Cecil Taylor

The Complete Nat Hentoff Sessions (EJC 55747)

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The Complete Nat Hentoff Sessions

Cecil Taylor

Essential Jazz Classics

8436559465427

EJC 153088

EJC 55747

JAZZ

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CD 19,99 €

4-CD SET
INCLUDES 6 BONUS TRACKS

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.

PERSONNEL:

On CD ONE & CD TWO [1-6]:

ARCHIE SHEPP tenor sax (on “Air” and “Lazy Afternoon” only)
CECIL TAYLOR piano
BUELL NEIDLINGER bass
DENNIS CHARLES drums
SUNNY MURRAY drums (replaces Charles on CD One, 2-3, only)
New York, October 12 & 13, 1960.

On CD TWO, 7-10 & CD THREE[1-4]:
Same personnel as above.
DENNIS CHARLES (drums) on all tracks.
CECIL TAYLOR plays celeste on CD Three, 1-3.
ARCHIE SHEPP out on CD Two, 9-10.
New York, January 9, 1961.

On CD THREE [5-8] & CD FOUR [1-3]:
CLARK TERRY, trumpet
ROSWELL RUDD, trombone
STEVE LACY, soprano sax
ARCHIE SHEPP, tenor sax
CHARLES DAVIS, baritone sax
CECIL TAYLOR, piano
BUELL NEIDLINGER, bass
BILLY HIGGINS, drums
New York, January 10, 1961.

Note: “Cindy’s Main Mood” and “O.P.” [tk2] are trio performances by Taylor, Neidlinger & Higgins. Higgins also plays tympani on “O.P.”

(*) BONUS TRACKS:

CD Four [4-6]: Ted Curson (tp on 6 only),
Roswell Rudd (tb on 6 only), Jimmy Lyons (as),
Archie Shepp (ts), Cecil Taylor (p), Henry Grimes (b),
Sunny Murray (d), Gil Evans (cond).
Englewood Cliffs, N.J., October 10, 1961.

CD Four [7-9]: Steve Lacy (sop), Cecil Taylor (p),
Buell Neidlinger (b), Dennis Charles (d).
Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, July 6, 1957.
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CD ONE: Total Time: 70:08 Min.

01 AIR [take 5]
02 NUMBER ONE [take 1]
03 NUMBER ONE [take 3]
04 THIS NEARLY WAS MINE
05 AIR [take 9]
06 E.B. [take 2]
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CD TWO: Total Time: 78:31 Min.

01 LAZY AFTERNOON
02 AIR [take 21]
03 AIR [take 28]
04 AIR [take 29]
05 PORT OF CALL [take 2]
06 PORT OF CALL [take 3]
07 DAVIS [take 1]
08 DAVIS [take 3]
09 O.P. [take 1]
10 I FORGOT
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CD THREE: Total Time: 76:00 Min

01 CELL WALK FOR CELESTE [take 1]
02 CELL WALK FOR CELESTE [take 3]
03 CELL WALK FOR CELESTE [take 8]
04 SECTION C
05 JUMPIN’ PUNKINS [take 4]
06 THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE [take 1]
07 THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE [take 3]
08 CINDY’S MAIN MOOD
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CD FOUR: Total Time: 73;56 Min.
01 JUMPIN’ PUNKINS [take 5]
02 JUMPIN’ PUNKINS [take 6]
03 O.P. [take 2]
04 POTS (*)
05 BULBS (*)
06 MIXED (*)
07 JOHNNY CAME LATELY (*)
08 NONA’S BLUES (*)
09 TUNE 2 (*)

(*) BONUS TRACKS