Cecil Taylor - The World Of Cecil Taylor






Product No.:
ACAN 30061
UPC: 708857300617
Pre Order

180 Gram Vinyl Record


180 Gram LP

or Add to Wishlist

180-gram vinyl

Remastered by Bernie Grundman

Tip-on jacket

Early '60s improv jazz and blues titles on Candid return to print!

The World Of Cecil Taylor is the fifth studio album by radical, free jazz pianist pioneer, Cecil Taylor. Taylor's music is often described as ahead of its time. And it's easy to imagine what the reaction of the average jazz fan was to this recording. It is arguably a tremendous departure from what jazz was widely considered to be at the time.

At once a modern approach to standard material and a genre pushing exploration, it is a document of an artist pushing the boundaries of what jazz meant and where it was capable of going. Traditional jazz forms are stretched and ripped apart. Notoriously, Taylor recorded the composition "Air" 29 times before he was satisfied. He is famously quoted as describing his approach to the piano as, "eighty-eight tuned drums."

Taylor was born in Queens, New York, and began playing piano at a young age. He trained classically at the New York College of Music, and the New England Conservatory of Boston. Emerging in the mid 1950s, Taylor developed his percussive approach to the piano, combining it with outstanding technique from his classical training.

Recorded in October 1960 at the Nola Penthouse Studios in New York by Candid A&R and producer Nat Hentoff, released in 1961, and featuring saxophonist Archie Shepp on one of his earliest recording dates.

The LP includes extraordinary liner notes by Hentoff, jazz critic Martin Williams, and bassist Buell Neidlinger.




Side A
1. Air
2. This Nearly Was Mine
3. Port of Call

Side B
1. E.B.
2. Lazy Afternoon

Be the first to write a review for this item OR just rate it