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Dennis TaylorDayspring ... LP
Dayspring/Morning Trip (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Tremendous acoustic guitar work from Dennis Taylor – an obscure player who issued this own album himself in a very small edition – but one we'd rank right up there with some of the bigger giants of the solo acoustic universe! At some level, Taylor's got a lot of Alex DeGrassi in his mode – that more deft, layered style that was emerging from the American acoustic underground at the end of the 70s – but he also has an ability to maybe step back for some of the more offbeat, introspective qualities of the generation before – not Takoma Records exactly, but clearly with an experimental ear that continues to keep things interesting throughout. A great lost classic, and one of those records that really blows you away when you remember that you're just hearing one guy, on one instrument – on titles that include "Going Nowhere Fast", "Bicycle Town", "Roses Of Thy Garden", "Spanish Dancer", "Reflection Of The Dayspring", "In The Silence", and "From The East To The West". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Gigi Gryce & Donald Byrd/Cecil TaylorAt Newport (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve, 1958. Used ... $9.99
One of the hippest records to ever come out of the Newport series of recordings! Side one of the set features some groundbreaking early work from Cecil Taylor – in a quartet that includes Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Buell Neidlinger on bass, and Dennis Charles on drums – one of the most modern lineups that must have played at Newport at the time! The tracks – "Johnny Come Lately" and "Nona's Blues" – must have really shook up the Newport audiences, so much so that the remainder of the record, on side two, must have seemed traditional by comparison. Yet that side is decidedly modern too – and features work by the Gigi Gryce-Donald Byrd Jazz Lab – with Byrd on trumpet, Gryce on alto, and Hank Jones on piano. Tracks are tightly arranged, but with strong soulful soloing – perhaps some of the best the group ever recorded. Titles include "Batland" and "Splittin". CD
(Out of print.)

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Billy TaylorOne For Fun (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1959. Used ... $19.99
It might not be the frolic that the title implies, but that's a plus – because this a straight-up solid early album from Taylor – recorded in tight trio format, with that no-nonsense soulful approach that made him a star player from the start! The group features the great (and underrated) Earl May on bass and Kenny Dennis on drums – both of whom help Taylor work some simple magic that flowers wonderfully as the album moves on. There's a tight, sharp, in the pocket groove here that makes Taylor a key precursor for other piano talents to come in the 60s – and titles include "When Lights Are Low", "At Long Last Love", "Poinciana", "Blue Moon", "One For Fun", and "A Little Southside Soul". CD
(Out of print, 1998 pressing with 20-bit K2 mastering – includes obi!)

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Cecil TaylorAir ... CD
Candid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Cecil Taylor and Archie Shepp – two key modern figures of the 60s, working here together in a seminal session recorded at the start of the decade! The album's approach is definitely dictated by Taylor – as the tunes have a piano-driven quality that's quite different than most music Shepp would later record – although Archie still manages to get in plenty of great moments on tenor! You can really hear Cecil breaking out of his earlier sound on the record – stretching forth in some of the more freely expressive ways that would dominate later, yet never too free – almost with a hint of modern swing at some points. Other players include Buell Niedlinger on bass and either Sunny Murray or Dennis Charles on drums – and titles include "Air", "Number One", and "Port Of Call". CD features 3 takes of "Air" and 2 of "Number One". CD

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Cecil TaylorCell Walk For Celeste ... CD
Candid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A standout album in Cecil Taylor's creative run for the Candid label at the start of the 60s – not only because it features great work from a young Archie Shepp on tenor, but also because trumpeter Clark Terry makes a surprising appearance too! Shepp works with Taylor on the album's famous title track "Cell Walk For Celeste" – relatively free and improvised, with Buell Niedlinger on bass and Dennis Charles on drums. Then Shepp and Niedlinger play a haunting duet on "Davis" – very structure-less, and a key early improvisation from the New York scene. "Jumpin Punkins" has a much more traditional swing – with Terry joining in on trumpet, plus Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Roswell Rudd on trombone, and Billy Higgins on drums – all working out with energy that almost reminds us of a Shepp Impulse session from later in the decades. Other titles include "Section C", and alternate takes of "Jumpin Punkins" and "Cell Walk For Celeste". CD

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✨✧ Cecil TaylorComplete Candid Recordings Of Cecil Taylor & Buell Neidlinger (6LP Box Set) ... LP
Mosaic/Candid, 1960/1961. Near Mint- 6LP Box Set ... Just Sold Out!
A collection of Taylor's groundbreaking early 60s work recorded for Candid with Buell Neidlinger and Archie Shepp! He sound of the groups clearly points towards Taylor's later extra outre work, but is grounded heavily in the jazz idiom too, with more blues and swing than he would later demonstrate. Two main groups are featured, Taylor working with Shepp, Neidlinger and Dennis Charles, and then a larger group with Steve Lacy, Charles Davis, Clark Terry and Roswell Rudd added, and with Billy Higgins replacing Charles. There's also 2 trio tracks, with Neidlinger and Higgins. There's loads of multiple and alternate takes, 26 numbers in all, with titles that include "Air", "Number One", "This Nearly Was Mine", "OP", "Cell Walk For Celeste", "I Forgot", "Section C", "EB", "Lazy Afternoon", "Port Of Call", "Jumpin Punkins", "Things Ain't What They Used To Be" and "Cindy's Main Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered edition – in fantastic shape!)

