Jazz in Britain has announced the June 17 release of "Mandala," on vinyl and CD in a limited run of 500 copies. This is a concert by the Mike Taylor Quartet recorded in early 1965 by Jon Hiseman, the band's drummer at the time - an absolute rarity for Taylor and British jazz connoisseurs.
As the author of the first and only biography on the Ealing pianist, I had the honor of collaborating in the realization of the record by providing the rare colour drawing of Taylor for the cover reproduced here (from which the title itself is derived).
The liner notes are edited by jazz expert Duncan Heining, one of the first to deal with Taylor.
There, you can listen in advance to the live recordings of "Son of Red Blues" (9:48) and "Folk Dance" (8:40)!