All posts tagged: Cecil Taylor

Playlist for the Week of April 2, 2018

Esplendor Geometrico – Fungus Cerebri: Selected Tracks from Cassettes 1981-1989, Spanish Underground Cassette Movement, vol. 1 (Geometrik, 2016) [vinyl] Art Zoyd – Generation sans Futur (Atem, 1980; reissued on Sub Rosa, 2015) [vinyl] Cecil Taylor – The Cecil Taylor Unit (New World Records, 1978) [vinyl] Cecil Taylor – In Transition (Blue Note reissue, 1975) [vinyl] Olivier Alary – Fiction/Non-fiction (FatCat,

Playlist for September 28, 2015

Katie Bull Group Project – All Hot Bodies Radiate (Ashokan Indie, 2015) Talibam! – Ordination of the Globetrotting Conscripts (Azul Discografia, 2007) Ross Hammond – Flight (Prescott, 2015) Various Artists – Audio Dispatch 01 (Free103point9, 2001) Edward Ricart Quartet + Paul Dunmall – Chamaeleon (New Atlantis, 2013) Sikora / O’Hara / Lacey – Arbour (Fort

Playlist for the Week of June 1, 2015

Denis Charles Triangle – Queen Mary (Silkheart, 1991) Thomas Borgmann Trio – Organic (Lotus Sound, 1997) Devin Gray – Relative Resonance (Skirl, 2015) –release tomorrow!! Period – 2 (Public Eyesore, 2015) Pulverize the Sound – self-titled (Relative Pitch, 2015) Split Cycle – self-titled (self-released, 2012) Earth Tongues – Rune (Neither/Nor Records, 2015) Kristin Slipp &

Playlist for Week of April 27, 2015

Baikida Carroll – Shadows and Reflections (Soul Note, 1982) [vinyl] Billy Bang – Outline no. 12 (OAO, 1982) [vinyl] Cecil Taylor Unit – Live in Vienna (Leo, 1988) [vinyl] Jerome Cooper – The Unpredictability of Predictability (About Time, 1979) [vinyl] Archie Shepp – Live at the Donaueschingen Music Festival (BASF, 1972) [vinyl] Tim Berne –

Music as a Healing Force: The Musical Philosophy of William Parker

On November 17, 2014, legendary bassist William Parker invited me to his apartment on the Lower East Side to talk about his musical philosophy. I had approached him about an interview after a gig he did in Brooklyn the previous month, introducing myself as a writer who focuses on “young and emerging artists.” He had

Playlist for the Week of November 24, 2014

Cecil Taylor – Air above Mountains (Inner City, 1973) [vinyl] William Parker Organ Quartet – Uncle Joe’s Spirit House (Centering, 2010) Raphe Malik – Consequences (Eremite, 1999) Thollem McDonas, William Parker, Nels Cline – The Gowanus Session (Porter, 2012) William Parker – Long Hidden: The Olmec Series (AUM Fidelity, 2006) The Element Choir & William

Playlist for the Week of November 17, 2014

Frank Lowe Quartet – Out Loud (Triple Point, 2014) [vinyl] Cecil Taylor – 3 Phasis (New World, 1979) [vinyl] Taylor Ho Bynum & Tomas Fujiwara – Through Foundation (self-released, 2014) [vinyl] John Coltrane Quartet – Creation (Blue Parrot, 1965) [vinyl] John Coltrane – John Coltrane Quartet Plays (Impulse, 1962) [vinyl] Melodic Art-Tet (Brackeen, Abdullah, Parker,