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.