|Recorded live by Eberhard Bingel and Jost Gebers on July 17, 1988 during ´Improvised Music II/88´ at the ´Kongresshalle´ Berlin.
Excerpt from the booklet: July 17th, 1988
They play tightly together, each one following the other´s musical direction - almost like two migrant birds which instinctively create, synchronously, their own wave patterns. However, Cecil Taylor and Tony Oxley come from quite different cultural and musical traditions The fact that they are able to find such a sure way of getting together has certainly something to do with the degree to which both have been able to assimilate the experience of Black music and European modern music. No fashionable crossing of frontiers, in order to find the lowest common denominator, but an opening up from both sides, based on a musical identity which can lay claim to the demonstration of an up to date awareness of sound. (…)
This duo reveals, through the differentiation in the rhythm and structure of the sounds, a high degree of experience, that has been accumulated over many decades.
Translation: Paul Lytton