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¡El Jefe!

S [side 2] Cecil Taylor Unit Nicaragua: No Pasaran Nica : 1984 CT, piano; Jimmy Lyons, alto sax; William Parker, bass; Rashid Bakr, drums; André Martinez, percussion; Brenda Bakr, vocals. Chilly Jay Chill: This is one of Cecil’s rarest records,… Continue reading

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FMP Archive Edition: Cecil Taylor’s “Almeda (To Matie)”

Almeda (To Matie) by CECIL TAYLOR In the past, we’ve been proud to make available FMP titles that have languished out-of-print for many decades. But now FMP is going a step further – digging into their vaults to release exceptional… Continue reading

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FMP #8: Blaze On!

An astounding hour of uninterrupted music from one of Cecil Taylor’s very best small groups, recorded during a particularly fertile period in his career. Traces of stride, Errol Garner grace notes, and unrelenting rhythmic inventiveness emerge from Taylor’s piano. Tony… Continue reading

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Skylarking

T (BEAUTIFUL YOUNG’N) I (SISTER YOUNG’N) ENSASLAYI Cecil Taylor Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! MPS : 1980 CT, piano. It’s a sad irony of adventurous jazz: Many of the most fun and accessible recordings remain stubbornly obscure or out-of-print. The… Continue reading

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Duets of the Gods: Tony Williams + Cecil Taylor

MORGAN’S MOTION Tony Williams Lifetime The Joy of Flying Sony : 1978 TW, drums; Cecil Taylor, piano. Here’s a deep cut that not many people know about. Tony Williams’ eclectic Joy of Flying is an R&B inflected album filled with… Continue reading

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SUMMER RE-UP: Alone in Tokyo at 2:30 am

Originally posted 28 August 2007 LONO ASAPK IN AME Cecil Taylor Solo Venus : 1974 CT, piano. It’s too late for a recording session, but fuck it. Wake the engineer. Tell the studio to make the necessary arrangements. He reminds… Continue reading

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CT @ 80

B1 Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley Ailanthus/Altissima Triple Point Records : 2009 CT, piano; TO, drums. Cecil Taylor turned 80 yesterday. Octogenarians in the house, say yeah. To honor the occasion, we’re pleased and privileged to present an exclusive track from… Continue reading

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