Alms/Tiergarten (Spree)

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Alms/Tiergarten (Spree)
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Live album by Cecil Taylor
Released 1989
Recorded July 2, 1988
Genre Free jazz
Label FMP
Cecil Taylor chronology
The Hearth
Alms/Tiergarten (Spree)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Alms/Tiergarten (Spree) is a live album by Cecil Taylor with the Cecil Taylor European Orchestra recorded in Berlin on July 2, 1988 as part of month-long series of concerts by Taylor and released on the FMP label.[2]

The Allmusic review by "Blue" Gene Tyranny states "This set is interesting primarily to hear European musicians interpret Taylor's kinesthetic directing...mostly an intense density of "free playing" (actually following specific internalized instructions and images) with almost everyone going on different gestures at once, with slow unison melodies emerging from the environment".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Cecil Taylor.
  1. "Involution/Evolution" - 58:51
  2. "Weight-Breath-Sounding Trees" - 63:48
    • Recorded in Berlin on July 2, 1988



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Cecil Taylor sessionography accessed 3 September 2009
  3. ^ Tyranny, G. Allmusic Review accessed 3 September 2009