Cecil Taylor

Air Above Mountains (Buildings Within)

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Air Above Mountains (Buildings Within) Review

by Scott Yanow

This Cecil Taylor solo concert features the radical pianist at a performance in Austria playing continuously for 51 minutes. Except for some brief moments, his music is quite intense, percussive, crowded and overflowing with passion. Taylor's longtime fans will find much to marvel at while newcomers to his music are advised instead to check out his earlier (and less dissonant) sessions from the 1950s first.

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