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Cecil Taylor November 6, 1981

Main Session Personnel
alto saxophone
piano, vocal
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Ahide (incomplete) 44:00
2 Unknown title 49:00
genre: Free jazz, experimental, avant-garde
Recording Date: 
1981-11-06
Label Name: 
French broadcast
Leader(s): 
Cecil Taylor
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Skill/instrument: 
vocal
Personnel: 
Jimmy Lyons
Personnel: 
Cecil Taylor
Personnel: 
William Parker
Personnel: 
Rashid Bakr
Personnel: 
Cecil Taylor
Ensemble Size: 
quartet
Venue Type: 
radio broadcast
Venue Name: 
Salle Pleyel
Venue Location: 
Paris, France
Session Details: 

This performance is listed only on the Cecil Taylor Research Group source. There is a private tape (audience recording) of the broadcast available. The source lists two titles on the tape, the first titled "Ahide" and the second is listed as "unknown title," which indicates that neither of the tracks were spontaneous improvizations. We know that both of the compositions were by Taylor. If anyone has more information on, or access to the private 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)