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Sunday, April 08, 2018

Cecil Taylor r.i.p. - re-post: Berlin 1969

In memory of Cecil Taylor, I'm bringing back this splendid 1969 live recording from Berlin - straight re-up, just newly packed into a RAR.

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

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{Primary Source: Rick Lopez's Sam Rivers Online Discography, Tape, also documented by Ed Hazell in his unpublished C. T. discography (he has date as 69.11.10 and time length as 48')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

francisco santos said...


neil said...

So long, Cecil; many thanks, ubu...

Brush&Stick said...

Thank you for re-posting these 60's Cecils!