At Newport (Cecil Taylor and Gigi Gryce album)

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At Newport
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Live album by The Gigi GryceDonald Byrd Jazz Laboratory and The Cecil Taylor Quartet
RecordedJuly 5 & 6 1957
Cecil Taylor chronology
Jazz Advance
At Newport
Looking Ahead!
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[2]

At Newport is a live album by the Gigi GryceDonald Byrd Jazz Laboratory and the Cecil Taylor Quartet recorded for the Verve label at the Newport Jazz Festival in July 1957. The original LP album featured one side of performances by Taylor with Buell Neidlinger, Denis Charles and Steve Lacy and the other by Gryce, Byrd, Hank Jones, Wendell Marshall, and Osie Johnson.


The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden states "At first combining a set by Cecil Taylor with another by the Gigi Gryce-Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory seems like an odd pairing, but it ends up working rather well. These live recordings, which come from the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival, have stood the test of time rather well".[3]

Track listing[edit]

The Cecil Taylor Quartet:

  1. "Johnny Come Lately" (Billy Strayhorn) - 7:13
  2. "Nona's Blues" (Cecil Taylor) - 7:40
  3. "Tune 2" (Taylor) - 10:26

The Gigi Gryce-Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory:

  1. "Splittin' (Ray's Way)" (Ray Bryant) - 8:32
  2. "Batland" (Lee Sears) - 7:21
  3. "Love for Sale" (Cole Porter) - 7:34
  • Recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 5 (tracks 4-6) and 6 (tracks 1-3), 1957



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 90. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed July 9, 2009.