Here’s an amazing 45-minute movie, Cecil Taylor à Paris – Les Grandes Répétitions 1968. It features performance footage of Taylor, alto saxophonist Jimmy Lyons, bassist Alan Silva, and drummer Andrew Cyrille, as well as clips of Taylor being interviewed. It’s amazing stuff, especially the performance footage, which isn’t from some nightclub or even a theater—the band is located in a beautiful old Paris apartment. At one point, Lyons is standing facing the empty fireplace, blowing into it. Watch!
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