Friday, February 09, 2007

We get requests... Cecil Taylor/Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Tony Oxley...









We get requests... I received one from Karonner Franz asking to re-up the Cecil Taylor/Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Tony Oxley track 'Last' from the live album 'Nailed,' recorded in Berlin in 1990, posted last March. While I am sorting out the mp3's for later today – here it is... A monster of a performance – I wrote about it originally here so won't repeat myself – except to say that Evan more than holds his own with the Mighty Cecil. And to repeat the quote at the top of that post:

"'To play with Cecil Taylor you need the stamina of an athlete and the imagination of a god.' (Tony Oxley – from the booklet accompanying the cd).

And one final quote, from a review by Derek Taylor here...

'Those searching for conclusive and irrefutable evidence of free improvisation as high art need look no further.'

Enjoy... this track will be deleted within 7 days – along with most of the other long tracks on SaveFile as I am in the process of doing some long-overdue file maintenance.

Cecil Taylor Quartet
(Cecil Taylor (p); Evan Parker (ss); Barry Guy (b); Tony Oxley (d) ).
Last
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you.
the other piece would be excellent. too...

Karonner Franz said...

Amazing music - danke!

Rod... said...

... thanks. The other piece is very long - I'll have to think about putting it up... And Karonner - you're welcome...

Karonner Franz said...

No, thank you I have heard enough and ordered the CD. Does it end so quickly at 11.30 on the CD? I will find out soon!