Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants)
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||October 22–24, 1984|
|Cecil Taylor chronology|
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".
- All compositions by Cecil Taylor.
- "Taht" – 8:50
- "Womb Waters Scent of the Burning Armadillo Shell" – 13:04
- "Cun-Un-Un-An" – 7:10
- "Winged Serpent" – 13:54
- Recorded in Milan, Italy on October 22–24, 1984
- Cecil Taylor: piano, vocals
- Jimmy Lyons: alto saxophone, vocals
- Enrico Rava: trumpet, vocals
- Tomasz Stanko: trumpet, vocals
- Frank Wright: tenor saxophone, vocals
- John Tchicai: tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, vocals
- Gunter Hampel: baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, vocals
- Karen Borca: bassoon, vocals
- William Parker: bass, vocals
- Rashid Bakr: drums, vocals
- Andre Martinez: drums, percussion, vocals