Tuesday, May 08, 2012

DBMITW: more Cecil

This is from my other favorite Cecil Taylor record, Looking Ahead!, with Denis Charles on drums.

Charles plays his cymbal (in 1950's, at least) in a way you would have a hard time getting away with today- he really drops in the 1's and 3's. At the medium tempo blowing in the middle of this tune he plays a very "dotted-8th/16th-y" rhythm as well- which works well with Cecil's playing.

After the break is a couple of excerpts from a documentary about him that looks like it was filmed shortly before his death in 1998, and completed shortly after.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Really cool music Todd, thanks for sharing!