Happy 85th birthday to Cecil Taylor! #aNationalTreasure

Happy 85th birthday to Cecil Taylor! #aNationalTreasure

Cecil Percival Taylor (born March 25, 1929) is an American pianist and poet. Classically trained, Taylor is generally acknowledged as one of the pioneers of free jazz. His music is characterized by an extremely energetic, physical approach, producing complex improvised sounds, frequently involving tone clusters and intricate polyrhythms.

Cecil Percival Taylor (born March 25, 1929) is an American pianist and poet. Classically trained, Taylor is generally acknowledged as one of the pioneers of free jazz. His music is characterized by an extremely energetic, physical approach, producing complex improvised sounds, frequently involving tone clusters and intricate polyrhythms.

http://nypl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/17771105052_conquistador Cecil Taylor | Conquistador

http://nypl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/17771105052_conquistador Cecil Taylor | Conquistador

Yardbirds/It’s a Beautiful Day/Cecil Taylor, Lights “Holy See”, May 23 - 25 1968 - Fillmore Auditorium (San Francisco...

Yardbirds/It’s a Beautiful Day/Cecil Taylor, Lights “Holy See”, May 23 - 25 1968 - Fillmore Auditorium (San Francisco...

Beautiful Jazz artist Cecil Taylor, poetry recite. Master Class: Cecil Taylor - Poetry and Performance

Beautiful Jazz artist Cecil Taylor, poetry recite. Master Class: Cecil Taylor - Poetry and Performance

Cecil Taylor/Bill Dixon/Tony Oxley [CD]

Cecil Taylor/Bill Dixon/Tony Oxley [CD]

Cecil Taylor,Bill O'brien,Taylors

Cecil Taylor  | Dylan played with Cecil Taylor at the The Village Gate.

Cecil Taylor | Dylan played with Cecil Taylor at the The Village Gate.

Cecil Taylor: The Pianist Who's Also An Orchestra

Cecil Taylor: The Pianist Who's Also An Orchestra

He broke all the rules of jazz and improvised music — and that was in the Now 83 and idolized by musicians, the great improviser is celebrated for developing a unique language at the keyboard.

Wishing Cecil Percival Taylor, American Pianist  Poet, a Very Happy 85th Birthday, 3/25/14.

Wishing Cecil Percival Taylor, American Pianist Poet, a Very Happy 85th Birthday, 3/25/14.

Cecil Taylor - The World of Cecil Taylor

Cecil Taylor - The World of Cecil Taylor

Cecil Taylor & Elvin Jones, 2000. 2 awesome musicians I was blessed to see perform.

Cecil Taylor & Elvin Jones, 2000. 2 awesome musicians I was blessed to see perform.

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