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.
Label: Mad About Records
Catalog ID: MAR 01
Squidco Product Code: 10447
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on June 9th, 1958 at Nola's Penthouse Studios, NY by Nat Hentoff and in October 1958.
John Coltrane-tenor saxophone
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1. Double Clutching 8:26
2. Like Someone in Love 8:13
3. Shifting Down 10:42
4. Just Friends 6:19
5. Luyah! The Glorious Step 6:31
6. African Violets 5:17
7. Of What 8:23
8. Wallering 5:28
9. Toll 7:46
10. Excursion On A Wobbly Rail 9:02
Related Categories of Interest:
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
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"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