Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come

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Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come
Cecil Taylor-Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come (album cover).jpg
Live album by Cecil Taylor
Released November 23, 1962 (1962-11-23)
Recorded October 23, 1962
Venue Café Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Genre Jazz, avant-garde jazz
Length 118:13
Label Revenant
Producer Alan Bates
Cecil Taylor chronology
Into the Hot
(1961)Into the Hot1961
Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come
(1962)
Unit Structures
(1966)Unit Structures1966
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[2]

Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come is an album by the Cecil Taylor Unit, recorded live at the Café Montmartre in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 23, 1962. This concert is nearly all he recorded from 1962 to 1966.

Part of the concert was released the album Live at the Café Montmartre with more following on Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come. Material was also issued as Innovations, Trance (Black Lion) and What's New. The complete Café Montmartre recordings were released by Revenant in 1997. The one extant recording of Albert Ayler performing with Taylor's group at Café Montmartre was released in 2004 on Holy Ghost, Revenant's nine-disc box set of Ayler's recordings.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Cecil Taylor except where noted.

  1. "Trance" – 9:12
  2. "Call" – 9:00
  3. "Lena" – 6:58
  4. "D Trad, That's What" – 21:26
  5. "What's New?" (Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart) – 12:11
  6. "Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come" – 9:11
  7. "Lena [Second Version]" – 14:21
  8. "Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come" – 8:07

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Swenson, John, ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide (1 ed.). New York: Rolling Stone. p. 189. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.