Cecil Taylor

    Cecil Taylor

    • Cecil Taylor
    Cecil Taylor

    Cecil Taylor

    • Cecil Taylor

    Cecil Taylor

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    The Complete Nat Hentoff Sessions (feat. Archie Shepp) [Bonus Track Version]

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        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 den... Read more

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