Location: Floor Five, Neil Bluhm Family Galleries
Ben Young hosts a listening session as part of Open Plan: Cecil Taylor. Young is a jazz historian and the former director of Columbia University’s renowned radio station WKCR. His exhaustive research on avant-garde jazz focuses on musicians including Bill Dixon and Albert Ayler, and he is currently at work on the definitive biography of Taylor’s life and career. As founder of Triple Point Records, he has compiled, released, and reissued numerous of Taylor’s recordings including a live double album of duets with Tony Oxley (Ailanthus/Altissima, 2008). He shares his in-depth knowledge on Taylor over two sessions.
12, 2 pm
Free with Museum admission.