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The music of Cecil Taylor is, in my mind, a grand codex to the hidden (occult) corners of the universe and mind. He had this ability to tap into what appeared to be chaos but in truth was not. We, the listeners, are invited to welcome the challenge of understanding his decryption. This monolithic slab of recordings is evidence of the incite and talent he possessed.
Challenging is a word I don't use lightly and this comes from a lover of extreme metal. But, without challenge life is bland. Obstacle of Affliction
supported by 10 fans who also own “A Doughnut's End”
I've recommended this album as an ideal introduction to Derek Bailey's singular art for more than 20 years…what a pleasure it is to find it on Bandcamp, where I'm glad for the opportunity to purchase and recommend it anew. Tracks 1-3 find Bailey in characteristically flinty, mercurial form; in tracks 4, 6 & 7 you imagine him luxuriating in his instrument's warm, rich sound, and "Interlude" is one of his priceless accompanied chats. Consistently brilliant, with surprises throughout. Steve Smith