Sessionography of Cecil Taylor

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  1. Boston, September 14, 1956

    1. Bemsha Swing (Monk-Best) 7:23
    2. Charge 'Em Blues 11:02
    3. Azure (Ellington) 7:25
    4. Song 5:16
    5. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (Porter) 9:14
    6. Rick Kick Shaw 6:03
    7. Sweet And Lovely (Arnheim-Tobias-Lamare) 6:35

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Steve Lacy:soprano sax (2, 4); Dennis Charles: drums; Buell Neidlinger: bass

    Jazz Advance:

    In Transition Blue Note (US) LA 458 H2 (lp) 1975 [with Love For Sale]

    Giants of Jazz Sarabandas (?) 53172 (cd) 1994 [tracks 1,2,3,5,7]

    Jazz In Transition:

    Note: track 5 is a piano solo.
    Note: the Blue Note 2fer LA 458 H2 incorrectly gives the recording date as December 10, 1955

  2. Newport Jazz Festival, July 6, 1957

    1. Johnny Come Lately (Strayhorn) 6:45
    2. Nona's Blues 7:04
    3. Tune 2 9:53

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Steve Lacy:soprano sax; Dennis Charles: drums; Buell Neidlinger: bass

    Modern Jazz American Recording Society (US) ARS G-437 (lp)

    At Newport:

    Masters Of The Modern Piano Verve (US) VE-2-2514 (lp) 1976

    Lush Life: The Billy Strayhorn Songbook: [various artists] Verve (US) 529 908 (cd) 1996 [track 1 only]

    Note: the other side of the original release featured a Donald Byrd/Gigi Gryce set from the same festival. The other 3 sides of the 2lp "Masters of the Modern Piano" set featured Bud Powell, Mary Lou Williams, Paul Bley, Wynton Kelly, and Bill Evans. The remainder of the Verve "Lush Life" cd features various other performers doing various other Strayhorn tunes.

  3. Nola's Penthouse Studios, NYC, June 9, 1958

    1. Luyah! The Glorious Step 6:25
    2. African Violets (Cecil Taylor & Earl Griffith) 5:12
    3. Of What 8:18
    4. Wallering 5:17
    5. Toll 7:33
    6. Excursion On A Wobbly Rail 9:04

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Earl Griffith: vibra-harp; Dennis Charles: drums; Buell Neidlinger: bass

    Looking Ahead!:

    Note: Griffith out on track 3.

  4. NYC, October 13, 1958

    1. Double Clutching (Israels) 8:17
    2. Like Someone In Love (Van Heusen/Burke) 8:07
    3. Shifting Down (Dorham) 10:37
    4. Just Friends (Klenner/Lewis) 6:13

    Cecil Taylor: piano; John Coltrane: tenor sax; Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Chuck Israels: bass; Louis Hayes: drums

    Hard Driving Jazz/Stereo Drive:

    Coltrane Time:

    Note: The original lp was entitled "Hard Driving Jazz" in its mono version and "Stereo Drive" in its stereo version.

    Note: On some releases, John Coltrane is credited as "Blue Train", presumably for contractual reasons.

  5. Nola's Penthouse Studios, NYC, April 15, 1959

    1. Get Out Of Town (Cole Porter) 9:12
    2. I Love Paris (Cole Porter) 5:13
    3. Love For Sale (Cole Porter) 8:15
    4. Little Lees ['Lousie' on some issues] 9:05
    5. Matie's Trophes ['Motystrophe' on some issues, 'Blues' on some issues] 10:11
    6. Carol/Three Points 8:16

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Bill Barron: tenor saxophone(4-6); Ted Curson: trumpet (4-6); Buell Neidlinger: bass; Rudy Collins: drums

    Love For Sale:

    In Transition Blue Note (US) LA 458 H2 (lp) 1975 [with Jazz Advance]

    Note: The Blue Note 2fer LA 458 H2 gives the bassist as Chris White.
    Note: The Blue Note cd CDP 94107 gives the drummer as Dennis Charles.

  6. NYC, October 12 & 13, 1960

    1. Air (tk5) 10:31
    2. Number One (tk1) 12:29
    3. Number One (tk2) 8:35
    4. This Nearly Was Mine (Rogers & Hammerstein) 10:47
    5. Air (tk9) 17:30
    6. E.B. (tk2) 9:55
    7. Lazy Afternoon (tk1) (Latouche-Moross) 14:46
    8. Air (tk21) 11:25
    9. Air (tk28) 8:45
    10. Air (tk29) 10:20
    11. Port Of Call (tk2) 4:15
    12. Port Of Call (tk3) 4:21

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Archie Shepp: tenor saxophone; Dennis Charles: drums; Buell Neidlinger: bass; [possibly Sunny Murray replacing Charles on 2-5]

    The Complete Candid Recordings Of Cecil Taylor And Buell Neidlinger:

    Air Candid (US) 79046 (cd) 198? [tracks 2,3,5,8,10,12]

    The World Of Cecil Taylor [tracks 4,6,7,9,11]:

    Giants Of Jazz: Cecil Taylor 1955-1961 Sarabandas (?) 53172 (cd) 1994 ['Air' and 'Port Of Call']

    Cecil i Maestri del Jazz (Italy) MJ 1067-1 (cd) 1991 [tracks 4,6,12]

  7. NYC, January 9 & 10, 1961

    1. Davis (tk1) (Neidlinger-Shepp) 3:07
    2. Davis (tk3) (Neidlinger-Shepp) 5:13
    3. O.P.(tk1) (Neidlinger) 7:25
    4. Cell Walk For Celeste (tk1) 11:24
    5. Cell Walk For Celeste (tk3) 9:43
    6. Cell Walk For Celeste (tk8) 11:38
    7. I Forgot (tk1) (Taylor, Neidlinger, Shepp, Charles) 8:28
    8. Section C (tk1) 10:14

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Archie Shepp: tenor saxophone; Dennis Charles: drums; Buell Neidlinger: bass

    The Complete Candid Recordings Of Cecil Taylor And Buell Neidlinger:

    Cell Walk For Celeste Candid (US) 9034 (lp & cd) 1988 [tracks 1,2,4,5,8]

    Jumpin Punkins [tracks 3,7]:

    Ready For The 90s K2B2 (US) 2069 (lp) 1980 [track 3, as P.O.]

