Cecil Taylor : Change ’em Blues [1957] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Μπορεί κανείς με ασφάλεια να εικάσει, ακούγοντας τη μουσική του Cecil Taylor, ότι δεν ήταν ακριβώς αυτό που λέμε “μουσικός του δρόμου”, αλλά κάποιος με “σοβαρή” μουσική παιδεία. Η πρώτη επιρροή του μεγάλου avant-garde, free jazz πιανίστα & συνθέτη ήταν ο Béla Bartók και στη συνέχεια ο Stockhausen.
Παρακάμπτοντας για τώρα τα μεταγενέστερα, λίαν προωθημένου ύφους έργα του, μένουμε στο Jazz Advance, άλμπουμ – ντεμπούτο του ως leader, που ηχογράφησε με τους κορυφαίους Buell Neidlinger [bass], Dennis Charles [drums] και Steve Lacy [soprano sax σε δυο κομμάτια, εκ των οποίων αυτό εδώ].

One can safely speculate, listening to Cecil Taylor‘s music, that he was not what we call a “street musician”, but someone with a “serious” musical education. First influence for the great avant-garde, free jazz pianist & composer was Béla Bartók and then Stockhausen.
Skipping for now his later, highly progressive works, we stick to Jazz Advance, his debut album as a leader, recorded with top musicians Buell Neidlinger [bass], Dennis Charles [drums] and Steve Lacy [soprano sax on two tracks, including this one].


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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!