Cecil Taylor

Cecil Taylor

All the Notes

Streaming Video - 2013
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Cecil Taylor is the grand master of free-jazz piano. Chris Felver's All the Notes captures in breezy fashion the unconventional stance of this media-shy modern musical genius, regarded as one of the true giants of postwar music. Taylor is first seen musing over Santiago Calatrava's fleecy architecture - typical of the pianist's famed eclectic interests, which extend from soloing, combo, and small orchestra work to spoken word performance. Seated at his beloved and battered piano in his Brooklyn brownstone, the maestro holds court with frequent stentorian pronouncements on life, art, and music. A massively interesting documentary on a true icon.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011.
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (72 min.) :,sd., col.
Alternative Title: All the Notes
Custom Field2: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 05, 2013.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Taylor On Stage at UCLA (2:21) -- At Home with Taylor (3:28) -- Intersection of Music & Culture (3:07) -- Taylor's Influences & Sound (2:25) -- Taylor on Jazz Greats (2:40) -- Taylor On Stage with Derek Bailey (0:55) -- Elvin Jones on Taylor (0:26) -- Taylor as a Mal Waldron Trio Fan (3:21) -- Taylor on Musical Improvisation (1:12) -- Taylor on Reinventing the Scale (3:17) -- Taylor as Music Teacher (2:04) -- Rehearsal & Performance at Mills College (3:14) -- Taylor's Wide Interests & Genius (1:33) -- Taylor's Unique Composition Style (3:08) -- Perspectives on Taylor (2:03) -- Taylor at Lincoln Center (1:45) -- Orchestra Humane Rehearsal (4:28) -- Orchestra Humane Performance (3:33) -- Advice from Sonny Rollins (1:09) -- Taylor's Musical Philosophies (4:36) -- Taylor's Poetry & Percussive Quality (1:31) -- Taylor On Stage & Backstage in Los Angeles (8:11) -- Taylor's Relevance & Challenge to Artists (1:48) -- Taylor On Stage in San Francisco (4:56) -- Taylor's Spiritual Perspective on Life & Music (3:28) -- Credits: Cecil Taylor: All the Notes (1:20)
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