CECIL TAYLOR

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Cecil Percival Taylor (March 25, 1929 – April 5, 2018) was an American pianist and poet. Classically trained, Taylor is generally acknowledged as having been one of the pioneers of free jazz. His music is characterized by an extremely energetic, physical approach, producing complex improvised sounds, frequently involving tone clusters and intricate polyrhythms. His piano technique has been likened to percussion, for example described as "eighty-eight tuned drums" (referring to the number of keys on a standard piano). He has also been described as "like Art Tatum with contemporary-classical leanings".

Taylor was raised in the Corona, Queens neighborhood of New York City. As an only child to a middle-class family, Taylor's mother encouraged him to play music at an early age. He began playing piano at age six and went on to study at the New York College of Music and New England Conservatory. At the New England Conservatory,
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Conquistador! [LP]Conquistador! [LP]
Blue Note 2015
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Complete Collection: 1956-1962Complete Collection: 1956-1962
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ENLIGHTENMENT 2014
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The Great Paris ConcertThe Great Paris Concert
1201 MUSIC 1992
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Mysteries:UntitledMysteries:Untitled
Black Sun 2019
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Unit Structures [LP]Unit Structures [LP]
Blue Note 2015
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Student StudiesStudent Studies
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Fuel 2000 2003
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PoschiavoPoschiavo
Black Sun Music 2018
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Lookin' AheadLookin' Ahead
Original Jazz Classics 1990
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Complete Live At Cafe MontmartreComplete Live At Cafe Montmartre
Essential Jazz Class 2018
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Indent Cecil Taylor vinyl LP album record UK FLP41038 FREEDOM 1977 Indent Cecil Taylor vinyl LP album record UK FLP41038 FREEDOM 1977 USD $20.62 Buy It Now 3h
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Taylor: Cecil Taylor Unit - Audio CD Taylor: Cecil Taylor Unit - Audio CD USD $23.62 Buy It Now 2 days
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Cecil Taylor - The World Of Cecil Taylor LP Mint- GJS 9006 Italy 1986 Vinyl Cecil Taylor - The World Of Cecil Taylor LP Mint- GJS 9006 Italy 1986 Vinyl USD $30.00 Buy It Now 4 days
(CD) Pleistozaen Mit Wasser [German Import] / Cecil Taylor Derek Bailey / FMP (CD) Pleistozaen Mit Wasser [German Import] / Cecil Taylor Derek Bailey / FMP USD $45.00 Buy It Now 4 days
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CECIL TAYLOR GREAT PARIS CONCERT VOL.2 1977 JAPAN VINYL  PA-9740 + OBI Near Mint CECIL TAYLOR GREAT PARIS CONCERT VOL.2 1977 JAPAN VINYL PA-9740 + OBI Near Mint USD $29.99 Buy It Now 4 days
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Mary Lou Williams & Cecil Taylor 2 LP Embraced 1977 Live VG++/VG++ Mary Lou Williams & Cecil Taylor 2 LP Embraced 1977 Live VG++/VG++ USD $15.00 Buy It Now 5 days
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12 12" VERY RARE DOUBLE LP IN TRANSITION BY CECIL TAYLOR (1975) BLUE BN-LA458-H2 USD $23.10 Buy It Now 5 days
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CECIL TAYLOR Discography

