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Artist’s Choice: David Bowie’s Musicality

"Blackstar" keyboardist Jason Lindner picks his Bowie favorites

Jason Lindner
David Bowie

I first heard Bowie when I was 10 years old, when his song “Let’s Dance” came out. But Earthling, released in 1997, was the album that actually made me start checking out David Bowie. When I worked with him on Blackstar, he was so accessible and so down-to-earth; there was a moment of being starstruck, but I think the last thing he would have wanted was something that could have hindered his ability to make music. It really was a comfortable and beautiful situation to work in. Most of these songs are not necessarily so well known, but all of them communicate the man’s musical brilliance and imagination.

Low (RCA, 1977)

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