Cecil Taylor, Jazz Icon Of The Avant-Garde, Dies At 89

Taylor stretched the beats in a measure and played notes outside the chords of a song. A pioneer of free jazz, the pianist and composer remained true to his vision even through financial struggle.

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Ben LaMar Gay Soundtracks Southside Chicago With An Irregular Groove

With lyrics taken from Muhal Richard Abrams song titles and a video shot in the Bronzeville neighborhood, the Chicago-born musician connects the dots of his city’s jazz history.

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