Cecil Taylor - Nuits De La Fondation Maeght Vol. 1 (LP-1972)

Genre: Jazz / Free Jazz | Total Time: 41:37 | Size: 466.92 MB | FLAC
Side A
A - Second Act Of A .... 21:25

Side B         
B - Second Act Of A .... 19:55

Cecil Taylor – piano
Jimmy Lyons – alto saxophone
Sam Rivers – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Andrew Cyrille – drums, percussion

Label: Shandar – SR 10011 / 83 507
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: France / Released: 1972
Style: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
Recorded live on 29 July 1969 at Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France.
Photography By – Horace, Philippe Gras
Engineer [Sound] – Claude Jauvert
Producer [Conception] – Georges Perdriaud
Sleeve Notes [Inside] – Daniel Caux
Matrix / Runout (Side A): 10011 A [83507A]
Matrix / Runout (Side B): 10011 B [83507B]

Nuits De La Fondation Maeght is a live album by Cecil Taylor recorded in St. Paul de Vence, Nice, on July 29, 1969. The album was originally released as Nuits de la Fondation Maeght on the French Shandar label, 3LPs-1971 as a box set.
In 1972 the French label Shandar also announced 3 albums individually packaged, Nuits De La Fondation Maeght Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 and Vol. 3. Each has a gatefold cover with same photo but different tint. Black labels with disc logo.

This was a truly magical night for the Taylor unit. The interplay between Lyons and Rivers is impeccable, exploring intervallic reaches of tonal ambience and equanimity. The lack of a bassist in this case is a plus, not a minus, as Taylor gets to indulge his rhythmic impulse to the extreme in order to let the two sax players go into arpeggio overdrive in tandem. The polytonality of Rivers is especially important here as he doesn't so much collide with Lyons, who instinctively knew, in 1969, how Taylor articulated his language, he "extends" him linguistically. Rivers brittle tone on tenor and his shrill soprano engage the steady polyrhythmic attack of Lyons whose ostinato are the cues Taylor takes for his own when moving the piano into solo position. And the two horns find the striated expanses of sonic terrain Taylor prepares them for. And Cyrille knows just how to escalate; the result is no less spectacular than John Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders on Live in Seattle -- the only real difference is, it's Taylor who does the yelling and shouting when the music gets to the outer limits and can't express what he needs it to. The great Paris concert in its entirety is a Taylor masterpiece.

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