Cecil Taylor at Harlem Stage Gatehouse Reviewed

Cecil Taylor at moers festival 2008
Cecil Taylor at moers festival 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

The official title for the ritualistic, immersive, often breathtaking solo piano concert at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse on Thursday was “An Intimate Evening With Cecil Taylor.” Hmm, intimate — I’m not so sure about that. True, there was a striking proximity to the audience in the performance, which had Mr. Taylor, the stouthearted patriarch of free-improvisation, seated at a Bosendorfer piano within seven or eight feet of the nearest listener. And yes, the sound in the room was vivid and pristine, with only the subtlest hint of amplification.