Cecil Taylor Catalog

1956 (age 27)

Cecil Taylor Quartet - Jazz Advance  (Transition TRLP 19)

Steve Lacy (soprano sax -2,4) Cecil Taylor (piano) Buell Neidlinger (bass -1/4,6) Dennis Charles (drums -1/4,6)
Boston, MA, September 14, 1956
1.Bemsha Swing
2.Charge 'Em Blues
3.Azure
4.Song
5.You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
6.Rick Kick Shaw
** also issued on Transition (J) LNJ-70072, (J) GXF-3121.
** part of Blue Note BN-LA458-H2.

Various Artists - Jazz In Transition  (Transition TRLP 30)

Cecil Taylor (piano) Buell Neidlinger (bass) Dennis Charles (drums)
Boston, MA, September 14, 1956
Sweet And Lovely
** also issued on Transition (J) GXF-3126.

1957

The Gigi Gryce - Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory And The Cecil Taylor Quartet At Newport  (Verve MGV 8238)

Steve Lacy (soprano sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) Buell Neidlinger (bass) Dennis Charles (drums)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, afternoon, July 6, 1957
Johnny Come Lately
Nona's Blues
Tune 2

1958

Cecil Taylor - Looking Ahead!  (Contemporary M 3562)

Earl Griffith (vibes -1,2,4/6) Cecil Taylor (piano) Buell Neidlinger (bass) Dennis Charles (drums)
NYC, June 9, 1958
1.Luyah! The Glorious Step
2.African Violets
3.Of What
4.Wallering
5.Toll
6.Excursion On A Wobbly Rail
** also issued on Contemporary S 7562; Original Jazz Classics OJC-452, OJCCD-452-2.

Cecil Taylor - Hard Driving Jazz  (United Artists UAL 4014)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) Chuck Israels (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
NYC, October 13, 1958
Shifting Down
Like Someone In Love
Just Friends
Double Clutching
** also issued on United Artists UAS 5014 entitled "Stereo Drive". United Artists UAJ 14001, UAJS 15001; Solid State SS 18025; United Artists UAS 5638 entitled "John Coltrane - Coltrane Time".

1959 (age 30)

Cecil Taylor Trio And Quintet - Love For Sale  (United Artists UAL 4046)

Ted Curson (trumpet -4/6) Bill Barron (tenor sax -4/6) Cecil Taylor (piano) Buell Neidlinger (bass) Rudy Collins or Dennis Charles (drums)
Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, April 15, 1959
1.Get Out Of Town
2.I Love Paris
3.Love For Sale
4.Little Lees (aka Louise)
5.Matie's Trophies (aka Motystrophe)
6.Carol / Three Points
** also issued on United Artists UAS 5046.
** part of Blue Note BN-LA458-H2.

1960

The Complete Candid Recordings Of Cecil Taylor And Buell Neidlinger  (Mosaic MR6-127)

Archie Shepp (tenor sax -1,4) Cecil Taylor (piano) Buell Neidlinger (bass) Dennis Charles (drums -1,4) Sunny Murray (drums -2,3) Nat Hentoff (supervisor)
Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, October 12, 1960
1.Air (take 5)
2.Number One (take 1)
3.Number One (take 3)
4.Air (take 9)
Archie Shepp (tenor sax -1,2) Cecil Taylor (piano) Buell Neidlinger (bass) Dennis Charles (drums) Nat Hentoff (supervisor)
Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, October 13, 1960
1.Air (take 21)
2.Air (take 29)
3.Port Of Call (take 3)
** also issued on Mosaic MD4-127.
** same contents as Candid CJM 8006 + Barnaby KZ 31035 + Candid (J) SONF-01107 + 13 bonus tracks.

The World Of Cecil Taylor  (Candid CJM 8006)

Archie Shepp (tenor sax -3) Cecil Taylor (piano) Buell Neidlinger (bass) Dennis Charles (drums) Nat Hentoff (supervisor)
Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, October 12, 1960
1.This Nearly Was Mine (take 2)
2.E.B. (take 2)
3.Lazy Afternoon (take 1)
Archie Shepp (tenor sax -1) Cecil Taylor (piano) Buell Neidlinger (bass) Dennis Charles (drums) Nat Hentoff (supervisor)
Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, October 13, 1960
1.Air (take 28)
2.Port Of Call (take 2)
** also issued on Candid CJS 9006, (Eu) CS 9006, (E) CCD 79006. Barnaby Z 30562 entitled "The Cecil Taylor Quartet - Air".
** part of Mosaic MR6-127, MD4-127.

