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Cecil Taylor Workshop Ensemble - Melancholy Album
Cecil Taylor Workshop Ensemble - Melancholy Album
Performer: Cecil Taylor Workshop Ensemble
Title: Melancholy
Label: FMP
Country: Germany
Released: 14 Sep 1999
Style: Free Improvisation
Cat: FMP CD 104
Rating: 4.9/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 1799 mb | MP3 size: 2135 mb | WMA size: 2259 mb
Genre: Jazz

1Sphere No. 328:59
2Sphere No. 220:36
3Sphere No. 120:33


  • Alto SaxophoneVolker Schlott
  • Double BassBarry Guy
  • DrumsTony Oxley
  • Liner NotesUlrich Stock
  • Liner Notes [Translation]Isabel Seeberg, Paul Lytton
  • Mixed By, Mastered ByJonas Bergler
  • Photography By [Front Photographs]Dagmar Gebers
  • Piano, Composed ByCecil Taylor
  • Producer [Produced By], Photography By [Inside Photographs], Design, Layout [Booklet]Jost Gebers
  • Recorded ByHolger Scheuermann, Jonas Bergler
  • Sopranino Saxophone [Sopranino], Bass ClarinetWolfgang Fuchs
  • Soprano SaxophoneHarri Sjöström
  • Soprano Saxophone, Tenor SaxophoneEvan Parker
  • Tenor SaxophoneThomas Klemm
  • TromboneJörg Huke, Thomas Wiedermann
  • TrumpetTobias Netta


Recorded live on September 30, 1990.


  • Barcode: 4 014704 001047
  • Label Code: LC 04557
  • Matrix / Runout: DOCdata Germany FMP CD 104
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L357
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5223
  • Rights Society: GEMA


  • Manufactured By – DOCdata Germany
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Free Music Production
  • Copyright (c) – Free Music Production
  • Recorded At – Bechstein Concert Hall


Melancholy is a live album by Cecil Taylor's Workshop Ensemble featuring Evan Parker, Barry Guy and Tony Oxley recorded on September 30, 1990 at the Bechstein Concert Hall in Berlin and released on the FMP label. With the ensemble, there is a sense that ideas are not always fully realized, although, to be sure, there are remarkable moments. Listen free to Cecil Taylor Workshop Ensemble Melancholy Sphere No. 1, Sphere No. 2 and more. 3 tracks 70:08. Cecil Taylor Workshop Ensemble: Melancholy. Published June 1, 2000 By Bill Shoemaker. Dont be surprised if a few minutes into master pianist Cecil Taylors Melancholy you double-check the recording date. For 1990, this three-part work for an 11-piece ensemble is remarkably straightforward. Cecil Taylor led his 11-piece Workshop Ensemble one evening as one of three concerts collectively called Total Taylor Total. While there are lots of highlights throughout the three long pieces presented, there is nonetheless a sense that more could have been accomplished given the quality of the band members. Taylor anchors the piano and is joined by an all-star collective including saxophonists Evan Parker and Wolfgang Fuchs, bassist Barry Guy, and drummer Tony Oxley. While individual solos are enervating, Taylor is unquestionably more effective as an arranger in the s. Tobias Netta - trumpet Wolfgang Fuchs - sopranino saxophone, bass clarinet Harri Sjöström - soprano saxophone Volker Schlott - alto saxophone Evan Taylor - Melancholy 1990. To favorites 1 Download album. Listen album. Cecil Taylor. Songs in album Cecil Taylor - Melancholy 1990. Cecil Taylor - Sphere No. Total votes: 2. Other albums by Cecil Taylor. The World Of Cecil Taylor. Giants Of Jazz: Cecil Taylor. Cecil Taylor Workshop Ensemble Tobias Netta: trumpet Wolfgang Fuchs: sopranino saxophone, bass clarinet Harri Sjöström: soprano saxophone Volker Schlott: alto saxophone Evan Parker: soprano and tenor saxophone Thomas Klemm: tenor saxophone Jörg Huke: trombone Thomas Wiedermann: trombone Cecil Taylor: piano Barry Guy: double bass Tony Oxley: drums. See which songs from which albums Cecil Taylor Workshop Ensemble played through the years. Cecil Taylor Workshop Ensemble Albums total. No album statistics available yet. Find out why. Browse Taylor Workshop Ensemble Melancholy. Year: 1999 Genre: from Cecil Taylor Workshop Ensemble 1999 CD. And other albums from Cecil Taylor Workshop Ensemble are available on sale at Recordsale. Jost Gebers. Piano, Composed By. Photography By. Dagmar Gebers

Comments (2)
This is an astonishing performance. Taylor’s European period is dense music not for the light hearted. It clicks continuously with last 2 cuts being almost an hour of sustained improv at about as good as it gets in free jazz.
About 70 % of this is relentless, rudiment, repetitive, repulsive slop. Until they all finally shut the fuck up and listen to one another. Any musician in the world can just blast away on top one another. I'm only impressed when I can decipher just what the fuck is going on (30% of this recording). I'm going to pass......and I did, as I've Sold it....