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Cecil Taylor

Cecil Taylor

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The Yardbirds, Cecil Taylor, It's a Beautiful Day: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 24 May 1968

A Wide Range of New Sounds at the Fillmore ...

Cecil Taylor, Thelonious Monk: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 8 November 1969

CECIL TAYLOR'S appearance on Friday was reminiscent of nothing as much as Ornette Coleman's Croydon concert four years ago. ...

For Cecil Taylor, It's Just Beginning...

Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 8 November 1969

EMERGING FROM the stage door of the Odeon, Hammersmith after his triumphal Jazz Expo concert on Friday night, the diminutive figure of pianist Cecil Taylor ...

Cecil Taylor: Five Spot, New York, NY

Live Review by Lita Eliscu, Phonograph Record, May 1975

QUINTESSENTIAL JAZZ club, even has patina of history: the perfect place for Cecil Taylor to express his music after a long hiatus. The small stage ...

Cecil Taylor: Ladies and gentlemen, please adjust your re-entry goggles

Profile and Interview by Brian Case, New Musical Express, 7 June 1975

...CECIL TAYLOR has left the Stanford-Binet scale and is still climbing fast. The treble clusters are zipping into the stratosphere. The memory banks have blown. ...

Cecil Taylor: A Piano is an Orchestra

Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 16 August 1975

...says CECIL TAYLOR, a controversial figure ever since he erupted at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957 with his quartet, but even those who dislike ...

Cecil Taylor: Into The Hot

Overview by Brian Case, Melody Maker, 5 October 1985

CECIL TAYLOR isn't easy listening, but he's unique in remaining committed to pushing back the boundaries of jazz at a time when his former contemporaries ...

Pianist Cecil Taylor Makes Poetry Of His Jazz

Profile and Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 10 October 1987

"GREAT MUSICIANS are more than musicians – they are poets and spiritual forces," said pianist Cecil Taylor. "It is the sensitivity and the concept of ...

Cecil Taylor: Blue Light Special

Profile by Gene Santoro, Spin, May 1990

FOR THE uninitiated, a Cecil Taylor performance can be like sitting in the middle of a breaking tidal wave on a leaky rubber raft. He ...

Alan Douglas, 1931-2014

Obituary by Richard Williams, The Guardian, 18 June 2014

Record producer best known for his controversial posthumous releases of Jimi Hendrix recordings ...

Cecil Taylor: Culture Spinach and Chaos Theory

Comment by Don Snowden, Rock's Backpages, April 2018

ONCE I DECIDED to write something on Cecil Taylor moving on to the next phase, I went back and counted the number of his albums ...


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