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(FMP CD 108)
This powerhouse quartet featuring Cecil Taylor and Evan Parker has been aptly described as "a monumental meeting in creative improvised music." One Final Note says "This is the kind of record that you always hoped existed and uncovering its existence is almost as thrilling as drinking in the music itself." Our highest recommendation!
Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD: 4 Stars.
All Music Guide: 4 ½ Stars
"It is among the finest of all the recordings released under Taylor's name from either of his Berlin periods, and, for the others, it charts with their best playing anywhere. This is group improvisation at its angriest, freest, and truest." - All Music Guide
"This is the kind of record that you always hoped existed and uncovering its existence is almost as thrilling as drinking in the music itself. Those searching for conclusive and irrefutable evidence of free improvisation as high art need look no further." - Derek Taylor, One Final Note
C.T.: The Quartet
Evan Parker: soprano and tenor saxophone
Cecil Taylor: piano
Barry Guy: double bass
Tony Oxley: drums
Recorded live by Holger Scheuermann and Jost Gebers on September 26th, 1990, during the concert series TotalTaylorTotal at the Bechstein Concert Hall in Berlin.
Mixed and mastered by Jonas Bergler.
Produced by Jost Gebers.
Booklet design/Layout: Jost Gebers.
Photos: front and back by Dagmar Gebers, inside by Jost Gebers.