COMPOSERS: Billy Taylor
PERFORMER: Billy Taylor Trio
CATALOGUE NO: MCD-47103-2
In his roles as educator, media personality and all-round spokesman for jazz, Billy Taylor needs no introduction. He’s also a hugely underrated jazz pianists, and a composer to match.
Two trio dates of all originals from 1960-61 are reissued for the first time on Warming Up. Notice the clean elegance and melodic invention of his rapid right-hand lines, with left-hand commentary sneaking up from all directions in the manner of today’s pop-up videos.