Cecil Percival Taylor (March 25, 1929 – April 5, 2018) was an American pianist and poet. Taylor was classically trained and was one of the pioneers of free jazz. His music is characterized by an energetic, physical approach, resulting in complex improvisation often involving tone clusters and intricate polyrhythms. His technique has been compared to percussion. Referring to the number of keys on a standard piano, Val Wilmer used the phrase "eighty-eight tuned drums" to describe Taylor's style
Air is an album by Cecil Taylor recorded for the Candid label in October 1960. The album features performances by Taylor with Archie Shepp, Buell Neidlinger, Denis Charles and Sunny Murray on alternate takes of material released on The World of Cecil Taylor (1960).
Love for Sale (Cecil Taylor album). Love for Sale is an album by pianist Cecil Taylor recorded for the United Artists label in April 1959. The album features performances by Taylor with Buell Neidlinger, and Denis Charles with Bill Barron and Ted Curson added on three tracks
Album · 1960 · 5 Songs. The Complete Candid Recordings of Cecil Taylor and Buell Neidlinger. Cecil Taylor Unit: The Eighth (feat. Jimmy Lyons, William Parker & Rashid Bakr). Three Classic Albums Plus (Jazz Advance, Looking Ahead, The World of Cecil Taylor). The World of Cecil Taylor (Remastered).
Remembering Cecil Taylor, who was born on 25 March 1929, in Long Island City, New York. His father, Percy Clinton Taylor, was head chef at the Rivercrest Sanitarium in Astoria. Taylor said that his dad loved the hymn 'Wade in the Water' and was a big fan of Louis Armstrong. His mother, Almeida Ragland played piano and danced and had appeared in silent films. Cecil Taylor said: "She was into Count Basie and Duke Ellington and gave me a book by Arthur Schopenhauer when I was 1.
Is this guy blind? Maxwell HolmesГод назад. it sounds alright I guess but I don't understand the people saying things like 'if you don't get it by now, you never will' as though listening to random fucking noises requires a special sort of intellect that most people do not possess. KSmall109CAB4 месяца назад. Beautiful noise that an untrained ear can grasp if the heart is receptive. rest in peace dear Cecil. The jazz world will miss you, and you've certainly left a huge hole in the entire music lexicon. Thank you for all you've given us. . Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures (Full Album).