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Options April 15, 2018: Hey Cecil! (Cecil Taylor Tribute Show)

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Grachan Moncur III   Hipnosis   Options     0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Cecil Taylor  Student Studies Part 2   Options Student Studies  Fuel 2000  0:11:15 (Pop‑up)
Cecil Taylor  Spring of Two Blue-J's   Options Spring of Two Blue-J's  Unit Core  0:25:39 (Pop‑up)
Cecil Taylor & Louis Moholo  The Great Bear   Options Remembrance  FMP  0:46:25 (Pop‑up)
Cecil Taylor  #3   Options Chinampas  Leo  1:09:53 (Pop‑up)
Cecil Taylor  Rick Kick Shaw   Options Jazz Advance  Blue Note  1:15:40 (Pop‑up)
The Gil Evans Orchestra  Pots   Options Into the Hot  Impulse!  1:21:53 (Pop‑up)
Cecil Taylor Trio  I Love Paris   Options Love for Sale  Blue Note  1:34:07 (Pop‑up)
Cecil Taylor  Air Above Mountains (Buildings Within) Part One   Options Air Above Mountains  Enja  1:38:53 (Pop‑up)
Cecil Taylor  Pethro Visiting the Abyss + Saita   Options In Florescence  A&M  2:12:37 (Pop‑up)
Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley  12:24   Options ailanthus / altissima: bilateral dimensions of 2 root songs  Triple Point  2:22:38 (Pop‑up)
Cecil Taylor & Günter Sommer  PUUC Part 2   Options In East-Berlin  FMP  2:38:18 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59am Uncle Michael:

Good morning, Scott.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am Scraps:

hey hey h’lo
Avatar 9:01am Sem:

Been missing this theme music. Good morning, Scott, UM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am doctorjazz:

Hi Scott, looking forward to the show!
Avatar 9:01am Scott:

Hey all, good morning
Avatar 9:01am duke:

Hello Scott. Nice to hear you on a grey Sunday morning. Looking forward to some Cecil Taylor
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am listener james from westwood:

Morning, Scott and all!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Scraps:

Just love some Grachan Moncur III
Avatar 9:12am Scott:

Thanks everyone for listening along this morning!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am Scraps:

Here we go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am Scraps:

All right! Love 2 Bluejays!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am doctorjazz:

Such amazing chops!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am Ken From Hyde Park:

(Sneaked out of the Reggae Schoolroom to check in here for a bit)
Avatar 9:56am Scott:

: )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am Andrew Waterloo:

yay, Long Rally!
  10:32am Stepchild:

Getting so much pleasure from all the continuing tributes to Cecil. Thanks Scott!!
Avatar 10:36am Scott:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am Uncle Michael:

Scott, are you wise to Josh Cantor playing Rick Kick Shaw on the organ at Fenway during a Red Sox game?
Avatar 10:40am Scott:

Oh yeah I think I read that on Doug's Fbook. So cool.
  11:00am Doug Schulkind:

On a clear day you can Cecil forever! Good morning, Reverend McD and all Rallyists! Just dipping my ears in for s sec during my break at work.
Avatar 11:08am Sem:

Entranced by this Cecil Taylor show. Thank you, Scott.
Avatar 11:13am Scott:

Very happy to hear that. thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am doctorjazz:

So, what I find interesting is that as a vanguard of "free jazz", CT did away with chord progressions , standard song form, standard harmony. He never left rhythm,, though, was actually sometimes as regular as a metronome .. Bill Evans, for instance, was much less beholden to "the beat" in some ways, more fluid.
Avatar 11:19am Scott:

I do understand where you're coming from, the rhythmic fluidity often came from his drummers.
Avatar 11:19am Scott:

and bass players.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am doctorjazz:

Not implying it was boring or repetitive... CT would organize in phrases, and set them off against each other, thus getting variety. But most of the phrases themselves, in rhythmic terms, were very precise, technically demanding, but "on the beat". To my ears, anyway .. Not a bad thing, interesting to me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am doctorjazz:

And, yes, the rhythm sections of created/added flow and dynamics ..
Avatar 11:30am Scott:

I agree with you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am doctorjazz:

I read an interview with Gary Giddens, where he talked about CT, and how, when he taught, students from classical backgrounds got him right away.
  11:54am Stepchild:

One amazing facet of these Berlin recordings is the number of different Cecils one finds. He draws his various parters to him, but also, while staying himself finds approaches to fit the personality of each different setting. Cecil, tailored.
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