Cecil Taylor - Air  (Candid (E) CCD 79046)

Cecil Taylor (piano) Buell Neidlinger (bass) Sunny Murray (drums) Nat Hentoff (supervisor)
Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, October 12, 1960
Number One (take 2)
Archie Shepp (tenor sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) Buell Neidlinger (bass) Dennis Charles (drums) Nat Hentoff (supervisor)
Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, October 13, 1960
Air (take 24)

1961

The Gil Evans Orchestra - Into The Hot  (Impulse! A-9)

Ted Curson (trumpet -1) Roswell Rudd (trombone -1) Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Archie Shepp (tenor sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) Henry Grimes (bass) Jimmy Murray (drums)
Webster Hall, NYC, October 10, 1961
1. 10540Mixed
2. 10541Pots
3. 10542Bulbs
** also issued on Impulse! AS-9, 767 419 104-2.

1962

Cecil Taylor - Live At The Cafe Montmartre  (Debut (D) DEB 138)

Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) Sonny Murray (drums)
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, November 23, 1962
Trance
Call
Lena
D Trad, That's What (as That's What)
** also issued on Fantasy LP 6014, LP 86014; Fontana (E) SFJL 928. Fontana (Du) 688 602 ZL, 888 602 ZY entitled "Cecil Taylor At The Cafe Montmartre". Black Lion (G) BLCD 760220 entitled "Trance".
** part of Arista Freedom AL 1905; Freedom (J) TKCB-70310, (J) TKCB-71261.

Cecil Taylor Jazz Unit - Nefertiti, The Beautiful One Has Come  (Debut (D) DEB 148)

Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) Sonny Murray (drums): same session
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, November 23, 1962
What's New
Nefertiti, The Beautiful One Has Come (1st variation)
Lena (2nd variation)
Nefertiti, The Beautiful One Has Come (2nd variation)
** also issued on Fontana (Du) 688 609 ZL, 888 609 ZY, (E) SFJL 926. Freedom (E) FLP 40124 entitled "What's New".
** part of Arista Freedom AL 1905; Freedom (J) TKCB-70310, (J) TKCB-71261.

Cecil Taylor - Live At The Cafe Montmartre  (Freedom (J) TKCB-70310)

Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) Sonny Murray (drums): same session
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, November 23, 1962
Call (alternate take) (2nd version)
Untitled Sample
** same contents as Debut (D) DEB 138 + (D) DEB 148 + 2 bonus tracks.

1966

Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures  (Blue Note BLP 4237)

Eddie Gale (trumpet -1,4) Jimmy Lyons (alto sax -1,2,4) Ken McIntyre (alto sax, oboe, bass clarinet -1,2,4) Cecil Taylor (piano, bells) Alan Silva (bass) Henry Grimes (bass -1,2,4) Andrew Cyrille (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 19, 1966
1. 1735 tk.2Enter Evening (Soft Line Structure)
2. 1736 tk.7Steps
3. 1737 tk.27/23/24/8/18Tales (8 Whips)
4. 1738 tk.31/41/45/43Unit Structure / As Of A Now / Section
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84237, CDP 7 84237 2.

Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures  (Blue Note CDP 7 84237 2)

Eddie Gale (trumpet) Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Ken McIntyre (alto sax, oboe, bass clarinet) Cecil Taylor (piano, bells) Henry Grimes, Alan Silva (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 19, 1966
tk.1Enter Evening (Soft Line Structure) (alternate take)
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4237 + 1 bonus track.

Cecil Taylor - Conquistador!  (Blue Note BLP 4260)

Bill Dixon (trumpet) Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) Henry Grimes, Alan Silva (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 6, 1966
1781 tk.2With (Exit)
1782 tk.10Conquistador
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84260, CDP 7 46535 2, CDP 7 84260 2.

Cecil Taylor - Conquistador!  (Blue Note CDP 7 84260 2)

Bill Dixon (trumpet) Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) Henry Grimes, Alan Silva (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums): same session
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 6, 1966
tk.6With (Exit) (alternate take)
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4260 + 1 bonus track.

