Billy Taylor (p), Henry Grimes (b), Ray Mosca (d)
Reference: FSRCD 205
01. Warming Up (Taylor) 2:26
02. Easy Like (Taylor) 2:31
03. That's Where It Is (Taylor) 2:42
04. Afterthoughts (Taylor) 2:46
05. Easy Walker (Taylor) 2:43
06. Lonesome Lover (Taylor) 2:27
07. Don't Bug Me (Taylor) 2:34
08. Coffee Break (Taylor) 3:02
09. You Know What I Mean (Taylor) 3:03
10. Native Dancer (Taylor) 2:32
11. Uncle Fuzzy (Taylor) 2:31
12. No After taste (Taylor) 3:02
All compositions by T. Taylor
Previously released as Sesac repertoire.
Later released on 12" album as "Warming Up!" (Riverside RLP-339)
Billy Taylor (piano), Henry Grimes (bass), Ray Mosca (drums).
Recorded in New York City, on March 26, 1960
Liner notes by Dom Messina
Session supervised by Red Clyde
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
"Billy Taylor has long been an engaging pianist, and this 1960 studio date, originally done for Sesac Repertory, is no exception. His dozen originals nicely showcase his abilities in a trio setting, which also includes bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Ray Mosca. Highlights include his swinging opener, "Warming Up," the Gospel-flavored "That's Were It Is," the upbeat blues "Don't Bug Me," and the subtle closer, "No After Taste." Although none of them caught on well enough to remain in his repertoire for the long haul, this CD is worth your consideration if you enjoy potent bop piano in a variety of moods, even though it is kind of short by LP standards."
Ken Dryden -All Music Guide
No customer reviews yet. Login to leave your impressions!