Always a Pleasure

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Always a Pleasure
Always a Pleasure.jpg
Live album by Cecil Taylor
Released 1996
Recorded April 8, 1993
Genre Free jazz
Length 76:28
Label FMP
Cecil Taylor chronology
The Tree of Life
Always a Pleasure
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Always a Pleasure is a live album by Cecil Taylor recorded at the Akademie der Kunste, Berlin on April 8, 1993 and released on the FMP label. The album features a concert performance by Taylor with Longineu Parsons, Harri Sjöström, Charles Gayle, Tristan Honsinger, Sirone and Rashid Bakr.

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek states "This is easily the best large-unit Taylor record of the '90s. Fans and curiosity seekers would be well-advised to seek it out and prepare themselves to be blown away by the depth and dimension Taylor's musical soul reveals when it is challenged and upheld by such a phenomenal group of talent".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Cecil Taylor.
  1. "First" - 32:56
  2. "Second" - 5:00
  3. "Third" - 30:41
  4. "Fourth" - 7:51 Pleasure
    • Recorded at the Akademie der Kunste, Berlin on April 8, 1993



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed 21 July 2009