Taylor Made Jazz

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Taylor Made Jazz
Taylor Made Jazz.jpg
Studio album by Billy Taylor
Released 1959
Recorded November 1959
Genre Jazz
Label Argo
LP 650
Producer Dave Usher
Billy Taylor chronology
Billy Taylor with Four Flutes
Taylor Made Jazz

Taylor Made Jazz is an album by American jazz pianist Billy Taylor featuring tracks recorded in 1959 and released on the Argo label.[1] The album features the many alumni of Duke Ellington's orchestra performing arrangements by Johnny Pate[2]


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

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".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Billy Taylor

  1. "Biddy's Beat"
  2. "Theodora"
  3. "Mood for Mendes"
  4. "Daddy-O"
  5. "Cu-Blu"
  6. "Day Dreaming"
  7. "Can You Tell by Looking at Me"
  8. "Tune Up!"



  1. ^ Argo Records discography accessed September 18, 2012
  2. ^ Clar, M. Taylor Made Jazz Record Review, The Jazz Review, August, 1960 pg. 25
  3. ^ a b Uhl, J. Allmusic Review accessed September 18, 2012