With the death last spring of Cecil Taylor—one of the most innovative musicians of the postwar period—the reach and influence of this extraordinary artist have become ever more apparent and justly celebrated. In Conquistador!, fellows of the New York Institute for the Humanities and noted musicians join to examine Taylor’s legacy in an evening of performances and conversations.
Scheduled participants include Yusef Komunyakaa, D.D. Jackson, Andrew Cyrille, Fred Moten, Kris Davis, Adam Shatz, Matthew Shipp, Tracie Morris, Craig Taborn, and Steve Dalachinsky.
This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.