Cecil Taylor Quintet “Lifting the Bandstand”

There’s been a handful of fantastic live recordings featuring the late, great Cecil Taylor come out in the past year or so. Multiple duos with Tony Oxley have definitely shined bright, but this quintet recording from 1998 is a blazing tower. Taylor’s playing style is instantly recognizable. Literally nobody else sounds like him. As he continued honing his approach to playing throughout his life, Taylor … Continue reading Cecil Taylor Quintet “Lifting the Bandstand”