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CECIL TAYLOR Jazz Advance album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Jazz Advance
Avant-Garde Jazz 1957
CECIL TAYLOR Looking Ahead! album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Looking Ahead!
Avant-Garde Jazz 1959
CECIL TAYLOR Cecil Taylor Quintet : Hard Driving Jazz (aka Stereo Drive) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cecil Taylor Quintet : Hard Driving Jazz (aka Stereo Drive)
Hard Bop 1959
CECIL TAYLOR Love for Sale album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Love for Sale
Avant-Garde Jazz 1959
CECIL TAYLOR The World of Cecil Taylor (aka Air) album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The World of Cecil Taylor (aka Air)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1960
CECIL TAYLOR Unit Structures album cover 4.39 | 9 ratings
Unit Structures
Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
CECIL TAYLOR Conquistador! album cover 4.28 | 9 ratings
Conquistador!
Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
CECIL TAYLOR Cecil Taylor, Buell Neidlinger ‎: New York City R&B album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cecil Taylor, Buell Neidlinger ‎: New York City R&B
Avant-Garde Jazz 1972
CECIL TAYLOR Cecil Taylor All Stars Featuring Buell Niedlinger (aka Jumpin' Punkins) album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Cecil Taylor All Stars Featuring Buell Niedlinger (aka Jumpin' Punkins)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
CECIL TAYLOR The Cecil Taylor Unit album cover 4.00 | 5 ratings
The Cecil Taylor Unit
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
CECIL TAYLOR 3 Phasis album cover 5.00 | 3 ratings
3 Phasis
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
CECIL TAYLOR Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly!
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
CECIL TAYLOR Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
CECIL TAYLOR Chinampas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chinampas
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
CECIL TAYLOR Cell Walk for Celeste album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Cell Walk for Celeste
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
CECIL TAYLOR Air album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Air
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
CECIL TAYLOR In Florescence album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
In Florescence
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990

