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Crispell, Marilyn / Gerry Hemingway: Affinities <i>[Used Item]</i> (Intakt)

Braxton Quartet alumni pianist Marilyn Crispell and drummer Gerry Hemingway in an album bringing the duo back together to express the evolution of their respective music, and the affinity of their work.

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12 page booklet with color photos and text.

UPC: 7640120191771

Label: Intakt
Catalog ID: INT177
Squidco Product Code: 23117

Format: CD
Condition: VG+
Released: 2011
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on March 14th, 2009 at An Die Musik in Baltimore, Maryland by Gerry Hemingway and on October 9th, 2010 at Levontin 7, tel Aviv, Israel by Assif Tsahar.

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Marilyn Crispell-piano

Gerry Hemingway-drums, percussion, vibraphone

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track listing:

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

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"[...] Throughout the album, Crispell and Hemingway demonstrate real affinities for each other while challenging the conventional wisdom of improvised music. Their darting vibraphone and piano exchange on "Starlings" debunks the idea that the projection of velocity is necessarily accompanied by thunderous intensity. Crispell's close-order unison lines and Hemingway's rudiments-soaked snare on "Finis" creates an imperial aura without dripping sarcasm. They arrive at the same nuanced point time and again with impressive elegance, as if they're twins. Bill Shoemaker, from the liner notes

12 page booklet with color photos and text.

Artist Biographies:

"Marilyn Crispell is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music where she studied classical piano and composition, and has been a resident of Woodstock, New York since 1977 when she came to study and teach at the Creative Music Studio. She discovered jazz through the music of John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor and other contemporary jazz players and composers. For ten years she was a member of the Anthony Braxton Quartet and the Reggie Workman Ensemble and has been a member of the Barry Guy New Orchestra and guest with his London Jazz Composers Orchestra, as well as a member of the Henry Grimes Trio, Quartet Noir (with Urs Leimgruber, Fritz Hauser and Joelle Leandre), 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. In 2014 she led a three-week music residency at the Atlantic Center For the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and in 2016 led a one-week residency at the Conservatory Manuel de Falla in Buenos Aires.

Besides working as a soloist and leader of her own groups, Crispell has performed and recorded extensively with well-known players on the American and international jazz scene. She's also performed and recorded music by contemporary composers Robert Cogan, Pozzi Escot, John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Manfred Niehaus and Anthony Davis (including four performances of 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, Australia and New Zealand, and has collaborated with videographers, filmmakers, dancers and poets.

Crispell has been the recipient of three New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship grants (1988-1989, 1994-1995 and 2006-2007), a Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust composition commission (1988-1989), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2005-2006). In 1996 she was given an Outstanding Alumni Award by the New England Conservatory, and in 2004, was cited as being one of their 100 most outstanding alumni of the past 100 years."

-Marilyn Crispell Website (

"Gerry Hemingway has led a number of quartet and quintets since the mid 1980's. In addition he has been a member of a wide array of long standing collaborative groups including Brew with Reggie Workman and Miya Masaoka, the GRH trio with Georg Graewe and Ernst Reijseger, the WHO trio with Michel Wintsch and Bänz Oester, as well as numerous duo projects with Thomas Lehn, John Butcher, Ellery Eskelin, Marilyn Crispell, and others. Mr. Hemingway is a Guggenheim fellow and has received numerous commissions for chamber and orchestral works as well as being noted for his innovative and multifaceted work as a solo performer which began in 1974. He was a member of the Anthony Braxton Quartet between 1983 and 1994 and is also well known for his collaborations with some of the world's most outstanding improvisers and composers including Evan Parker, Cecil Taylor, Mark Dresser, Anthony Davis, Derek Bailey, Leo Smith and many others. He currently lives in Switzerland having joined the faculty of the Hochschule Luzern in 2009."

-Gerry Hemingway Website (

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