Cecil Taylor  (BYG (J) YX-4003/4)

Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) Alan Silva (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums)
Paris, France, November 30, 1966
Student Studies, Part 1
Student Studies, Part 2
Amplitude
Niggle Feuigle
** also issued on Affinity (E) AFFD 74 entitled "Student Studies".

1968

Cecil Taylor - Praxis  (Praxis (Greek) CM 104/105)

Cecil Taylor (piano)
live in Italy, July, 1968
Praxis, Part I
Praxis, Part II
Praxis, Part III
Praxis, Part IV

1969 (age 40)

Cecil Taylor - Nuits De La Fondation Maeght, Vol. 1  (Shandar (F) SR 10 011)

Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Sam Rivers (tenor, soprano sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) Andrew Cyrille (drums)
"Fondation Maeght", Saint-Paul-De-Vence, France, July 29, 1969
Second Act Of A, Vol. 1, Face A
Second Act Of A, Vol. 1, Face B
** also issued on Shandar (F) 83 507.

Cecil Taylor - Nuits De La Fondation Maeght, Vol. 2  (Shandar (F) 83 508)

Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Sam Rivers (tenor, soprano sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) Andrew Cyrille (drums): same session
"Fondation Maeght", Saint-Paul-De-Vence, France, July 29, 1969
Second Act Of A, Vol. II, Face A
Second Act Of A, Vol. II, Face B
** part of Shandar (F) 83 507/83 508/83 509; Prestige P-34003.

Cecil Taylor - Nuits De La Fondation Maeght, Vol. 3  (Shandar (F) 83 509)

Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Sam Rivers (tenor, soprano sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) Andrew Cyrille (drums): same session
"Fondation Maeght", Saint-Paul-De-Vence, France, July 29, 1969
Second Act Of A, Vol. III, Face A
Second Act Of A, Vol. III, Face B
** part of Shandar (F) 83 507/83 508/83 509; Prestige P-34003.

Cecil Taylor Quartet - In Europe  (Jazz Connoisseur (Israeli) JC 111)

Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Sam Rivers (tenor, soprano sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) Andrew Cyrille (drums): same personnel
"De Doelen Concert Hall", Rotterdam, Netherlands, November 9, 1969
Improvisation 1
Improvisation 2

1973

Cecil Taylor Piano - Indent  (Unit Core 30555)

Cecil Taylor (piano)
"Antioch Theatre, Antioch College", Yellow Springs, OH, 2nd set, March 11, 1973
Indent: First Layer
Indent: Second Layer, Part One
Indent: Second Layer, Part Two
Indent: Third Layer
** also issued on Freedom (E) FLP 41038; Arista Freedom AL 1038 entitled "Indent".

Cecil Taylor Unit In Japan - Akisakila  (Trio (J) PA-3004/5)

Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) Andrew Cyrille (drums)
"Koseinenkin Dai-Hall", Tokyo, Japan, May 22, 1973
Bulu Akisakila Kutala 1
Bulu Akisakila Kutala 2
Bulu Akisakila Kutala 3
Bulu Akisakila Kutala 4

Cecil Taylor - Solo  (Trio (J) PA-7067)

Cecil Taylor (piano)
"Iino Hall", Tokyo, Japan, May 29, 1973
Lono: Choral Of Voice (Elesion)
Lono: Lono
Lono: Asapk In Ame
Indent: 1/2 Of First Layer
Indent: 2nd 1/2 Of First Layer
** also issued on Venus (J) TKCZ-79029.

Cecil Taylor Unit - Spring Of Two Blue-J's  (Unit Core 30551)

Jimmy Lyons (alto sax -2) Cecil Taylor (piano) Sirone Jones aka Norris Jones (bass -2) Andrew Cyrille (drums -2)
"Town Hall", NYC, November 4, 1973
1.Part 1: Spring Of Two Blue-J's
2.Part 2: Spring Of Two Blue-J's

1974

Cecil Taylor - Recorded Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival - Silent Tongues  (Freedom (E) FLP 40146)

Cecil Taylor (piano)
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 2, 1974
Abyss (First Movement) / Petals And Filaments (Second Movement) / Jitney (Third Movement)
Crossing (Fourth Movement) Part One
Crossing (Fourth Movement) Part Two
After All (Fifth Movement)
Jitney No. 2
After All No. 2
** also issued on Freedom (E) FLP 41005; Arista Freedom AL 1005 entitled "Live At Montreux '74 - Silent Tongues".

