The Complete Nat Hentoff Sessions
Essential Jazz Classics
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This release contains all existing recordings made by Cecil Taylor for the legendary Candid label! Produced by legendary jazz critic Nat Hentoff in 1960-61, these recordings are essential to the history of modern jazz. Featured are such star sidemen as Archie Shepp, Clark Terry, Steve Lacy, Billy Higgins, and bassist Buell Neidlinger, who was the original leader on half of these sessions.
A complete 1961 Taylor septet session produced by Creed Taylor, and the pianist’s entire 1957 quartet performance at Newport have been added here as a bonus.
Note: “Cindy’s Main Mood” and “O.P.” [tk2] are trio performances by Taylor, Neidlinger & Higgins. Higgins also plays tympani on “O.P.”