Meets The Jazz Greats (2 LPs on 1 CD)
Billy Taylor (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Kenny Clarke (d), plus guests Jimmy Cleveland, Donald Byrd, Al Cohn, Charlie Rouse, Gigi Gryce, Tony Scott, Mundell Lowe
This CD-set includes two complete albums: "Know Your Jazz" (tracks #1-11) and "My Fair Lady Loves Jazz" (tracks #12-19).
"Know Your Jazz" is a rare album devised and organized by Creed Taylor as a way of showing off the most interesting jazz players of the day. All soloists appear alongside the deluxe rhythm section of the Billy Taylor Trio. Issued here on CD for the first time ever.
02. Embraceable You
03. The Nearness Of You
04. In A Mellow Tone
05. If I Love Again
06. There'll Never Be Another You
08. But Not For Me
09. How About You?
10. Stella By Starlight
11. Come Rain Or Come Shine
12. Show Me
13. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
14. With A Little Bit Of Luck
15. The Rain In Spain
16. Get Me To The Church On Time
17. Wouldn't It Be Lovely?
18. I Could Have Danced All Night
19. On The Street Where You Live
Total time: 72:53 min.
Personnel on "Know Your Jazz": Billy Taylor (p), Oscar Pettiford (b) & Kenny Clarke (d), plus special guests Jimmy Cleveland, Donald Byrd, Al Cohn, Charlie Rouse, Gigi Gryce, Tony Scott, Mundell Lowe and others.
Recorded in New York, on March 13 & 21, 1956.
"My Fair Lady Loves Jazz" includes the Billy Taylor Trio featuring Gerry Mulligan, Jimmy Cleveland, Ernie Royal, Don Elliot & Ed Thigpen.
Recorded in New York, on January 8 & 22, 1957.