Uptown (Billy Taylor album)

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Live album by Billy Taylor
Released 1960
Recorded February 4, 1960
The Prelude, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 42:44
Label Riverside
RLP 12-319
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Billy Taylor chronology
Taylor Made Jazz
(1959)Taylor Made Jazz1959
Warming Up!
(1960)Warming Up!1960

Uptown is a live album by American jazz pianist Billy Taylor featuring tracks recorded in 1960 and released on the Riverside label.[1]


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

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars stating "Although Taylor's activities as a highly articulate spokesman for jazz have sometimes overshadowed his playing, he shows throughout this fine CD reissue that he has long ranked among the best".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Billy Taylor except as indicated

  1. "La Petite Mambo" (Erroll Garner) - 5:45
  2. "Jordu" (Duke Jordan) - 4:10
  3. "Just the Thought of You" - 4:59
  4. "Soul Sisters" - 5:36
  5. "Moanin'" (Bobby Timmons) - 5:13
  6. "Warm Blue Stream" (Sara Cassey, Dotty Wayne) - 4:55
  7. "Biddy's Beat" - 4:14
  8. "Cu-Blu" - 4:01
  9. "'S Wonderful" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:51



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed November 26, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 26, 2012