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Reissuing Cecil Taylor's 1958 album with John Coltrane, an incredible forward thinking and inspired session; and Taylor's 2nd studio album from 1958, "Looking Ahead", in a quintet setting.

Taylor, Cecil Quintet
Hard Driving Jazz + Looking Ahead!

Taylor, Cecil Quintet: Hard Driving Jazz + Looking Ahead! (Mad About Records)
Label: Mad About Records    
Released in: Portugal    

"In 1958, Taylor recorded with saxophonist John Coltrane four pieces which are now available on this CD entitled Hard Driving Jazz. In a single studio session, these two visionaries laid down material that carried jazz into completely new directions along the '60s. The material contains traces of swing and bop, but Coltrane and Taylor's solos display their commitment to play beyond the songs' melodic parameters.

Bonus album Looking Ahead is pianist Cecil Taylor's second studio album. It was recorded in 1958, when Taylor was already a controversial jazz scene figure. Earl Griffith (vibraphone) is in this record the fourth member of a quartet that includes Taylor, Dennis Charles (drums) and Buell Neidinger (bass)."-Mad About Records

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Product Information:

UPC: 5600274700054

Label: Mad About Records
Catalog ID: MAR 01
Squidco Product Code: 10447

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on June 9th, 1958 at Nola's Penthouse Studios, NY by Nat Hentoff and in October 1958.


Cecil Taylor-piano

John Coltrane-tenor saxophone

Lopuis Hayes-drums

Kenny Dorham-trumpet

Chuck Israel-bass

Earl Griffith-vibraphone

Buell Neidlinger-bass

Dennis Charles-drums

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