Herb Snitzer in New York - 1960

from Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir, pages 21-22:

The September 1960 issue of [jazz magazine] Metronome featured a half-page photograph of mine of a really far-out pianist by the name of Cecil Taylor. Cecil hit notes that just didn't sound right. Over the years, of course, it turned out Cecil was right and everyone else wrong. But his early music confused people because he hit notes no one ever touched before. He would do it with his elbow, and everyone would say, "He's just hamming it up." But though they were the right keys, they would sound dissident and strange. It was like what happened with the classical musicians who were breaking away…   more >>
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Herb Snitzer, Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir (City of Jackson, 2011), p. 21-22. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428142072918 accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: New York


Herb Snitzer
photographer, photojournalist, Writer

Listening to

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jazz piano music performed by Cecil Taylor

Experience Information

Date/Time 1960
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Apr 2015 11:07:53 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:39:05 +0100