CECIL TAYLOR EPs & splits

CECIL TAYLOR live albums

CECIL TAYLOR Live at the Cafe Montmartre (aka Innovations aka Trance) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Live at the Cafe Montmartre (aka Innovations aka Trance)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1963
CECIL TAYLOR Cecil Taylor Jazz Unit : Nefertiti, The Beautiful One Has Come (aka What's New) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cecil Taylor Jazz Unit : Nefertiti, The Beautiful One Has Come (aka What's New)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1965
CECIL TAYLOR Nuits De La Fondation Maeght (aka The Great Concert of Cecil Taylor) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nuits De La Fondation Maeght (aka The Great Concert of Cecil Taylor)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
CECIL TAYLOR Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol. 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
CECIL TAYLOR Solo album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Solo
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
CECIL TAYLOR Indent album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Indent
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
CECIL TAYLOR Akisakila - Cecil Taylor Unit In Japan album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Akisakila - Cecil Taylor Unit In Japan
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
CECIL TAYLOR Cecil Taylor (aka Great Paris Concert aka Student Studies) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Cecil Taylor (aka Great Paris Concert aka Student Studies)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
CECIL TAYLOR Spring of Two Blue J's album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Spring of Two Blue J's
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
CECIL TAYLOR Silent Tongues (aka I Grandi Del Jazz) album cover 4.78 | 4 ratings
Silent Tongues (aka I Grandi Del Jazz)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
CECIL TAYLOR Air Above Mountains album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Air Above Mountains
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
CECIL TAYLOR Dark to Themselves album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Dark to Themselves
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
CECIL TAYLOR Live In The Black Forest album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In The Black Forest
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
CECIL TAYLOR One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
CECIL TAYLOR Great Paris Concert 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Great Paris Concert 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
CECIL TAYLOR It Is In The Brewing Lumnious album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It Is In The Brewing Lumnious
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
CECIL TAYLOR Praxis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Praxis
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
CECIL TAYLOR Garden album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Garden
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
CECIL TAYLOR Calling It The 8th (aka The Eighth) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Calling It The 8th (aka The Eighth)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1983
CECIL TAYLOR For Olim album cover 4.75 | 2 ratings
For Olim
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
CECIL TAYLOR Tzotzil Mummers Tzotzil album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tzotzil Mummers Tzotzil
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
CECIL TAYLOR Live in Vienna album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Vienna
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
CECIL TAYLOR Live In Bologna album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Bologna
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
CECIL TAYLOR Alms / Tiergarten (Spree) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alms / Tiergarten (Spree)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
CECIL TAYLOR Leaf Palm Hand album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leaf Palm Hand
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
CECIL TAYLOR In East-Berlin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In East-Berlin
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
CECIL TAYLOR Erzulie Maketh Scent album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Erzulie Maketh Scent
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
CECIL TAYLOR Pleistozaen Mit Wasser (with Derek Bailey) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pleistozaen Mit Wasser (with Derek Bailey)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
CECIL TAYLOR The Hearth (with Tristan Honsinger & Evan Parker) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Hearth (with Tristan Honsinger & Evan Parker)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
CECIL TAYLOR Spots, Circles, and Fantasy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spots, Circles, and Fantasy
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
CECIL TAYLOR Remembrance (with Louis Moholo) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Remembrance (with Louis Moholo)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
CECIL TAYLOR Regalia (with Paul Lovens) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Regalia (with Paul Lovens)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
CECIL TAYLOR Riobec (with Günter Sommer) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Riobec (with Günter Sommer)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
CECIL TAYLOR Legba Crossing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Legba Crossing
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
CECIL TAYLOR Looking (Berlin Version) Solo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Looking (Berlin Version) Solo
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
CECIL TAYLOR Looking (Berlin Version) Corona album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Looking (Berlin Version) Corona
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
CECIL TAYLOR Double Holy House album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Double Holy House
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
CECIL TAYLOR Olu Iwa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Olu Iwa
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
CECIL TAYLOR The Feel Trio : Celebrated Blazons album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Feel Trio : Celebrated Blazons
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
CECIL TAYLOR Amewa - Live At Sweet Basil album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Amewa - Live At Sweet Basil
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
CECIL TAYLOR Iwontunwonsi - Live At Sweet Basil album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Iwontunwonsi - Live At Sweet Basil
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
CECIL TAYLOR Always A Pleasure album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Always A Pleasure
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
CECIL TAYLOR The Tree of Life album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Tree of Life
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
CECIL TAYLOR Qu'a: Live At The Irridium Vol.1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Qu'a: Live At The Irridium Vol.1
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
CECIL TAYLOR Qu'a Yuba: Live At The Iridium Vol.2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Qu'a Yuba: Live At The Iridium Vol.2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
CECIL TAYLOR Melancholy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Melancholy
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
CECIL TAYLOR Nailed album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Nailed
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
CECIL TAYLOR The Willisau Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Willisau Concert
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
CECIL TAYLOR Taylor/Dixon/Oxley album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Taylor/Dixon/Oxley
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
CECIL TAYLOR 2 Ts For A Lovely T album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
2 Ts For A Lovely T
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
CECIL TAYLOR The Light Of Corona album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Light Of Corona
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
CECIL TAYLOR Incarnation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Incarnation
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
CECIL TAYLOR The Owner of the River Bank album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Owner of the River Bank
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
CECIL TAYLOR All The Notes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All The Notes
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
CECIL TAYLOR Algonquin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Algonquin
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
CECIL TAYLOR Almeda album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Almeda
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
CECIL TAYLOR CT: The Dance Project (with William Parker - Masashi Harada) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
CT: The Dance Project (with William Parker - Masashi Harada)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
CECIL TAYLOR Piano Solo at Town Hall 1971 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Solo at Town Hall 1971
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
CECIL TAYLOR Ailanthus / Altissima: Bilateral Dimensions Of 2 Root Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ailanthus / Altissima: Bilateral Dimensions Of 2 Root Songs
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
CECIL TAYLOR Almeda (To Matie) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Almeda (To Matie)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
CECIL TAYLOR Michigan State University, April 15th 1976 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Michigan State University, April 15th 1976
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
CECIL TAYLOR Poschiavo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Poschiavo
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018
CECIL TAYLOR Cecil Taylor conversations with Tony Oxley album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cecil Taylor conversations with Tony Oxley
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018

