This is an audience recording of the Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, William Parker and Tony Oxley concert given in Reggio Emilia, Italy, on 31st October, 2007. The sound is good, not great, but the quality of the music comes through very strongly. It reminds me strongly of the London concert in July that I attended, but the quartet's music in particular seems to have evolved further since then - particularly Cecil Taylor's piano, which is much more lyrical, and Braxton's reeds, which are bitingly incisive. All the more strange that this concert ended abruptly.
Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, William Parker, Tony Oxley
Tetro Valli, Reggio Emilia; 13th October, 2007
1. Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley Duo
2. William Parker Solo
3. Anthony Braxton Solo
4. Cecil Taylor Solo
Cecil Taylor (piano, voice)
Anthony Braxton (alto, soprano,sopranino saxes, contrabass clarinet)
William Parker (bass, flute)
Tony Oxley (drums)
Many thanks to the original taper!