PODCAST: Cecil Taylor’s ‘The Complete, Legendary, Live Return Concert’ Featured Episode on Jazz United Podcast – WBGO

February 11, 2022Features, Press Reel, Radio/Podcasts

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 … Read More

FEATURE: Deanna Witkowski Pays Homage to Piano Legend Mary Lou Williams – Grammy.com

February 9, 2022Features, Press Reel

by Morgan Enos, Grammy.com “Among those paying homage are pianist Deanna Witkowski, who released tributes to Williams in two mediums in 2021. Those were Force of Nature — an album composed mostly of Williams compositions like “Aries,” “What’s Your Story, Morning Glory?” and “Ghost of Love” — and Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul; a digestible biography … Read More

FEATURE: Cecil Taylor on 10 Albums To Know This February List – Jazziz

February 3, 2022Features, Press Reel

by Matt Micucci, Jazziz “A long-thought lost recording of master improviser Cecil Taylor, documenting his epic 1973 return to live performance in full, including an 88-minute “Autumn/Parade” and more. The concert featured the pianist alongside Cecil Taylor Unit members Jimmy Lyons and Andrew Cyrille, plus Sirone on bass. This digital-only release is accompanied by a … Read More