NY [Bob Selcoe 08.05.30]
  • 08.05.16 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00-9:15pm & 9:30-10:45pm, An Die Musik LIVE, Baltimore, MD [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.andiemusiklive.com/]
  • 08.08.08 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Walden School, Dublin, NH [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.waldenschool.org/concert/index.shtml]
  • 08.08.16 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Young People’s Concert, 11:00am, Maverick Concert Hall, Woodstock, NY [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; 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.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/jazznow.aspx]
  • 08.09.13 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: 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.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.bennettslane.com/]
  • 08.09.15 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Matt Willis (b), Ben Falle (dr) / 8:00pm, Charles Hotel, Perth, Australia [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.perthjazzsociety.com/programme/]
  • 08.09.17 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 7:30pm, The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; 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, Richard Nunns (Nga Taonga Puoro—traditional Maori instruments), and Jeff Henderson (saxophones) / 8:30pm, Limelight, Level 3, Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand [ibid]

08.09.20
08.09.21 • Marilyn Crispell º Richard Nunns º Jeff Henderson: This Appearing World

Rattle RAT-D027 (CD/DVD) 2011 NZ
  • [Various Artists] Born Into This: The Music of Rattle
    Rattle RAT-D038 (CD/download) 2012 NZ
    [This CD/download, free to registered users of the Rattle website, also features: Hirini Melbourne & Richard Nunns; Victoria Kelly, Hirini Melbourne & Richard Nunns; Natalia Mann & Izzet Kizil; John Psathas; Bright Sheng; Ron Samsom, Norman Meehan & Bill Manhire; David Prior & Dugal McKinnon; Phil Dadson,; Amy Rempel; Jonathan Besser; Kim Halliday; Jack Body; Phil Dadson; Stephan Prock; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ken Young; Mihi-ki-te-kapua; Manos Achalinotopoulos & Tim Prebble; Dave Lisik, Paul Dyne & Richard Nunns; Jorge Sosa; Roger Manins; and John Psathas (again).]
August 20 & 21, 2008 / Kenneth Myers Centre, University of Auckland, New Zealand

 1. Gentle Folk [3:39
  2. Snow Grind [2:47
  3. Missed Children [4:34
  4. Rumi Nation [4:02
  5. Paper Sand [3:05
  6. Here Seas Peak [2:11
  7. Tough Fairy, My Dear [4:57
  8. This Appearing World [3:46
  9. Meat Ox [2:22
 10. Trap [1:55
 11. Sine Language [1:02
 12. Isle and LIght [1:18
 13. Quiet Night [5:01
  
 14. Interview (with Jeff Henderson) [12:00] DVD only

Rattle (CD/download) RAT-D038 has track 11.

“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 soon.”
—Steve Garden correspondence with Kevin C. White, 12.04.11

Marilyn Crispell (piano-1,2,4,5,7,11?,13; vocals-3,8; percussion-6,12)
Richard Nunns (taonga puoro/Maori traditional musical instruments-all tracks; vocals-3)
Jeff Henderson (bass sax-2,3,5,9,10; alto sax-7,11,12; clarinet-1,4,6,13; vocals-8)
All compositions, collective

{Rattle Records RAT-D027 CD/DVD; Kevin C. White 12.04.14 and 07.07.18, with special thanks to Steve Garden}


  • 08.10.10 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 7:30pm, ICA, Boston, MA [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.icaboston.org/calendar/]
  • 08.10.10 (2) - Marilyn Crispell & Evan Parker Duo / "Evan Parker and Marilyn Crispell will each present a solo set and then close the evening in a world-premiere pairing." / 7:30pm, ICA, Boston, MA [ibid]
  • 08.10.18 - Trio d'Improvisation: David Bond (saxophone), Marilyn Crispell (p), Cameron Brown (b) / 8:00pm, Colony Café, Woodstock, NY [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.davidbondjazz.com/itineraries.html]
  • 08.10.22 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Earshot Jazz, 7:30pm, Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, WA [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.earshot.org/index.html]
  • 08.10.22 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Trio: Nate Wooley (trumpet), Paul Lytton (dr) / Earshot Jazz, Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, WA [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; 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 [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.sfjazz.org/concerts/2008/fall/artists/Crispell.asp]
  • 08.11.14 & 08.11.15 - Joe Lovano Quintet "Us 5": Joe Lovano (saxophones), Marilyn Crispell (p), Esperanza Spaulding (b), Francisco Mela (perc), Otis Brown III (dr) / 9:00pm & 11:00pm, Village Vanguard, NYC [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]
    "Yes, I did play the 2 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.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.justmusic-festival.de/index.php?id=113]
  • 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.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.justmusic-festival.de/index.php?id=116]
  • 08.11.22 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Workshop Ensemble / Wiesbaden International Jazz Festival (Just Music 2008), 7:30pm, Kulturforum, Wiesbaden, Germany [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07; www.justmusic-festival.de/index.php?id=113]
  • 08.11.24 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Hospitalkirche, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07; www.hz-online.de]
  • 08.11.27 (1) - Lotte Anker Trio (Workshop): Marilyn Crispell, Raymond Strid / Musikhøgskolan (Academy of Music and Drama), Gothenburg, Sweden [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07; www.lotteanker.com/]
  • 08.11.27 (2) - Lotte Anker Trio: Marilyn Crispell, Raymond Strid / Musikhøgskolan (Academy of Music and Drama), Gothenburg, Sweden [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07; 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: Marilyn Crispell, Raymond Strid / Kalisz International Jazz Piano Festival, 6:00pm, Centrum Kultury i Sztuki w Kaliszu, Kalisz, Poland [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07; www.lotteanker.com/; www.ckis.kalisz.pl/festiwale/festiwale.php?kid=127]
  • 08.12.02 - Lotte Anker Quartet: Marilyn Crispell, Anders Jormin, Raymond Strid / Nya Perspektiv, 7:00pm, CuLTUREN, Västerâs, Sweden [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07; www.lotteanker.com/; www.nyaperspektiv.se/NEW/program2008host.html]
  • 08.12.13 - Marilyn Crispell & Doug James Duo / 8:00pm, Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, NY [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07; ulsterpublishing.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=article8articleID=472625]

