R.I.P. Cecil Taylor

Been away from the endless newscycle (more to come on that topic), and missed the passing of Cecil Taylor – a true jazz innovator.

Here’s Ethan Iverson on Taylor, who explains Cecil Taylor the musician and his far-reaching influence much better and more eloquently than I could ever dream of, and includes some incredible live performances.

Posting two of my favorite albums – the free-jazz masterpieces Conquistador (1967):


and Unit Structures (1966), both off the Blue Note label:


Rest in peace to a true great.

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