    New York City R&B [track 6]:

    Marty's Garage K2B2 (US) 2169 (lp) [track 8]

    Cecil Taylor All Stars Featuring Buell Neidlinger [track 7]:



  8. NYC, January 10, 1961

    1. Jumpin' Punkins (tk4) (M. Ellington) 8:10
    2. Thing's Ain't What They Used To Be (tk1) (M. Ellington) 10:04
    3. Thing's Ain't What They Used To Be (tk3) (M. Ellington) 8:53
    4. Jumpin' Punkins (tk5) (M. Ellington) 8:11
    5. Jumpin' Punkins (tk6) (M. Ellington) 8:10

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Archie Shepp: tenor saxophone; Billy Higgins: drums; Buell Neidlinger: bass; Clark Terry: trumpet; Roswell Rudd: trombone; Steve Lacy: soprano sax; Charles Davis: baritone sax

    The Complete Candid Recordings Of Cecil Taylor And Buell Neidlinger [tracks 1,2,3,5]:

    Cell Walk For Celeste Candid (US) 9034 (lp & cd) 1988 [tracks 1,4]

    Jumpin Punkins [track 3; also track 5 on the cd release]:

    New York City R&B [track 2]:

    Giants Of Jazz: Cecil Taylor 1955-1961 Sarabandas (?) 53172 (cd) 1994 ['Things Ain't What They Used To Be']

    Cecil i Maestri del Jazz (Italy) MJ 1069-1 (cd) 1991 [track 2]

    Cecil Taylor All Stars Featuring Buell Neidlinger [tracks 2,4]:



  9. NYC, January 10, 1961

    1. Cindy's Main Mood (tk1) (Neidlinger) 5:08
    2. O.P. (tk2) (Neidlinger) 9:09

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Billy Higgins: drums; Buell Neidlinger: bass

    The Complete Candid Recordings Of Cecil Taylor And Buell Neidlinger:

    Cecil i Maestri del Jazz (Italy) MJ 1069-1 (cd) 1991

    New York City R&B [track 2]:

    Giants Of Jazz: Cecil Taylor 1955-1961 Sarabandas (?) 53172 (cd) 1994 [track 1]

    Cecil Taylor All Stars Featuring Buell Neidlinger [track 2]:



  10. NYC, October 10, 1961

    1. Pots 6:30
    2. Bulbs 7:00
    3. Mixed 10:00

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; Archie Shepp: tenor sax; Henry Grimes: bass; Jimmy [Sunny] Murray: drums; Ted Curson: trumpet (3); Roswell Rudd: trombone (3)

    Into The Hot: The Gil Evans Orchestra:

    Note: The second half of the original lp features tracks by Johnny Carisi

    The Dedication Series/Vol. III: The New Breed ABC/Impulse (US) IA 9339/2 (lp) 1978
    Note: The rest of this release features tracks by Charles Tolliver, Grachan Moncur and Archie Shepp

    Mixed Impulse IMP12702 (cd) 1998
    Note: The rest of this release features tracks by the Roswell Rudd Sextet, from 1966

  11. The Golden Circle, Stockholm, October, 1962

    1. Spontaneous Improvisation 14:35
    2. Flamingo (Gruoya-Anderson) 14:15

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; Sunny Murray: drums; Kurt Lindgren: bass

    The Early Unit 1962 Ingo (Italy) Sixteen (lp)

  12. Copenhagen, November 16, 1962

    1. Four 21:46

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; Albert Ayler: tenor sax; Sunny Murray: drums

    Holy Ghost [Albert Ayler] Revenant (US) 213 (cd)

  13. Cafe Montmartre, Copenhagen, November 23, 1962

    1. Trance 8:55
    2. Call 8:44
    3. Lena 6:39
    4. D Trad, That's What 21:26
    5. What's New? (Haggart & Burke) 12:10
    6. Nefertiti, The Beautiful One Has Come 9:10
    7. Lena 14:22
    8. Nefertiti, The Beautiful One Has Come 8:00
    9. Call 6:36
    10. Untitled Sample 20:05

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; Sunny Murray: drums

    Live at the Cafe Montmartre:

    Innovations:

    Nefertiti, The Beautiful One Has Come:

    What's New:

    Trance:

    Note: Sunny Murray as Arthur Murray[!] on the 1994 Tokuma cd

  14. ca 1965

    1. Cathédrale

    Cecil Taylor: piano

    Note: Eagle-eye Ed Rhodes recently discovered a reference to this item in the program notes to a March 1965 concert by Cecil Taylor at Town Hall (in NYC). The notes include the text below. Since it's unclear whether or not this record was ever really pressed or distributed, it's not included in the Record Releases or Table of Contents.

    A limited first edition of Cecil Taylor's work "Cathédrale" is available on a 12-inch LP record. "Cathédrale" is a work for solo piano and is performed by the composer.

    This recording can be purchased by sending a check or money order for $5.00 (N.Y.C. residents must include $.20 N.Y.C. sales tax) to "Cathédrale", Apt. 5, 60 Second Avenue, N.Y.C. 1003.

    Since this is a limited edition, "Cathedrale" will not be available from any other source.



  15. The Village Gate, NYC, September 19, 1965

    1. Number One
    2. Octagonal Skirt and Fancy Pants

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; prob. Henry Grimes: bass; Sunny Murray: drums

    Rare Broadcast Performances Ozone (Italy) 19 (lp)
    Piano Solo at Town Hall 1971 FreeFactory (?) 062 (cd) [see also July 1971]

    Note: This was originally recorded for BBS tv broadcast by WNET-TV, NYC. the original material was broadcast followed by a panel discussion involving CT, novelist Ralph Ellison and critic Martin Williams. The taping from this original broadcast is some 29 min. long. These are believed to be rehearsals, not concert performances.
    Note: Some sources give the drummer as Andrew Cyrille. Some give the bassist as Alan Silva.
    Note: The rest of Rare Broadcasts record features music by Charles Mingus.

