Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly!

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Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly!
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Live album by Cecil Taylor
Released 1980
Recorded September 14, 1980
Genre Free jazz
Length 47:17
Label MPS MPS 15575
Cecil Taylor chronology
It is in the Brewing Luminous
(1980)It is in the Brewing Luminous1980
Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly!
The Eighth
(1981)The Eighth1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! is a live album by Cecil Taylor recorded at Villingen, Germany, on September 14, 1980 and released on the MPS label. The album features eight solo piano performances by Taylor.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "This solo album by Cecil Taylor is a little unusual in that he performs eight originals, some of which are quite concise; "T (Beautiful Young'n)" is only 53 seconds long. That is not to imply that the pianist's music had suddenly mellowed with age but his lyricism is emphasized a bit more than usual and he sometimes sounds quite relaxed (without compromising his music). Worth searching for".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Cecil Taylor.
  1. "T (Beautiful Young'n)" - 0:53
  2. "Astar" - 6:09
  3. "Ensaslayi" - 7:54
  4. "I (Sister Young'n)" - 2:23
  5. "Corn In Sun + T (Moon)" - 6:15
  6. "The Stele Stolen And Broken Is Reclaimed" - 9:23
  7. "N+R (Love Is Friends)" - 4:02
  8. "Rocks Sub Amba" - 10:18
  • Recorded at Villingen, Germany, on September 14, 1980



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 15 July 2009