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Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures (2000) [Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures (2000) [Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 31 May 2020, 18:00

Artist: Cecil Taylor
Album: Unit Structures
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz
Label: Blue Note
Released: 2000
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
  1. Steps (Taylor) - 10:18
  2. Enter, Evening (Soft Line Structure) (Taylor) - 11:05
  3. Unit Structure/As of a Now/Section (Taylor) - 17:45
  4. Tales (8 Whisps) (Taylor) - 7:13


  • Eddie Gale Stevens, Jr. – trumpet
  • Jimmy Lyons – alto saxophone
  • Ken McIntyre – alto saxophone, oboe, bass clarinet
  • Cecil Taylor – piano, bells
  • Henry Grimes – bass
  • Alan Silva – bass
  • Andrew Cyrille – drums

After several years off records, pianist Cecil Taylor finally had an opportunity to document his music of the mid-'60s on two Blue Note albums (the other one was Conquistador). Taylor's high-energy atonalism fit in well with the free jazz of the period but he was actually leading the way rather than being part of a movement. In fact, this septet outing with trumpeter Eddie Gale, altoist Jimmy Lyons, Ken McIntyre (alternating between alto, oboe and bass clarinet), both Henry Grimes and Alan Silva on basses, and drummer Andrew Cyrille is quite stunning and very intense. In fact, it could be safely argued that no jazz music of the era approached the ferocity and intensity of Cecil Taylor's.
Review by Scott Yanow

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