Seminal material from Cecil Taylor – an explosive album that was one of the first to show the world just how much his style had evolved since the late 50s! When Taylor first showed up on the scene, he was already a pianist that was going farther out than just about anyone – but by the time of this 1962 performance in Copenhagen, he'd really taken off – working
in these massive flurries of keyboard intensity that were unlike anything anyone had ever heard before – the full-blown Taylor aesthetic that's endured for decades, set up perfectly here in a trio with some brilliantly bracing alto sax by Jimmy Lyons, and equally free work on drums by Sunny
Murray! All tracks are long, and titles include "Trance", "Call", "Lena", and "D Trad That's What". Amazing work from Cecil Taylor! The album's kind of a "part two" to Cecil Taylor's legendary 1962 performance at the Cafe Montmartre in Copehagen – a groundbreaking
set of free jazz that not only set fire to Taylor's career, but went onto inspire a whole generation of 60s European modernists! The album's easily one of the most progressive, free-flowing piano sessions of its time (or our time, for that matter!) – and Cecil's very open-ended piano is beautifully accompanied by the alto sax of Jimmy Lyons and drums of Sunny
Murray. Titles include "What's New", "Nefertiti The Beautiful One Has Come (1st variation)", "Lena (2nd variation)", and "Nefertiti The Beautiful One Has Come (2nd variation)". CD also includes bonus tracks "What's New (incomplete)", "Spontaneous Improvisation", and "Flamingo".
(Out of print.)