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Studio album by Cecil Taylor
Released 1967
Recorded October 6, 1966
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Free jazz
Length 37:14
Label Blue Note
BST 84260
Producer Alfred Lion
Cecil Taylor chronology
Unit Structures
(1966)Unit Structures1966
Student Studies
(1966)Student Studies1966
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[2]

Conquistador! is an album by Cecil Taylor released on the Blue Note label.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "During the two lengthy pieces, Lyons' passionate solos contrast with Dixon's quieter ruminations while the music in general is unremittingly intense. Both of the Taylor Blue Notes are quite historic and near-classics but, despite this important documentation, Cecil Taylor (other than a pair of Paris concerts) would not appear on records again until 1973".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Cecil Taylor.
  1. "Conquistador" – 17:54
  2. "With (Exit)" – 19:20
  3. "With (Exit)" [Alternate Take] - 17:24 Bonus track on CD release



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 189. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 10 July 2009.