Art Taylor – A.T.’s Delight


Despite being a mainstay on many a Prestige and Blue Note session in the 1950s and ’60s, jazz drummer Art Taylor didn’t get much of the spotlight. That makes albums like Delight all the more valuable for lovers of the hard-bop drumming style (i.e., Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach). With the soulful tenor sax of Stanley Turrentine and the clean, spare swing of pianist Wynton Kelly coloring the ride, this disc more than lives up to its title.

Personnel: Art Taylor (drums); Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone); Dave Burns (trumpet); Wynton Kelly (piano); Paul Chambers (bass instrument); Carlos “Patato” Valdes (congas).


01. Syeeda’s Song Flute
02. Epistrophy
03. Move
04. High Seas
05. Cookoo and Fungi
06. Blue Interlude

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