March 11 street date. AVID Jazz presents three classic Cecil Taylor albums plus including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. "Jazz Advance", "Looking Ahead", "World Of Cecil Taylor" plus two tracks from "Love For Sale".
August 26 street date. One of the most original pianists in the history of free jazz, Mr. Cecil Taylor has developed his innovative improvisation departing from conventional idioms through distinctive musical constructions and percussive renditions, thereby opening new possibilities in jazz. His unsurpassed virtuosity and strong will inject an intense, vital force into his music, which has exerted a profound influence on a broad range of musical genres. MUSIC COMPOSED BY CECIL TAYLOR. RECORDED IN COPENHAGEN NOVEMBER 23, 1962. A numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV). "Two factors contribute to make the present record very different from previous Cecil Taylor records - it was recorded 'live' and it was recorded by a group without a bass player (...) What has been preserved on this record, is part of a night’s programme at the Montmartre, and it shows Taylor playing with an intensity and abandon (especially on the one very long track) which have rarely been captured on his previous records. Listening to parts of Trance and D. Trad, That’s What, you may find more than a bit of the biting furioso which has been foreign to jazz piano playing since the great years of Bud Powell (...)" - from the original liner notes.
November 18 street date. (...) One of Cecil Taylor’s earliest recordings, Looking Ahead! does just that while still keeping several toes in the tradition. It’s an amazing document of a talent fairly straining at the reins, a meteor about to burst onto the jazz scene and render it forever changed (...) Looking Ahead! is a vital recording from the nascence of one of the towering geniuses of modern music and belongs in any jazz fan’s collection (...) - (AllMusic) First edition of 500 numbered copies. Audiophile Clear Vinyl is made using the highest quality co-polymer available and processed without any carbon additive in order to dramatically reduce the "electrical distortion" often found on records.
November 18 street date. Jazz Advance is the debut album by pianist Cecil Taylor recorded for the Transition label on September 14, 1956. The album features performances by Taylor with Buell Neidlinger, Denis Charles and Steve Lacy. (...) "Though many did not understand his approach at the time, the passing years temper scathing criticism, and you can easily appreciate what he is accomplishing... With Jazz Advance, the revolution commenced, Taylor was setting the pace, and the improvised music world has never been the same" (...) - (AllMusic) First edition of 500 numbered copies. Audiophile Clear Vinyl is made using the highest quality co-polymer available and processed without any carbon additive in order to dramatically reduce the "electrical distortion" often found on records.
February 15 street date. INDIE EXCLUSIVE: Transparent Orange Vinyl. Remastered for Vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering. Pressed On Audiophile-Grade Vinyl At Pallas Group In Germany. Critically Acclaimed Live Performance, Perfect For Jazz Vinyl Collectors. Cecil Taylor’s solo piano set at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1974 drew critical acclaim, earning fi ve star reviews from the Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide and AllMusic’s Scott Yanow. The set features Taylor’s fi ve-movement work “Silent Tongues”, along with two encores. After being out of print for nearly four decades, the classic live album has been remastered at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany. Silent Tongues is a must-have for fans of Taylor and collectors of free jazz.
November 9 street date. Two nights in January, 1961, high up on West 57th St. A fantastic line-up. “I asked Buell Neidlinger about the title of the album: NEW YORK CITY R&B. “That’s what it is,” he answered. “We were all based in New York City then. The session, moreover, has two blues (O.P. and THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE) and one of the songs, CINDY’S MAIN MOOD, has an l-got-rhythm set up. CELL WALK? Well, that’s Cecil.” (...) (...)it would be difficult, as well as pointless, to label the music on this Neidlinger/Taylor album. It is of itself, and is so strongly original that it has not dated in the least. Taylor and Neidlinger, to be sure, have gone on and beyond; but what they did on those nights in January is going to last forever. (from the original liner notes) Musicians: On O.p. And Cindy’s Main Mood: Cecil Taylor, Piano; Buell Neidlinger, Bass; Billy Higgins, Drums And Tympani On Cell Walk For Celeste: Cecil Taylor, Piano; Archie Shepp, Tenor Saxophone; Buell Neidlinger, Bass; Dennis Charles, Drums On Things Ain’t What They Used To Be: Cecil Taylor, Piano; Archie Shepp, Tenor Saxophone; Buell Neidlinger, Bass; Billy Higgins, Drums; Clark Terry, Trumpet; Roswell Rudd Trombone; Steve Lacy, Soprano Saxophone; Charles Davis, Baritone Saxophone. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies
March 23 street date. 2010 release. 81 minutes of duet recordings with Cecil Taylor and Tony Oxley. The pieces were selected by the musicians from ten hours recorded during their two weeks at New York's Village Vanguard in 2008. Comes in a gatefold sleeve; Accompanied by museum-grade folio, including exclusive original poetry by Cecil Taylor and paintings by Tony Oxley. Deluxe collector's item issued in a limited edition of 475 (numbered).