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Cecil Taylor RIP

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roaratorio.recs on Instagram is reporting that Cecil Taylor has passed.

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It will take a while to take this in

RIP to the great man who opened up my ears to everything 

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An incredible loss. Nothing but love. 

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He was 89.  Quite a life and career.  RIP.

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What a  unique individual.  He was such a giant musically.  He will be missed.  R.I.P.   Mr. Taylor.  

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One of the real great innovators. When I grew up, Free Jazz was still quite in action and Cecil Taylor together with Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry sure was one of the most important leaders of that great movement.

His music is harder to understand than Ornette and Don Cherry, but if you get into it, it will thrill you.

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Thank you Mr.Taylor. May you rest in peace.

You have left us a monumental legacy.

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Just glad that I got to see him play. RIP, the Blue Note albums will be spun this weekend.

89 is not a bad innings but even so - very sad news. I didn’t always like his music but one of the great innovators - yes.

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Sad news. It took me years into my jazz listening to get his music. I’m so glad that I did. Genius gets overused but I think that applies here.

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gut punch

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89 years is a good run, and, if anyone deserves peace from here on to whenever, it's Cecil. Would still take another decade of his presence and intensity, though.

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This hurts.

Thank you for the music ... and the life!

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R.I.P. 

Happened to catch an interview with Alexander von Schlippenbach earlier today in the car, he talked about how he admired Cecil, went to his concerts and got to meet him in Berlin - Cecil was at his home and they talked .... what a coincidence. I wondered how he was doing, log in here and read the news.

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He brought so much and opened wide horizons...

He was a good friend and will be missed. My thoughts go to Andrew Cyrille, his faithful accompanist!

 

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A massive innovator whose importance cannot be ignored, I have a long way to go with familiarity with his music besides "Conquistador" and the "Pontos Cantados" track on "One Night With Blue Note, Preserved, Vol 2" and the "Imagine The Sound" documentary, but his sound and influence is so wide.  Parts of Yosuke Yamashitas's classic "Chiasma" definitely remind me of Taylor, as does Alfredo Rodriguez' performance of "Oye Como Va" on the 2012 Mack Avenue Superband album.

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2 hours ago, brownie said:

He brought so much and opened wide horizons...

He was a good friend and will be missed. My thoughts go to Andrew Cyrille, his faithful accompanist!

 

 I’m very gratified for this post especially as I know you were his friend. I’m very much looking forward to May 23rd - the opening night of Vision Fest when Andrew is playing in 2 bands. I’m very sure Cecil’s spirit will be strongly felt on that night. 

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Very sad news.   Some of the most exciting piano music I've heard.  Caught him live on two occasions both memorable.

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R.I.P. Cecil Taylor. 

Damn! Impossible to put into words how great Cecil Taylor was. Thank you, Mr. Taylor.

 

I was listening to some of Cecil's Berlin recordings this afternoon unaware he had passed away.

 

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North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, 1976.

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