Cecil Taylor

Hard Driving Jazz


Kenny Dorham (tp), John Coltrane (ts), Cecil Taylor (p), Chuck Israels (b), Louis Hayes (d)

Reference: 69221

Includes the complete albums: Cecil Taylor Quintet "Hard Driving Jazz" (4 tracks, 1958) which was awarded THREE STARS in the Penguin Guide to Jazz and later issued as John Coltrane "Coltrane Time" and also 4 tracks of Cecil Taylor's complete first trio recordings + 2 tracks of his first quartet recordings with soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy from: Cecil Taylor "Jazz Advance" (1956), which was awarded FOUR STARS in Penguin Guide to Jazz (Penguin Core Collection) and FOUR STARS in All Music Guide.

The collaboration between tenor saxophonist John Coltrane and pianist Cecil Taylor was limited to one sole New York studio session, recorded on October 13, 1958 as a quintet led by Taylor. The band also featured Kenny Dorham, Chuck Israels, and Louis Hayes. Coltrane and Taylor can be heard here on top form. Coltrane had just finished his last gig with Monk at the Five Spot and was at ease playing over the complex harmonic voicings of Cecil Taylor. This release also contains six cuts from Taylor's very first recording, a 1956 studio date included here as bonus tracks. Four of the tracks were recorded in a trio setting while two tracks feature Taylor's first recorded collaboration with Steve Lacy.


1. Shifting Down
2. Just Friends
3. Like Someone In Love
4. Double Clutching
5. Charge 'Em Blues
6. Song
7. Bemsha Swing
8. Azure
9. Rick Kick Shaw
10. Sweet And Lovely


$16.91  (tax incl.)

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