Here’s a great concert from the Cecil Taylor Ensemble from the '93 Konfrontationen.
Cecil Taylor (piano, voice)
Charles Gayle (tenor sax)
Harri Sjöström (soprano sax)
Tristan Honsinger (cello)
Reginald Workman (bass)
Rashid Bakr (drums, percussion)
Improvisation - 1.09.43
Jazzgalerie, Festival Konfrontationen
18th July, 1993
This is wonderful music, and seems to me to carry on the line from Sunny Murray and François Tusques that has already been covered on this blog so well by Pierre and sotise, and which has been inspirational for me. I hope you all enjoy this, and many thanks to Owombat who made the original recording.
In passing, I’d also like to say that this will be my last post on this blog. I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to learn so much about music that I wasn’t aware of before, and I have felt a bond of sorts with sotise and the other posters and contributors, some of whom have become friends. There was no blog committee, and no rules, which was refreshing and enjoyable and I hope that my posts weren't too out of kilter with the general direction of this blog. It would have been good to have had a few more comments from those who download the music – it’s a bit odd to see downloads stretch towards the thousand mark, and to have only 8 or 9 comments – but not to worry. After all I’m also guilty of downloading with the intent of listening, only to build up a backlog that leaves me not knowing at times where to start. That’s one of my reasons for leaving – so that I can listen to less music more often and more carefully. A second reason is that I would like to spend more time on my photography.
Cheers – enjoy the music and perhaps we’ll meet again somewhere sometime.