  16. Englewood Cliffs NJ, May 19, 1966

    1. Steps 10:15
    2. Enter, Evening (Soft Line Structure) 11:00
    3. Enter, Evening (alternate take) 10:06
    4. Unit Structure/As Of A Now/Section 16:45
    5. Tales (8 Whisps) 7:10

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Jimmy Lyons (1-4): alto sax; Eddie Gale Stevens Jr: trumpet (2-4); Ken McIntyre: alto sax, oboe, bass clarinet (1-4); Henry Grimes: bass; Alan Silva: bass; Andrew Cyrille: drums

    Unit Structures:

    Note: One track was supposedly released on the Smithsonian Collection Of Classic Jazz (Smithsonian Associates P 611801)

  17. NYC, October 6, 1966

    1. Conquistador 18:00
    2. With (Exit) 19:30
    3. With (Exit) (alternate take) 17:23

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; Bill Dixon: trumpet; Alan Silva: bass; Henry Grimes: bass; Andrew Cyrille: drums

    Conquistador!:



  18. Paris, November 30, 1966

    1. Student Studies pt 1 16:00
    2. Student Studies pt 2 11:00
    3. Amplitude 19:44
    4. Niggle Feuigle 12:06

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; Alan Silva: bass; Andrew Cyrille: drums

    Student Studies:

    The Great Paris Concert:



  19. Paris, December 5-7, 1966

    1. ~11:00
    2. ~21:00
    3. ~4:00

    Cecil Taylor: piano, reading; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; Alan Silva: bass; Andrew Cyrille: drums;

    Les Grandes Répétitions
    INA (France) (dvd) 2010
    CBS-Sony (Japan?) 01187 (lp)

    Note: "Les Grandes Répétitions" was a French TV series on contemporary music put together in 1965-67 by Luc Ferrari and Gérard Patris, with episodes on Messiaen, Varèse, Stockhausen, Scherchen, and Taylor. The entire series was made available as a 2-DVD set in 2010. As for the Japanese lp, this might or might not be a real release.

  20. June 20 & 21, 1968

    1. Communications #11 pt1 (Mantler) 15:10
    2. Communications #11 pt2 (Mantler) 17:47

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Al Gibbons: soprano sax; Steve Marcus: soprano sax; Bob Donovan: alto sax; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; Lew Tabackin: tenor sax; Gato Barbieri: tenor sax; Charles Davis: baritone sax; Lloyd Michels: fluegelhorn; Stephen Furtado: fluegelhorn; Bob Northern: French horn; Julius Watkins: French horn; Jimmy Knepper: trombone; Jack Jeffers: bass trombone; Howard Johnson: tuba; Bob Cunningham: bass; Charlie Haden: bass; Reggie Johnson: bass; Alan Silva: bass; Reggie Workman: bass; Andrew Cyrille: drums

    Jazz Composer's Orchestra:



  21. Italy, July 1968

    1. Praxis part I 18:37
    2. Praxis part II 19:14
    3. Praxis part III 19:15
    4. Praxis part IV 19:00

    Cecil Taylor: piano

    Praxis Praxis (Greece) CM 104/105 (lp) 1982

  22. St. Paul de Vence, Nice, July 29, 1969

    1. Second Act Of A (pt1) 21:17
    2. Second Act Of A (pt2) 20:51
    3. Second Act Of A (pt3) 18:08
    4. Second Act Of A (pt4) 16:11
    5. Second Act Of A (pt5) 12:45
    6. Second Act Of A (pt6) 20:38

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; Sam Rivers: soprano sax, tenor sax; Andrew Cyrille: drums

    Nuits de la Fondation Maeght:

    The Great Concert Of Cecil Taylor Prestige (US) 34003 (lp) 1977

    Note: The liner notes in the Prestige set say that St. Paul de Vence is in Paris, but in fact it's just outside Nice.

  23. Rotterdam, November 9, 1969

    1. Improvisation 1 21:00 (approx)
    2. Improvisation 2 30:00 (approx)

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; Sam Rivers: tenor sax, soprano sax, flute; Andrew Cyrille: drums

    Cecil Taylor Quartet in Europe Jazz Connoisseur (Italy) JC 111 (lp)

  24. Town Hall NYC, July 24, 1971

    1. Arzoolie dance rouge
    2. Point
    3. Shows
    4. Hot point

    Cecil Taylor: piano

    Piano Solo at Town Hall 1971 FreeFactory (?) 062 (cd) [see also 1965]

    J For Jazz Broadcasts Presents Cecil Taylor

  25. Antioch College, Ohio, March 11,1973

    1. Indent: first layer 13:40
    2. Indent: second layer (pt 1) 9:50
    3. Indent: second layer (pt 2) 3:50
    4. Indent: third layer 17:25

    Cecil Taylor: piano

    Mysteries Unit Core (US) 30555 (lp) 1973

    Indent:



  26. Tokyo, May 22,1973

    1. Bulu Akisakila Kutala 81:44

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; Andrew Cyrille: drums

    Akisakila:



  27. Tokyo, May 29,1973

    1. Choral of Voice (Elesion) 7:15
    2. Lono 9:19
    3. Asapk in Ame 7:03
    4. Indent 7:15

    Cecil Taylor: piano

    Solo:

    Akisakila & -Lono-

    Note: The Konnex cd insert includes what looks to be a photocopy of the back of the Trio lp jacket. In that photocopy "Asapk in Ame" is subtitled "1st layer part of Indent", while "Indent" is subtitled "1/2 of first layer/2nd 1/2 of first layer", broken across two lines. The performance as a whole seems to be entitled "-Lono-". The tag "(Elision)" on the first track is of course not a composer credit, but it is capitalized.

  28. NYC, November 4,1973

    1. Spring Of Two Blue-J's 16:19
    2. Spring Of Two Blue-J's 21:29

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax(2); Sirone: bass (2); Andrew Cyrille: drums (2)

    Spring Of Two Blue-J's:



  29. Montreux, July 2, 1974

    1. Abyss (first Movement), Petals & Filaments (second Movement), Jitney (third movement) 18:06
    2. Crossing (fourth movement) 8:30
    3. Crossing (fourth movement) part two 10:00
    4. After all (fifth movement) 9:32
    5. Jitney #2 3:25
    6. After All #2 2:30

    Cecil Taylor: piano

    Silent Tongues:

    A Tribute To Duke Ellington: varius artists, Black Lion (?) 760208 (cd) [track 6]

  30. Ljubljana Jazz Festival, Yugoslavia, June 18,1976

    1. Streams and Chorus of Seed 61:45

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Raphe Malik: trumpet; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; David S. Ware: tenor sax; Marc Edwards: drums

    Dark To Themselves:

    Note: The lp release contains an abbreviated version of the piece (roughly 49 minutes)

  31. Moosham Castle, Langau (Austria), August 20, 1976

    1. Air Above Mountains (Buildings Within) part 1 44:22
    2. Air Above Mountains (Buildings Within) part 2 31:53

    Cecil Taylor: piano

    Air Above Mountains:

    Note: On the lp, the track lengths are 25:40 and 25:37, respectively.

