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Cecil Taylor concerts at REDCAT postponed indefinitely

October 18, 2012|By Chris Barton
  • Cecil Taylor onstage at Royce Hall in 2002 as part of the All Tomorrow's Party festival.
Cecil Taylor onstage at Royce Hall in 2002 as part of the All Tomorrow's… (Richard Hartog / Los Angeles…)

One of the most anticipated jazz shows of the fall, next week's solo performances by 83-year-old jazz pianist Cecil Taylor at REDCAT, have been postponed.  No new dates have been announced.

The news comes just days removed from Monday's news that a second date had been added for Taylor's performance after the first show, scheduled for Oct. 24, had sold out.

In a statement released by REDCAT, organizers indicated that they hoped to reschedule another date soon. The concerts were scheduled in conjunction with the Geffen Contemporary's exhibition "Blues for Smoke," a show exploring the intersection between blues music and contemporary art that opens Sunday.

When contacted for more information, a REDCAT representative indicated that no reason for the postponement had been given. Refunds are available at the venue box office.


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