The Poetry of Cecil Taylor: A Biblio-Discography [2010-2014; revised and updated April 2018]

Corrections and additions welcome – please email dmgrundy@gmail.com.

Items marked with an asterisks are film / video or sound recordings.

(a) 1960s

Sounds and Fury, Vol.1, No.1, 1965: 45-48

Unit Structures (Blue Note, 1966)

Arts/Canada, October, 1967, Issue no.113, “black”.

Les Grandes Répétitions: Cecil Taylor – The Other Sides of the Tracks (Dir. Luc Ferrari, 1968) – recorded Paris, December 5-7, 1966 *

(b) 1970s

Indent (2006: Black Lion/DA Music CD 877675-2 CD [recorded 1973])

Spring of Two Blue-J’s (1973, Unit Core Records)

Air Above Mountains (Buildings Within) (2002: Enja CD ENJ-3005 2 CD [recorded 1976])

Franklin Rosemont (ed.): Arsenal / Surrealist Subversion (No. 3, Spring 1976) (Chicago, Black Swan Press)

Dark To Themselves (1990: Enja ENJA 2084 2 CD [recorded 1976])

Embraced (1978: Pablo 2620 108 2LP [recorded 1977])

(c) 1980s

Imagine the Sound (film) (1981, released 1989) *

Garden (Hat Hut, 1981)  *

“Cecil”. Interview with Taylor by Whitney Balliett, first published in The New Yorker, 1986. Reprinted in Balliett, American Musicians II: Seventy-One Portraits in Jazz (Oxford University Press, 1996).

Tzotzil/Mummers/Tzotzil (Hat Hut, released 1988). *

Chinampas (1991: Leo CD LR 153 CD [recorded 1987]) *

In Florescence (A & M Records, 1990) *

(d) 1990s

Art Ensemble of Chicago with Cecil Taylor, Dreaming of the Masters, Vol.2: Thelonious Sphere Monk (1990) *

Barcelona 18/02/1991 video – TV broadcast *

(e) 2000s

Complicité (2001: Victo CD [recorded 2000]) *

Cecil Taylor, Bill Dixon and Tony Oxley (2002: Victo CD)

The Jazz Masterclass Series from NYU: Cecil Taylor (2007: Artists House Foundation Ahmc1 DVD [recorded 2004]) *

Teatro Comunale, Bologna, Italy. ‘Angelica - Concerti Contemporanei’ Festival.

October 11, 2007. Taylor duo with Tony Oxley. (Bootleg) *

October 12, 2007. Taylor solo + with Anthony Braxton & William Parker. (Bootleg) *

Muziekcentrum de Bijloke - Ghent, Belgium, February 28, 2008. Recorded at the Blue Note Festival. *

Highline Ballroom, NYC, August 29th, 2008. Solo Concert entitled ‘Words Within Music: Poems and Piano.’ (Bootleg) *

“Diction and Contra-Diction”: Cecil Taylor and Amiri Baraka. Barcelona. 16th July, 2010. (Bootleg) *

Solo - Duo - Poetry - Cecil Taylor + Pauline Oliveros (2008: EMPAC, DVD) *

Rotterdam, September 26th 2009. *

Ailanthus/ Altissima (2009: Triple Point Records 2LP)

Cecil Taylor Art Corporation (now defunct website). March 2011.

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Printings in Anthologies

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Lange, Art & Mackey, Nathaniel, eds. Moment’s Notice: Jazz in Poetry and Prose. (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1993)

Lash, Dominic, The Poetry of Cecil Taylor: A Selection (privately assembled, unpublished PDF document, April 2009)

A: sleeve notes

B: anthologized pieces

C: transcriptions

Nielsen, Aldon Lynn & Ramey, Lauri, eds. Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry by African Americans. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2006)

Rosemont, Franklin/ Kelley, Robin D.G. (eds.) – Black, Brown & Beige: Surrealist Writings from Africa and the Diaspora (University of Texas Press, 2009), pp.274-6