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Cecil Percival Taylor (March 15, 1929 – April 5, 2018) was an American pianist and poet who was generally acknowledged to be one of the great innovative sources of free jazz (along with Ornette Coleman).
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- I don't expect people who listen to Emerson, Lake, and Palmer to come hear me. I accept that reality.
- Sometimes when it goes really well, you wonder, "who's that at the piano?"
- You practice so you can invent. Discipline? No. The joy of practicing leads you to the celebration of the creation.
- Soure: Films on Demand, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Films Media Group, & MVD Entertainment Group. (2011). Cecil Taylor All the Notes. New York, N.Y.: Films Media Group.