2009 : : :


  • 09.01.17 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 7:30pm, La Jolla Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, San Diego, CA [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.ljathenaeum.org/jazz.html]
  • 09.01.18 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm & 9:30pm, Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles, CA [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.jazzbakery.org/index.shtml]
  • 09.02.03 - Michele Rabbia Trio "Shifting Grace": Marilyn Crispell, Vincent Courtois / Festival Sons d'Hiver 2009, 8:30pm, Espace Jean Vilar, Arcueil, France [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.sonsdhiver.org/fr/programme/concert.html]
  • 09.02.06 - Michele Rabbia Trio "Shifting Grace": Marilyn Crispell, Vincent Courtois / 8:30pm, Théâtre Pôle Sud, Strasbourg, France [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; vcourtoi.club.fr/concerts.html; www.pole-sud.fr/spectacles/jazz/programme/fiche_spectacle_792.php]
  • 09.02.07 - Michele Rabbia Trio "Shifting Grace": Marilyn Crispell, Vincent Courtois / 8:30pm, De Werf, Bruges, Belgium [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.dewerf.be/dewerf.be/algkalender89.html]
  • 09.02.10 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Theaterzaal ("Kunst Veredelt—Art Ennobles"), Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.vooruit.be/en/event/1712]
  • 09.03.06 - Marilyn Crispell with Lina Nyberg (voc), Palle Danielsson (b), Joakim Milder (tenor saxophone) / Nya Perspektiv 2009, 6:00pm, Box 1, CuLTUREN, Västerâs, Sweden [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.perspectivesfestival.com]

09.03.14 • Marilyn Crispell º Gerry Hemingway: Affinities

Intakt Records Intakt 177 (CD) 2011 Switzerland

1st session [See also 10.19]

March 14, 2009, 8:00pm & 9:30pm / An die Musik LIVE!, Baltimore, MD

 1. Shear Shift [14:15
 2. Axial Flows [8:07
 3. Starlings [10:35
 4. Threadings [8:32
 5. Air [7:49
 6. Permeations [3:58
 7. Finis [5:34

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (drums, percussion, vibraphone)

{www.squidco.com; www.andiemusiklive.com/}


  • 09.03.21 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, The Stone, NYC [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.thestonenyc.com/calendar.php]
  • 09.03.21 (2) - Marilyn Crispell, Michelle Makarski (vn), Lukas Ligeti (dr) / 10:00pm, The Stone, NYC [ibid]
  • 09.04.11 - Marilyn Crispell, Jeff Reilly (bass clarinet), Norman Adams (ce) / suddenlyLISTEN, 8:00pm, venue TBA, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.suddenlylisten.com/schedule.htm]
  • 09.04.28 - Marilyn Crispell, Agustí Fernández & Barry Guy / ECM Barcelona L'Auditori Series, 8:30pm, L'Auditori Contemporània, Barcelona, Spain [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.auditori.org/seccions/programacio/]
  • 09.05.01 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Europa Jazz Festival, 5:00pm, La Fonderie, Le Mans, France [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.europajazz.fr/SITE2008/francais/fiche.php?event_id=0000001556]

09.05.02 • Joëlle Léandre Stone Quartet [Video Broadcast Recordings]
MEZZO TV, HQ Digital Satellite Broadcast

May 2, 2009, 8:00pm / 30th Europajazz Festival, L'Abbaye de l’Epau, Le Mans, France

 1. Morceaux joués—Part 1 - 8 [54:09

Joëlle Léandre (b), Marilyn Crispell (p), Roy Campbell (tp, pocket trumpet, flg, fl)
Carlos Zingaro (vn)

{DVD-R; Ron Lyles 10.03.05; www.europajazz.fr/SITE2008/francais/fiche.php?event_id=0000001562}