  32. Moosham Castle, Langau (Austria), August 20-22, 1976

    1. Einsamkeiten 17:58
    2. Begegnung auf Moosham 5:10
    3. Wechselnde Begegnungen auf Moosham 26:58
    4. Mooshamer Begegnungen (Fortsetzung): "Das Gewitter" 19:18
    5. Mooshamer Begegnungen (Schlus): "Nach dem Gewitter" 7:16
    6. Nachklange - Ruckkehr - Zweisamkeit 13:30

    Friedrich Gulda: keyboards, percussion; Albert Mangelsdorff (3,4): trombone; John Surman (3,4,5): soprano sax, baritone sax, synthesizer; Cecil Taylor (2,3,4): piano; Barre Phillips (1,3,4,5): bass; Stu Martin (3,4,5): drums; Ursula Anders (1,3,4,6): drums, whistle

    Nachricht vom Lande:Friedrich Gulda, Brain (Austria) 500.018 (lp) 1976

    Note: Cecil Taylor performs only on tracks 2-4.

  33. NYC, April 17, 1977

    1. The Lord is Heavy (Williams) 6:07
    2. Fandangle (Williams) 1:15
    3. The Blues Never Left Me (Williams) 4:58
    4. K.C. 12th Street (Williams) 11:55
    5. Good Ole Boogie (Williams) 5:01
    6. Basic Chords (Williams) 7:24
    7. Ayizan (Taylor) 14:10
    8. Chorus Sud (Taylor) 9:13
    9. Back to the Blues (Williams) 14:32
    10. I Can't Get Started (Gershwin/Duke) 3:57

    Mary Lou Williams: piano; Cecil Taylor: piano; Bob Cranshaw: bass; Mickey Roker: drums

    Embraced: Mary Lou Williams & Cecil Taylor:

    Note: This record is subtitled "A concert of new music for two pianos exploring the history of jazz".

  34. April, 1978

    1. Idut 14:40
    2. Serdab 14:13
    3. Holiday En Masque 29:41

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Raphe Malik: trumpet; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; Ramsey Ameen: violin; Sirone: bass; Ronald Shannon Jackson: drums

    The Cecil Taylor Unit:



  35. April, 1978

    1. 3 Phasis 57:20

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Raphe Malik: trumpet; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; Ramsey Ameen: violin; Sirone: bass; Ron Jackson: drums

    3 Phasis:



  36. Kirchzarten, Germany, June 3, 1978

    1. The Eel Pot 24:57
    2. Sperichill On Calling 25:08

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Raphe Malik: trumpet; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; Ramsey Ameen: violin; Sirone: bass; Ron Jackson: drums

    Live In The Black Forest



  37. Stuttgart, Germany, June 14, 1978

    1. Duet Jimmy Lyons/Raphe Malik 3:49
    2. Duet Ramsey Ameen/Sirone 11:24
    3. Solo Ronald Shannon Jackson 5:39
    4. Cecil Taylor Unit 24:13
    5. Cecil Taylor Unit 27:26
    6. Cecil Taylor Unit 10:42
    7. Cecil Taylor Unit 12:06
    8. Cecil Taylor Unit 6:13
    9. Cecil Taylor Unit 18:04
    10. Cecil Taylor Unit 19:07
    11. Cecil Taylor Unit 9:20

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Raphe Malik: trumpet; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; Ramsey Ameen: violin; Sirone: bass; Ronald Shannon Jackson: drums

    One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye:

    Note: The first lp release give the date as June 4.
    Note: The track titles, which simply list the performers for each track, are taken from the cd reissue.

  38. 1978 or 1979

    1. Morgan's Motion 8:18

    Tony Williams: drums; Cecil Taylor: piano

    The Joy Of Flying: Tony Williams

    Note: This lp contains a number of other tracks which do not feature Cecil Taylor. Accoprding to the notes, the material overall was "recorded at Red Gate Studio, Kent, NY, CBS Studios, New York, NY, The Automatt, San Francisco, CA and Denin Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan, 1978, 1979". No specific date or place is given for individual tracks.

  39. Columbia University, NYC, December 15, 1979

    1. Presentation 1:06
    2. Drums solo (Roach-Taylor) 5:02
    3. Piano solo (Roach-Taylor) 5:04
    4. Duets part 1 (Roach-Taylor) 40:04
    5. Duets part 2 (Roach-Taylor) 38:32
    6. Interviews part 1 9:36
    7. Interviews part 2 7:14

    Max Roach: drums; Cecil Taylor: piano

    Historic Concerts: Max Roach and Cecil Taylor:



  40. Fat Tuesdays, NYC, February 8/9, 1980

    1. It Is In The Brewing Luminous 68:58

    Cecil Taylor: piano and voice; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; Ramsey Ameen: violin; Alan Silva: bass and cello; Jerome Cooper: drums and balaphone; Sunny Murray: drums

    It Is In The Brewing Luminous:



  41. Villingen, Germany, September 14, 1980

    1. T (Beautiful Young'n) 0:53
    2. Astar 6:09
    3. Ensaslayi 7:54
    4. I (Sister Young'n) 2:23
    5. Corn In Sun + T (Moon) 6:15
    6. The Stele Stolen And Broken Is Reclaimed 9:23
    7. N+R (Live Is Friends) 4:02
    8. Rocks Sub Amba 10:18

    Cecil Taylor: piano

    Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly!:

    Note: One track (probably Corn In Sun + T) is included in a double CD piano anthology on MPS. No further information about this release is available.

  42. ca 1981

    1. interview 1:16
    2. piano excerpt 0:21
    3. piano performance 6:39
    4. poetry reading 3:04
    5. poetry performance 2:40
    6. interview 3:49
    7. piano performance 4:59
    8. interview 1:08
    9. piano performance 9:57

    Cecil Taylor: piano, voice

    Imagine The Sound Voyager (US) VP1022L (lv) 1989

    Imagine The Sound Janus/Home Vision (US) IMA 020 (vhs) 2000

    Note: The Taylor fragments are scattered around the film.
    Note: The film was directed by Ron Mann and also includes performances by and interviews with Paul Bley, Bill Dixon and Archie Shepp.

    Clips:



  43. Freiburg Germany, November 8, 1981

    1. Calling It The 8th 57:40
    2. Calling It The 9th 10:51

    Cecil Taylor: piano, voice; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax, voice; William Parker: bass, voice; Rashid Bakr: drums, voice

    The Eighth:

    Note: The original (single) lp release was heavily edited.

