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Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley - Leaf Palm Hand album download


Cecil Taylor


Leaf Palm Hand



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Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley - Leaf Palm Hand album download

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Stylobate 1 17:26
2 Leaf Palm Hand 42:20
3 Chimes
Music By – Cecil Taylor
4 Stylobate 2 3:23
5 The Old Canal
Music By – Cecil Taylor

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  • Recorded At – Kongresshalle Berlin
  • Copyright (c) – Free Music Production
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Free Music Production


  • Design, Layout [Booklet] – Manfred Kussatz
  • Drums – Tony Oxley
  • Liner Notes – Bert Noglik
  • Liner Notes [Translation] – Paul Lytton
  • Mastered By – Jonas Bergler
  • Music By [All] – Cecil Taylor, Tony Oxley
  • Photography By – Dagmar Gebers
  • Piano – Cecil Taylor
  • Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By, Design, Layout [Booklet] – Jost Gebers
  • Recorded By – Eberhard Bingel


Recorded live during "Improvised Music 11/88" on July 17th, 1988 at the "Kongresshalle" Berlin.
© + ℗ 1989 Free Music Production
Note: While sold separately, this CD is also a part of the limited edition 11 CD box, entitled "Cecil Taylor - In Berlin '88".

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  • Barcode: 4 014704 000064

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FMP CD 6 Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley - Leaf Palm Hand ‎(CD, Album) FMP FMP CD 6 Germany 1989
jw026 Cecil Taylor, Tony Oxley Cecil Taylor, Tony Oxley - Leaf Palm Hand ‎(CD, Album, RE, DDD) Jazzwerkstatt jw026 Germany Unknown
jw026 Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley - Leaf Palm Hand ‎(CD, Album, RE) Jazzwerkstatt jw026 Germany 2008

In 1969 Oxley appeared on the John McLaughlin album Extrapolation and formed a quintet with Bailey, Jeff Clyne, Evan Parker, and Kenny Wheeler, releasing the album The Baptised Traveller. Following this album the group was joined by Paul Rutherford on trombone and became a sextet, releasing the 1970 album 4 Compositions for Sextet. That same year Oxley helped found Incus Records with Bailey and others and Musicians Cooperative. He received a three-month artist-in-residence job at the Sydney Conservatorium in Australia in 1970. Leaf Palm Hand with Cecil Taylor (FMP, 1989). Bodies with Claudio Fasoli, Mick Goodrick, Palle Danielsson (New Sound Planet, 1990). Explore with Stefano Battaglia (Splasc(h), 1990).

Improvisationally, they differ greatly in that Taylor - so used to being a soloist - is proactive while Oxley is reactive; here, they attempt to bring both those roles into sync. Oxley moves his own attack up a notch, employing more elementals than just his kit, trying to "sing" the drums. For the entire hour, Taylor looks deeply toward a romantic sensibility he seldom shows, creating harmonic fixtures from accents and triples, while simultaneously constructing lyric melodies for Oxley to play from.

Cecil Taylor (piano), Tony Oxley (drums) Recorded live during 'Improvised Music II' at Kongresshalle Berlin,July 17 Although Cecil Taylor and Tony Oxley come from different cultural and musical backgrounds, they follow each other's sonic movements like migratory birds that describe their oscillatory curves by instinct. That both musicians found common ground so unerringly, is in no small part due to their ability to assimilate their different roots in African American and modern European music, respectively.

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Leaf Palm Hand is an album of improvised music of Cecil Taylor and Tony Oxley. It is a live recording, which originated in the Congress Hall in Berlin on 17 July 1988. The American pianist Cecil Taylor, one of the central figures of free jazz, and British drummer Tony Oxley were once in 1969 at Ronnie Scott 's Jazz Club met when Taylor there with his quartet ( with saxophonist Jimmy Lyons and Sam Rivers and drummer Andrew Cyrille ) made recordings for the BBC, had then not played together.

Leaf Palm Hand is a live album featuring a performance by Cecil Taylor and Tony Oxley recorded in Berlin on July 17, 1988 as part of month long series of concerts by Taylor and released on the FMP label.

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