  • 09.05.17 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Creative Music Studio Fundraiser, CMS, Woodstock, NY / “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!” [Bob Selcoe 09.07.28]
  • 09.05.22 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / RE:FLUX 09, 8:00pm, The Empress, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.capitol.nb.ca/e/show_id.php?shwID=448]
  • 09.07.16 - Marilyn Crispell & Joëlle Léandre Duo / Pori Jazz Festival, 8:00pm, Ultra Music Nights, Cotton Mill, Pori, Finland [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.porijazz.fi]
  • 09.07.18 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Molde Jazz Festival, 4:00pm, Forum, Molde, Norway [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.moldejazz.no/2009/index.php?page_id=9191]
  • 09.08.20 - Marilyn Crispell in conversation with Molly Sheridan / 2:00p.m., at Crispell’s home in Woodstock, New York
    At New Music Box, a Web Magazine from the American Music Center [Molly Sheridan 09.10.05; www.http://icbox.org/article.nmbx?id=6137]
  • 09.08.22 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY / [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.icupublish.com/howlandevents.php]
  • 09.09.10 - The Stone Quartet: Joëlle Léandre, Marilyn Crispell, Roy Campbell Jr., Mat Maneri / Guelph Jazz Festival, 8:00pm, St. George’s Church (Sanctuary), Guelph, Canada [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; 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.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.guelphjazzfestival.com/2009_season/full_schedule/friday_day_3]
  • 09.09.12 - The Geggie Project: John Geggie, Marilyn Crispell, Nick Fraser / Guelph Jazz Festival, 8:00pm, River Run Center Main Stage, Guelph, Canada [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.guelphjazzfestival.com/2009_season/full_schedule/saturday_day_4]
  • 09.10.08 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 7:30pm, Djanogly Recital Hall, Lakeside Arts Centre, Highfields Park, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.lakesidearts.org.uk/Music/]

On The Outside Festival 2009:

  • The complete festival performances are in the Musicfilm broth video archive.

09.10.09 • Brown, Crispell, Mattos, and Taylor [AR—59:30]

October 9, 2009, 7:30pm (Friday, Set Four) / On The Outside Festival 2009, Gateshead Old Town Hall, Gateshead, England

 1. improvisation    59:30

Rob Brown (as), Marilyn Crispell (p), Marcio Mattos (cello, electronics)
Chad Taylor (drums—subbing for Gunther 'Baby' Sommer)

{musicfilmbroth.com/ontheoutside.html; lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com/2009/10/on-outside-festival-friday-october-9.html}


09.10.10 • Chevillon, Crispell, Wilson, Tomlinson, and Ducret [AR]

October 10, 2009, 2:00pm (Saturday, Set Eight) / On The Outside Festival 2009, Gateshead Old Town Hall, Gateshead, England

 1. improvisation    45:40

Bruno Chevillon (b), Marilyn Crispell (p), Graeme Wilson (reeds), Alan Tomlinson (tb), Marc Ducret (guitar)

{musicfilmbroth.com/ontheoutside.html; 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 Fifteen) / On The Outside Festival 2009, Gateshead Old Town Hall, Gateshead, England

 1. improvisation    41:40

Bruno Chevillon (b), Marilyn Crispell (p), Chris Sharkey (g), Gunter 'Baby' Sommer (drums—replacing Chad Taylor, perhaps in a trade for the 09.10.09 set.)

{musicfilmbroth.com/ontheoutside.html; lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com/2009/10/on-outside-festival-saturday-october-10.html}


09.10.11 (2) • Marilyn Crispell Solo, and Crispell & Macdonald Duo [Musicfilm Archive VR—37:00]

October 11, 2009, 7:00pm (Sunday, Set Seventeen) / 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.”

Bruno Chevillon (b), Raymond Macdonald (alto and soprano sax)

{musicfilmbroth.com/ontheoutside.html; 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 Nineteen) / 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)

{musicfilmbroth.com/ontheoutside.html; 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 Twenty-three) / On The Outside Festival 2009, Gateshead Old Town Hall, Gateshead, England

 1. improvisation    11:15

Graeme Wilson (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), Andy Champion (b)

{musicfilmbroth.com/ontheoutside.html; 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)

{musicfilmbroth.com/ontheoutside.html; 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 [[www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.glasgowconcerthalls.com]
  • 09.10.13 (2) - The George Burt/Raymond MacDonald Quintet with special guest Marilyn Crispell: George Burt (guitar), Raymond MacDonald (saxophones), Nicola MacDonald (vocals), George Lyle (b), Tom Bancroft (dr) / 8:00pm, Recital Room, City Halls, Glasgow, Scotland [ibid]
    “Marilyn’s Upcoming Concerts and Workshops page states 'Concert in Glasgow with the Tim (sic) Burt/Raymond MacDonald Quintet, and solo.' No solo session is currently listed on relevant websites, but I’m happy to take Marilyn at her word and list the solo session before that with the George Burt/Raymond MacDonald Quintet. —Kevin C. White 09.10.06
  • October 31 is the be 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, Nick Fraser (dr) / 8:00pm, NAC (National Arts Centre) Fourth Stage, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.ottawajazzscene.ca/upcoming-shows?start=48]