  44. Basel Switzerland, November 16, 1981

    1. Elell 26:40
    2. Garden II 24:40
    3. Garden I + Stepping On Stars 20:10
    4. Introduction To Z 8:15
    5. Driver Says 3:20
    6. Pemmican 6:20
    7. Points 2:30

    Cecil Taylor: piano, voice

    Garden:



  45. Willisau, August 27, 1983 [?]

    1. F = Seite 1 21.05
    2. S = Seite 2 21.50
    3. L = Seite 3 22.20
    4. N = Seite 4 13.00

    Cecil Taylor: piano, voice; Brenda Bakr: vocal; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; William Parker: bass; Rashid Bakr: drums, percussion; Andre Martinez: drums, percussion

    Nicaragua: No Pasaran/Live In Willisau 83 Nica (Switzerland?) no number (lp)

  46. Munich, Summer 1984

    1. 51:00
    2. 4:00

    Cecil Taylor: piano

    Summer Piano Festival Philips (Netherlands) Loft 23.10.003 (laserdisc)

  47. Milan, October 22-24, 1984

    1. Taht 8:50
    2. Womb Waters Scent Of The Burning Armadillo Shell 13:04
    3. Cun-Un-Un-An 7:10
    4. Winged Serpent 13:54

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Enrico Rava: trumpet; Tomasz Stanko: trumpet; Jimmy Lyons: alto sax; Frank Wright: tenor sax; John Tchicai: tenor sax, bass clarinet; Gunter Hampel: baritone sax, bass clarinet; Karen Borca: bassoon; William Parker: bass; Rashid Bakr: drums; Andre Martinez: drums, percussion

    Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants) Soul Note (Italy) 1089 (lp and cd) 1985

    Note: All players also make vocal contributions.

  48. Town Hall, NYC, Feb. 22, 1985

    1. Pontos Cantados 12:34
      -Point One: Klook at the Top of the Stairs
      -Point Two: Question

    Cecil Taylor: piano

    One Night With Blue Note, Volume 2, Preserved: various artists:



  49. Sweet Basil, New York City, February 8, 1986

    1. 3:28
    2. 43:50
    3. 1:16
    4. 3:19
    5. 49:24

    Cecil Taylor: piano, percussion, voice

    Iwontunwonsi Sound Hills (Italy/Japan) SSCD-8065 (cd) [tracks 1-3] 1995
    Amewa Sound Hills (Italy/Japan) SSCD-8066 (cd) [tracks 4-5] 1995

  50. Berlin, April 9, 1986

    1. Olim parts one and two 17:41
    2. Glossalalia part four 5:44
    3. Mirror And Water Gazing 4:01
    4. Living - dedicated to Julian Beck 6:59
    5. For The Death 1:33
    6. For The Rabbit 3:41
    7. For The Water Dog 1:44
    8. The Question 3:04

    Cecil Taylor: piano

    For Olim Soul Note (Italy) 1150 (lp and cd) 1987

  51. Berlin, April 12, 1986

    1. B Ee Ba Nganga Ban'a Eee! 48:21
    2. Olu Iwa (Lord Of Character) 27:09

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Thurman Barker: marimba, percussion; William Parker: bass; Steve McCall: drums; Earl McIntyre: trombone (1); Peter Brotzmann: tenor sax, tarogato (1); Frank Wright: tenor sax (1)

    Olu Iwa Soul Note (Italy) 121139-2 (cd) 1994

  52. Bologna, November 3, 1987

    1. 22:20
    2. 25:25
    3. 24:18
    4. 19:58

    Cecil Taylor: piano, voice; Thurman Barker: marimba, drums; William Parker: bass; Carlos Ward: reeds; Leroy Jenkins: violin

    Live In Bologna Leo (UK) LR 404/405 (lp & cd) 1988

    Note: The cd is abbreviated by approximately 22 minutes.

  53. Vienna, November 7, 1987

    1. 22:37
    2. 22:25
    3. 21:20
    4. 24:05

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Thurman Barker: marimba, drums; William Parker: bass; Carlos Ward: reeds; Leroy Jenkins: violin

    Live In Vienna:

    Note: The cd is abbreviated by approximately 19 minutes.

  54. New Morning, Paris, November 13, 1987

    1. 25:03
    2. 30:48

    Cecil Taylor: poetry, piano; Carlos Ward: reeds; William Parker: bass; Leroy Jenkins: violin; Thurman Barker: drums, marimba.

    Tzotzil/Mummers/Tzotzil:

    Note: The poetry readings were recorded in London, November 16-17, 1987
    Note: Fragments of both pieces also appear on the Chinampas cd (see next entry).

  55. London, November 16 & 17, 1987

    1. 5.04
    2. 3.43
    3. 5.46
    4. 5.07
    5. 12.30
    6. 9.20
    7. 5.46
    8. 6.56
    9. . 3.36

    Cecil Taylor: poetry, voice, tympani, bells, small percussion

    Chinampas:

    Note: The poetry readings for the Tzotzil cd (previous entry) were recorded on this date. That cd also includes the material on the three cd "bonus" tracks.

  56. Berlin, June 17, 1988

    1. Riobec 1 (Taylor & Sommer) 29:13
    2. Riobec 2 (Taylor & Sommer) 13:13
    3. Riobec 3 (Taylor & Sommer) 24:38
    4. Riobec 4 (Taylor & Sommer) 6:45

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Gunter Sommer: drums

    Cecil Taylor In Berlin '88 FMP (Germany) (cd) 1989
    Riobec: Cecil Taylor & Gunter Sommer, FMP (Germany) CD 2 (cd) 1989
    Concrete: Musica Jazz Magazine (Italy) January 1998 (cd) 1998 [5:03 excerpt of track 4]

  57. Berlin, June 20 1988

    1. Reinforced Concrete part 1 13:43
    2. Reinforced Concrete part 2 20:33
    3. Reinforced Concrete part 3 30:22
    4. Stone part 1 1:47
    5. Stone part 2 1:13
    6. Stone part 3 1:13
    7. The Old Canal 2:00
    8. Stone part 4 1:47

    Cecil Taylor: piano, voice

    In East Berlin : Cecil Taylor and Gunter Sommer, FMP (Germany) CD 13/14 (cd) 1989
    Concrete: Musica Jazz Magazine (Italy) January 1998 (cd) 1998 [8:10 excerpt of track 1]

  58. Berlin, June 21 1988

    1. PUUC part 1 (Taylor & Sommer) 38:25
    2. PUUC part 2 (Taylor & Sommer) 22:37
    3. PUUC part 3 (Taylor & Sommer) 11:07

