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

4

CD 19,99 €

4-CD BOX-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 1 & CD 2 [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 1 [2-3], only)
  • New York, October 12 & 13, 1960.

PERSONNEL ON CD 2 [7-10] & CD 3 [1-4]:

  • Same personnel as above.
  • DENNIS CHARLES (drums) on all tracks.
  • ARCHIE SHEPP out on CD Two, 9-10.
  • New York, January 9, 1961.

PERSONNEL ON CD 3 [5-8] & CD 4 [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.”

PERSONNEL ON BONUS TRACKS

  • CD 4 [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 4 [7-9]: Steve Lacy (sop), Cecil Taylor (p),.
  • Buell Neidlinger (b), Dennis Charles (d)..
  • Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, July 6, 1957.

CD 1: 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]

CD 2: 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]V
  • 10 I FORGOT

CD 3: Total Time: 76:00 Min

  • 01 CELL WALK FOR CELESTE [take 1]V
  • 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

CD 4: Total Time: 73;56 Min.

  • 01 JUMPIN’ PUNKINS [take 5]
  • 02 JUMPIN’ PUNKINS [take 6]
  • 03 O.P. [take 2]
  • 04 POTS (*)
  • 05 BULBS (*)V
  • 06 MIXED (*)V
  • 07 JOHNNY CAME LATELY (*)V
  • 08 NONA’S BLUES (*)
  • 09 TUNE 2 (*)
  • (*) Bonus Tracks