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New Single Pays Tribute to Cecil Taylor

Bay Area poet/singer Lisa B honors pioneering pianist with "Cecil Taylor: I Am an Orchestra"

Lisa B’s “Cecil Taylor: I Am an Orchestra” pays tribute to the late pianist.

Cecil Taylor, the pioneering free-jazz pianist, was 89 when he passed away last year on this day, April 5. In his memory, Bay Area poet and jazz singer Lisa B released a single, “Cecil Taylor: I Am an Orchestra,” a few days before the anniversary of his death.

The single pays homage to Taylor and his percussive, improvisational style with free-verse poems, occasional singing, and a diverse cast of musicians including Lisa B’s longtime collaborator, pianist Scott R. Looney.

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