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Gunter Sommer: drums

    In East Berlin : Cecil Taylor and Gunter Sommer, FMP (Germany) CD 13/14 (cd) 1989

  59. Berlin, June 26, 1988

    1. Snake Charm (Taylor & Lovens) 42:08
    2. Regalia (Taylor & Lovens) 32:05

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Paul Lovens: drums

    Cecil Taylor In Berlin '88 FMP (Germany) (cd) 1989
    Regalia : Cecil Taylor & Paul Lovens, FMP (Germany) CD 3 (cd) 1989

  60. Berlin, June 30, 1988

    1. The Hearth (Taylor, Honsinger, Parker) 61:31

    Cecil Taylor: piano, voice; Tristan Honsinger: cello; Evan Parker: tenor sax

    Cecil Taylor In Berlin '88 FMP (Germany) (cd) 1989
    The Hearth : Cecil Taylor with Tristan Honsinger & Evan Parker, FMP (Germany) CD 11 (cd) 1989

  61. Berlin, July 2, 1988

    1. Involution/Evolution 58:51
    2. Weight-Breath-Sounding Trees 63:48

    Cecil Taylor: piano, voice; Enrico Rava: trumpet; Tomasz Stanko: trumpet; Peter van Bergen: tenor sax; Peter Brotzmann: tenor sax, alto sax, tarogato; Hans Koch: soprano sax, tenor sax, bass clarinet; Evan Parker: soprano sax, tenor sax; Louis Sclavis: soprano sax, clarinet, bass clarinet; Hannes Bauer: trombone; Christian Radovan: trombone; Wolter Wierbos: trombone; Martin Mayes: French horn; Gunter Hampel: vibraphone; Tristan Honsinger: cello; Peter Kowald: double bass; William Parker: double bass; Han Bennink: drums

    Cecil Taylor In Berlin '88 FMP (Germany) (cd) 1989
    Alms/Tiergarten (Spree) FMP (Germany) CD 8/9 (cd) 1989
    Concrete: Musica Jazz Magazine (Italy) January 1998 (cd) 1998 [22:42 excerpt of track 1]

  62. Berlin, July 3, 1988

    1. Remembrance (Taylor & Moholo) 40:29
    2. The Great Bear (Taylor & Moholo) 21:20
    3. Stone 1:36

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Louis Moholo: drums

    Cecil Taylor In Berlin '88 FMP (Germany) (cd) 1989
    Remembrance : Cecil Taylor & Louis Moholo, FMP (Germany) CD 4 (cd) 1989
    Concrete: Musica Jazz Magazine (Italy) January 1998 (cd) 1998 [1:03 excerpt of track 3]



  63. Berlin, July 9, 1988

    1. First Part acoustic guitar (Taylor & Bailey) 28:59
    2. Second Part electric guitar (Taylor & Bailey) 33:02

    Cecil Taylor: piano, voice; Derek Bailey: guitar

    Cecil Taylor In Berlin '88 FMP (Germany) (cd) 1989
    Pleistozaen Mit Wasser : Cecil Taylor & Derek Bailey, FMP (Germany) CD 16 (cd) 1989

  64. Berlin, July 10, 1988

    1. Spots, Circles, And Fantasy (Taylor & Bennink) 73:44

    Cecil Taylor: piano, voice; Han Bennink: drums

    Cecil Taylor In Berlin '88 FMP (Germany) (cd) 1989
    Spots, Circles, And Fantasy : Cecil Taylor & Han Bennink, FMP (Germany) CD 5 (cd) 1989

  65. Berlin, July 15, 1988

    Sabine Kopf: flute; Daniel Werts: oboe; Brigitte Vinkeloe: alto sax, soprano sax, flute; Joachim Gies: alto sax; Ove Volquartz: soprano sax,tenor sax, bass clarinet; Heinz-Erich Godecke: trombone; Harald Kimmig: violin; Alexander Frangenheim: bass; Uwe Martin: bass; George Wolf: bass; Paul Plimley: piano; H. Lukas Lindenmaier: drums; Peeter Uuskyla: drums; Trudy Morse: voice; Cecil Taylor: voice

    Cecil Taylor In Berlin '88 FMP (Germany) (cd) 1989
    Legba Crossing : FMP (Germany) CD 0 (cd) 1989

  66. Berlin, July 16, 1988

    1. Erzulie maketh Scent part 1 33:15
    2. Erzulie maketh Scent part 2 22:06
    3. Erzulie maketh Scent part 3 16:46
    4. Water 1:33
    5. Stone 1:03

    Cecil Taylor: piano

    Cecil Taylor In Berlin '88 FMP (Germany) (cd) 1989
    Erzulie Maketh Scent FMP (Germany) CD 18 (cd) 1989

  67. Berlin, July 17, 1988

    1. Stylobate 1 (Taylor & Oxley) 17:26
    2. Leaf Palm Hand (Taylor & Oxley) 42:20
    3. Chimes (Taylor) 3:50
    4. Stylobate (Taylor & Oxley) 2 3:23
    5. The Old Canal (Taylor) 2:42

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Tony Oxley: drums

    Cecil Taylor In Berlin '88 FMP (Germany) (cd) 1989
    Leaf Palm Hand: Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley, FMP (Germany) CD 6 (cd) 1989
    Concrete: Musica Jazz Magazine (Italy) January 1998 (cd) 1998 [2:08 excerpt of track 3 & 2:08 excerpt of track 5]

  68. NYC, June 8, 1989

    1. J. 2:52
    2. Pethro Visiting The Abyss 7:08
    3. Saita 3:00
    4. For Steve McCall (Bendian) 1:00
    5. In Florescence 3:02
    6. Ell Moving Track 5:15
    7. Sirenes 1/3 0:48
    8. Anast In Crisis Mouthful Of Fresh Cut Flowers (Parker) 3:37
    9. Charles And Thee 8:00
    10. Entity (Bendian) 2:32
    11. Leaf Taken Horn 4:53
    12. Chal Chuiatlichue Goddess Of Green Flowing Waters 11:29
    13. Morning Of Departure 3:13
    14. Feng Shui (Taylor, Bendian, Parker) 4:35

    Cecil Taylor: piano, voice (out on 4, 8, 10); Gregg Bendian: percussion (out on 8, 6, 13); William Parker: bass (out on 4, 6, 10, 13)

    In Florescence A&M (US) 5286 (cd) 1990

    Note: vocal introductions September 9, 1989

  69. Berlin, November 1, 1989

    1. Section 1 30:14
    2. Section 2 27:57
    3. Section 3 1:22
    4. Section 4 3:45
    5. Section 5 2:34
    6. Section 6 1:43
    7. Section 7 2:04

