Cecil Taylor alumni Jimmy Lyons and Sunny Murray alongside the String Trio of New York bassist John Lindberg flay the assembled throng at the Willisau jazz festival in Switzerland, August 1980.
Solal is a marvellous pianist in the Tatum tradition. It’s beautiful and captivating how his elaborations draw from Konitz some of the most reaching, lyrical playing of his career. Great record, made live in 1983.
Horace Tapscott, our hero, and an unmissable record, from 1991. Some of his most compelling and brilliant playing; Cecil McBee, grooving out of this world; John Carter rampaging like Dolphy; Andrew Cyrille.