Impromptu (Billy Taylor album)

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Impromptu
Studio album by Billy Taylor
Released 1962
Recorded May 8, 9 & 10, 1962
Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 42:13
Label Mercury
MG 20722
Billy Taylor chronology
Kwamina
(1961)
Impromptu
(1962)
Right Here, Right Now
(1963)

Impromptu is an album by American jazz pianist Billy Taylor which was recorded in 1962 and released on the Mercury label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "Several of these songs have remained in his repertoire and have been recorded again in the decades that followed".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Billy Taylor

  1. "Capricious" - 2:20
  2. "Impromptu" - 9:35
  3. "Don't Go Down South" - 3:47
  4. "Muffle Guffle" - 4:48
  5. "Free and Oozy" - 6:27
  6. "Paraphrase" - 4:48
  7. "Empty Ballroom (Une Salle de Bal Vide)" - 4:20
  8. "At la Carousel" - 6:08

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billy Taylor discography accessed November 26, 2012
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed November 26, 2012