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Mujician III


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John Cratchley The third instalment of this enervating work by Keith Tippett. I have heard and watched him play for many years and as often as I can. Every note he has played has repaid me with innumerably more pleasure and significance than he can possibly know... I suspect Keith plays because he simply has no choice but to express himself in these unequivocal terms, but I know I am truly grateful that he chooses to share this process,that FMP documented this performance and that I can listen to it to both please and heal...what greater gift than to touch the soul with music.

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    An ocean of sound emanates from Keith Tippett's piano during this 1987 concert. As the title indicates, it's the third such solo recital to get the "Mujician" marker, and his last solo statement on record until a 1994 Victo release. Spellbinding, sprawling, and capable of generating beauty from both the inside and outside of his instrument, Mujician III marks a major high point of Tippett's considerable discography.
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August air 47:09


All music by Keith Tippett.


released November 6, 1989

"It may well be that in the future the cycle of three Mujician albums (also FMP SAJ-37 and SAJ-55) will be regarded as among the most self-consistent and beautiful solo improvisations of the 1980s and a significant intervention in the reprogramming of piano syntax.... unmistakably beautiful." -- Brian Morton, The Wire

"The last — and perhaps most brilliant — part in a trilogy of solo works by British pianist and composer Keith Tippett.... In essence, a work of genius any way you carve it." -- Thom Jurek, All Music Guide, 4½ stars

Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD: 4 stars.

Keith Tippett: piano

Recorded live by Jost Gebers during the Just Music concert series on June 25th and 26th, 1987, at the FMP-Studio in Berlin.

Mastered by Jonas Bergler.
Produced by Jost Gebers.

Booklet design and layout: Manfred Kussatz & Jost Gebers.
Photos: Dagmar Gebers.


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