  • 09.11.21
    09.11.22
    09.11.23
    09.11.24
    09.11.25 (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) - Roberto Domeniconi and the Big Band of the Hochschule Luzern: Marilyn Crispell (piano, conduction), Roberto Domeniconi (conductor), ...featuring Harald Haerter (electric guitar), Jan Schlegel (electric bass, electronics), and Leo Bachmann (tuba); Fabian Capaldi and Nils Fischer (as), Michael von Rohr and Adrien Guerne (ts), Corinne Windler (baritone sax), Stephan Fröhlicher, Christof Mahnig, Bodo Maier, and Martial In-Albon (trumpet), Alisa Klein and Simon Petermann (trombone), Maurus Twerenbold (bass trombone), Samuel Mösching (guitar), Ramon Landolt (p), Martina Berther (electric bass), Christian Zünd (dr) / “a 'Generalprobe', a full rehearsal...” 8:30pm, Jazzkantine am Graben, Luzern, Switzerland [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; 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: (personnel as above) / “Marilyn is "Guest in Residence" at this year’s Unerhört Festival.” —Kevin C. White 09.10.13 / Unerhört! 09 Festival, 8:00pm, Fabriktheater, Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.jsl.ch/div/unerhoert09.htm; www.unerhoert.ch/Bibliothek/Programm/donnerstag2.htm]
  • 09.11.29 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / Unerhört! 09 Festival, 7:00pm, Jazzclub Moods, Zurich, Switzerland [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.unerhoert.ch/Bibliothek/Programm/sonntag2.htm]

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10.01.30 • Marilyn Crispell Solo & Duo with poet Ron Silliman [Archival Recording]

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}


  • 10.06.18 - Marilyn Crispell, Mark Dresser, Gerry Hemingway Trio + special guest Anthony Braxton: Braxton (reeds),
    Crispell (p), Dresser (b), Hemingway (dr, perc) / “Tri-Centric Modeling: Past, Present and Future,” 6:00pm, Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
    [DMG mailing 10.06.18; The WIRE #316 p.9 + p.82; lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/1240]

    “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.”


“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 [John Chacona 10.06.01; jalc.org/concerts/details309a.asp?EventID=2347]

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

Marilyn Crispell (p), Mat Maneri (viola)
Joëlle Léandre (b), Roy Campbell (tp, flutes)

{www.squidco.com; www.visionfestival.org/schedule/vision15}


  • 10.07.07 - Lotte Anker, Marilyn Crispell, Joëlle Léandre / 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 was a one-day residency interacting with the composers-in-residence there."” —Marilyn Crispell / Art Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, Columbia County, NY [www.artomi.org/index_a.htm; Kevin C. White 11.01.03]
  • 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; graphic score details at whitney.org/Exhibitions/ChristianMarclay/Scores#31535]
  • 10.08.14 - Joe Lovano & Judi Silvano, “A Night of Modern Music": Judi Silvano (voc), Teri Roiger (voc), Joe Lovano (woodwinds and percussion), Gary Valente (trombone), Michael Bocian (guitar), Marilyn Crispell (p), 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 [Hal Rammel 10.09.09; www.woodlandpattern.org/gallery/acl.091610.shtml]
  • 10.09.16 (2) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / “30 Years of Women at Woodland Pattern", 7:00pm, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee, WI [Hal Rammel 10.09.09; www.woodlandpattern.org/gallery/acl.091610.shtml]
  • 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.” [www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114024355323153]
  • 10.09.24 - Henry Grimes & Marilyn Crispell Duo: Harlem in the Himalayas / 7:00pm, Rubin Museum of Art, NYC [www.rmanyc.org/events/load/792]
  • 10.10.06 - Marilyn Crispell & David Rothenberg Duo / 5:00pm, Jim Wise Theater, Kupfrian Hall, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ [www.njit.edu/news/spotlight/2010/sept/index.php]
    “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. A jazz performance with the multi-talented author on his cl, 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.” [ibid]


10.10.14 • (V/A): grubenklang.reloaded

Random Acoustics (no catalog number) (Book+DVD) 2011 Germany

October 14, 2010 / RUHR.2010: grubenklang.reloaded—piano today, 8:00pm, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany

 1. Introduction (English text with German spoken translation) [0:31
 2. 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, Gabriele Voss, Susannah Oldham, Steve Beresford, Kurt Rade, 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)

{Ed Hazell 12.02.19; Kevin C. White 12.04.13; www.essen-fuer-das-ruhrgebiet.ruhr2010.de; www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/labels/random/reloaded.html; ww.pointofdeparture.org/PoD38/PoD38MoreMoments3.html}


  • 10.10.16 - Marilyn Crispell & Raymond MacDonald Duo / Le Weekend 2010, 7:30pm, Tolbooth Auditorium, Tolbooth, Stirling, Scotland [The WIRE #320 p.95; www.leweekendfestival.com/leweekend/programme_and_events-2010/marilyn_crispell.htm]

    A Video segment [6:37]

