Cecil Taylor records the album ‘Love for Sale’ for United Artists (1959)

Cecil Taylor‘s ‘Love for Sale’ is an album recorded on April 15, 1959 and released by United Artists.

Track Listing : 1.Get Out Of Town (Cole Porter) – 09:12 . 2.I Love Paris (Cole Porter) – 05:11 . 3.Love For Sale (Cole Porter) – 08:15 . 4.Little Lees (A.K.A. Louise) (Cecil Tayor) – 09:04 . 5.Matie’S Trophies (A.K.A. Motystrophe Or Blues) (Cecil Tayor) – 010:13 . 6.Carol/Three Points (Cecil Tayor) – 08:16

Musicians : Cecil Taylor – Piano . Buell Neidlinger – Bass . Denis Charles – Drums . Bill Barron – Tenor Saxophone (4-6) . Ted Curson – Trumpet (4-6)

Production : Produced By Michael Cuscuna . Lewis Merritt Engineer

Recorded On April 15, 1959 At Nola’S Penthouse Studios, Nyc.

Released On April 15, 1959 By United Artists.

(Source Cecil Taylor‘s ‘Love for Sale’ | Love For Sale Cecil Taylor @ Wikipedia)


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Cecil Taylor‘s ‘Love for Sale’


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