The Jaki Byard Experience

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The Jaki Byard Experience
Studio album by Jaki Byard
Released 1968
Recorded September 17, 1968
Genre Jazz
Length 35:55
Label Prestige
Jaki Byard chronology
Jaki Byard with Strings!
(1968)
The Jaki Byard Experience
(1968)
Solo Piano
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

The Jaki Byard Experience is an album by jazz pianist Jaki Byard, originally released on the Prestige label in 1968, featuring performances by Byard with Roland Kirk, Richard Davis and Alan Dawson.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "Pianist Jaki Byard and the wondrous Roland Kirk (here switching between tenor, clarinet, and manzello) were two of the few jazz musicians who could play in literally every jazz style, from New Orleans to bop and free form. If only they had recorded a history-of-jazz album. Fortunately, they did meet up on a few occasions, including this brilliant quartet session".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Parisian Thoroughfare" (Bud Powell) – 10:05
  2. "Hazy Eve" (Jaki Byard) – 4:34
  3. "Shine on Me" (Traditional) – 4:16
  4. "Evidence" (Thelonious Monk) – 4:24
  5. "Memories of You" (Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf) – 7:13
  6. "Teach Me Tonight" (Sammy Cahn, Gene DePaul) – 5:23
  • Recorded in New York on September 17, 1968

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Rahsaan Roland Kirk discography accessed 21 September 2009
  3. ^ Yanow, Scott Allmusic Review. Accessed 21 September 2009.