10.10.19 • Marilyn Crispell º Gerry Hemingway: Affinities

Intakt Records Intakt 177 (CD) 2011 SWZ

1st session [See also 10.19]

October 19, 2010, 8:00pm / Levontin 7, Tel Aviv, Israel

 1. Shear Shift [14:15
 2. Axial Flows [8:07
 3. Starlings [10:35
 4. Threadings [8:32
 5. Air [7:49
 6. Permeations [3:58
 7. Finis [5:34

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gerry Hemingway (drums, percussion, vibraphone)

{www.squidco.com; www.levontin7.com/calendar.asp?pg=-1}


  • 10.10.20 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / 8:00pm, Levontin 7, Tel Aviv, Israel [ibid]
  • 10.10.22 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Masterclass / 10:30am, Salle Nougaro, UFR de Lettres, Philosophie et Musique, 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 Germany

October 14, 2010, 8:00pm / Enjoy Jazz Festival, Alte Feuerwache, Mannheim, Germany

 1. Free Flight (Crispell, Ditzner, Gramss) [9:05
 2. Just Right (Crispell, Ditzner, Gramss) [4:36
 3. By My SIde (Crispell, Ditzner, Gramss [16:54
 4. Low Light (Crispell, Ditzner, Gramss) [11:18
 5. Valentine (Fred Hersch) [5:09

“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, who is 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)

Marilyn Crispell (p), Sebastian Gramss (b), Erwin Ditzner (dr, perc)

{fixcel records CD 5; Kevin C. White 12.07.27; www.altefeuerwache.com/programm/}


  • 10.11.15 - Marilyn Crispell with Sebastian Gramss (b), and 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 (Cologne Conservatory), Köln, Germany [www.hfmt-koeln.de/nc/aktuelles/kurzmeldungen.html]
  • 10.11.17 - Marilyn Crispell & Raymond MacDonald Duo / London Jazz Festival, 8:30pm, Vortex, London, England [The WIRE #321 p.88 col.4; www.londonjazzfestival.org.uk/events/2010-11-17/marilyn-crispell-raymond-macdonald]

2011 : : :


11.01.21 • The Stone Quartet [BR]

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 [50:55

Joëlle Léandre (b), Roy Campbell (tp), Marilyn Crispell (p), Mat Maneri (violin, viola)

{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]

11.01-02.00 • Marilyn Crispell & Gary Peacock: Azure

ECM Records ECM B0018434-02 (CD) 2013 January and February, 2011 / Nevessa Production, Saugerties, NY

 1. Patterns (Crispell) [7:18
  2. Goodbye (Crispell) [6:18
  3. Leapfrog (Peacock, Crispell) [5:47
  4. Bass Solo (Peacock) [3:08
  5. Waltz After David M (Crispell) [9:23
  6. Lullaby (Peacock) [6:38
  7. The Lea (Peacock) [2:43
  8. Blue (Peacock, Crispell) [5:42
  9. Piano Solo (Crispell) [2:27
 10. Puppets (Peacock) [3:40
 11. Azure (Peacock, Crispell) [6:03

Marilyn Crispell (p), Gary Peacock (b)

{www.squidco.com}


“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 • Marilyn Crispell º Mark Dresser º Gerry 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

[This disc also includes tracks with Petit and Pierrepont + [in New York] Andrea Parkins, Gerald Cleaver, Matt Bauder and Joe Morris / [in Chicago] Jim Baker; Nicole Mitchell; Hal Rammel; Hamid Drake and Michael Zerang / [in Los Angeles] François Houle; Michael Dessen; Larry Ochs; Kamau Daáood and Larry Ochs]

May 17, 2011 / Nevessa Production, Woodstock, NY

 1. passage [5:18

Didier Petit (cello, voice)
Alexandre Pierrepont (poetic serial, voice)
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/upcoming07.htm]
  • 11.07.09 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Jazzstock Festival, 8:00pm, Colony Cafe, Woodstock, NY [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]
  • 11.07.23 - Marilyn Crispell and Hamid Drake Duo / Jazz Konfrontationen, Nickelsdorf, Austria [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]




    A lovely moment captured by photographer Ziga Koritnik.


  • 11.07.24 - Marilyn Crispell and Joelle Leandre Duo / Jazz Konfrontationen, Nickelsdorf, Austria [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]
  • 11.09.02 - Marilyn Crispell with Judi Silvano, Teri Roiger, and John Menegon / Wall Street Jazz Festival, Kingston, NY [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]
  • 11.10.02-04 - Marilyn Crispell, Rehearsals with Gunhild Seim’s Time Jungle / Stavanger, Norway [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]
  • 11.10.04 - Marilyn Crispell: Workshop / 6:00-9:00pm, University of Stavanger / Stavanger, Norway [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]
  • 11.10.05 - Gunhild Seim—Time Jungle with Marilyn Crispell / Sting, Stavanger, Norway [ibid]
  • 11.10.06 (1) - Gunhild Seim—Time Jungle with Marilyn Crispell / Workshop, 3:00-6:00pm, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]
  • 11.10.06 (2) - Gunhild Seim—Time Jungle with Marilyn Crispell / Kampenjazz, Oslo, Norway [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]
  • 11.10.08 - Gunhild Seim—Time Jungle with Marilyn Crispell / 8:00pm, Jazzwerkstatt, Berlin, Germany [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]

