Taylor's Wailers

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Five of the six selections on this CD reissue feature drummer Art Taylor in an all-star sextet of mostly young players comprised of trumpeter Donald Byrd, altoist Jackie McLean, Charlie Rouse on tenor, pianist Ray Bryant, and bassist Wendell Marshall. Among the highpoints of the 1957 hard bop date are the original version of Bryant's popular "Cubano Chant" and strong renditions of two Thelonious Monk tunes "Off Minor" and "Well, You Needn't" cut just prior to the pianist/composer's discovery by the jazz public. Bryant is the most mature of the soloists, but the three horn players were already starting to develop their own highly individual sounds. The remaining track a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Five of the six selections on this CD reissue feature drummer Art Taylor in an all-star sextet of mostly young players comprised of trumpeter Donald Byrd, altoist Jackie McLean, Charlie Rouse on tenor, pianist Ray Bryant, and bassist Wendell Marshall. Among the highpoints of the 1957 hard bop date are the original version of Bryant's popular "Cubano Chant" and strong renditions of two Thelonious Monk tunes "Off Minor" and "Well, You Needn't" cut just prior to the pianist/composer's discovery by the jazz public. Bryant is the most mature of the soloists, but the three horn players were already starting to develop their own highly individual sounds. The remaining track a version of Jimmy Heath's "C.T.A." is played by the quartet of Taylor, tenor saxophonist John Coltrane, pianist Red Garland, and bassist Paul Chambers and is a leftover although a good one from another session.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218609425
  • Catalog Number: 94
  • Sales rank: 68,046

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Batland (9:53)
  2. 2 C.T.A. (4:44)
  3. 3 Exhibit a (6:15)
  4. 4 Cubano Chant (6:36)
  5. 5 Off Minor (5:38)
  6. 6 Well, You Needn't (7:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Art Taylor Primary Artist, Drums, Track Performer
Ray Bryant Piano
Red Garland Piano
Charlie Rouse Tenor Saxophone
Donald Byrd Trumpet
Paul Chambers Bass
John Coltrane Tenor Saxophone
Wendell Marshall Bass
Jackie McLean Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Ray Bryant Contributor
Red Garland Contributor
Charlie Rouse Contributor
Donald Byrd Contributor
Paul Chambers Contributor
John Coltrane Contributor
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Ira Gitler Liner Notes
Wendell Marshall Contributor
Jackie McLean Contributor
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