One Too Many Salty Swift and Not Goodbye

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One Too Many Salty Swift and Not Goodbye
One Too Many Salty Swift and Not Goodbye.jpg
Live album by Cecil Taylor
Released 1980
Recorded June 14, 1978
Genre Free jazz
Label Hat Hut
Cecil Taylor chronology
Live in the Black Forest
(1978)Live in the Black Forest1978
One Too Many Salty Swift and Not Goodbye
Historic Concerts
(1978)Historic Concerts1978
CD Reissue cover
One Too Many Salty Swift and Not Goodbye Reissue.jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[3]

One Too Many Salty Swift and Not Goodbye is a live album by Cecil Taylor recorded in Stuttgart, Germany, on June 14, 1978 and released on the Hat Hut label. The album features performances by Taylor with Raphe Malik, Jimmy Lyons, Ramsey Ameen, Sirone and Ronald Shannon Jackson. The album was originally released as a triple LP featuring the Cecil Taylor Unit performances (tracks 4-11 all titled "One Too Many Salty Swift and Not Goodbye") then rereleased as a double CD with duets by Lyons & Malik and Ameen & Sirone and a solo by Shannon Jackson added and the titles changed to the performers for each track.[4]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow and Thom Jurek states: "Fans of Cecil Taylor's unrelenting music will certainly enjoy this exuberant work. This is the best-recorded performance of the enlarged Cecil Taylor Unit at its creative and most unified peak."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Cecil Taylor.
  1. "Duet Jimmy Lyons/Raphe Malik" - 3:49
  2. "Duet Ramsey Ameen/Sirone" - 11:24
  3. "Solo Ronald Shannon Jackson" - 5:39
  4. "Cecil Taylor Unit" - 24:13
  5. "Cecil Taylor Unit" - 27:26
  6. "Cecil Taylor Unit" - 10:42
  7. "Cecil Taylor Unit" - 12:06
  8. "Cecil Taylor Unit" - 6:13
  9. "Cecil Taylor Unit" - 18:04
  10. "Cecil Taylor Unit" - 19:07
  11. "Cecil Taylor Unit" - 9:20
  • Recorded in Stuttgart, Germany on June 14, 1978



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 189. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ Cecil Taylor Sessionography, accessed 15 July 2009.
  5. ^ Yanow, S. & Jurek, T. Allmusic Review, accessed 15 July 2009