Always a Pleasure is a live album by Cecil Taylor recorded at the Akademie der Kunste, Berlin on April 8, 1993, and released on the FMP label. The album features a concert performance by Taylor with Longineu Parsons, Harri Sjöström, Charles Gayle, Tristan Honsinger, Sirone and Rashid Bakr.
The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars and stated : “Fans and curiosity seekers would be well-advised to seek it out and prepare themselves to be blown away by the depth and dimension Taylor’s musical soul reveals when it is challenged and upheld by such a phenomenal group of talent.”
All compositions by Cecil Taylor.
“First” – 32:56
“Second” – 5:00
“Third” – 30:41
“Fourth” – 7:51 Pleasure
Recorded at the Akademie der Kunste, Berlin on April 8, 1993
Cecil Taylor – piano, voice
Longineu Parsons – trumpet
Harri Sjöström – soprano saxophone
Charles Gayle – tenor saxophone
Tristan Honsinger – cello
Sirone – bass
Rashid Bakr – drums
Recorded: April 8, 1993