Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, live sessions and more!
Start Your Free Trial

Cecil Taylor: Return Concert

2. Cecil Taylor The Complete, Legendary, Live Return Concert at the Town Hall NYC, November 4, 1973 (Oblivion)

“Autumn/Parade,” a previously unreleased 88-minute Taylor quartet performance, would be thrilling enough on its own. But it also happens to be just part of a legendary concert in the free-jazz great’s career—his triumphant return to New York after years in Europe and the Midwest. Only a third of that performance has ever been issued before (and that third is quite rare), making the sublimely remastered Return Concert a monumental affair. MICHAEL J. WEST