Album Remarks & Appraisals:
The Dave Taylor Octet Live Cd is a recording of a concert at the Knitting factory in NYC. The band features great improvisers and guest vocalist Jessica Taylor playing the music of David Taylor, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, William Grant Still, Virgil Thompson, and Charles Mingus. The music deals with social joys and sorrows through humor, through composed, swing, blues, and free improvisational music. Words from Catullus and Sappho to Vera Arvey and Mingus remind us of the constant joyful vigilance needed to preserve our sanity and security.
Audio Mixer: Jonathan Rosenberg.
Audio Remixer: Franz Hackl.
Recording information: The Knitting Factory (01/23/1998).
Photographer: Robert Deltredicl.