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Monday, June 17, 2013

Cecil Taylor - Berlin 1969

Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor, Lyons, Rivers, Cyrille
Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence, France, July 1969

Last one for the moment - a lengthy set by the Cecil Taylor Unit of 1969 that included Jimmy Lyons, Andrew Cyrille and the late, great Sam Rivers. Not sure if this is the complete show or if something has been edited out ... but at more than 60 minutes, I guess it could well be the whole enchilada.

Cecil Taylor Unit
Berliner Jazztage
Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie
November 6, 1969

Jimmy Lyons - alto sax
Sam Rivers - tenor sax, flute
Cecil Taylor - piano
Andrew Cyrille - drums

1. Announcements by Dietrich Schulz-Köhn (1:50)
2. Fragments Of A Dedication to Duke Ellington (63:30)

TT: 64:47

Sound: A/A-
Source: RBB Kulturradio, June 19, 2009
Lineage: DVB-C (48 khz/ 256 kbps) > Nokia d-box 2 > harddisk
Edits were made with the mp3DirectCut software
Conversion: BeSweet/BeLight > TLH > FLAC (8,asb)


"...the 45:++ from radio broadcast is - most probably - the closing section of the performance. There is another radio broadcast 15:45 with something like the first section, and there seems to be a missing link between these broadcasted parts -some say the gap is but a few minutes, others say it might be more, up to 25:00 - I don't know, I only have the two broadcast fragments, and it seems most likely no private audience tape of this concert exists." --H. Lukas Lindenmaier 05.01.03

{Primary Source: Rick Lopez's Sam Rivers Online Discography, Tape, also documented by Ed Hazell in his unpublished C. T. discography (he has date as 69.11.10 and time length as 48')


ubu said...

MP2 (tagged) + info:

wightdj said...

Appreciated, thanks.

sasha said...

This is one of those line-up's that just take your breath away..Each man a master of the art..I've read about this band but until now never heard it..Many thanks for putting that right ubu.

JC said...

Thanks. One of the better formats to hear him I'd think.

On the notes the official archive concurs with the date in the broadcast notes of the post 1969-11-06.

The festival was over before the 10th that year.

JC said...

I also forgot to note that Duke Ellington was scheduled to play a later day in that year's same festival. Not sure what he might have made of this if he heard it...

ubu said...

Thanks JC! I'm well aware of that site and never actually doubted the date given ... just thought I'd leave the note in as it was in my txt-file.

Anyway, good to see some interest!

Not sure I've got the Ellington around ... will have to check my files.

Vitko said...

Thank you very much.
I just now noticed that this blog working again. I'm glad for that.

Craig Premo said...

Thanks. I think this performance may be better than the one that ended up on The Great Concert of Cecil Taylor! There are parts of this that are sublime.

Solomon said...

Thank you.

zimk said...

Thanks !

chuchuni said...

Again, thank you for this piece of jazz history.

Sphere said...

Thanks very much!!!