Kwamina (album)

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Kwamina
Studio album by Billy Taylor
Released 1961
Recorded September 12-14, 1961
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 32:41
Label Mercury
MG 20654
Billy Taylor chronology
Interlude
(1961)
Kwamina
(1961)
Impromptu
(1962)

Kwamina is an album by American jazz pianist Billy Taylor featuring jazz interpretations of compositions from the Broadway musical Kwamina written by Richard Adler which was recorded in 1961 and released on the Mercury label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars stating "the music never seriously grabs the listener's attention, though the musicians are playing up to the level one expects of them. Serious Billy Taylor fans will undoubtedly still want to search for this obscure, long unavailable record".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Richard Adler

  1. "Something Big" - 3:36
  2. "I'm Seeing Rainbows" - 2:54
  3. "Ordinary People" - 4:21
  4. "The Cocoa Bean Song" - 3:12
  5. "What's Wrong With Me" - 2:53
  6. "Nothing More to Look Forward To" - 4:34
  7. "Another Time, Another Place" - 3:40
  8. "Happy Is the Cricket" - 4:23
  9. "Sun Is Beginning to Crow" - 3:08

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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