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Chris Pitsiokos, Susana Santos Silva, Torbjörn Zetterberg: Child Of Illusion

Read "Child Of Illusion" reviewed by Don Phipps

Selecting a cover illustration of a dark and menacing four-armed lemur, the trio of musicians on the album Child Of Illusion, Chris Pitsiokos (alto sax), Susana Santos Silva (trumpet), and Torbjörn Zetterberg (double bass), signal that this album will pack an unusual musical wallop. And indeed it does, with top level improvisations that explore dynamics and ...

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Cecil Taylor Unit: The Eighth

Read "The Eighth" reviewed by Chris May

Half man and half force of nature, pianist Cecil Taylor has made his music a mass of opposites and contradictions. Simultaneously exhausting and liberating, primeval and space age, visceral and intellectually rigorous, it's like nothing that went before it and precious little that came afterward.

As revolutionary a stylist as Charlie Parker and John Coltrane combined, ...

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Cecil Taylor Unit: One Too Many Salty Swift and Not Goodbye

Read "One Too Many Salty Swift and Not Goodbye" reviewed by Rex  Butters

Hat Hut has done the world a favor and restored Cecil Taylor's epic 1978 Stuttgart concert recording, One Too Many Salty Swift and Not Goodbye, to the active list. Originally released in the unwieldy three-record set format on vinyl, now spread over a less disjointed two-CD collection, this leonine work anticipates the increasingly popular juxtaposition of ...

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Cecil Taylor Unit: One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye

Read "Cecil Taylor Unit: One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Cecil Taylor Unit
One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye
Hatology
2004 (1978)

It seems to me that what music is, is everything that you do.

Those words from pianist Cecil Taylor, in the documentary Imagine The Sound , are a pointer to his craft. A little ...

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Cecil Taylor Unit: It Is In The Brewing Luminous

Read "It Is In The Brewing Luminous" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This newly released live set of the “Cecil Taylor Unit's" performance at New York City's “Fat Tuesday" venue, presents the listener with a stunning glimpse of the pianist's interaction with his then musical soulmate, alto saxophonist Jimmy Lyons. And while Lyons passed away in 1986, the twosome had been performing together since the 1960's throughout various ...