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LISTENING MIX // Craig Taborn

LISTENING MIX provides a musical preview of artists visiting the Walker. Combining their work with sounds from a variety of contextual sources, LISTENING MIX can be experienced before or after a performance. Before keyboardist and composer Craig Taborn performs at the Walker this Friday (April 26), get to know his complex and colorful music with this […]

Craig Taborn. Photo: Julien Lagarde

Craig Taborn. Photo: Julien Lagarde

LISTENING MIX provides a musical preview of artists visiting the Walker. Combining their work with sounds from a variety of contextual sources, LISTENING MIX can be experienced before or after a performance.

Before keyboardist and composer Craig Taborn performs at the Walker this Friday (April 26), get to know his complex and colorful music with this week’s Listening Mix.

Although much of his work has been created in collaboration with other players, I’ve decide to focus on his solo piano pieces. Somewhere between the jazz and classical worlds, Taborn’s piano works display rich harmonies, effective silences, and an acute attention to detail. Many of these ballads create expansive sonic space by use of quartal and tertiary intervals.

To further enrich this playlist, I’ve included piano polyrhythms from contemporary composer David Lang, a bittersweet interlude from Sylvain Chauveau, echoed repetitions from Panda Bear, and more.

LISTENING MIX // Craig Taborn by Listening Mix on Mixcloud

Craig Taborn / Light Made Lighter / 0:0
Sylvain Chauveau / Pour Les Oiseaux / 1:56
Nicolas Jaar / Specters Of The Future / 2:36
Craig Taborn, David Binney, Mark Turner, Thomas Morgan, Dan Weiss / Intro To Toronto / 4:37
lucky dragons / outtake 1 / 8:44
Susumu Yokota / Gekkoh / 12:01
Craig Taborn / Diamond Turning Dream / 17:00
Panda Bear / Scheherezade / 21:17
Craig Taborn / The Broad Day King / 25:12
David Lang / Wed / 31:25
Martyn / Bridge / 36:21