1976

Cecil Taylor Unit - Dark To Themselves  (enja (G) 2084)

Raphe Malik (trumpet) Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) David S. Ware (tenor sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) Marc Edwards (drums)
"The 17th Yugoslavian Jazz Festival", Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, June 18, 1976
Streams
Chorus Of Seed
** also issued on Inner City IC 3001.

Cecil Taylor - Air Above Mountains <Buildings Within>  (enja (G) 3005)

Cecil Taylor (piano)
"The Moosham Castle Open-Air Festival", Austria, August 20, 1976
Air Above Mountains <Buildings Within> Part One
Air Above Mountains <Buildings Within> Part Two
** also issued on Inner City IC 3021.

1978

Cecil Taylor Unit  (New World NW 201)

Raphe Malik (trumpet) Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Ramsey Ameen (violin) Cecil Taylor (piano) Sirone (bass) Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums)
Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, April, 1978
Idut
Serdab
Holiday En Masque

Cecil Taylor - 3 Phasis  (New World NW 303)

Raphe Malik (trumpet) Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Ramsey Ameen (violin) Cecil Taylor (piano) Sirone (bass) Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums): same session
Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, April, 1978
3 Phasis: Side One
3 Phasis: Side Two

Cecil Taylor - Live In The Black Forest  (MPS (G) 0068.220)

Raphe Malik (trumpet) Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Ramsey Ameen (violin) Cecil Taylor (piano) Sirone (bass) Ron Jackson aka Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums)
"SWF-Radio Jazz Concert", Kirchzarten, Black Forest, West Germany, June 3, 1978
The Eel Pot
Sperichill On Calling
** also issued on MPS (G) 5C 064-62612; Pausa PR 7053.

Cecil Taylor - One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye  (hat Hut (Swi) 3R02)

Raphe Malik (trumpet) Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Ramsey Ameen (violin) Cecil Taylor (piano) Sirone (bass) Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums)
"Mozart-Saal/Liederhalle", Stuttgart, West Germany, June 14, 1978
One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye: Side A
One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye: Side B
One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye: Side C
One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye: Side D
One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye: Side E
One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye: Side F
** also issued on hatART (Swi) 3011.

1980 (age 51)

Cecil Taylor - It Is In The Brewing Luminous  (hat Hut (Swi) 2R16)

Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Ramsey Ameen (violin) Jerome Cooper (balafon, drums) Cecil Taylor (piano) Alan Silva (bass, cello) Sunny Murray (drums)
"Fat Tuesday's", NYC, February 8 & 9, 1980
It Is In The Brewing Luminous: Side A
It Is In The Brewing Luminous: Side B
It Is In The Brewing Luminous: Side C
It Is In The Brewing Luminous: Side D

Cecil Taylor - Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly!  (MPS (G) 0068.263)

Cecil Taylor (piano)
MPS-Studio, Villingen, Black Forest, West Germany, September 14, 1980
T (Beautiful Young'n)
Astar
Ensaslayi
I (Sister Young'n)
Corn In Sun + T (Moon)
The Stele Stolen And Broken Is Reclaimed
N + R (Love Is Friends)
Rocks Sub Amba
** also issued on Pausa PR 7108.

1981

Cecil Taylor - Calling It The 8th  (hatMUSICS (Swi) 3508)

Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) William Parker (bass) Rashid Bakr (drums)
live at "2nd Freiburger Jazztage", Freiburg, West Germany, November 8, 1981
Calling It The 8th I (short)
Calling It The 8th II (short)
Calling It The 9th (short)

Cecil Taylor - The Eighth  (hatART (Swi) 2036)

Jimmy Lyons (alto sax) Cecil Taylor (piano) William Parker (bass) Rashid Bakr (drums): same session
live at "2nd Freiburger Jazztage", Freiburg, West Germany, November 8, 1981
Calling It The 8th I
Calling It The 8th II
Calling It The 8th III
Calling It The 9th

Cecil Taylor - Garden  (hatART (Swi) 1993/94)

