Personnel: Billy Taylor (piano); Ed Thigpen (drums).
Liner Note Author: Arthur Kramer.
Editor: Arthur Kramer.
The music on this reissue of Billy Taylor Trio with Earl May & Ed Thigpen, which was an LP originally put out by ABC/Paramount, adds four selections from a set made for Atlantic, is all of the music recorded by the trio of Billy Taylor, Earl May and Ed Thigpen. The musicians also recorded with larger groups, but not in the trio format, which is a pity because this band from 1957 was one of Taylor's strongest. The pianist is heard in prime form throughout, really digging into "There Will Never Be Another You," "Will You Still Be Mine?" and his "Titoro," playing at his most boppish. Earl May and Ed Thigpen are alert and inspiring in support of the pianist. Recommended. ~ Scott Yanow