Marilyn Crispell has established herself as one of the most virtuosic and fiercely expressive pianists around, performing complex music with extraordinary precision, power, and grace. A string of successful albums for ECM debuted her trio of Gary Peacock and Paul Motian. Crispell’s most recent solo effort, Vignettes, presents her at her most effusive, performing both compositions and free improvisations in performances of profound beauty.
Premier European percussionist Paul Lytton has helped define free improvisation for over thirty years in his longstanding trio with Barry Guy and Evan Parker, in Guy’s London Jazz Composers or New Orchestras, and in Guy’s trio with Marilyn Crispell. Gifted young American trumpeter Nate Wooley is a master texturalist who regularly performs solo and has worked with Anthony Braxton, Tony Malaby, and Herb Robertson.