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Cecil Taylor

p, *1929 US, Corona
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Cecil Percival Taylor Tyler Calico

Cecil Percival Taylor (born March 15, 1929) is an American pianist and poet. Classically trained, Taylor is generally acknowledged as one of the pioneers of free jazz. His music is characterized by an extremely energetic, physical approach, producing complex improvised sounds, frequently involving tone clusters and intricate polyrhythms. His piano technique has been likened to percussion, for example described as "eighty-eight tuned drums" (referring to the number of keys on a standard piano). He has also been described as "like Art Tatum with contemporary-classical leanings".

  • Piano
  • Vocals
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • World
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Steps on Unit Structures by Cecil Taylor
Conquistador - 2003 Remastered on Conquistador! by Cecil Taylor
Bemsha Swing on Jazz Advance by Cecil Taylor
ロノ on ソロ by Cecil Taylor
Enter, Evening (Soft Line Structure) on Unit Structures by Cecil Taylor
Tales (8 Whisps) on Unit Structures by Cecil Taylor
Unit Structure/As Of A Now/Section on Unit Structures by Cecil Taylor
Enter, Evening on Unit Structures by Cecil Taylor
Air on The World Of Cecil Taylor by Cecil Taylor
Rick Kick Shaw on Jazz Advance by Cecil Taylor

