Saturday, April 7, 2018

RIP Cecil Taylor

While I have not listened to him in years, the evolution of my tastes makes Cecil Taylor more a candidate for my soundtrack. His death this week brought him to my attention again. The one hour show below was entertaining and warm-hearted:

https://www.npr.org/event/music/600173531/cecil-taylor-on-piano-jazz

In the Seventies, I spent regular time with Art Lande, as he was a friend of my first wife and teacher to her and one of our friends. When I mentioned a liking for Taylor, Art was puzzled, as the "difficult sounds" Taylor produced were not to his taste. Of course, my sonic journey over the decades since has taken me even further out there... I wonder what Art thinks of Taylor now.

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