Indent (album)

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Live album by Cecil Taylor
Released 1973
Recorded March 11, 1973
Genre Free jazz
Length 44:45
Label Arista Freedom
Cecil Taylor chronology
The Great Concert of Cecil Taylor
(1969)The Great Concert of Cecil Taylor1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

Indent is a live album by Cecil Taylor recorded in Ohio in March 1973 and originally released on Taylor's own Unit Core label as Mysteries and subsequently more widely released on the Arista Freedom label as Indent.[3] It was the first solo piano performance released by Taylor but was recorded over four years after Praxis which saw limited release in 1982.[4]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "Taylor is quite stunning in his control of the piano, his wide range of percussive sound and his endurance. As is often true of Cecil Taylor's music, this recital is not for the faint-of-heart, but those with open ears will find it rewarding and certainly stimulating".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Cecil Taylor.
  1. "Indent: first layer" - 13:40
  2. "Indent: second layer (part 1)" - 9:50
  3. "Indent: second layer (part 2)" - 3:50
  4. "Indent: third layer" - 17:25



  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 14 July 2009
  4. ^ Cecil Taylor Sessionography accessed 14 July 2009.
  5. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 14 July 2009