She simply chose not to...

She simply chose not to notice that a bassoonist, trained classically in the 1960s, was not supposed to play art-rock, free-improv, 1930s cabaret music or Cool School jazz
The Guardian remembers Lindsay Cooper, bassoonist with Henry Cow and Comus, among other projects. Her album Live at the Bastille with Maggie Nicols and Joëlle Léandre, is one of my favorite free improvisation records.

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