11.10.10
11.10.11
11.10.12 • Gunhild Seim & Time Jungle with Marilyn Crispell: Elephant Wings

Drollehålå Records DH 9603 (CD) 2012 Norway

October 10, 11, & 12, 2011 / NRK Musikkteknikk, Stavanger, Norway

 1. Honu [7:03
  2. Enough [6:42
  3. Joni [6:08
  4. Elephant In The Room [5:17
  5. Morning Perspective [6:31
  6. Jambo [6:06
  7. Manu [8:14
  8. Song For Amelia [4:19
  9. Volcano Village [4:28
 10. Eyes No See [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, and am very happy about that.” (Gunhild Seim correspondence with Kevin C. White, 19.09.25)

Gunhild Seim (tp), Arild Hoem (as)
Marilyn Crispell (p), John Lilja (double bass)
Dag Magnus Narvesen (dr)
(All compositions by Gunhild Seim)

{Drollehålå Records DH 9603 CD; Kevin C. White 12.09.26, with thanks to Gunhild Seim}}


  • 11.10.13 - Gunhild Seim—Time Jungle with Marilyn Crispell / Volda College, Volda, Norway [ibid]
  • 11.10.26 - Marilyn Crispell and Gerry Hemingway Duo / Luzern, Switzerland [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]
  • 11.10.27 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 7:30-9:00pm, WEBCAST from Nevessa Studio, Woodstock, NY [marilyncrispellwebcast.com; live.todocast.tv/template.ma.php?EventNumber=TDC-E1503]
  • 11.11.04 - Marilyn Crispell Solo (p), & Mark Helias (b) Duo / 9:00 and 10:30pm, Cornelia Street Cafe, New York City [DMG mailing 11.10.28]
  • 11.12.04 - Marilyn Crispell & Mike Formanek Duo / Labyrinths Piano Festival with Dave Burrell, Lafayette Gilchrist, and Marylin Crispell / The WindUp Space, Baltimore, MD [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]

2012 : : :


  • 12.01.00 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Tucson, AZ [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]
  • 12.02.00 - Eddie Prevost Trio: Marilyn Crispell, TBA / UK, Austria, etc. [ibid]
  • 12.02.16 - Workshops at local high school, and with the Nameless Sound Ensemble / Houston, Texas [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]
  • 12.02.17 - Marilyn Crispell & Henry Grimes 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, Dave Dove (trombone), Chris Cogburn (dr) / Double-bill with The Young Mothers / 8:00pm, MECA, Houston, Texas [www.ingebrigtflaten.com/future-events/]
  • 12.03.31 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / “A very special piano recital in an intimate environment benefitting Nameless Sound’s educational programs. ...at a private residence ... location supplied with ticket purchase.” / 6:30pm, a private Houston home, Houston, TX [www.namelesssound.org/events/ns_benefit.html]

12.04.04 • Andrea Centazzo & Marilyn Crispell: Stolen Moment

Ictus Records ICTUS PROMO 00180 (Promo CD-r) 2013
  • (V/A): Ictus Nights at The Stone—Anthology Volume 1
    Ictus Records ICTUS 170 (CD) 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 170 has track 1.

“Italian percussionist-extraordinaire and composer Andrea Centazz, 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, DMG 13.10.25

Marilyn Crispell (p), Andrea Centazzo (perc)

{www.discogs.com}


  • 12.04.15 - Marilyn Crispell Solo, & Marilyn Crispell Quartet: JoAnne Powers (reeds), Harrison Bankhead bass), and Avreeayl Ra (perc) / “two sets, ...followed at 6:00pm by an interactive workshop.” / “Jazz on Sunday... presented by Madison Music Collective and Mad Toast Live", 3:30pm, Brink Lounge, Madison, WI [www.thedailypage.com/theguide/details.php?event=278517]
  • 12.05.03 - Marilyn Crispell with Thurman Barker + student musicians / Olin Hall Concert, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]
  • 12.08.11 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / Jazz em Agosto, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal [ibid]
  • 12.09.06 - Marilyn Crispell and Time Jungle (Gunhild Seim Quartet) / Jazz Live, Speicher, Leer, Germany [ibid]
  • 12.09.09 - Marilyn Crispell and Time Jungle (Gunhild Seim Quartet) / 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, check it out here: www.saxstall.de. I will soon publish some pictures from the tour on our Facebook band page (www.facebook.com/pages/Gunhild-Seim-Time-Jungle/62200804417).” (Gunhild Seim correspondence with Kevin C. White, 12.09.25)

  • 12.09.10 - Marilyn Crispell and Time Jungle (Gunhild Seim Quartet) / B Flat Club, Berlin, Germany [ibid]

