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The second set of Cecil Taylor's superb live set at Grosser Saal Volkshaus, in Basel, Switzerland in 1981, performing solo over five improvisations, presented for the first time in the original concert sequence.

Taylor, Cecil
Garden, 2nd Set

Taylor, Cecil : Garden, 2nd Set (Hatology)

Label: Hatology    
Released in: Switzerland    

"More than ever before, however, I find myself listening and thinking of Garden in relation to the music of Beethoven. There are places of specific, if fanciful, affinity, to my ear-"Elell" on hatOLOGY 719, 1st Set for example, introduces a motif that is developed along the characteristic currents of storm and stress, with the ever-present emotion of the blues a haunting undercurrent.

In the second set, "Driver Says" has a melodic contour and dynamic sensitivity that feels similar, albeit in unfamiliar harmonic territory, and the following "Pemmican" assumes the position of slow movement in an imaginary sonata. The opening of "Garden II" suggests the same kind of serious, restless intent to inform without conforming (the root is still "to form"). But the stronger connection is even less literal, having something to do with the ongoing struggle with one's method of construction and the resulting layers of meaning - the way in which Garden's themes and motifs accumulate, expand through the rigorous reorganization of variation and development, and find an eventual moment of respite, if not ultimate resolution."-Art Lange, liner notes

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Product Information:

UPC: 752156072027

Label: Hatology
Catalog ID: 720
Squidco Product Code: 21073

Format: CD
Condition: Sale (New)
Released: 2015
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded live at Grosser Saal Volkshaus in Basel, Switzerland, on November 16th, 1981, by Peter Pfister.


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Track Listing:

1. Introduction To Z 8:29

2. Garden II 24:38

3. Driver Says 3:30

4. Pemmican 6:30

5. Points 2:49

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