Leaf Palm Hand

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Leaf Palm Hand
Leaf Palm Hand.jpg
Live album by Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley
Released 1989
Recorded July 17, 1988
Genre Free jazz
Label FMP
Cecil Taylor chronology
Erzulie Maketh Scent
Leaf Palm Hand
In Florescence
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Leaf Palm Hand is a live album featuring a performance by Cecil Taylor and Tony Oxley recorded in Berlin on July 17, 1988 as part of month long series of concerts by Taylor and released on the FMP label.[2]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek states "There's no letup for the entire set; it's one dazzling display after another until the piece just implodes from exhaustion — physical, that is, as the ideas still come fast and furious — and leaves the listener dazed and awed by such a soulful yet pyrotechnic display. This is one of Cecil Taylor's most "melodic" improvisations ever".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley except as indicated.
  1. "Stylobate 1" - 17:26
  2. "Leaf Palm Hand" - 42:20
  3. "Chimes (Cecil Taylor) - 3:50
  4. "Stylobate 2" - 3:23
  5. "The Old Canal" (Taylor) - 2:42
  • Recorded in Berlin on July 17, 1988



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Cecil Taylor sessionography accessed 3 September 2009
  3. ^ Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed 3 September 2009