All Three Versions of Cecil Taylor’s Looking Reviewed

Source: burning ambulance.

The year after his initial Berlin residency, in November 1989, Taylor returned. Over the course of four nights, November 1-4, in performance at the Quartier Latin, he and a small group of collaborators explored a composition — or series of compositions — called “Looking”: first solo, then with a new group, the Feel Trio, featuring bassist William Parker and drummer Tony Oxley, and finally with an ensemble dubbed Corona, which added violinist Harald Kimmig and cellist Muneer Abdul Fataah. Each version was released separately.