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The Billy Taylor Quartet - Where’ve You Been? (1981) 320 Kbps

23-02-2014, 06:54
Music | Jazz | Instrumental

The Billy Taylor Quartet - Where’ve You Been? (1981) 320 Kbps

Artist: The Billy Taylor Quartet
Title Of Album: Where’ve You Been?
Year Of Release: 1981
Label: Concord Jazz
Genre: Jazz
Quality: MP3 320 kbps
Total Time: 40:50
Total Size: 95,31 MB

This Concord release is most notable for featuring the obscure but talented violinist Joe Kennedy, who spent the bulk of his career teaching music in the Richmond, VA area. Teamed with pianist Billy Taylor, bassist Victor Gaskin and drummer Keith Copeland, Kennedy is the lead voice on many of the eight straightahead Taylor originals and he plays at the peak of his powers; it is a real pity that he did not record more during his career. ~ Scott Yanow

Billy's notes: "This recording features my Trio and a great violinist in the tradition of Eddie South and Stuff Smith, my dear friend Joe Kennedy, who passed away on April 17, 2004. Joe was one of the original members of the Ahmad Jamal Group in Pittsburgh. Joe wasn't very well know by the jazz public, because he spent most of his time teaching, and playing with the Richmond Symphony, although he excelled as both as educator, and as a classical musician."
"I was commisoined the Roanoke Sympthony, conducted by Victoria Bond, to write a suite and with Joe in mind, because he lived not far from there, I wrote something for violin, trio and orchestra. I titled it, Conversations, and it's a lovely piece, although we've never recorded it. The whole idea is that the conversations are between the sections of the orchestra. They play off of each other, and the soloists. It's actually one of the most interesting pieces I've written and I'd love to record it."


1. Where've You Been?
2. Night Coming Tenderly
3. Ray's Tune
4. Antoinette
5. I'm In Love With You
6. All Alone
7. I Think Of You
8. Capricious


Billy Taylor - Piano
Joe Kennedy - Violin
Keith Copeland - Drums
Victor Gaskin - Bass

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