Crispell in concert, April 29, 2008 Photo: Claire Stefani
30 March 1947 |
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
|Genres||Jazz, Classical music|
|Years active||1977 - present|
|Associated acts||Barry Guy, Henry Grimes, Anders Jormin|
Crispell studied classical piano and composition at the New England Conservatory of Music. She has been a resident of Woodstock, NY since 1977 when she came to study and teach at Karl Berger's Creative Music Studio. She discovered jazz through the music of John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor and other contemporary jazz players and composers as Paul Bley and Leo Smith.
For ten years she was a member of Anthony Braxton's Quartet and the Reggie Workman Ensemble. She has been a member of the Barry Guy New Orchestra as well as a member of the Henry Grimes Trio, the Europea Quartet Noir (with Urs Leimgruber, Fritz Hauser and Joëlle Léandre), and Anders Jormin's Bortom Quintet.
In 2005 she performed and recorded with the NOW Orchestra in Vancouver, Canada and in 2006 she was co-director of the Vancouver Creative Music Institute and a faculty member at the Banff Centre International Workshop in Jazz.
Crispell has performed and recorded as a soloist and leader of her own groups. She has also performed and recorded music by contemporary composers John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Robert Cogan, Pozzi Escot, Manfred Niehaus and Anthony Davis (including his opera X with the New York City Opera).
In addition to playing, she has taught improvisation workshops and given lecture/demonstrations at universities and art centers in the U.S., Europe, Canada and New Zealand, and has collaborated with videographers, filmmakers, dancers and poets. She received a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship.
- 1997: Nothing Ever Was, Anyway: Music of Annette Peacock ECM Records)
- 1998: Duo
- 1998: Circles
- 1998: Labyrinth
- 1998: Gryffgryffgryffs; concert in Zweden
- 1998: Live in Berlin
- 2000: Live in Zürich
- 2000: After Appleby
- 2000: Santuero
- 2000: For Coltrane
- 2000: Stella Pulsations
- 2000: Gaia
- 2001: Red
- 2001: Natives and Aliens (with Evan Parker)
- 2001: Amaryllis
- 2001: Blue
- 2004: Storyteller
- 2005: Pola met Barry Guy
- 2006: Trio met Reggie Workman
- 2008: Vignettes
- 2010: One Dark Night I Left My Silent House
- 2013: Azure, ECM with Gary Peacock
- With Anthony Braxton
- 1991: Willisau (Quartet) 1991 (hatART)
- With Anders Jormin
- 2012: Elephant Wings (Drollehala Records)
- Greenland, Tom (2006-10-13). "Marilyn Crispell". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
- Lock, Graham (1994). Chasing the Vibration: Meetings with Creative Musicians. Exeter: Stride. pp. 105–111. ISBN 1-873012-81-0.
- "Marilyn Crispell: 2005 - US & Canada Competition Creative Arts - Music Composition". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
- Zorn, John, ed. (2000). Arcana: Musicians on Music. New York: Granary Books/Hips Road. ISBN 1-887123-27-X.
- Official website
- Marilyn Crispell Interview at allaboutjazz.com
- Lopez, Rick. "The Marilyn Crispell Sessionography". Retrieved 2007-12-13.