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Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures Vinyl LP - direct audio

Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures Vinyl LP

Blue Note Records

  • $ 1998


Cecil Taylor Unit Structures Vinyl LP

Remastered and Reissued As Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaig

One of only two recordings free jazz pioneer Cecil Taylor cut for Blue Note, 1966's Unit Structures finds the unrivaled pianist in the company of two bassists (Alan Silva and Henry Grimes) as well as Jimmy Lyons (alto saxophone), Ken McIntyre (alto saxophone, oboe, bass clarinet), Eddie Gale Stevens Jr. (trumpet) and Andrew Cyrille (drums).

All but one of the four intense titles which Taylor explained were based on a system of energy and impulses clocks in at over 10-minutes. Reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

"Unit Structures is both as mathematically complex as its title suggests and as rich in colour and sound as the ensemble proposes, with the orchestrally varied sounds of the two bassists - Grimes a strong, elemental driving force, Silva tonally fugitive and mysterious - while Stevens and McIntyre add other hues and Lyons improvises with and against them." - The Penguin Guide to Jazz

Musicians:

Cecil Taylor (piano)
Jimmy Lyons (alto saxophone)
Ken McIntyre (alto saxophone, oboe, bass clarinet)
Eddie Gale Stevens Jr. (trumpet)
Alan Silva / Henry Grimes (bass)
Andrew Cyrille (drums)

Features:

• Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign
• Vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was, to include 100 essential Blue Note albums
• Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note titles
• First run of vinyl to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package
• Key to the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign is the creation of high quality audio at an affordable price
• Blue Note will celebrate their iconic artists and the history of the label with various events, digital initiatives, vinyl campaigns and more

Cecil Taylor Unit Structures Track Listing:

1. Steps
2. Enter, Evening (Soft Line Structure)
3. Unit Structure / As Of A Now / Section
4. Tales (8 Whisps)


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