Hey Cecil! is a periodic segment on my weekly radio show focusing on the work of Cecil Taylor.  Below is a documentation of past segments with links to the audio from the show (in Real Audio, sorry), and partial discographical info.  (I’ll add to this post as new segments happen.)

January 2, 2008 (Playlist | Real Audio) – Cecil Taylor – “Holiday en Masque”  The Cecil Taylor Unit (New World, 1978) // CT, piano; Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone; Raphe Malik, trumpet; Ramsey Ameen, violin; Sirone, bass; Ronald Shannon Jackson, drums.

January 9, 2008 (Playlist | Real Audio) – Cecil Taylor – “Spring of Two Blue-Js”  Spring of Two Blue-Js (Unit Core, 1973) // First part CT: solo piano. Second part: CT, piano; Sirone, bass; Andrew Cyrille, drums; Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone.

January 30, 2008 (Playlist | Real Audio) –  Cecil Taylor – “D Trad That’s What”  Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come (Revenant, 1962) // CT, piano; Jimmy Lyons, soprano saxophone; Sunny Murray , drums.

March 12, 2008 (Playlist | Real Audio) – Cecil Taylor – “Amplitude” + “Niggle Feuigle” Student Studies (Fuel 2000, 1966) // Cecil Taylor-p Jimmy Lyons-as Alan Silva-b Andrew Cyrille-dr

March 19, 2008 (Playlist | Real Audio) – Cecil Taylor – “Air Above Mountains (Buildings Within), Part One”  Air Above Mountains ( Enja, 1976) // CT, solo piano.

April 2, 2008 (Playlist | Real Audio) – Cecil Taylor – “Unit Structure/As of a Now/Section” + “Tales (8 Whisps)” Unit Structures (Blue Note, 1966) // Eddie Gale Stevens, Jr., trumpet; Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone; Ken McIntyre, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, oboe; CT, piano; Henry Grimes, bass; Alan Silva, bass; Andrew Cyrille, drums.

April 9, 2008 (Playlist | Real Audio) – Cecil Taylor – “Remembrance” Remembrance (FMP, 1988) // CT, piano; Louis Moholo, drums.

April 16, 2008 (Playlist | Real Audio) – Cecil Taylor – “Abyss (First Movement)/Petals & Filaments (Second Movement)/Jitney (Third Movement)” +  “Crossing (Fourth Movement) Part 1” + “Crossing (Fourth Movement) Part 2” + “After All (Fifth Movement)”  Silent Tongues (Arista Freedom, 1974) // CT, solo piano.

May 14, 2008 (Playlist | Real Audio) – Cecil Taylor – “B Ee Ba Nganga Ban’a Eee!”  Olu Iwa (Soul Note, 1986) // Cecil Taylor (piano, voice) Earl McIntyre (trombone, voice) Frank Wright (tenor sax, voice) Thurman Barker (marimba, voice) William Parker (bass, voice) Steve McCall (drums, voice)

June 11, 2008 (Playlist | Real Audio) – Cecil Taylor – “Elell” + “Garden II”  The Garden (Hat Hut, 1981) // CT, solo piano.

January 7, 2009 (Playlist | Real Audio) – Cecil Taylor – ” Choral of Voice (Elesion)” + “Lono” + “Asapk in Ame” + “Indent”  Solo (Trio Japan, 1973) CT: solo piano.

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