Saturday, April 7th

by musicclipoftheday


Cecil Taylor, pianist, composer, bandleader, April 25, 1929-April 5, 2018

Today we celebrate his singular musical presence by revisiting a few favorites.

Live, 1981 (Imagine the Sound)



With Max Roach (drums), live, New York (Columbia University), 2000


With Harri Sjostrom (soprano saxophone), Tristan Honsinger (cello), Thurman Barker (marimba), Paul Lovens (drums), live, Germany (Hamburg), 1995


I try to imitate on the piano the leaps in space a dancer makes.

—Cecil Taylor