Cecil Taylor

Alms/Tiergarten (Spree)

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2 CDs from a large set with extensive booklet describing the pieces in detail with analyses, the workshop sessions that led to the final concert, with pictures galore. This set is interesting primarily to hear European musicians interpret Taylor's kinesthetic directing...mostly an intense density of "free playing" (actually following specific internalized instructions and images) with almost everyone going on different gestures at once, with slow unison melodies emerging from the environment. The most interesting series is "Weight - Breath - Sounding Trees."

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 58:51

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 01:03:48
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