Cecil Taylor Quartet:

Jazz Advance

It's about magic. And capturing spirits.

(Cecil Taylor - Liner notes)

Recorded in 1955

Cecil Taylor piano Steve Lacy soprano saxophone (2,4) Buell Neidlinger bass (except 5) Dennis Charles drums (except 5)

Ind. Title Composer Dur.
1/ Bemsha Swing Thelonious Monk, Best 7:23
2/ Charge' Em Blues Cecil Taylor 11:02
3/ Azure Duke Ellington 7:26
4/ Song Cecil Taylor 5:16
5/ You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To Cole Porter 9:14
6/ Rick Kick Shaw Cecil Taylor 6:03
7/ Sweet And Lovely Arnheim, Tobias, Lamare 6:35

Recorded in Boston on September 14, 1956 (or December 10, 1955 — according to the Blue Note reissue BN-LA 458 h3 and Steve Lacy himself [interview]).
Digital transfer by Malcolm Addey (Blue Note reissue).

Producer: Tom Wilson for Transition Records. Blue Note reissue produced by Michael Cuscuna.

Notes: In Transition includes both Jazz Advance and Love For Sale (1959). Track (7) is missing on the Transition CD pressing (TOCJ-5888).