8.6.08

JOHN TAYLOR TRIO - DECIPHER


















John Taylor for MPS from 1973.
John Taylor-Piano;Chris Lawrence-Bass;Tony Levin-Drums
One of the hippest piano trio sessions ever on MPS a bold little set that features the British pianist John Taylor in a trio with Tony Levin on drums and Chris Lawrence on bass! Taylor's got a style that's quite unique with bits of early Chick Corea-esque lyricism, and touches of McCoy Tyner modalism, but also a singing approach to chords that's lively without ever being sloppy and which pushes the album with a tremendous amount of energy! The record's quite possibly the best that Taylor ever recorded and really one of the high points in the MPS trio session tradition.Dusty Groove(No longer in stock)
Ripped from the deleted 1998 Japanese cd reissue by Jaspac.

12 comments:

bacoso said...

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Wallofsound said...

A marvelous record. Thanks for sharing it. While Taylor now has the recognition, Levin is such an adaptable player that his place at the centre of British jazz isn't always apparent. It's quite remarkable how often he appears on real classics of modern jazz, but they're in such a wide variety of styles that he hasn't been as visible as he should be.

I spent part of the day with him recently, and the man's everyday reminiscences are a joy to listen to. I hope to be involved in some projects aimed at altering the situation.

ish said...

I put up Rimona Francis on MPS on my blog. Makes us even!

thanks again.

Mr. said...

thanks for this one man..u r truly appreciated

fritz the cat said...

A bit too Keith Jarret and cerebral for my liking, but thanks for sharing it all the same.

katonah said...

another must snag.
many thanks man

dka said...

Missed out on the cd release of this one. Looking forward to giving it a listen. Many thanks.

1bnblock said...

Brit-Jazz never stops ruling.

tenacity said...

Many thanks bacoso.. Am a fan of MPS having discovered many fine releases on the label. This one is no exception, good stuff.. Thank you again for the wonderful blog!

kizza said...

Oooh yeah...MPS.....Thanx once again!

golden boy said...

thanks. i'm lookin' forward to the piano

duck said...

thanks a lot