Billy Taylor

Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free

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The title cut of this LP, a Billy Taylor composition, was a big seller for Solomon Burke during the era; Taylor's rendition is the first instrumental version. Teamed with bassist Ben Tucker and drummer Grady Tate, the pianist also performs Clare Fischer's two biggest hits ("Pensativa" and "Morning"), the pop tune "Sunny" and a few lesser-known numbers from the period. This out-of-print record gives one a good all-round showcase of Billy Taylor's playing.

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