After I got the Cecil Taylor CD I spend a while surfing YouTube for clips of his later concerts. Good grief, why didn’t I know?
The comments are more fun to read than is usually the case. It’s been a very long time since I discovered an artist and then found that other people reckon he’s a portent of the end of civilisation and that people only like him because of hype. They put me in mind of lunar landing conspiracy theorists; whether Taylor’s sounds are to your taste or not it would seem foolish to deny that he’s doing something exceptional.
Look, he’s walking around up there. He’s bringing back ROCKS.