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Title Artist Year Type
PoschiavoCecil Taylor2018Album
CoronaCecil Taylor2018Album
Conversations With Tony OxleyCecil Taylor2018Album
The Glorious StepCecil Taylor2018Album
Michigan State University, April 15th 1976Cecil Taylor2015Album
The Complete Collection 1956-1962 Nine Original AlbumsCecil Taylor2014Album
Jazz Heroes Collection 11The George Russell Sextet, Charles Mingus, Cecil Taylor2014Compil.
Three Classic Albums PlusCecil Taylor2014Compil.
Seven Classic AlbumsCecil Taylor2013Compil.
Almeda (To Matie)Cecil Taylor2012Album
Solo • Duo • PoetryCecil Taylor + Pauline Oliveros2012Album
Broadcasts - Never On LP BeforeCecil Taylor2010Album
The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul NoteCecil Taylor2010Album
Three Classic AlbumsCecil Taylor2010Compil.
Ailanthus / Altissima: Bilateral Dimensions Of 2 Root SongsCecil Taylor & Tony Oxley2010Album
Piano Solo At Town Hall 1971Cecil Taylor2009Album
The Last DanceDominic Duval & Cecil Taylor2009Album
CT: The Dance ProjectCecil Taylor - William Parker - Masashi Harada2008Album
The Jazz Master Class Series From NYUCecil Taylor2007Album
AlmedaCecil Taylor, The Ensemble2004Album
AlgonquinCecil Taylor2004Album
All The NotesCecil Taylor2004Album
The Owner Of The River BankCecil Taylor, Italian Instabile Orchestra2003Album
The Light Of CoronaCecil Taylor, The Ensemble2003Album
Cecil Taylor / Bill Dixon / Tony OxleyCecil Taylor / Bill Dixon / Tony Oxley2002Album
Port Of CallCecil Taylor2002Compil.
The Willisau ConcertCecil Taylor2002Album
ComplicitéPaul Plimley / John Oswald ● Marilyn Crispell ● Cecil Taylor2001Album
NailedEvan Parker / Cecil Taylor / Barry Guy / Tony Oxley2000Album
John Coltrane And Cecil TaylorJohn Coltrane, Cecil Taylor1999Compil.
Momentum SpaceDewey Redman / Cecil Taylor / Elvin Jones1999Album
ConcreteCecil Taylor1998Compil.
The Tree Of LifeCecil Taylor1998Album
Cecil TaylorCecil Taylor1997Compil.
Iwontunwonsi - Live At Sweet BasilCecil Taylor1995Album
Amewa - Live At Sweet BasilCecil Taylor1995Album
1955-1961Cecil Taylor1994Compil.
Olu IwaCecil Taylor1994Album
Double Holy HouseCecil Taylor1993Album
Cecil TaylorCecil Taylor1992Compil.
Thelonious Sphere Monk: Dreaming Of The Masters Vol.2The Art Ensemble Of Chicago With Cecil Taylor1991Album
Piano Solo 1984Cecil Taylor1991Album
CecilCecil Taylor1991Compil.
Looking (Berlin Version) CoronaCecil Taylor / Harald Kimmig / Muneer Abdul Fataah / William Parker / Tony Oxley1991Album
1960 - 1961Cecil Taylor1991Compil.
Garden Part 1Cecil Taylor1990Album
Looking (Berlin Version) SoloCecil Taylor1990Album
AirCecil Taylor1990Album
Garden Part 2Cecil Taylor1990Album
In FlorescenceCecil Taylor1990Album
Spots, Circles, And FantasyCecil Taylor & Han Bennink1989Album
Erzulie Maketh ScentCecil Taylor1989Album
In East-BerlinCecil Taylor & Günter Sommer1989Album
The Complete Candid Recordings Of Cecil Taylor And Buell NeidlingerCecil Taylor And Buell Neidlinger1989Album
Pleistozaen Mit WasserCecil Taylor & Derek Bailey1989Album
The HearthCecil Taylor With Tristan Honsinger & Evan Parker1989Album
RegaliaCecil Taylor & Paul Lovens1989Album
RemembranceCecil Taylor & Louis Moholo1989Album
Leaf Palm HandCecil Taylor & Tony Oxley1989Album
RiobecCecil Taylor & Günter Sommer1989Album
In Berlin '88Cecil Taylor1989Album
CrossingCecil Taylor1989Compil.
Cell Walk For CelesteCecil Taylor1988Album
ChinampasCecil Taylor1988Album
Tzotzil Mummers TzotzilCecil Taylor1988Album
For OlimCecil Taylor1987Album
Historic ConcertsMax Roach And Cecil Taylor1984Album
Calling It The 8thCecil Taylor1983Album
Marty's GarageBuell Neidlinger, Marty Krystall, Archie Shepp, Glenn Ferris, Bill Elgart, Don Preston, Deborah Fuss, Denis Charles, Cecil Taylor1983Album
PraxisCecil Taylor1982Album
GardenCecil Taylor1982Album
It Is In The Brewing LuminousCecil Taylor1981Album
Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly!Cecil Taylor1981Album
One Too Many Salty Swift And Not GoodbyeCecil Taylor1980Album
Live In The Black ForestCecil Taylor1979Album
3 PhasisCecil Taylor1979Album
EmbracedMary Lou Williams & Cecil Taylor1978Album
Cecil Taylor UnitCecil Taylor1978Album
The New BreedCecil Taylor / Charles Tolliver / Grachan Moncur III / Archie Shepp1978Compil.
Nefertiti, The Beautiful One Has ComeCecil Taylor1976Compil.
Silent Tongues: Live At Montreux '74Cecil Taylor1975Album
In TransitionCecil Taylor1975Compil.
IndentCecil Taylor1973Album
Student StudiesCecil Taylor1973Album
SoloCecil Taylor1973Album
New York City R&BCecil Taylor, Buell Neidlinger1972Album
Nuits De La Fondation Maeght Vol. 2Cecil Taylor1972Album
InnovationsCecil Taylor1972Album
Nuits De La Fondation Maeght Vol. 3Cecil Taylor1972Album
Nuits De La Fondation Maeght - 29 Juillet 69Cecil Taylor1971Album
Nuits De La Fondation Maeght Vol. 1Cecil Taylor1971Album
Conquistador!Cecil Taylor1966Album
Unit StructuresCecil Taylor1966Album
Unit StructuresCecil Taylor1966Album
Live At The Cafe MontmartreCecil Taylor1963Album
The World Of Cecil TaylorCecil Taylor1960Album
Charlie Mingus - Cecil TaylorCharles Mingus - Cecil TaylorAlbum
Air Above Mountains < Buildings Within >Cecil TaylorAlbum
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