Keith Tippett, a pianist who has long been a key figure in improvisational and free music recently suffered a heart attack, followed by complications
from pneumonia. While Tippet is now home, he
is unable to work for the foreseeable future. Two funds have been
set up to help with living costs.
Hazel Miller of Ogun Records
has set up a collection for donations to be sent to the musician directly; and
saxophonist and composer Martin Archer, owner of Discus Music, has
offered him all the proceeds from Tippett's 2016 release The Nine Dances Of Patrick O’Gonogon.