Art Taylor – Taylor’s Wailers (1957) [APO Remaster 2012] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC + DSF DSD64

Art Taylor – Taylor’s Wailers (1957) [APO Remaster 2012]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:49 minutes | Scans included | 1,65 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 764 MB
DSF 2.0 Mono DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 00:41:03 minutes | 1,62 GB

Five of the six selections on this reissue feature drummer Art Taylor in an all-star sextet of mostly young players comprised of trumpeter Donald Byrd, altoist Jackie McLean, Charlie Rouse on tenor, pianist Ray Bryant, and bassist Wendell Marshall. Among the highpoints of the 1957 hard bop date are the original version of Bryant’s popular “Cubano Chant” and strong renditions of two Thelonious Monk tunes (“Off Minor” and “Well, You Needn’t”) cut just prior to the pianist/composer’s discovery by the jazz public. Bryant is the most mature of the soloists, but the three horn players were already starting to develop their own highly individual sounds. The remaining track (a version of Jimmy Heath’s “C.T.A.”) is played by the quartet of Taylor, tenor saxophonist John Coltrane, pianist Red Garland, and bassist Paul Chambers and is a leftover (although a good one) from another session.

01. Batland
02. C.T.A.
03. Exhibit A
04. Cubano Chant
05. Off Minor
06. Well, You Needn’t

Mastered for this reissue by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.

Art Taylor – drums
Donald Byrd – trumpet
Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
Charlie Rouse – tenor saxophone
John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
Ray Bryant – piano
Red Garland – piano
Wendell Marshall – bass
Paul Chambers – bass




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