The trio recordings with Buell Neidlinger and Dennis Charles that first appeared on The World of Cecil Taylor. These sides show his connection with post-bop jazz and the rhythm section gets him.
Nefertiti, The Beautiful One Has Come, with Jimmy Lyons and Sunny Murray. Just sublime playing by all; if only the damn piano had been in tune!
Leaf Palm Hand, the duets with Tony Oxley. Taylor has worked with some great drummers, but Oxley reacts and anticipates him like no other.
2 Ts for a lovely T, with the Feel Trio of William Parker and Oxley. Fantastic interplay, plus I'm a sucker for box sets.
Nailed, with Evan Parker, Barry Guy and Oxley. Just try to catch your breath after this one.
The Tree of Life. Cecil solo.
Almeda, with an eight-piece ensemble. This size unit gives the music more space to breath than Cecil's larger ensembles.