Happy (85th) Birthday, Cecil!
Cecil Taylor (March 25, 1929-), pianist, composer, MacArthur “genius” grant recipient, 2013 Kyoto Prize Laureate in Arts and Philosophy, etc.
Today, celebrating his musical life, we revisit three favorites.
Live, Germany (Nürnberg), 1984
Live (with Rashid Bakr, drums; Thurman Barker, marimba, miscellaneous percussion), 1995
Live (with Max Roach, drums), New York (Columbia University), 2000
I try to imitate on the piano the leaps in space a dancer makes.