Conquistador!

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Conquistador!
Conquistador!albumcover.png
Studio album by
Released1966
RecordedOctober 6, 1966
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
GenreFree jazz
Length37:14
LabelBlue Note
ProducerAlfred Lion
Cecil Taylor chronology
Unit Structures
(1966)
Conquistador!
(1966)
Student Studies
(1966)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
All About Jazz4/5 stars[1]
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[3]

Conquistador! is a 1966 studio album by free jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, released by Blue Note Records.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Writing for AllMusic, Scott Yanow gave the album 4.5 out of 5 stars, stating that "During the two lengthy pieces, [Jimmy] Lyons' passionate solos contrast with [Bill] Dixon's quieter ruminations while the music in general is unremittingly intense."[2]

In 2008, The New Yorker placed it at number 87 on the "100 Essential Jazz Albums" list.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Cecil Taylor.

No.TitleLength
1."Conquistador"17:54
2."With (Exit)"19:20
3."With (Exit) [Alternate Take]" (CD edition bonus track)17:24

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fleming, Colin (October 17, 2004). "Cecil Taylor: Conquistador!". All About Jazz. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Conquistador! - Cecil Taylor". AllMusic. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  3. ^ Swenson, John, ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 189. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Murray, Robin (April 6, 2018). "Free Jazz Innovator Cecil Taylor Has Died". Clash. Archived from the original on April 6, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  5. ^ Remnick, David (May 19, 2008). "100 Essential Jazz Albums". The New Yorker. Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2019.

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