Cecil Taylor Tribute Concert Coming to the New England Conservatory

Source: Boston’s New England Conservatory.

Fri, October 18th, 2019 | 7:30pm
NEC: Jordan Hall | Directions290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States
Among NEC’s many prominent alumni, Cecil Taylor stands out for his influence over the history of jazz.

Taylor’s significant legacy will be recognized with a series of piano solos featuring NEC faculty and alumni Ran Blake, Bruce Brubaker, Ethan Iverson, Matthew Shipp and Dan Tepfer. Ensemble performances will include Steve Lacy’s “Rain” as well as an ensemble led by NEC faculty members Joe Morris and Dominique Eade.

PRE-CONCERT PANEL DISCUSSION
There will be a pre-concert panel discussion with Ken Schaphorst (moderator), Carl Atkins and Marvin Gilmore, open to public, at 5 p.m. in Brown Hall.

Bruce Brubaker/John Cage: Before Dream/Dream
ARTISTS
Bruce Brubaker, piano

Matthew Shipp: 2-X-Z
ARTISTS
Matthew Shipp, piano

TBA
ARTISTS
Dan Tepfer, piano

Victor Young and Ned Washington: Stella By Starlight
ARTISTS
Ethan Iverson, piano

Ethan Iverson: Showdown
ARTISTS
Ethan Iverson, piano

TBA
ARTISTS
Ran Blake, piano

Zero Hour
ARTISTS
Dominique Eade, voice

Joe Morris: Morning Group
ARTISTS
Alison Burik, alto saxophone
Chi Wen Lo, piano
Joe Morris, guitar
Zach Lavine, bass
Mario Fabrizio, drums

Ruth Lepson: Poetry

Rain
ENSEMBLES
NEC Jazz Orchestra

Cecil Taylor: Bulbs
ENSEMBLES
NEC Jazz Orchestra