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Cecil Taylor, Max Roach January 24, 1999

Main Session Personnel
piano
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Duo: Taylor and Roach (Incomplete) 46:50
genre: Free jazz, experimental, avant-garde
Recording Date: 
1999-01-24
Leader(s): 
Cecil Taylor
Leader(s): 
Max Roach
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Cecil Taylor
Personnel: 
Max Roach
Ensemble Size: 
duo
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Concert Hall, Barbican Center
Venue Location: 
London, England
Session Details: 

This is a live duo (Cecil Taylor-Max Roach) performance. There were two sets played at this concert. The first set is known to be 5 tracks of solos, the first three by Roach, and the last two by Taylor. However, of the first set, we do not know the lengths of the tracks nor do we have a tape available. There is a second set performed, a duo, for which a private tape (audience recording) of the performance exists. We do not know the title of the track; it is referenced as "untitled improvisation" and that is also how we are reflecting the track. We know the length. Although we otherwise have little information on this session, we are including it: 1) to stay true to the sources that we are using, and 2) in hopes that someone will come forward with additional information. If you have access to additional information/specifics about this session, or have access to the tape, please contact our Program Director at <[email protected]>.

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)