  • 12.10.12 (1) - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Angel City Jazz Festival, Redcat Theater, Los Angeles [ibid; www.redcat.org/event/marilyn-crispell-myra-melford-and-snowy-egret]
  • 12.10.12 (2) - Marilyn Crispell & Myra Melford Duo / Angel City Jazz Festival, Redcat Theater, Los Angeles [ibid; www.redcat.org/event/marilyn-crispell-myra-melford-and-snowy-egret]
  • 12.11.02 - Marilyn Crispell & Paul Lytton 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 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: personnel as above / “...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.” / Blue Tomato, Vienna, Austria [viennesewaltz.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/prevost/, December 6, 2012]
  • 12.11.05 - Marilyn Crispell Master Class / Trinity College, London, UK [www.marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]
  • 12.11.06 - Marilyn Crispell Trio: as above / Jazzsteps, Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, UK [This Is Nottingham 12.11.02; www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Alan-Joyce/story-17215744-detail/story.html]

12.11.07 • Marilyn Crispell Trio [BR—63:20]
BBC Radio’s Jazz on 3

November 7, 2012, 8:00pm / Cafe Oto, London, UK

 1. Co-Motion [37:40
 2. Coaxial [6:41
 3. Coalesce [10:32
 4. Co-Credited [8:27

Harrison Smith (ts), Marilyn Crispell (p), Eddie Prévost (dr, perc)

{CDr; “This Week’s New Live Music", The Guardian 2012.11.02}


2013 : : :


  • 13.03.09 - The Lotte Anker, Marilyn Crispell, Harvey Sorgen Trio / 8:00pm, Photosensualis Gallery, Woodstock, NY ["Creative Trio Plays Woodstock’s Photosensualis Gallery” by Peter Aaron, Hudson Valley Chronogram, March 5, 2013]
  • 13.03.18 - Marilyn Crispell Collaboration with poet Nathaniel Mackey / Tucson, AZ
  • 13.03.22 - A Tribute to Paul Motian / Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space, NYC [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, Bill McHenry (ts), Tim Berne, Greg Osby,
     Billy Drewes (as), Ravi Coltrane, Chris Cheek (reeds), Petra Haden (vocals), Bill Frisell, Steve Cardenas,
     Jakob Bro, Ben Monder, Steve Cardenas (guitar), Jerome Harris (acoustic bass guitar), Marilyn Crispell,
     Masabumi Kikuchi, Ethan Iverson, Matt Mitchell (p), Gary Peacock, Ed Schuller, Larry Grenadier, Ben Street,
     Jerome Harris, Reid Anderson (b), Billy Hart, Andrew Cyrille, Joey Baron, Matt Wilson, (dr)
    (Also included several other sub-groups sans Crispell)

  • 13.03.28 - Marilyn Crispell with poet Nathaniel Mackey / 7:00pm, Pima Community College Center for the Arts Recital Hall, Tucson, Arizona
    [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]
  • 13.05.03 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo: Crispell (p), Hemingway (dr, perc) / Altbüron, Switzerland [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]
  • 13.05.05 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / Ulrichsberg Kaleidophon, Ulrichsberg, Austria [ibid]
  • 13.05.06 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / Kulturforum, Ulm, Germany [ibid]
  • 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 [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; www.facebook.com/events/634288676600573/?ref=22]
  • 13.05.10 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / Le Mans, France [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]
  • 13.05.11 or 12 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / House concert, Paris, France [ibid]
  • 13.05.14 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / Chappelle Saint-Martin du Méjan, Arles, France [www.citizenjazz.com/Marilyn-Crispell-et-Gerry.html]
  • 13.05.15 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / De Singel, Antwerp, Belgium [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]
  • 13.05.16 - Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway Duo / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Holland [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]

  • 13.05.20 through 05.22 - Creative Music Studio 40th Anniversary Workshop: John Medeski (keyboards), Dave Douglas and Steven Bernstein (trumpet), Oliver Lake (as), Don Byron (clarinet), Marilyn Crispell and Karl Berger (p), Steve Gorn (fl), Ken Wessel (guitar), 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 and will be announced soon...” / “...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. Lunch is at noon, followed by some free time. Afternoons feature two workshops/master classes... After some late afternoon free time and dinner, 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.” / Creative Music Studio 40th Anniversary Workshop, Full Moon Resort, Woodstock, NY [home.nestor.minsk.by/jazz/news/2013/04/0403.html]


13.05.23 • Crispell, Gorn, and Wessel [CMS Archival Recording—34:46]

May 23, 2013 / Creative Music Studio 40th Anniversary Workshop, Full Moon Resort, Woodstock, NY

 1. compositions    34:46

Steve Gorn (bansuri bamboo flutes, drone box), Marilyn Crispell (tambura), Kenny Wessel (g)