    Cecil Taylor: piano

    Looking FMP (Germany) CD 28 (cd) 1990
    Concrete: Musica Jazz Magazine (Italy) January 1998 (cd) 1998 [tracks 6 & 7]

  70. Berlin, November 2, 1989

    1. First part 36:22
    2. Second part 5:05
    3. Third part 30:49

    Cecil Taylor: piano; William Parker: double bass; Tony Oxley: drums

    Looking: The Feel Trio, FMP (Germany) CD 25 (cd) 1990
    Concrete: Musica Jazz Magazine (Italy) January 1998 (cd) 1998 [track 2]

  71. Berlin, November 3 & 4, 1989

    1. First movement 60:15
    2. Second movement 3:30
    3. Third movement 7:30

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Harald Kimmig: violin; Muneer Abdul Fataah: cello; William Parker: double bass; Tony Oxley: drums

    Looking: Corona, FMP (Germany) CD 31 (cd) 1991
    Concrete: Musica Jazz Magazine (Italy) January 1998 (cd) 1998 [2:44 excerpt of track 2]

  72. Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, January 16, 1990 - March 11, 1990

    1. Intro To Fifteen 18:22
    2. Excerpt From Fifteen Part 3A 10:47
    3. Caseworks 8:18

    Roscoe Mitchell: flute, piccolo, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, bass sax, percussion; Lester Bowie: trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion; Joseph Jarman: flute, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, synthesizer, percussion; Malachi Favors Maghostut: bass, balafon, percussion; Famoudou Don Moye: sun percussion, drums; Cecil Taylor: piano, poetry, percussion

    Thelonious Sphere Monk: Cecil Taylor and the Art Ensemble of Chicago, DIW (Japan) CK 48962 (cd) 1991

    Note: This record also includes performances by AEC without Cecil Taylor.

  73. Berlin, June 29, 1990

    1. 56:40

    Cecil Taylor: piano, voice; William Parker: double bass; Tony Oxley: drums

    Celebrated Blazons: The Feel Trio, FMP (Germany) CD 58 (cd) 1993

    Note: The liner lists the following, which may be "titles" of portions of the piece:



  74. Berlin, July 8, 1990

    1. Astral Fluid on the Earth / looking into the universe 11:00
    2. Astral fluid on the earth /Emerging from the cosmic eternal 4:19
    3. Soul Activities/ feeling 12:12
    4. Soul Activities/Willing 11:18

    Cecil Taylor: piano; William Parker: bass; Masashi Harada: percussion

    The Dance Project FMP (Germany) CD 130 (cd) ?
    Concrete: Musica Jazz Magazine (Italy) January 1998 (cd) 1998 [track 4 only]

  75. London, August [?] 1990

    1. Epicritic (Pertaining to Cutaneous Sensitivity)
    2. Peduncle (The Support of an Inflorescence)
    3. Logozo Scampers (Tortoise)
    4. Owele Standing (Small Bird)
    5. Pineal (Black Dot)
    6. Proxumal (Nearest)
    7. Tellurian (Pertaining to Earth or its Inhabitants)
    8. Alumo
    9. Tayassus Pecari
    10. Peat

    Cecil Taylor: piano; William Parker: double bass; Tony Oxley: drums;

    2Ts for a lovely T Codanza (UK?) One (cd) 2002

    Note: This a 10-cd set, recorded at a club in London in 1990, probably in August. The titles listed above are the titles of the discs in the set.

  76. ca 1990-91

    1. Poles 10:20
    2. The Silence of Trees 30:50
    3. For (1st Part) 7:10

    Cecil Taylor: piano; William Parker: double bass; Tony Oxley: drums; Henry Martinez: percussion

    Burning Poles Mystic Fire Video (USA) 76240 (VHS) 1991

  77. Berlin, September 22-23, 1990

    1. 6:33
    2. 54:56

    Cecil Taylor: piano, voice, percussion

    Double Holy House FMP (Germany) CD 55 (cd) 1993
    Concrete: Musica Jazz Magazine (Italy) January 1998 (cd) 1998 [track 1?]

    Note: Vocal introductions and percussion recorded September 22, main performance recorded September 23

  78. Berlin, September 26, 1990

    1. First 52:20
    2. Last 25:48

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Barry Guy: double bass; Tony Oxley: drums. Evan Parker: tenor saxophone(1), soprano saxophone(2)

    Nailed FMP (Germany) CD 108 (cd) 2000

  79. Bechstein Concert Hall, Berlin, September 30, 1990

    1. Sphere no. 1 20:33
    2. Sphere no. 2 20:36
    3. Sphere no. 3 28:59

    Tobias Netta: trumpet; Wolfgang Fuchs: sopranino saxophone, bass clarinet; Harri Sjöström: soprano saxophone; Volker Schlott: alto saxophone; Evan Parker: soprano and tenor saxophone; Thomas Klemm: tenor saxophone; Jörg Huke: trombone; Thomas Wiedermann: trombone; Cecil Taylor: piano; Barry Guy: double bass; Tony Oxley: drums.

    Melancholy FMP (Germany) CD 104 (cd) 1999

  80. Berlin Opera House, March 19, 1991

    1. Period 1 1:08
    2. Period 2 44:28
    3. Period 3 21:29
    4. Period 4 3:41
    5. Period 5 2:41

    Cecil Taylor: piano, voice

    The Tree of Life FMP (Germany) CD 98 (cd) 1998

  81. Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, April 8, 1993

    1. First 32:56
    2. Second 5:01
    3. Third 30:41
    4. Fourth 7:51
    5. Fifth 6:06

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Longineu Parsons: trumpet; Harri Sjöström: soprano sax; Charles Gayle: tenor sax; Tristan Honsinger: cello; Sirone: bass; Rashid Bakr: drums

    Always A Pleasure FMP (Germany) CD 69 (cd) 1996 [tracks 1-4]
    Concrete: Musica Jazz Magazine (Italy) January 1998 (cd) 1998 [track 5]

  82. Berlin, November 2, 1996

    1. Almeda 76:48
    2. Almeda (To Matie) 36:00

    Cecil Taylor: conductor?; piano on track 2; Chris Matthay: trumpet; Chris Jonas: soprano & alto sax; Harri Sjöström: soprano sax; Elliott Levin: tenor sax, flute; Jeff Hoyer trombone; Tristan Honsinger: cello; Dominic Duval: bass; Jackson Krall: drums

