Monday, March 25, 2013
Debut blog from Armstrong to Zappa
I can't think of a better day to debut this blog than celebrating the 84th birthday of Cecil Taylor. www.wkcr.org is doing a birthday broadcast as we speak. Cecil Taylor was born on March 25, 1929 in New York City. Classically trained, he is one of the pioneers of free jazz. He has a percussive approach to the piano, producing extremely improvised music, frequently involving tone clusters and polyrhythms. Taylor has had a long and varied career as a solo performer and leader of many aggregations. I would suggest visiting youtube for a sample of his performances and search the web for tour dates.