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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 the better known 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.