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Cecil Taylor March 18, 1972

Main Session Personnel
alto saxophone
piano
bass
marimba, percussion
drums
genre: Free jazz, experimental, avant-garde
Recording Date: 
1972-03-18
Leader(s): 
Cecil Taylor
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
marimba
Skill/instrument: 
percussion
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Jimmy Lyons
Personnel: 
Cecil Taylor
Personnel: 
Bill Conway
Personnel: 
Clifford Sykes
Personnel: 
Clifford Sykes
Personnel: 
Andrew Cyrille
Ensemble Size: 
quintet
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Venue Location: 
New York, NY
Session Details: 

This session is only listed on the Cecil Taylor Research Group source. The primary source is from a private tape recording of the broadcast, which was broadcasted on WKCR-FM radio (the private tape was made available by Heinrich Smejakl). The source provides two separate records of this session, which have their discrepancies. One account is from an audience member, Heinrich Smejkal and the other is from Ed Hazell and his unpublished Cecil Taylor sessionography. The discrepancies exist in the personnel, Smejkal believes that David Sykes was on the vibraphone and percussion and that Heceptian Brady Speller was on the congas. Hazell believes Clifford Sykes to be on the percussion and does not list a congas player at all. The information reflected in our session is from Ed Hazell.

 

Hazell also writes that there was 88:00 length of tracks played and lists tracks. We could not find the titles of the tracks to be listed anywhere else. There is no information on the composers of the songs, etc. In any case, this is the list that Hazell provides, via the Cecil Taylor Research Group source:

1. Black Goat
2. Colors Are Marchin'
3. Baptism Dance
4. Huddlin' And Hollow Heart
5. Chimes

Sources: 
Cecil Taylor Research Group's sessionography (http://www.webmutations.com/ceciltaylor/index.html) & R. Shapiro's Cecil Taylor discography (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/mtaylors.html)