Cecil Taylor - Conquistador!: 75th Anniversary


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Remastered and Reissued As Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign

The second of only two historic recordings free jazz pioneer Cecil Taylor cut for the Blue Note label following Unit Structures (also in 1966), Conquistador! finds the gifted pianist in an inventive sextet with the likes of Bill Dixon (trumpet), Jimmy Lyons (alto saxophone), Henry Grimes / Alan Silva (bass) and Andrew Cyrille (drums) performing a pair of extended compositions in the form of the near 18-minute title track and 19-minute plus "With (Exit)." After the release of Conquistador! Taylor rarely performed in the studio environment again as leader, but continued to release a series of celebrated live albums throughout the remainder of his uncompromising career.

Cecil Taylor (piano)
Bill Dixon (trumpet)
Jimmy Lyons (alto saxophone)
Henry Grimes / Alan Silva (bass)
Andrew Cyrille (drums)

• Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign 
• Vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was, to include 100 essential Blue Note albums 
• Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note titles 
• First run of vinyl to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package 
• Key to the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign is the creation of high quality audio at an affordable price 
• Blue Note will celebrate their iconic artists and the history of the label with various events, digital initiatives, vinyl campaigns and more

Cecil Taylor Conquistador! Track Listing:

1.  Conquistador
2.  With (Exit)