Mike Taylor

Trio, Quartet & Composer Revisited (ezz-thetics 1116)

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Trio, Quartet & Composer Revisited

Mike Taylor

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When on January 20 1969 Mike Taylor was pulled from the River Thames – shoeless, alone, confused, ultimately drowned by his own hand – the young pianist and composer was only 31. A cynic might say that hindsight is a wonderful thing and that it was only years later, when fans began to speculate on the fatal glamour of an artist who died so young, that fellow musicians began to recollect him as a genius of modern music. At the time, they might well have thought of him – and been quite justified in so thinking – as a helpless, self-destructive eccentric, lost to drugs and delusions, hampered maybe by the thought (he had been a national service officer in the Royal Air Force) that he was just a little superior to everyone else. The evidence, though, is that fellow-musicians did recognise something special in Taylor, even if it was never fully achieved.

PERSONNEL, DATES & TRACKS:

  • MIKE TAYLOR TRIO
  • Mike Taylor - piano
  • Ron Rubin - double bass on tracks 1 to 6 & 8
  • Jack Bruce - double bass on tracks 3,5,6 & 7
  • Jon Hiseman - drums
  • 01.All The Things You Are
  • 02.Just A Blues
  • 03.While My Lady Sleeps
  • 04.The End Of A Love Affair
  • 05.Two Autumns
  • 06.Guru
  • 07.Stella By Starlight
  • 08.Abena Recorded in London, July 12 & 13, 1966
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  • MIKE TAYLOR QUARTET
  • Mike Taylor - piano
  • Dave Tomlin - soprano sax
  • Tony Reeves - double bass
  • Jon Hiseman - drums
  • 09.A Night In Tunisia
  • Recorded in London, October 1965
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  • MIKE TAYLOR COMPOSER FOR CREAM: WHEELS ON FIRE
  • Eric Clapton - guitar
  • Jack Bruce - bass
  • Ginger Baker - drums
  • 10.Passing The Time
  • 11.Pressed Rat And Warthog
  • 12.Those Were The Days
  • Recorded in London, October 1965