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Performances

Concert: Andrew Cyrille, Enrico Rava and William Parker

Sat, Apr 16, 2016  7 PM

Location: Floor Five, Neil Bluhm Family Galleries

The performance program for Open Plan: Cecil Taylor continues with a solo percussion tribute by free jazz drummer Andrew Cyrille followed by a trio with Enrico Rava, William Parker, and Cyrille.

About the program
One of Taylor’s most enduring collaborators, Andrew Cyrille is one of the greatest free jazz drummers of his generation. He made his reputation with the Cecil Taylor Unit, which he played with from 1964 to 1975, establishing himself as an innovator. He will pay tribute to Taylor in a solo percussion set before joining Rava and Parker in a trio performance.

Enrico Rava is an internationally-renowned Italian jazz trumpeter who recently recorded a new album, Wild Dance (2015), with his Quartet. Inspired by bebop and avant-garde jazz, he performed with Taylor on his album Cecil Taylor Segments II (Orchestra of Two Continents)–Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants), recorded in 1984 for the Italian label, Soul Note.

William Parker is a legendary double-bassist and composer who has been hugely influential to the New York experimental jazz scene. He gained wide recognition as part of the Cecil Taylor Unit in the 1980s and 1990s, and has appeared on numerous live albums with Taylor including The Eighth (Hat Hut Records, 1986) and Celebrated Blazons (FMP, 1990).

Free with Museum admission. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of guaranteed seats are available for advance purchase; tickets include admission to the galleries.

Whitney Museum of American Art, Neil Bluhm Family Galleries, Floor Five. Photograph by Nic Lehoux

Whitney Museum of American Art, Neil Bluhm Family Galleries, Floor Five. Photograph by Nic Lehoux