Mixed (album)

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Mixed
Mixed (album).jpg
Compilation album by Cecil Taylor/Roswell Rudd
Released 1998
Recorded October 10, 1961 & July 8, 1966
Genre Jazz
Length 69:56
Label Impulse!
Producer Creed Taylor
Cecil Taylor chronology
New York City R&B
(1961)
Mixed
(1961)
Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come
(1962)
Roswell Rudd chronology
Roswell Rudd
(1965)
Everywhere
(1966)
Numatik Swing Band
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Mixed is a compilation album of two avant-garde jazz sessions featuring performances by the Cecil Taylor Unit and the Roswell Rudd Sextet. The album was released on the Impulse! label in 1998 and collects three performances by Taylor with Archie Shepp, Jimmy Lyons, Henry Grimes and Sunny Murray with Ted Curson and Roswell Rudd added on one track which were originally released under Gil Evans' name on Into the Hot (1961). The remaining tracks feature Rudd with Giuseppi Logan, Lewis Worrell, Charlie Haden, Beaver Harris and Robin Kenyatta and were originally released as Everywhere (1966). Essentially these are the three Cecil Taylor tracks form the "Gil Evans album" (i.e. Evans was not meaningfully involved but Impulse had printed the album covers) teamed with Roswell Rudd's Impulse album Everywhere, in its entirety.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "Although not Roswell Rudd's greatest album, there are enough fascinating ensembles on this set for it to nearly hold its own with Cecil Taylor's more essential session".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bulbs" (Cecil Taylor) – 6:49
  2. "Pots" (Taylor) – 5:44
  3. "Mixed" (Taylor) – 10:08
  4. "Everywhere" (Beaver Harris) – 11:32
  5. "Yankee No-How" (Roswell Rudd) – 12:03
  6. "Respects" (Rudd) – 11:39
  7. "Satan's Dance" (Giuseppi Logan) – 12:01
  • Recorded in New York City on October 10, 1961 (tracks 1–3) & San Francisco on February 1, 1966 (tracks 4–7)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 9 July 2009