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CECIL TAYLOR Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol. 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1972
CECIL TAYLOR Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol. 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol. 3
Avant-Garde Jazz 1972
CECIL TAYLOR In Transition album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Transition
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
CECIL TAYLOR Nefertiti, The Beautiful One Has Come (2xLP) album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Nefertiti, The Beautiful One Has Come (2xLP)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
CECIL TAYLOR Cecil Taylor / Charles Tolliver / Grachan Moncur / Archie Shepp ‎: The New Breed album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cecil Taylor / Charles Tolliver / Grachan Moncur / Archie Shepp ‎: The New Breed
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
CECIL TAYLOR The Complete Candid Recordings of Cecil Taylor and Buell Neidlinger album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Complete Candid Recordings of Cecil Taylor and Buell Neidlinger
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
CECIL TAYLOR In Berlin '88 album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
In Berlin '88
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
CECIL TAYLOR Garden Part 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Garden Part 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
CECIL TAYLOR Garden Part 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Garden Part 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
CECIL TAYLOR Mixed (with Roswell Rudd Sextet) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mixed (with Roswell Rudd Sextet)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
CECIL TAYLOR Port Of Call album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Port Of Call
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
CECIL TAYLOR The Complete Rematered Recordings On Black Saint And Soul Note album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Rematered Recordings On Black Saint And Soul Note
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
CECIL TAYLOR Garden 1st Set album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Garden 1st Set
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
CECIL TAYLOR The Complete Collection 1956-1962 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Collection 1956-1962
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
CECIL TAYLOR Garden, 2nd Set album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Garden, 2nd Set
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
CECIL TAYLOR Complete Live At The Cafe Montmartre album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Live At The Cafe Montmartre
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016

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All The Notes
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010

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CECIL TAYLOR Nefertiti, The Beautiful One Has Come (2xLP)

Boxset / Compilation · 1975 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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”Nefertiti the Beautiful One has Come” is an interesting album for Cecil Taylor fans, because it shows the artist in transition and still working out his approach to the piano. By the time we get to the 70s, Taylor will have refined his ability to present explosive ideas cascading in constant evolution, much like waves pounding a rocky shore, but back in 62, when this set was recorded, you can still hear some of Taylor’s roots in the blues and hard bop. Elements of Ellington, Monk and McCoy Tyner all make their appearance on here, alongside Taylor’s expected unique skittish barrages that sound like no else.

Cecil’s two band mates on here, Jimmy Lyons on alto, and Sonny Murray on drums, make up one of the best and most sympathetic bands Taylor ever worked with, and the three together make up one of the top trios of early 60s jazz. Taylor’s two sideman are very much with him in the ‘new freedom’ of the early 60s, but even more than Taylor, they reveal a lot about where they came from. Lyons is obviously a fan of Charlie Parker, and quotes from him constantly, other possible references might include Johnny Griffin and Ornette Coleman. Meanwhile, Murray’s approach to free rhythm sounds like the fills of Max Roach and Roy Haynes strung together without the parts where they just keep time. Sometimes this trio sounds like Monk’s band when it featured more outside saxophonists like Pat Patrick.

All of the tracks on here are good, and most are what you would expect from Taylor, but some of the odder more unexpected cuts worth mentioning include “D Trad, That’s What”, on which Taylor pounds out some noisy barroom blues for a while, and the well known standard “What’s New”, which has Taylor actually playing to the chord changes of the original, but very much in his own way. As far as the ‘free’ playing goes, the band really hits their stride on the two cuts that make up side four.

The sound quality on here is not great, and the piano Cecil has to play is saloon style out of tune, but most recorded avant-garde jazz back then sounded like this, in fact, bad production almost seemed to be a point of pride, as if to deny any commercial concerns whatsoever. Still, at a reasonably loud volume, this record doesn’t sound too bad, but at low volumes, it can sound murky.

