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Cecil Taylor

Cecil Taylor has been played over 10 times on NTS, first on 14 May 2014. Cecil Taylor's music has been featured on 18 episodes.

Cecil Percival Taylor (New York City, March 25, 1929 – April 5, 2018) was an American pianist, composer and poet.

Cecil Taylor is generally acknowledged to be one of the pioneers and great innovative sources of free jazz. Classically trained, his music is characterized by an extremely energetic, physical approach, producing complex improvised sounds, frequently involving tone clusters and intricate polyrhythms. His piano technique has been likened to percussion, for example described as "eighty-eight tuned drums" (referring to the number of…

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The Blues Never Left Me
Mary Lou Williams, Cecil Taylor
Pablo Live1978
The Blues Never Left Me
Mary Lou Williams, Cecil TaylorPablo Live1978
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Bemsha Swing
Cecil Taylor
Blue Note1975
Bemsha Swing
Cecil TaylorBlue Note1975
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N + R (Love Is Friends)
Cecil Taylor
MPS Records1981
N + R (Love Is Friends)
Cecil TaylorMPS Records1981
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The Lord Is Heavy (A Spiritual)
Mary Lou Williams, Cecil Taylor
Pablo Live1978
The Lord Is Heavy (A Spiritual)
Mary Lou Williams, Cecil TaylorPablo Live1978
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Back To The Blues
Mary Lou Williams, Cecil Taylor
Pablo Live1978
Back To The Blues
Mary Lou Williams, Cecil TaylorPablo Live1978
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Abyss (First Movement), Petals & Filaments (Second Movement), Jitney (Third Movement)
Cecil Taylor
Arista, Freedom1975
Abyss (First Movement), Petals & Filaments (Second Movement), Jitney (Third Movement)
Cecil TaylorArista, Freedom1975
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Sperichill On Calling
Cecil Taylor
MPS Records1979
Sperichill On Calling
Cecil TaylorMPS Records1979
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Basic Chords (Bop Changes On The Blues)
Mary Lou Williams, Cecil Taylor
Pablo Live1978
Basic Chords (Bop Changes On The Blues)
Mary Lou Williams, Cecil TaylorPablo Live1978
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Steps
Cecil Taylor
Blue Note1966
Steps
Cecil TaylorBlue Note1966
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Trance
Cecil Taylor
Debut Records1963
Trance
Cecil TaylorDebut Records1963
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