Billy Taylor With Four Flutes

Billy Taylor

Billy Taylor With Four Flutes
  • CAT # OJCCD-1830-25

    1. The Song Is Ended 3:54
    2. Back Home 6:48
    3. St. Thomas 2:33
    4. Oh, Lady Be Good! 4:44
    5. No Parking 2:57
    6. Koolbongo 4:22
    7. Blue Shutters 6:58
    8. One For The Woofer 4:46
    9. How About You 4:55

Before he became a talk show bandleader, a Doctor of Music Education, and perhaps jazz’s most widely recognized spokesperson, Billy Taylor was a successful trio pianist in the modern idiom. This 1959 album was unprecedented in a couple of ways--showing Taylor’s ability to both play and write in a larger context that presaged his more ambitious orchestral efforts of recent times, and revealing the rich potential of an instrument that was still marginalized in many circles. In addition to liberal samplings of the leader’s piano, there are also several spots where Frank Wess, Herbie Mann, and Jerome Richardson make the case for the coming of age of the jazz flute.

with Frank Wess, Herbie Mann, Jerome Richardson, Phil Bodner, Tommy Williams, Chino Pozo, Dave Bailey, Billy Slapin, Jerry Sanfino, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Seldon Powell

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