CECIL TAYLOR Silent Tongues (aka I Grandi Del Jazz)

Live album · 1975 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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If you had to pick three architects of modern jazz piano, you could just about cover everything with Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner and Cecil Taylor. Despite his phenomenal talent, Taylor may have seemed like the lesser influence at first, as most of his followers were relegated to the avant-garde end of things, but over the years his influence has grown and these days you are liable to hear Taylor type assaults on the piano from guys like Craig Taborn, Jason Moran or others, while they perform with modern fusion and post bop groups.

If you are not familiar with the piano playing of Cecil Taylor, he is one of the most intense musical performers ever, jazz or otherwise. His music is relentlessly energetic, full of jarring dissonances and unbelievable flurries of atonal notes unleashed at super human speed. Although his music may seem like noise to some, to the fan of avant-garde composition, there is an incredible logic and flow to Taylor’s music. I use the term “composition” on purpose, because although there is much improvisation in his music, the overall effect is more similar to an avant-garde concert hall piece, rather than a ‘free jazz’ workout. Taylor’s music does tend to get grouped with the free jazz crowd, and he has performed in free settings with others, but on his own, Cecil’s ability to logically assemble ideas comes through just as much as the force and volume.

“Silent Tongues” is a live recording that captures Taylor at his best, playing solo. Along with the constant antonality, you can sometimes hear bits of familiar music, blues riffs chopped to pieces or flowery classical romanticism gone berserk. It seems Taylor tries to avoid the ‘modernisms’ of the Evans/Tyner sound and draws more from early jazz piano players from Jelly Roll and Eubie Blake up to Art Tatum. Sometimes I feel like I’m listening to ragtime run through a blender. Some might try to draw comparisons between Taylor and the piano work of Sun Ra, but I’m sure those two were well aware of each other and managed to stay somewhat polar opposites within the avant-garde realm, ha. The one thing that is hard to describe though, is these certain moments where Taylor draws so much thunder and lightning out of the piano, you find it hard to believe one human can do this. If you are fan of modern music, you will want to pick up “Silent Tongues”. Cecil Taylor’s piano playing is a miracle.

CECIL TAYLOR Unit Structures

Album · 1966 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Cecil Taylor, you love his music or you hate it, fortunately for me, right from the beginning I dug this guys music, and 13 years plus into my modern jazz journey he still is one of the few Pianists that I really can stomach in a solo setting, Keith Jarrett really the only other one, this guy plays the piano like the drums, heavily percussive and full of ideas, this mans genus is great, Now, if you don't subscribe to the Marsalis theory, of this type of music being "self indulgent bull s#@t" then you are in the know, and likely already dig it.

Unit Structures, released in 1966 on Blue Note Records is part of a pair of mid 60's Blue Note masterpieces by Taylor, the other being Conquistador, Unit structures and much of Taylor's music is really "chamber jazz", and always feels like third stream music, classical avant garde at least. This album is an absolute classic of avant garde music, Not a whole lot of swing here, but to me, it does mean a thing, this music demands your attention, sure a few hints of classic jazz show up, especially in Jimmy Lyons alto and Ken McIntire's Tenor tone, the 2 basses of Henry Grimes and Alan Silva add quite a bit of color, not much in the pocket walking for sure, but they play as if they are lead instruments at times, it's an interesting listen, Taylor really holds my interest, with his different moods and that percussive attack, the music has a lot of peaks and valleys, plenty of the free wheeling blowing and seemingly all over the place piano, but the mood shifts remind me of some Hitchcock movie theme at times, the build up the tension and then crash it home, these are well composed and performed compositions. Is this Jazz? maybe 2%, but this is 98% something else, and that something is breathtaking to me.

I love the ominous bass clarinet of Ken McIntire on the title track, this composition starts of slow then builds into a free for all, with Taylor going insane, McIntire is really doing the job, Lyons over blows to glory on his alto, it's really hard to describe this music, you must hear it for yourself, but be warned, if you are someone who rather prefers, safe and swinging jazz, and I like that too, this is not for you, or the faint of heart.

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