Love for Sale – Cecil Taylor

Artist: Cecil Taylor

Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz

Year: 1959

Grade: A-

The title of the album is Love for Sale; the inside joke is that Cecil Taylor makes the least romantic jazz music in history. Nevertheless, his free-form piano playing remains a thing of beauty.

The chaotic sound has a twisted semblance of structure, and the overall mood never strays too far from hard bop convention. Even though this is one of Taylor’s lesser-known LPs, Love for Sale remains one of the more innovative releases of the era.

Love for Sale – Cecil Taylor

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