Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Bemsha Swing
7:28
2 Charge 'Em Blues
11:08
3 Azure
7:29
4 Song
5:19
5 You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
9:17
6 Rick Kick Shaw
6:05
7 Johnny Come Lately
7:14
8 Nona's Blues
7:40
9 Tune 2
10:24
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Luyah! The Glorious Step
6:27
2 African Violets
5:12
3 Of What
8:18
4 Wallering
5:23
5 Toll
7:40
6 Excursion On a Wobbly Rail
9:01
7 Shifting Down
10:39
8 Just Friends
6:13
9 Like Someone in Love
8:08
10 Double Clutching
8:20
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Get Out of Town
9:13
2 I Love Paris
5:12
3 Love for Sale
8:15
4 Little Lees
9:05
5 Matie's Trophies
10:14
6 O.P.
9:13
7 Cell Walk for Celeste
11:38
8 Cindy's Main Mood
5:13
9 Things Ain't What They Used to Be
10:11
CD 4
# Title Rating Length
1 Air
8:40
2 This Nearly Was Mine
10:49
3 Port of Call
4:19
4 E.B.
9:57
5 Lazy Afternoon
14:52
6 Pots
5:44
7 Bulbs
6:52
8 Mixed
10:14
CD 5
# Title Rating Length
1 Trance
9:13
2 Call
9:01
3 Lena
6:59
4 D Trad, That's What
21:28

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States (1956-09-14) (tracks 1–6)
drums:
Denis Charles (drums) (1956-09-14) (tracks 1–4, 6)
Denis Charles (drums) (1957-07-06) (tracks 7–9)
soprano saxophone:
Steve Lacy (jazz saxophonist and composer) (1956-09-14) (tracks 2, 4)
Steve Lacy (jazz saxophonist and composer) (1957-07-06) (tracks 7–9)
double bass:
Buell Neidlinger (1956-09-14) (tracks 1–4, 6)
Buell Neidlinger (1957-07-06) (tracks 7–9)
piano:
Cecil Taylor (1956-09-14) (tracks 1–6)
Cecil Taylor (1957-07-06) (tracks 7–9)
composer:
Cecil Taylor (tracks 2, 4, 6)
recorded at:
Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, United States (1957-07-06) (tracks 7–9)
later releases:
Bemsha Swing by Cecil Taylor (track 1)
recording of:
Charge 'em Blues (track 2)
Rick Kick Shaw (track 6)
Song (track 4)

CD 2

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1958-10-13) (tracks 7–10)
trumpet:
Kenny Dorham (1958-10-13) (tracks 7–10)
drums:
Denis Charles (drums) (1958-06-09) (tracks 1–6)
Louis Hayes (1958-10-13) (tracks 7–10)
vibraphone:
Earl Griffith (1958-06-09) (tracks 1–2, 4–6)
double bass:
Buell Neidlinger (1958-06-09) (tracks 1–6)
Chuck Israels (1958-10-13) (tracks 7–10)
piano:
Cecil Taylor (1958-06-09) (tracks 1–6)
Cecil Taylor (1958-10-13) (tracks 7–10)
tenor saxophone:
John Coltrane (1958-10-13) (tracks 7–10)
composer:
Massimo Bottini (track 3)
Earl Griffith (track 2)
John Klenner (track 8)
Cecil Taylor (tracks 1–6)
lyricist:
Sam M. Lewis (US singer and lyricist) (track 8)
recorded at:
Nola’s Penthouse in New York, New York, United States (1958-06-09) (tracks 1–6)
later releases:
cover recording of:
Just Friends (track 8)
recording of:
African Violets (track 2)
Of What (track 3)
Toll (track 5)
Wallering (track 4)

CD 3

trumpet:
Ted Curson (1959-04-15) (tracks 4–5)
Clark Terry (1961-01-09 – 1961-01-10) (track 9)
drums:
Denis Charles (drums) (1959-04-15) (tracks 1–5)
Denis Charles (drums) (1961-01-09 – 1961-01-10) (track 7)
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (1961-01-09 – 1961-01-10) (tracks 6, 8–9)
soprano saxophone:
Steve Lacey (1961-01-09 – 1961-01-10) (track 9)
double bass:
Buell Neidlinger (1959-04-15) (tracks 1–5)
Buell Neidlinger (1961-01-09 – 1961-01-10) (tracks 6–9)
piano:
Cecil Taylor (1959-04-15) (tracks 1–5)
Cecil Taylor (1961-01-09 – 1961-01-10) (tracks 6–9)
baritone saxophone:
Charles Davis (saxophone player) (1961-01-09 – 1961-01-10) (track 9)
tenor saxophone:
Bill Barron (1959-04-15) (tracks 4–5)
Archie Shepp (1961-01-09 – 1961-01-10) (tracks 7, 9)
trombone:
Roswell Rudd (1961-01-09 – 1961-01-10) (track 9)
recorded at:
Nola’s Penthouse in New York, New York, United States (1959-04-15) (tracks 1–5)
Nola’s Penthouse in New York, New York, United States (1961-01-09 – 1961-01-10) (tracks 6–9)

CD 4

trumpet:
Ted Curson (1961-10-10) (track 8)
drums:
Denis Charles (drums) (1960-10-12 – 1960-10-13) (tracks 1–5)
Sunny Murray (1961-10-10) (tracks 6–8)
double bass:
Buell Neidlinger (1960-10-12 – 1960-10-13) (tracks 1–5)
Henry Grimes (1961-10-10) (tracks 6–8)
alto saxophone:
Jimmy Lyons (saxophone player) (1961-10-10) (tracks 6–8)
piano:
Cecil Taylor (1960-10-12 – 1960-10-13) (tracks 1–5)
Cecil Taylor (1961-10-10) (tracks 6–8)
tenor saxophone:
Archie Shepp (1960-10-12 – 1960-10-13) (tracks 1, 5)
Archie Shepp (1961-10-10) (tracks 6–8)
trombone:
Roswell Rudd (1961-10-10) (track 8)
recorded at:
Nola’s Penthouse in New York, New York, United States (1960-10-12 – 1960-10-13) (tracks 1–5)
Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, July 20, 1959 -) in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States (1961-10-10) (tracks 6–8)

CD 5

drums:
Sunny Murray (1962-11-23) (tracks 1–4)
alto saxophone:
Jimmy Lyons (saxophone player) (1962-11-23) (tracks 1–4)
piano:
Cecil Taylor (1962-11-23) (tracks 1–4)
producer:
Anders Stefansen (tracks 1–4)
recorded at:
Jazzhus Montmartre (1961-1976) in Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark (1962-11-23) (tracks 1–4)