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3 Phasis

3 Phasis

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by Cecil Taylor
     
 
The followup to "Unit," this is one long piece of improv over two sides (57:12) with the same sextet.

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The followup to "Unit," this is one long piece of improv over two sides (57:12) with the same sextet.

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Release Date:
06/18/1996
Label:
New World Records
UPC:
0093228030324
catalogNumber:
80303

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3 Phasis 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Alarming, uncontainable, explosive, apocalyptic, conceptual through - pieces of intense urgency, bursting to splattered color reaching all corners. Cecil splinters the keys to this piano's session playing unrelenting invention from start to finish, evident even in his most early recordings. It's nearly an hour of the last 3 minutes to any Jimi Hendrix show, claiming sacrifice and ritual. Cecil approaches his playing like a full contact sport, as if each note was his last. -All instruments at full blast. The piano is used to its maximum, shredding bars and phrasings, celebrating clarity and sound like a new religion found, ringing much like Albert Ayler's BELLS AND PROPHECY. Cecil Taylor plays to ecstasy. This rocketing music seems to appear from nowhere (know-where), shedding skin, preconceived ideas, stereotype, uniform, and schools. A cleansing, breaking down and building up, traveling at the speed of space in a constellation of an instantaneous crushing avalanche of sound. Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut (jeffreyhshurdut@hotmail.com)