Cecil Taylor Unit

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Cecil Taylor Unit
Studio album by Cecil Taylor
Released 1978
Recorded April 3–6, 1978
Genre Free jazz
Length 58:34
Label New World
Cecil Taylor chronology
Air Above Mountains
Cecil Taylor Unit
3 Phasis
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Cecil Taylor Unit is an album by Cecil Taylor recorded in April 1978 and released on the New World label. The album features three performances by Taylor with Raphe Malik, Jimmy Lyons, Ramsey Ameen, Sirone and Ronald Shannon Jackson. The album was recorded during the same sessions that produced 3 Phasis.[2]

The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos states "this is as close to as definitive an ensemble as Taylor has launched".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Cecil Taylor.
  1. "Idut" - 14:40
  2. "Serdab" - 14:13
  3. "Holiday En Masque" - 29:41
    • Recorded on April 3–6, 1978



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ New World Records album details accessed 15 July 2009
  3. ^ Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed 15 July 2009