Artist: Cecil Taylor
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz
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.