Cecil Taylor – Conquistador! (1966/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:36 minutes | 1,39 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover | Source: HDTracks | © Blue Note Records
Originally released as Blue Note BLP 4260 (mono) and BST 84260 (stereo)
“In preparing these hi def remasters, we were very conscientious about maintaining the feel of the original releases while adding a previously unattainable transparency and depth. It now sounds like you’ve set up your chaise lounge right in the middle of Rudy Van Gelder’s studio!” – Blue Note President, Don Was.
Conquistador! is the second of Cecil Taylor’s two Blue Note albums (“Unit Structures” is also available from HDTracks.com). For this 1966 session, the pianist used an unusual sextet configuration with two bass players, and laid down two side-length pieces described by Allmusic reviewer Scott Yanow as “unremittingly intense.” Taylor would not appear on a studio recording again until 1973.
01 – Conquistador
02 – With (Exit)
Produced by Alfred Lion.
Recorded October 6, 1966 in Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
Cecil Taylor – piano
Bill Dixon – trumpet
Jimmy Lyons – alto saxophone
Henry Grimes, Alan Silva – bass
Andrew Cyrille – drums