{YouTube ID# sE9OzGgGj5E}


  • 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 and Marilyn Crispell Duo / “ECM CD Release Concert Mini-Series” / 7:00pm, Harlem in the Himalayas, Rubin Museum of Art, New York City [www.rmanyc.org/events/load/2183]
  • 13.06.15 - Reggie Workman’s WORKz: Workman (b), Marilyn Crispell (p), Odean Pope (ts), Tapan Modak (tablas), Pheeroan akLaff (dr) / “They will perform Workman’s compositions: 'Synapse II', 'Was 9', 'Summit Conference', 'Cycle III', and 'Ode to Brother Yusef'.” / Vision Fest 18, 10:45 to 11:45pm, Roulette, Brooklyn, NY [AUMFidelity e-mail 12.06.11]
  • 13.11.00 (Festival duration 11.04-10) - Marilyn Crispell & Paul Lytton Duo / Berlin Jazz Festival (Piano/drum series), Berlin, Germany [www.europejazz.net/news-pagenew-3425.htm]
  • 13.11.26 - Marilyn Crispell & Gunhild Stein Duo: Crispell (p), Stein (tp) / Stavanger, Norway
    [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm; 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

  • 13.11.28 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / GIOfest, 8:30pm, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland [glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com]
  • 13.11.29 (1) - Glasgow Improviser’s Orchestra with Marilyn Crispell / Premiere: “A Peculiar Slumber” by Graeme Wilson / GIOfest, 7:30pm, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland [glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com]
  • 13.11.29 (2) - Marilyn Crispell & Maggie Nicols Duo / GIOfest, 8:30pm, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland [glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com]
  • 13.11.29 (3) - New Encounters: small groups ... Crispell involved? / GIOfest, 9:30pm, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland [glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com]
  • 13.11.30 (1) - Women in Improvisation, discussion led by Gail Brand ... Crispell involved? / GIOfest, 3:00pm, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland [glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com]
  • 13.11.30 (2) - BBC Radio 3 New Commission: “Parallel Moments Unbroken” with Raymond MacDonald, Marilyn Crispell & Maggie Nicols / GIOfest, 8:45pm, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland [glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com]


  • 13.12.03 - Marilyn Crispell & Raymond MacDonald Duo: MacDonald (as, ss), Crispell (p) / 8:00pm, Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland [www.theguardian.com]
  • 13.12.04 - Marilyn Crispell & Raymond MacDonald Duo + : as above, + “At the close the duo invited double bassist Andy Champion to join them for an encore. Three-string Champion (one string broke!) slotted in comfortably.” / King’s Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK [lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com/2013/12/marilyn-crispell-raymond-macdonald-john.html]
  • 13.12.05 - Marilyn Crispell & Raymond MacDonald Duo: MacDonald (as, ss), Crispell (p) / “...as a duo and in a larger ensemble with Anton Hunter (guitar), Sam Andreae (reeds), Seth Bennett (b), and Richard Craig (fl).” / 7:30pm, St Margaret’s Church, Manchester, UK [m.facebook.com/events/477031105748940?_ft_]
  • 13.12.06 - Marilyn Crispell & Raymond MacDonald Duo: as above / Vortex, London, UK [marilyncrispell.com/upcoming07.htm]




    "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: as above / 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}



  • 14.07.04 - Tisziji Munoz Quartet: Munoz (g), Marilyn Crispell (p), others unknown... / 7:00pm, The Falcon, Marlboro, NY
    [The New York Times Jun 29 Sec.WE p.7; Poughkeepsie Journal Jul 3, poughkeepsiejournal.com]
  • 14.07.29 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Tyshawn Sorey (dr) Duo—2nd set Trio with Mark Helias (b) /
    Tyshawn Sorey Residency, 8:00pm, The Stone, NYC [Cisco Bradley Jul 28 jazzrightnow.com]
  • 14.10.04 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / Windup Space, Baltimore, MD [The Baltimore Sun Sep 30, baltimoresun.com]
  • 14.10.05 - Marilyn Crispell (p) & Raymond McDonald (reeds) Duo / Sound it Out Series,
    8:00pm, Greenwich House Music School. NYC [The New York Times Oct 3 p.C18]
  • 14.12.30 - Marilyn Crispell Solo / 8:00pm, Colony Cafe, Woodstock, NY [www.colonycafewoodstock.com]

2015 : : :


  • 15.04.01 - Raymond McDonald (reeds) & Marilyn Crispell (p) Duo / The Stone Residencies (Lukas Ligeti, March 31 thru Aprl 5), 8:00pm, The Stone, NYC [DMG 15.03.26]
  • 15.10.10 (1) - Marilyn Crispell & Tanya Kalmanovich Duo: Crispell (p), Kalmanovich (vn) / “Patterson’s New Directions In Piano” Creative Differences Weekend Edition, 8:00pm, Creative Alliance, 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 Differences Weekend Edition, 8:00pm, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD [ibid]
  • 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]

MORE TO COME . . .


2016 : : :


  • 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; bard.edu/news/events/four-contemporary-jazz-improvisors-and-composers}


2017 : : :



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.”


2019 : : :


  • 19.10.26 - Dreamstruck: Marilyn Crispell (p), Joe Fonda (b), Harvey Sorgen (dr) / Earshot Jazz Festival,
    7:30pm, Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seatle, WA
    [earshot.org/event/dreamstruck-marilyn-crispell-joe-fonda-harvey-sorgen/]

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2022 : : :


  • 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]





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