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Cecil Percival Taylor (born in New York City March 15 or 25, each date often cited, 1929) is an American and now generally acknowledged to be one of the great innovative sources of (along with the better known Ornette Coleman). His first recording Jazz Advance was released in 1956, and is described by Cook & Morton in the Penguin Guide to Jazz: "While there are still many nods to conventional form in this set, it… read more

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  • Student Studies is like listening to 50's avant classical german dudes if they were black. Intricate stuff!
  • Unit Structures, Solo, Conquistador!
  • "Somebody told me that when Cecil was asked how he liked the way i played, he said, 'He plays all right for a millionaire.' Now, that's funny; until i heard that i didn't think he had a sense of humor." ---(from MILES DAVIS: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY)
  • Creator of some of the most intense and at times beautiful records in the history of jazz. The sounds he coaxes from his piano in many of his solo live albums are incredible.
  • его считают отцом фри-джаза, на фри-джаз это не похоже, потому что гораздо круче
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