ACB 3rd Annual Membership Meeting! THIS SATURDAY!! @ The Anza Pizza Factory at 1PM There will be a membership vote regarding Bylaw changes, updates about the station, KOYT Koyotes, and free pizza for members! >>>> Stay informed & Get Involved Anza!! <<<< ... See MoreSee Less
TUNE IN >> TONIGHT @9P ON KOYT 97.1fm!!Our featured artist this evening was one of the true pioneers of jazz and an accomplished musician. Born in New York City, Cecil Taylor grew up in the small town of Corona and started taking piano lessons at the age of six. Influenced by the likes of Duke Ellington and Dave Brubeck, Taylor studied at both the New York College of Music and the New England Conservatory as a music major. While in college, Taylor became fascinated with European art music and was inspired by the music of Bartok and Stockhausen. After moving back to New York City in 1955, Taylor formed The Cecil Taylor Quarter and released their first album Jazz Advance the following year. Known for his unique style of playing, Taylor often used the piano similar to a percussion instrument and British photographer Val Wilmer coined the phrase “eighty-eight tuned drums” to explain Taylor’s technique. Taylor and his quartet would play music together throughout the ‘60s until he decided to perform as a solo artist. In the early 1990s, Taylor would form the Feel Trio with William Parker on bass and Tony Oxley on drums. The trio relied heavily on free improvisation rather than traditional jazz. Taylor went on to win countless awards throughout his career and continued to play music until his death this past April.
What compositions from Mr. Taylor might we play tonight? You'll have to tune in at 9 pm central to WRFN, 107.1 fm (103.7 citywide) or online at radiofreenashville.org! ... See MoreSee Less