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Cecil TaylorLove For Sale (with bonus track) ... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $13.99
A stunning early album from modern piano giant Cecil Taylor – a set that hides under a surprising cover that's a heck of a lot more cheesy than anything else that's ever appeared on a record by Cecil! Yet don't let the cover fool you, or the familiar tracks on the set – as Taylor's already starting to really open up his sound and get very free on some familiar standards – working with a core trio that includes Buell Neidlinger on bass and Dennis Charles on drums – then opening the door to work on the second half from the great Ted Curson on trumpet and Bill Barron on tenor – working here on one of their first pairings together on record! The set begins with some completely wild reworkings of Cole Porter tunes – "Get Out of Town", "I Love Paris", and "Love For Sale" – then moves into original material that includes "Little Lees" and "Matie's Trophies". Features the bonus track "Carol/Three Points". CD

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Cecil TaylorWorld Of Cecil Taylor ... CD
Candid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Cecil Taylor's first LP for the Candid label – and a landmark album that really lets him open up for the first time in years at a recording session! The album was cut at Nola's Penthouse in 1960, and the core group is Cecil's trio with Buell Neidlinger on bass and Dennis Charles on drums – but Archie Shepp joins the group on tenor on two tracks, "Air" and "Lazy Afternoon". The remaining three have a sound that's not always heard on other Taylor albums from the 60s – a bit bluesy, with playing that might be called a bit "straight", but which also shows Cecil's command of the jazz idiom in a mode that allows keen comparison with other players of his generation. Titles include "EB", "This Nearly Was Mine", and "Port Of Call". CD

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Cecil Taylor/Buell NeidlingerNew York City R&B ... CD
Candid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
An early 60s session by Cecil Taylor for Candid, and a record that's one of our favorites by him from the early years! Despite the seemingly odd use of the term "R&B" in the title, the record's actually got a sound that's a bit more soulful than usual for Cecil, with surprising use of blue chords and deep rhythms that make for tunes with a different feel at points – yet a groove that's still as modern as you might expect from Taylor! Neidlinger was actually the leader on this session, which we think wasn't issued except for the Jazzman and Barnaby series that dug through the Candid vaults some years after this it was recorded – so they took advantage of Taylor's greater notoriety when they cooked up the packaging. Other sidemen include Archie Shepp, Billy Higgins, Dennis Charles, Clark Terry, Steve Lacy and Roswell Rudd. 4 numbers in all, "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", "Cell Walk For Celeste", "OP", and "Cindy's Main Mood". CD

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✨✧ Cecil TaylorIn Transition (Jazz Advance/Love For Sale) ... LP
Blue Note, 1955/1959. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
This is the great Blue Note two-fer from the 70's that combines two rare Cecil Taylor albums from the 50's – one recorded for the Transition label, one for United Artists. First up is Jazz Advance – one of the best pre-1960 sessions by Cecil Taylor, recorded in Boston in 1956, and originally issued on the totally rare Transition label in a very small pressing! Taylor's playing here with the great bassist Buell Neidlinger, one of his prime compaitriots in the early days, and the trio (with Dennis Charles) is joined by Steve Lacy on a few tracks. The session's a great way to hear Taylor's development at the beginning, as it includes a number of jazz standards – like "Azure", "Sweet & Lovely", and "Bemsha Swing" – all given an off-kilter twist by Taylor and group. This is probably best heard on one of the album's highlights – a 9 minute solo reading of Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To"! Next is Love For Sale – a stunner of an album from Cecil Taylor's early days – a set that features three early trio tracks – which let you hear Cecil developing his freer approach on strange takes on Cole Porter's "Get Out of Town", "I Love Paris", and "Love For Sale". The other three tracks are originals by Taylor, and expand the group to a quintet with the amaaaaazing frontline talents of Ted Curson on trumpet and Bill Barron on tenor, always one of our favorite pair of modernists, and players that add richness to any session they grace. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, clear tape at the top seams, and a name in pen in front and inside the gatefold.)

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✨✧ Cecil TaylorWorld Of Cecil Taylor (Jazzman) ... LP
Candid/Jazzman, 1960. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Cecil Taylor's first LP for the Candid label – and a landmark album that really lets him open up for the first time in years at a recording session! The album was cut at Nola's Penthouse in 1960, and the core group is Cecil's trio with Buell Neidlinger on bass and Dennis Charles on drums – but Archie Shepp joins the group on tenor on two tracks, "Air" and "Lazy Afternoon". The remaining three have a sound that's not always heard on other Taylor albums from the 60s – a bit bluesy, with playing that might be called a bit "straight", but which also shows Cecil's command of the jazz idiom in a mode that allows keen comparison with other players of his generation. Titles include "EB", "This Nearly Was Mine", and "Port Of Call". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s pressing.)

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✨✧ Cecil TaylorJazz Advance ... CD
Transition/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best pre-1960 sessions by Cecil Taylor, recorded in Boston in 1956, and originally issued on the totally rare Transition label in a very small pressing! Taylor's playing here with the great bassist Buell Neidlinger, one of his prime compatriots in the early days, plus the great drummer Dennis Charles – and a young Steve Lacy also adds to the group on a few tracks, making one of his most striking early appearances on record! The session's a great way to hear Taylor's development at the beginning, as it includes a number of jazz standards – like "Azure", "Sweet & Lovely", and "Bemsha Swing" – all given an off-kilter twist by Taylor and group. This is probably best heard on one of the album's highlights – a nine minute solo reading of Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", with a quality that's unlike anything else we can think of! CD
 
 
 



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