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Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures FLAC album

Performer: Cecil Taylor
Genre: Jazz
Title: Unit Structures
Country: US
Released: 1984
Style: Free Jazz
FLAC version ZIP size: 1322 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1397 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1602 mb
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Unit Structures is a 1966 studio album by free jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, released by Blue Note Records. Unit Structures was Taylor's first album on Blue Note. He released Conquistador! on the label in the same year, with a similar lineup. Jesse Jarnow of Pitchfork described the album as "among the most intense of the early free jazz albums". The album was accompanied with an essay written by Cecil Taylor, titled Sound Structure of Subculture Becoming Major Breath/Naked Fire Gesture.

After several years off records, pianist Cecil Taylor finally had an opportunity to document his music of the mid-'60s on two Blue Note albums (the other one was Conquistador). Taylor's high-energy atonalism fit in well with the free jazz of the period but he was actually leading the way rather than being part of a movement.

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Cecil Percival Taylor (March 25, 1929 – April 5, 2018) was an American pianist and poet. Taylor was classically trained and was one of the pioneers of free jazz. His music is characterized by an energetic, physical approach, resulting in complex improvisation often involving tone clusters and intricate polyrhythms. His technique has been compared to percussion. Referring to the number of keys on a standard piano, Val Wilmer used the phrase "eighty-eight tuned drums" to describe Taylor's style

When offering a retrospective of someone so controversial in their mystique as Cecil Taylor, I don’t know to whom I speak. Newcomers, occasional dabblers, and long-time disciples alike could bear witness, but every gesture towards Taylor feels like an introduction. The famous liner notes for Unit Structures were idealistic in their poetry, and seemed to ramble. By contrast, Taylor’s creations were erudite, all the more destructive - and constructive; will explain - as the pianist never fell prey to the clout of his own passion.

Album · 1966 · 5 Songs. The World of Cecil Taylor.

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A1 Steps
A2 Enter Evening (Soft Line Structure)
B1 Unit Structure / As Of A Now / Section
B2 Tales (8 Whisps)

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Toshiba EMI Ltd
  • Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey


  • Alto Saxophone – Jimmy Lyons
  • Alto Saxophone, Oboe, Bass Clarinet – Ken McIntyre
  • Bass – Alan Silva, Henry Grimes
  • Design [Cover] – Reid Miles
  • Drums – Andrew Cyrille
  • Photography By [Cover Photo] – Francis Wolff
  • Piano, Bells, Liner Notes, Composed By – Cecil Taylor
  • Producer – Alfred Lion
  • Recorded By [Recording By] – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Trumpet – Eddie Gale Stevens Jr.*


Recorded on May 19, 1966.

Label is blue and white, with "Blue Note Records Inc • New York USA".
Back cover reads "43 West 61st St., New York, N.Y. 10023? Manufactured by Toshiba-EMI Limited".
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Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BLP 4237 Cecil Taylor Unit Structures ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Blue Note BLP 4237 US 1966
BST 84237, BST-84237 Cecil Taylor = セシル・テイラー* Cecil Taylor = セシル・テイラー* - Unit Structures = ユニット・ストラクチャーズ ‎(LP, Album, RP) Blue Note, Blue Note BST 84237, BST-84237 Japan Unknown
BNJ 71047 Cecil Taylor Unit Structures ‎(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Blue Note BNJ 71047 Japan 1984
TOCJ-8591 Cecil Taylor Unit Structures ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Blue Note TOCJ-8591 Japan 2010
GXK 8147, BST 84237 Cecil Taylor Unit Structures ‎(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note GXK 8147, BST 84237 Japan 1980