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Cecil Taylor July 6, 1957

Main Session Personnel
soprano saxophone
piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Johnny Come Lately 6:45
At Newport
Catalog #: MG V-8238
2 Nona's Blues 7:04
At Newport
Catalog #: MG V-8238
3 Tune 2 9:53
At Newport
Catalog #: MG V-8238
genre: Free jazz, experimental, avant-garde
Recording Date: 
1957-07-06
Label Name: 
Verve
Leader(s): 
Cecil Taylor
Skill/instrument: 
soprano saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Steve Lacy
Personnel: 
Cecil Taylor
Personnel: 
Buell Neidlinger
Personnel: 
Denis Charles
Ensemble Size: 
quartet
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Newport Jazz Festival
Venue Location: 
Newport, Rhode Island
Recording company
Company Name: 
Verve
Session Details: 

The "venue type" is listed as "live performance" because these tracks were played live at the Newport Jazz Music Festival; while the tracks were played live, they were recorded for the Verve label.

The album in which these songs appear is "At Newport," however, while this session has only 3 tracks listed, this album actually has a total of 6 tracks on it. The 3 tracks (tracks 1-3) that are listed here are the only tracks in which Cecil Taylor plays. The next 3 tracks (tracks 4-6) were recorded (a day earlier) on July 5, 1957 with Gigi Gryce (alto saxophonist) as the leader. All tracks were recorded live and combined by the Verve label to create the "At Newport" album.

This information was combined from the two discography/sessionography sources listed, as well as some help from Wikipedia's page on the Cecil Taylor/Gigi Gryce "At Newport" album (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_Newport_%28Cecil_Taylor_%26_Gigi_Gryce_a...).

Sources: 
Cecil Taylor Research Group's sessionography (http://www.webmutations.com/ceciltaylor/index.html) & Richard Shapiro's Cecil Taylor discography (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/mtaylors.html)