Hybrid Mono SACD in Mini LP Jacket!
Mastered By Kevin Gray From Original Mono Master Tapes!
Analogue Productions releases 25 of the most collectible, rarest jazz titles
ever in their Prestige Mono Series on Hybrid Mono SACD.
These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing
an authentic, "old school" look and feel: also referred to as "mini LP" jackets.
In 1956 drummer Art Taylor formed a group called Taylor’s Wailers. Donald Byrd
and Charlie Rouse were members of the working group that debuted at The Pad, a
Greenwich Village nightclub on Sheridan Square booked by Bob Reisner, the man
who had run the legendary Open Door Sessions. In 1957 Taylor recorded the
Wailers for Prestige, adding the alto saxophone of Jackie McLean to the front
line. Two of the highlights are the Thelonious Monk compositions, “Well, You
Needn’t” and “Off Minor,” with arrangements by Thelonious himself. One track, “C.T.A.,”
by Jimmy Heath, is from another session featuring John Coltrane backed by Red
Garland, Paul Chambers, and Taylor, a potent Prestige studio combination in
those days. There have been many distinguished drummer-leaders in jazz. One
expects their groups to be rhythmically exciting. Taylor’s Wailers are no
exception to this swinging heritage.
Originally released in 1957
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Mono SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by Kevin Gray From Original Analog Tapes
• Mini "old style" gatefold jacket, aka Mini LP jacket
Art Taylor, drums
Donald Byrd, trumpet
Jackie McLean, alto saxophone
Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone
John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
Ray Bryant, piano
Red Garland, piano
Wendell Marshall, bass
Paul Chambers, bass
3. Exhibit A
4. Cubano Chant
5. Off Minor
6. Well, You Needn't