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Monday, June 15, 2020

Keith Tippett R.I.P.

The sad news is in that pianist Keith Tippett died yesterday (June 14) aged 72. 

Peter Bevan recalls several visits Keith made to the south of our region: 

June 1985 he appeared with Chrissie Holmes and Tony Levin in the Darlington Arts Centre Garden Bar.

October 1990 with Andy Sheppard in the Arts Centre's Jazz Nights series (the Shades of Lipstick tour).

October 2001 he was with Peter Fairclough in Wild Silk at Durham University's Music Department (which I think was part of a weekend programme paying tribute to Keith).
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I recall Keith playing a solo piano set in support of the Steve Lacy Sextet at the Corner House, Newcastle in 1982.

In October 2010 he gave two concerts at The King's Hall in Newcastle University. Firstly as a duo with Aki  Takase and secondly in trio format with drummer Tony Levin added.

Sadly memories are all we have now of possibly the most original British pianist ever.

Rest in Peace.
Lance

Guardian obituary.

2 comments :

Lance said...

Is it my imagination or did Keith Tippett pull out of a JNE gig at Gateshead Old Town Hall through ill-health?

Steve T said...

He was briefly in King Crimson and - I believe - Soft Machine.

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