Cecil Taylor

Lifting The Bandstand (01/2021)

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Lifting The Bandstand

Cecil Taylor



DRJ 163118




CD 12,38 €


A late 90s recording, and one that has Cecil Taylor really going strong – soaring out on a long, improvised piece that runs for 75 minutes in length – with a strong and unusual group that features Tristan Honsinger, Harri Sjostrom, Teppo Hauta-Ahos, and Paul Lovens ! In a way, there's a resonance between Taylor and Lovens that holds the whole thing together – sometimes Cecil's voice and Lovens' percussion ringing out – while free interplay takes place between the entire group, but really with a sense of patience that shows the way that things open up over the long time of the performance! The set features one long cut – "Desperados", improvised freely – and the album's title is from an enthusiastic statement by Steve Lacy after the concert.


  • Cecil Taylor - piano
  • Harri Sjöström - soprano sax
  • Tristan Honsinger - cello
  • Teppo Hauta - Aho, double bass
  • Paul Lovens - drumset, cymbals and gongs

Recorded October 30.1998 at Tampere Jazz Happening


  • 01. Desperados A .... 28:25
  • 02. Desperados B .... 47:08