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RIP Keith Tippett


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One of the few Crimson songs to feature Piano. Here is Keith on Top of the Pops in 1970 with a guy named Greg singing. I think Tippett could have kept up with Emerson but Tippett Lake and Palmer wouldn't be as marketable.

 

 

The album version which is longer and quite different.

 

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Obit; https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jun/17/keith-tippett-obituary

 

I swear I heard a piece of music on the radio one night which had Keith Tippett playing some tasty piano timbres behind David Bowie - think it was a live recording.

Need to do some research on that!

 

I bet piano tuners hated him!

 

RIP

 

Edit; According to The Complete David Bowie it must have been the American pianist Mike Garson who played on Bowie's Aladdin Sane LP ( Bowie wanted his own bit of jazz hipness after hearing Tippett's playing with Crimson.

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One of the greats. I wouldn't have known, if not for this posting. So many deaths gets blocked out by single-focused narratives that soak up all the news bandwidth. I've lost track of how many deaths of creative artists I have only found out about weeks later, due to the pandemic and related stuff dominating the airwaves.

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