Cecil Taylor’s Exciting Set of Jazz Arrived 49 Years Later

Davis noted that Taylor’s technique of composing sheet music “in cells” would later “develop, expand, and subvert” appeal to classical musicians rather than jazz musicians, but today his influence is widely heard among improvised pianists. (He cited a large list that included Marilyn Crispell, Jason Moran, Craig Taborn, Myra Melford, Alexander Hawkins, Angelica Sanchez, and …

Cecil Taylor’s Exciting Set of Jazz Arrived 49 Years Later

Davis noted that Taylor’s technique of composing sheet music “in cells” would later “develop, expand, and subvert” appeal to classical musicians rather than jazz musicians, but today his influence is widely heard among improvised pianists. (He cited a large list that included Marilyn Crispell, Jason Moran, Craig Taborn, Myra Melford, Alexander Hawkins, Angelica Sanchez, and …