Posted in music | tour dates on April 18, 2012

Cecil Taylor

They say:

Legendary pianist and poet Cecil Taylor is one of the greatest improvisers in the history of modern jazz. Since the first performances of his quartet at the Five Spot Café in 1956, he has unflinchingly and tirelessly worked to define a sound that is still light years ahead of its time. His playing has been called fierce, constructivist, percussive, and atonal. We call it a thing of beauty, an expression of pure genius.

ISSUE Project Room and Harlem Stage, in partnership with Anthology Film Archives and the Jazz Studies Department of Columbia University, are proud to present a month-long celebration of the great maestro Cecil Taylor, featuring a range of performances, readings, conversations and screenings as well as two extremely rare performances by Cecil Taylor himself at Harlem Stage and ISSUE Project Room.

Limited tickets just went on sale for the Issue Project Room show, and Harlem Stage tickets are on sale too (May 8 & May 9).

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Comments (6)

issue project room : $55 vs harlem stage $10

hmm

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 1:27 PM

haha seriously

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2012 1:31 PM

Wrong. Cecil is playing 5/17 at Harlem Stage for $45. The shows on the 8th and 9th are tribute shows but the maestro will not be performing.

Posted by Smack | April 18, 2012 1:59 PM

informative.

Posted by hina khan | May 1, 2012 7:49 AM

Taylor began playing piano at age six and studied at the New York College of Music and New England Conservatory. After first steps in R&B and swing-styled small groups in the early 1950s,

Posted by Arthur van der Vant | June 12, 2012 9:25 AM

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