Cecil Taylor (piano)
live at "Jazz In Basel Concert", Basel, Switzerland, November 16, 1981
Elell
Garden II
Garden I / Stepping On Stars
Introduction To Z
Driver Says
Pemmican
Points

1984

Cecil Taylor Segments II (Orchestra Of Two Continents) - Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants)  (Soul Note (It) SN 1089)

Enrico Rava, Tomasz Stanko (trumpet, voice) Karen Borca (bassoon, voice) Jimmy Lyons (alto sax, voice) John Tchicai (tenor sax, bass clarinet, voice) Frank Wright (tenor sax, voice) Gunter Hampel (baritone sax, bass clarinet, voice) Cecil Taylor (piano, voice) William Parker (bass, voice) Andre Martinez (drums, percussion, voice) Rashied Bakr (drums, voice)
Studio 7, Milan, Italy, October 22-24, 1984
Taht
Womb Waters Scent Of The Burning Armadillo Shell
Cun-Un-Un-Un-An
Winged Serpent

1985

Various Artists - One Night With Blue Note, Volume 2  (Blue Note BT 85114)

Cecil Taylor (piano)
"Town Hall", NYC, February 22, 1985
Pontos Cantados: Point1/Klook At The Top Of The Staivs / Point2/Question
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 46148 2.

1986

Cecil Taylor - For Olim  (Soul Note (It) SN 1150)

Cecil Taylor (piano)
"Workshop Freie Music 1986", "Academy Of Arts", Berlin, West Germany, April 9, 1986
Olim
Glossalalia - Part Four
Mirror And Water Gazing
Living - Dedicated To Julian Beck
For The Death
For The Rabbit
For The Water Dog
The Question

1987

The Cecil Taylor Unit - Live In Bologna  (Leo Records (E) LR 404/405)

Carlos Ward (reeds) Leroy Jenkins (violin) Cecil Taylor (piano) William Parker (bass) Thurman Barker (drums, marimba, percussion)
live in Bologna, Italy, November 3, 1987
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

The Cecil Taylor Unit - Live In Vienna  (Leo Records (E) LR 408/409)

Carlos Ward (reeds) Leroy Jenkins (violin) Cecil Taylor (piano, poetry) William Parker (bass) Thurman Barker (drums, marimba, voice)
live in Vienna, Austria, November 7, 1987
Side A
Side B
Side C
Side D

Cecil Taylor - Tzotzil/Mummers/Tzotzil  (Leo Records (E) LR 162)

Carlos Ward (reeds) Leroy Jenkins (violin) Cecil Taylor (piano, poetry) William Parker (bass) Thurman Barker (drums, marimba)
"New Morning", Paris, France, November 13, 1987
Side A
Side B

Cecil Taylor - Chinampas  (Leo Records (E) LR 153)

Cecil Taylor (poetry, voice, timpani, bells, small percussion)
Doodlehums Studios, London, England, November 16 & 17, 1987
Side A
Side B

1989 (age 60)

Cecil Taylor - In Florescence  (A&M SP-5286)

Cecil Taylor (piano, voice) William Parker (bass) Gregg Bendian (percussion)
RCA Studios, NYC, June 8, 1989
J.
Pethro Visiting The Abyss
Saita
For Steve McCall
In Florescence
Ell Moving Track
Sirenes 1/3
Anast In Crisis Mouthful Of Fresh Cut Flowers
Leaf Taken Horn
Cecil Taylor (piano, voice -1,2,4,5, prepared piano -3) William Parker (bass -1,2,4,5, voice, percussion -3) Gregg Bendian (percussion -1,2,4,5, voice -3)
1.Entity
2.Charles And Thee
3.Chal Chuiatlichue Goddess Of Green Flowing Waters
4.Morning Of Departure
5.Feng Shui
** also issued on A&M CD 5286.

2008 (age 79)

Cecil Taylor And Tony Oxley - Ailanthus / Altissima - Bilateral Dimensions Of 2 Root Songs  (Triple Point Records 037)

Cecil Taylor (piano) Tony Oxley (drums)
"Village Vanguard", NYC, November 6 & 9, 2008
Ailanthus: Untitled A
Ailanthus: Untitled B1
Ailanthus: Untitled B2
Altissima: Untitled C1
Altissima: Untitled C2
Altissima: Untitled D1
Altissima: Untitled D2