by Greg Bryant, Nate Chinen, WBGO

“Cecil Taylor’s intensity at the piano conjured a musical sorcery stretching far beyond himself or his collaborators. In a 1975 interview with Boston Public Television, he said: ‘The purpose of the music is to achieve a levitation or a trance which is the existence beyond the normal existence.'”

Listen to the complete Jazz United episode on WBGO here.

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