    Almeda FMP (Germany) CD 126 (cd) 2005 [track 1 only]
    Almeda (To Matie) (download) [track 2 only]

  83. Berlin, November 3, 1996

    1. ONE 52:34
    2. TWO 22:53

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Chris Matthay: trumpet; Chris Jonas: soprano & alto sax; Harri Sjöström: soprano sax; Elliott Levin: tenor sax, flute; Jeff Hoyer trombone; Tristan Honsinger: cello; Dominic Duval: bass; Jackson Krall: drums

    The Light of Corona FMP (Germany) CD 120 (cd) 2003

  84. The Iridium, New York, March 29, 1998

    1. Qu'a 62:25
    2. Qu'a Yuba 47:12

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Harri Sjöström: soprano sax; Dominic Duval: bass; Jackson Krall: drums

    Qu'a: Live at the Irridium, vol. 1 Cadence Jazz (US) CJR 1092 (cd) 1998 [track 1]
    Qu'a Yuba: Live at the Iridium, vol. 2 Cadence Jazz (US) CJR 1098 (cd) 1999 [track 2]

    Note: The name of the performance space ("Iridium") is misspelled on the first cd.

  85. New York, August 4 & 5, 1998

    1. Nine (Redman) 10:52
    2. Bekei (Jones) 4:19
    3. Spoonin' (Redman) 7:27
    4. Life As (Taylor) 8:31
    5. It (Taylor) 7:15
    6. Is (Taylor) 20:47
    7. Dew (Redman) 0:49

    Cecil Taylor: piano (1,4,5,6); Dewey Redman: tenor sax (1,3,6,7); Elvin Jones: drums (1,2,3,5,6)

    Momentum Space: Dewey Redman, Cecil Taylor, Elvin Jones, Verve (US) 314 559 944-2 (cd) 1999

    Note: Cecil Taylor does not play on Bekei, Spoonin, or Dew.

  86. Washington DC, February 12, 1999

    1. Part One 30:36
    2. Part Two 4:12
    3. Part Three 6:34
    4. Part Four 13:21

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Mat Maneri: violin

    Algonquin Bridge (US) 9146 (cd) 2004

    Note: This is apparently volume 18 in Bridge's series "Great Performances from the Library of Congress"

  87. Berlin, November 4, 1999

    1. Focus 32:32
    2. Carnation 19:32
    3. Cartouche 25:01

    Cecil Taylor: piano, voice; Franky Douglas: guitar, voice; Tristan Honsinger: cello; Andrew Cyrille: drums, tympani

    Incarnation FMP (Germany) CD123 (cd) 2004

  88. Ted Mann Hall, Minneapolis, MN, February 19, 2000

    1. Improvisation I
    2. Improvisation II
    3. Improvisation III

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Dominic Duval: bass; Jackson Krall: drums

    All The Notes Cadence Jazz (US) CJR 1169 (cd) 2004

  89. Victoriaville, Canada, May 22, 2000

    1. Congress 34:45
    2. Meaning 16:29
    3. For Folk 4:30
    4. James 6:46
    5. Gone 1:44

    Cecil Taylor: piano

    Complicité, Cecil Taylor, Marilyn Crispel, Paul Plimley, John Oswald: Victo (Canada) cd074-75-76 (cd) 2001

    Note: Recorded at the 17the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville. Cecil Taylor's portion is dedicated to Jimmy McDonald.

    The other 2 cds in "Complicité" feature performaces by Marilyn Crispell and Paul Plimley/John Oswald, respectively.

  90. Willisau, September 3, 2000

    1. Willisau Concert pt 1 50:02
    2. Willisau Concert pt 2 13:06
    3. Willisau Concert pt 3 1:24
    4. Willisau Concert pt 4 1:47
    5. Willisau Concert pt 5 1:15

    Cecil Taylor: piano

    The Willisau Concert Intakt (Switzerland) 072 (cd) 2002

  91. Ruvo di Publia, Italy, September 10, 2000

    1. Part 1 06:56
    2. Part 2 11:21
    3. Part 3 12:29
    4. Part 4 03:37
    5. Part 5 11:29
    6. Part 6 08:21
    7. Part 7 06:12
    8. mpg movie 05:51

    Cecil Taylor: piano, voice; Guido Mazzon: trumpet, voice; Luca Calabrese: trumpet, voice; Alberto Mandarini: trumpet, voice; Giancarlo Schiaffini: trombone, voice; Sebi Tramontana: trombone, voice; Lauro Rossi: trombone, voice; Martin Mayes: French horn, voice; Mario Schiano: alto and soprano saxophones, voice; Eugenio Colombo: sopranino saxophone, flute, voice; Carlo Actis Dato: bass clarinet, voice; Daniele Cavallanti: tenor saxophone, voice; Gianluigi Trovesi: alto saxophone, voice; Renato Geremia: violin, voice; Paolo Damiani: cello, voice; Giovanni Maier: double bass, voice; Umberto Petrin: piano, voice; Vincenzo Mazzone: drums, tympani, voice; Tiziano Tononi: drums, percussion, voice

    The owner of the river bank : Cecil Taylor and the Italian Instabile Orchestra, Enja (US) ENJ-9465 2 (cd) 2004

  92. Victoriaville, Canada, May 19, 2002

    1. B + T + C 41:55
    2. T ÷ C × B 7:41
    3. C × B × T + T 1:21

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Bill Dixon: trumpet, bugle; Tony Oxley: drums, percussion

    Cecil Taylor, Bill Dixon, Tony Oxley Victo (Canada) cd082 (cd) 2002

  93. San Francisco Jazz Fest, San Francisco, October 30, 2003

    1. set one: 1:07:35
    2. set two: Bridge Works 18:34
    3. set two: Fortuitous Madness 4:37
    4. set two: Solo Piano 1:52

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Dominic Duval: bass;

    The Last Dance Cadence (US) 1229/1230 (cd) 2009

  94. Village Vanguard, NYC, Nov 6 and 9, 2008

    1. A 23:09
    2. B1 5:02
    3. B2 12:36
    4. C1 10:37
    5. C2 9:51
    6. D1 12:24
    7. D2 9:56

    Cecil Taylor: piano; Tony Oxley: drums

    Ailanthus and Altissima: bilateral dimensions of 2 root songs Triple Point (US) 037 (lp) 2010

    The first lp of this 2-lp is Ailanthus, the second is Altissima. The tracks have no titles - A,B,C,D above indicate which lp. The set also includes a book of poetry and artwork.