Uptown

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Pianist Billy Taylor's regular trio of 1960 which also includes bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Ray Mosca sounds quite tight on this live set, even though they had only been together a brief time. Taylor performs a wide-ranging program within the modern mainstream of the early '60s, including pieces by Erroll Garner "La Petite Mambo", Duke Jordan and Bobby Timmons a heartfelt rendition of "Moanin", four of his originals highlighted by the boppish "Biddy's Beat" and a driving version of "'S Wonderful." Although Taylor's activities as a highly articulate spokesman for jazz have sometimes overshadowed his playing, he shows throughout this fine CD reissue that he has long ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Pianist Billy Taylor's regular trio of 1960 which also includes bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Ray Mosca sounds quite tight on this live set, even though they had only been together a brief time. Taylor performs a wide-ranging program within the modern mainstream of the early '60s, including pieces by Erroll Garner "La Petite Mambo", Duke Jordan and Bobby Timmons a heartfelt rendition of "Moanin", four of his originals highlighted by the boppish "Biddy's Beat" and a driving version of "'S Wonderful." Although Taylor's activities as a highly articulate spokesman for jazz have sometimes overshadowed his playing, he shows throughout this fine CD reissue that he has long ranked among the best.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/24/1997
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218190121
  • Catalog Number: 1901

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 La Petite Mambo (5:45)
  2. 2 Jordu (4:10)
  3. 3 Just the Thought of You (4:59)
  4. 4 Soul Sisters (5:36)
  5. 5 Moanin' (5:13)
  6. 6 Warm Blue Stream (4:55)
  7. 7 Biddy's Beat (4:14)
  8. 8 Cu-Blu (4:01)
  9. 9 'S Wonderful (3:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Taylor Trio Primary Artist
Billy Taylor Indexed Contributor, Piano
Henry Grimes Bass
Ray Mosca Drums
Technical Credits
Henry Grimes Contributor
Ray Fowler Engineer
Orrin Keepnews Producer, Liner Notes
Ray Mosca Contributor
Billy Taylor Contributor
Joe Tarantino Remastering
Paul Bacon Cover Design
Ken Braren Cover Design
Harris Lewine Cover Design
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