Cecil Taylor

The Great Concert of Cecil Taylor

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This three-LP set is a real blowout. Pianist Cecil Taylor, tenor saxophonist/flutist Sam Rivers, alto saxophonist Jimmy Lyons, and drummer Andrew Cyrille (there is no bass but it couldn't have been heard anyway) perform a 90-minute work followed by a 20-minute encore. The music is unrelentingly intense and Taylor does not let up for a moment. His fans are advised to pick up this major release, but those listeners new to Taylor's music should investigate his solo piano works first.

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