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SR-60722: Impromptu / Billy Taylor

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type C
Matrix Number : SIDE-A SR 60722 A M1    I    FF
SIDE-B SR 60722 B M1    I    FF



Comments

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Inside The Groove

Billy Taylor's 2nd leader album on Mercury - this time featuring Billy's own compositions performed by the quartet.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Billy Taylor's abstract (but at the same time beautiful) compositions meets beautiful sound of Jim Hall - Billy's melodious piano shows great match with Jim's guitar. As for Jim Hall's performance itself, it sounds so interesting and nice. However, it would be much better if the total mood sounded more soulful and swingy. I like Billy's first Mercury album better.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 PB7662 (24994) Capricious (Billy Taylor) 2:20
A-2 PB7658 (24990) Impromptu (Billy Taylor) 9:35
A-3 PB7656 (24988) Don't Go Down South (Billy Taylor) 3:47
A-4 PB7659 (24991) Muffle Guffle (Billy Taylor) 4:48
SIDE-B
B-1 PB7655 (24987) Free And Oozy (Billy Taylor) 6:27
B-2 PB7660 (24992) Paraphrase (Billy Taylor) 4:48
B-3 PB7657 (24989) Empty Ballroom (Une Salle De Bal Vide) (Billy Taylor) 4:20
B-4 PB7661 (24993) At La Carrousel (Billy Taylor) 6:08

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

A-1 can also be heard on Mercury 72014 (45rpm).
The flipside of 72014 is edited version of A-2.

A-3, B-1, B-3:
Billy Taylor (p), Jim Hall (g), Bob Cranshaw (b), Walter Perkins (ds).
Recorded at Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City on May 8, 1962.

A-2, A-4:
Same personnel as A-3.
Recorded at Nola Pentohouse Studios, New York City on May 9, 1962.

A-1, B-2, B-4:
Same personnel as A-3.
Recorded at Nola Pentohouse Studios, New York City on May 10, 1962.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Billy Taylor (p, comp) :





Jackets

Front Back
[SR-60722 FRONT] [SR-60722 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[SR-60722 A] [SR-60722 B]

MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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