by Martin Johnson, The Wall Street Journal
“Cecil Taylor (1929-2018) is the most influential jazz pianist of the late 20th century. Some of today’s leading keyboard masters, including Kris Davis, Vijay Iyer, Matthew Shipp and Craig Taborn, cite him as a cornerstone influence. Yet some of the major early, evolutionary chapters of Taylor’s unique style—which could switch gears from thunderous bombast to sublime elegance with lightning speed and breathtaking virtuosity—are poorly documented..”
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