Billy Taylor – Uptown

Posted on January 8th, 2008 in Jazz by Terrence Taps

I must admit that a very selfish part of me didn’t even want to share this one with anyone…other than to spring it on you one day at a live Terrence Taps performance.While I do have a personal favorite track….I’ll never tell what it is!

Branford Marsalis – Eternal

Posted on January 4th, 2008 in Jazz by Terrence Taps

This recording has plenty of strong selections, but “The Lonely Swan” stands out as an opportunity for tap dancers to express themselves in a unique way. Check it out!

Alice in Chains – Dirt

Posted on January 2nd, 2008 in Hard Rock & Metal by Terrence Taps

This album is an early 90s classic that I would recommend, even if not for tap.I am haunted by “Rooster” You must hear it for yourself and imagine the possibilities!

Various Artists – Basic Jazz, Vol. 3

Posted on January 1st, 2008 in Jazz by Terrence Taps

For people like me who don’t have the broadest knowledge of jazz tunes…compilations like this are very helpful. “Basic Jazz”….that sounds like it was made for me! Definitely check out, Stanley Turrentine’s rendition of “Feeling Good” I am a sucker for that song!

A version of it is featured on the Verve Remixed collection.

Rob Thomas – Something to Be

Posted on December 31st, 2007 in Rock by Terrence Taps

I must admit that I haven’t listened to every song on this CD. Nevertheless, “Streetcorner Symphony” has the kind of groove that few tap dancers will be able to sit still through!

Bajofondo Tango Club

Posted on November 30th, 2007 in Dance & DJ,International,Latin Music by Terrence Taps

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Another interesting cross-genre fusion that provides some very interesting audioscapes for tap dancers. This CD is essentially a remix of Latin music traditionally used for Tango. Standout tracks include: ‘Montserrat’, ‘Los Tangueros’, & ‘Duro Y Parejo’

Miles Davis – Kind of Blue

Posted on November 29th, 2007 in Jazz by Terrence Taps

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Miles Davis’ groundbreaking experiment with Modal Jazz is a must have for every serious tap dancer/musician. Definitely check out ‘Freddie Freeloader, All Blues, & ‘So What.

Here is a clip of Joseph Wiggan and Kendrick Jones performing an arrangement of ‘So What’.