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We lost Cecil Taylor this past week. He was 89 years old. This mans playing has captivated, fascinated and delighted me for as many years as I can remember. His was a singular connection of creativity, sincerity and skill that expands the scope of musical tradition. #ceciltaylor #freejazz #bruceeisenbeil #supportlocalmusic #guitarlessons #musiclessons #buckscounty #yardleypa #lowermakefield #ceciltaylorunit #improvisedmusic #moderncomposer

One Too Many Salty Swift and Not Goodbye by Cecil Taylor.

A live album recorded in 1978 in Stuttgart, Germany. The Cecil Taylor Unit at the time was comprised of Cecil Taylor, Piano; Jimmy Lyons, Alto Saxophone; Raphe Malik, Trumpet; Ramsey Ameen, Violin; Sirone, Bass; and Ronald Shannon Jackson, drums.

When Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society's album Barbeque Dog came out, I read a review, perhaps in Rolling Stone, and thought it was something I should be listening to. After listening, I become intrigued by his unique style of drumming and where he was coming from. I was listening to other work that I had found by Jackson, including Ornette’s Dancing in Your Head.
The albums on Hat Hut had always intrigued me, with their odd cardboard box sleeves, cryptic art, and arty photos. So, seeing Shannon Jackson in the Cecil Taylor Unit, I picked this up, not particularly knowing what to expect.

The fierceness of the first two tracks, with Taylor, Ameen, Sirone, and Jackson surprises me to this day. Strapped to the mast of a ship, surrounded by a storm, waves lashing over the deck, not sure if you will make it through.

Music that sounds like their lives depended on making it.

Beautiful and frightening.

My life, and the way I listened to music, was never quite the same after.

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Rest in Power to the immortal Mr Cecil Taylor Jazz Master
Pianist Cecil Taylor, a pioneer of free jazz and icon of the avant-garde for more than half a century, died Thursday evening at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 89. Taylor's legacy is his sound: He played the piano with a furious attack, using the entire range of the instrument to create a unique musical language. His approach inspired other musicians and he remained true to it, even though it meant a lifetime of financial struggles.
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Mais uma lenda do jazz que desapareceu, fisicamente, Cecil Taylor, um dos percursores do free jazz, a romper muitas barreiras, aqui fica este Nefertiti, The Beautiful has Come, acompanhado de Jimmy Lions no sax alto e do baterista Sonny Murray, gravado no Café Montmartre em Copenhagen, 1962... aqui com edição da Fontana Rec, de finais da década de 60 do século XX, sempre à frente!

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Listening to one of my favourite records of all time.
I only once saw him live with his unit in the 80s in a crowded concert hall of the conservatory in Innsbruck. It was the first "jazz" concert I attended, but almost did not get in, because when I arrived at the door, they didn't let in anybody anymore for "fire safety reasons". Somehow I managed to get in later. And what an experience! Changed my understanding of music forever.
R.I.P. Cecil Taylor somewhere in the air above mountains.
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Cecil Taylor, piano, composer, poet
1929-2018
R.I.P.
Pure genius, he was described as playing the piano as “88 tuned drums”.
Starting in the mid-50’s he virtually pioneered the liberation of jazz from bop and chord changes to a new paradigm of sound and energy.
His original collaborator and partner on bass, Buell Neidlinger just passed away a few weeks ago, so they are reunited in musical heaven.
Listen to this cut from his 1959 album Looking Ahead, “African Violets”: https://youtu.be/XcZFqQbtVCk #ceciltaylor #jazzpiano #freejazz #ceciltaylorunit #buellneidlinger #avantgardejazz #coloredpencildrawing #inkpenart #jazzportrait #williamhorberg #jazz

Now playing: Cecil Taylor - ‘The Cecil Taylor Unit’ (1978) — #ceciltaylor #ceciltaylorunit #avantgardejazz #vinyl #vinylcollection #vinylcommunity #freejazz

Yesterday was the great Cecil Taylor's birthday, never too late to post one of the many albums from my collection - live in Japan 1973 #ceciltaylor #avantgardejazz #freejazz #reordcollection #recordcollector #vinylcollection #vinyl #jazzrecords #ceciltaylorunit

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