Death of notable British pianist, 72

Death of notable British pianist, 72


norman lebrecht

June 15, 2020

The prolific pianist Keith Tippett, a major figure in British jazz and improvisation, has died of unknown cause.

He recorded extensively with his own group, with his wife Julie, and with other musicians from across many spectrums.

picture Tim Dickeson

The performance below took place in a hall whose name is being changed due to current sensitivities.


  • R. Brite says:

    It should be pointed out that the hall began planning the name change some three years ago. Background here:

  • Chris Walsh says:

    Was that last sentence really necessary? Was it, really?

  • RLW says:

    Can we forget about the name change of the Bristol hall and pay respect to the death of a remarkable musician?

    • NA says:

      Not in the current climate.

      What’s your problem?

      They are not two mutually exclusive facts.

    • Ricardo says:

      Indeed, on both counts. Keith Tippett was one of the great musicians (or mujicians) of the last half century. RIP.

  • Current sensitivities? For God’s sake, people should stop pandering to such abject nonsense!