CECIL TAYLOR
Cecil Taylor
photo: Liz Stelle

Performing Arts
CECIL TAYLOR QUARTET


SATURDAY,
FEBRUARY 19, 2000,
8 PM

$23.50, $17.50 ($19, $14.25 WALKER MEMBERS)
TED MANN CONCERT HALL, MINNEAPOLIS



"Taylor's music ushered in an era of bold jazz discovery. Two decades later, it is still called 'new music.' "
--Rolling Stone


Listen to Cecil Taylor

 

Original to the core, Cecil Taylor's take-no-prisoners piano improvisation has remained inimitable for four decades. Playing not only with his hands but also at times with open palms, fists, and elbows, this firebrand jazz maverick is also an accomplished poet whose verse reflects ethnic tongues and dialects. Martial arts, dance, and his poetry are sometimes companions to his complex compositions and dense, bluesy chord clusters. Taylor performs with the members of his new quartet: Joe Locke, vibraphone; Santi Debriano, bass; and Jackson Krall, drums. Copresented with Northrop Auditorium.


THIS PERFORMANCE IS PART OF NORTHROP'S 1999/2000 JAZZ SEASON, AND THE WALKER AND NORTHROP'S 1999/2000 DISCOVER SERIES, WHICH IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART WITH FUNDS FROM DAYTON'S, MERVYN'S CALIFORNIA, AND TARGET STORES BY THE DAYTON HUDSON FOUNDATION, AND THE DORIS DUKE FUND FOR JAZZ AND DANCE.