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Cecil at Newport

Cecil Taylor
Page added Aug 28, 2014 Updated Sep 4, 2014

Cecil Taylor's career has spanned over half-a-century. Jazztrack is heading back to 1957 for one of his first recorded performances.

On this episode of Jazztrack, we'll be stepping back in time to check out an early recording by Cecil Taylor, live at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival. The Pioneering pianist has been at it for over 50 years, turning 85 in March, 2014.

Also on the show is a Jazztrack recording of Geroge Garzone, live in Melbourne from his 2011 Australian visit. Garzone was back in Australia for another tour during August, 2014. Mal also brings us two more Jazztrack recordings, from both Finland's Jukka Perka Arvara Trio and Queenslander Rafael Karlen, live at the 2014 Brisbane Jazz Festival.

Also on the bill: Ben Wendle, Bill Carrothers and Tamara Murphy with Andrea Keller and Allan Browne.

See the full playlist here.

Presenter: Mal Stanley
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Aug 31, 2014. 5:05pm - 7:00pm
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Cecil Percival Taylor (born in March 25, 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...

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