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Cecil Taylor

"Soon after he first emerged in the mid-'50s, pianist Cecil Taylor was the most advanced improviser in jazz; five decades later he is still the most radical. Although in his early days he used some standards as vehicles for improvisation, since the early '60s Taylor has stuck exclusively to originals. To simplify describing his style, one could say that Taylor's intense atonal percussive approach involves playing the piano as if it were a set of drums. He generally emphasizes dense clusters of sound played with remarkable technique and endurance, often during marathon performances. Suffice it to say that Cecil Taylor's music is not for everyone..

--AMG

Similar Bands: Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Andrew Hill, Anthony Braxton, Peter Brotzmann

LPs
The Eighth
1983

4
3 Votes
Silent Tongues
1975

3.7
5 Votes
Conquistador!
1967

3.9
19 Votes
Unit Structures
1966

4
36 Votes
The World Of Cecil Taylor
1960

3.5
5 Votes
Love For Sale
1959

Jazz Advance
1956

3.9
5 Votes
Live Albums
Alms / Tiergarten (Spree)
1989

4.5
1 Votes
Looking Ahead!
1985

One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye
1980

4.3
9 Votes
Dark to Themselves
1977

4.5
2 Votes
Live at the Cafe Montmartre
1963

4.2
5 Votes

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