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Victoria Connection Magazine

Marilyn Crispell, Legendary Jazz Pianist presented by the Victoria Bach Festival / UHV Downtown Arts Series

"An intimate solo performance by legendary contemporary jazz pianist Marilyn Crispell, known for her exciting, soulful improvisations and compositions. Crispell has made over 50 recordings as a soloist and with adventurous jazz performers including Anthony Braxton, Reggie Workman, Steve Lacy, Gerry Hemingway, Joseph Jarman, Paul Motian, Fred Anderson, Tim Berne, Peter Brötzmann, Gary Peacock, and Hamid Drake. Crispell is the recipient of three New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust composition commission." “Seeing and hearing Crispell play live is a stunning experience…. a passionate motivation that approaches shamanistic spirituality.” –Derek Richardson, The East Bay Express (CA) “One of the great performer‐composers at work today. Not only is the music fresh and alive, but its improvisational components hold together more than the music of many composers who write in a similar fashion.” —Ear Magazine “One can’t quite believe that she can play so perfectly and still be human.” –Scott Yanow, Downbeat Magazine