Taylor Made Jazz
|Taylor Made Jazz|
|Studio album by Billy Taylor|
|Billy Taylor chronology|
Taylor Made Jazz is an album by American jazz pianist Billy Taylor featuring tracks recorded in 1959 and released on the Argo label. The album features the many alumni of Duke Ellington's orchestra performing arrangements by Johnny Pate
Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars stating "though this isn't one of those small Ellingtonian unit sessions, it's just about the next best thing. Having assembled several members of Duke's band and written eight definitely Duke-influenced tunes, pianist/composer Billy Taylor's Taylor Made Jazz would probably have been marketed as a "tribute album" if it had been released recently".
All compositions by Billy Taylor
- "Biddy's Beat"
- "Mood for Mendes"
- "Day Dreaming"
- "Can You Tell by Looking at Me"
- "Tune Up!"
- Billy Taylor - piano
- Willie Cook, Clark Terry - trumpet
- Britt Woodman - trombone
- Johnny Hodges - alto saxophone
- Paul Gonsalves - tenor saxophone
- Harry Carney - baritone saxophone
- Earl May - bass
- Ed Thigpen - drums