Remembering Cecil Taylor

The avant garde jazz pianist Cecil Taylor died on April 5, 2018 at the age of 89. He had the poise and confidence of a classically-trained pianist, but as an improvising artist he burned with a white heat that listeners either loved or hated. There has never been a musician quite like him. In remembrance, we revisit highlights of Tom Schnabel’s interview with Cecil Taylor from November 2, 1988, on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Photo credit: Steve Laufer.



Tom Schnabel