Olu Iwa

Cecil Taylor
Cecil Taylor

Recorded live on April 11, 1986 during the "Workshop Freie Musik".

Artists :

Cecil Taylor ( Piano )
Earl McIntyre ( Trombone )
Frank Wright ( Tenor Sax )
Thurman Barker ( Marimba, Percussion )
William Parker ( Bass )
Steve McCall ( Drums )
Peter Brötzmann ( Alto Sax, Tarogato )
Cecil Taylor

"...But the two sprawling pieces here (the first is almost 50 minutes; the second, where the horns depart, is nearly 30) have moved far on from those days. Alternately hymnal, purgatorial, intensely concentrated and wildly abandoned, the first theme is a carefully organized yet unfettered piece that again disproves Taylor's isolation (it's firmly within free jazz traditions, yet sounds like something no one else could have delivered). The second, despite the absence of the towering Brötzmann, superb in the first half, is if anything even more fervent, with the quartet - a more-time appearance for this band on record - playing at full strech. Another great one."  (from The Penguin Guide to Jazz)

Recorded live on April 11, 1986 during the "Workshop Freie Musik"

Liner notes by Art Lange

More Information
Title Olu Iwa
Catalogue Number 121139-2
Display Artist Cecil Taylor
Label Soul Note
Release date Dec 31, 1994
Year 1994
Format cd, digital
Duration 75:00
Main genre Jazz
Product type full album