Roger Woodward with Cecil Taylor

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It was one of the Arts Council Contemporary Music Network’s most inspired ideas to bring together the two pianists Roger Woodward (from Australia) and Cecil Taylor (from New York) as the two halves of a single touring recital.  .... Although the theoretical working of the two musics could hardly be more different, there was a surprising affinity of gesture between Xenakis’s fiery, virtuoso Mists (was there ever a more misleading title?), which Woodward played in the first half, and the immense 70-minute improvisation which Taylor delivered without pause after interval…...



Woodward demonstrated a stature as a piano recitalist unrivalled in this country”  Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, 1990