Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants)

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Winged Serpent
(Sliding Quadrants)
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Studio album by
RecordedOctober 22–24, 1984
GenreFree jazz
LabelSoul Note
Cecil Taylor chronology
Winged Serpent
(Sliding Quadrants)

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants) is an album by Cecil Taylor recorded in Milan, Italy on October 22–24, 1984 and released on the Soul Note label. The album features performances by Taylor with Jimmy Lyons, Enrico Rava, Tomasz Stanko, Frank Wright, John Tchicai, Gunter Hampel, Karen Borca, Andre Martinez, William Parker and Rashid Bakr who are billed as The Orchestra of Two Continents.

The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow states "On the four Taylor originals, the colorful ensembles are quite dense although there is room for individual solos and heroics. Not too surprisingly Cecil Taylor is very much in control of the music".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Cecil Taylor.
  1. "Taht" – 8:50
  2. "Womb Waters Scent of the Burning Armadillo Shell" – 13:04
  3. "Cun-Un-Un-An" – 7:10
  4. "Winged Serpent" – 13:54
  • Recorded in Milan, Italy on October 22–24, 1984



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 16 July 2009