Cecil Taylor Trio and Quintet – Love For Sale

Love for Sale

Cecil Taylor Trio and QuintetLove For Sale United Artists UAL 4046 (1959)

So-so early Cecil Taylor album.  Compared to Jazz Advance and Looking Ahead! Taylor’s own playing is hit-or-miss.  The rest of the band mostly plays conventional hard bop without bringing anything particularly interesting to the table.  It has less awkward bits than Stereo Drive/Hard Driving Jazz, but also with fewer of the intriguing and daring bits.  Decent enough, but pass on this in favor of the better early Taylor albums.