"To me, the piano in itself is an orchestra"
Long before Cecil Taylor left his earthly body on April 5th, his music had since taken him far beyond earth's stratosphere. Music that sounds like Art Tatum and Thelonious Monk taking a hike to the edge of the known universe to give, on the edge of a black hole, a hell of a jam (waving to Stephen Hawking in the process).
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Second of two blog posts in which the jazz chop goes pop. (Read on below the picture. For the first part click here)
First of two blog posts in which the jazz chop goes pop
The contacts and crossovers between jazz and pop/rock music have been beneficial to both, although there are some examples where pop/rock overdid their job on ‘jazz’ records. Some jazz people and influences within the pop/rock genre are presented here, not unimportantly as an excuse to show some nice footage, but hey: isn’t that one of the points around here? (Read on below the image)