Stereo Drive

Cecil Taylor Quintet

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Format: LP

Cat No: 66415

Release Date:  03 November 2023

Label:  Soundsgood

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  8436563184826

Genres:  Jazz  

  • Description

    180g virgin vinyl limited edition - the complete LP + 2 bonus track. The only album ever reuniting pianist Cecil Taylor and saxophonist John Coltrane, Stereo Drive was released in 1959. Taylor wanted to use Ted Curson on trumpet, but the recording company insisted on using Kenny Dorham. Relations between Taylor, who favoured a very avant-garde approach, and Dorham, who verbally disapproved of Taylor's "way-out" tendencies, were strained, and the session is a unique tour the force.

    "This is a most unusual LP due to the inclusion of Cecil Taylor on piano. Although Taylor and John Coltrane got along well, trumpeter Kenny Dorham (who is also on this quintet date) hated the avant-garde pianist's playing and was clearly bothered by Taylor's dissonant comping behind his solos. With bassist Chuck Israels and drummer Louis Hayes doing their best to ignore the discord, the group manages to perform two blues and two standards with Dorham playing strictly bop, Taylor producing free abstractions, and Coltrane sounding somewhere in between. The results are unintentionally fascinating." - ***** Scott Yanow, AllMusic

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Double Clutching
      • 2. Like Someone In Love
      • 3. Jumpin' Punkins

      Side 2

      • 1. Shifting Down
      • 2. Just Friends
      • 3. Like Someone In Love