Remembering Cecil Taylor, the Ultimate Piano Radical

Remembering Cecil Taylor, the Ultimate Piano Radical

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A classic Cecil Taylor moment occurred at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in 1978. That summer, the iconoclastic pianist – who died Thursday at the age of 89 – performed for Jimmy Carter at the White House Jazz Festival. The commander-in-chief was so taken with what he heard that he chased Taylor down afterward and cornered him. “The first thing the president said to me,” Taylor

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