Max Roach & Cecil Taylor – Historic Concerts (Full Album)

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Historic Concerts is a live album by Cecil Taylor and Max Roach recorded at the McMillin Theatre, Columbia University, NYC on December 15, 1979 and released on the Soul Note label in 1984. The album features solo and duet performances by Taylor and Roach along with interviews recorded after the concert.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated “The passionate music is quite atonal but coherent, with Taylor displaying an impressive amount of energy and the two masters (who had not rehearsed or ever played together before) communicating pretty well”.

Track listing:
All compositions by Cecil Taylor & Max Roach.
“Presentation” – 1:06
“Drums Solo” – 5:02
“Piano Solo” – 5:04
“Duets, Part 1” – 40:04
“Duets, Part 2” – 38:32
“Interviews, Part 1” – 9:36
“Interviews, Part 2” – 7:14

Cecil Taylor – piano
Max Roach – drums


Released: 1984
Recorded: December 15, 1979
Length: 106:38
Label: Soul Note