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     Billy Taylor
 
 

Real name: William Taylor, Sr.
Born: Jul 24, 1921 in Greenville, NC
Died: December 28, 2010 in New York, NY
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Hard Bop, Swing, Bop
Instruments: Piano

Billy Taylor has been such an articulate spokesman for jazz, and his profiles on CBS' Sunday Morning television program (where he has been a regular since 1981) are so successful at introducing jazz to a wider audience, that sometimes one can forget how talented a pianist he has been for the past half-century. While not an innovator, Taylor has been flexible enough to play swing, bop, and more advanced styles while always retaining his own musical personality. After graduating from Virginia State College in 1942, he moved to New York and played with such major musicians as Ben Webster, Eddie South, Stuff Smith (with whom he recorded in 1944), and Slam Stewart, among others. In 1951, he was the house pianist at Birdland and soon afterward Taylor formed his first of many trios. He helped found the Jazzmobile in 1965; in 1969, became the first black band director for a network television series (The David Frost Show); in 1975, he earned his doctorate at the University of Massachusetts; and he both founded and served as director for the popular radio program Jazz Alive. But despite his activities in jazz education, Taylor has rarely gone long between performances and recordings, always keeping his bop-based style consistently swinging and fresh.

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

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БИЛЛИ ТЭЙЛОР. Пианист, композитор, педагог, 1921-1986. Родился в Гринвилле (Сев. Каролина), окончил консерваторию в Вирджинии и в 1942 г. уехал в Нью-Йорк, где работал вначале с квартетом Бена Уэбстера, а затем с Диззи Гиллеспи, Стаффом Смитом, Мачито, Доном Рэдменом, Чарли Паркером и десятком других известных джазменов. После 1951 г. он почти постоянно играл в клубе "Бердлэнд" со своим составом (в основном трио) и завоевал большое уважение среди своих коллег-музыкантов как первоклассный артист. Позднее в 1975 г. в университете Массачусетса он написал докторскую диссертацию, посвященную истории джазового фортепиано и его стилистическому развитию. В начале 80-х посетил Россию. Умер 2 сентября 1986 г. в Фэйрфаксе (шт. Вирджиния).

Nat Shapiro, Nat Hentoff. "Hear Me Talkin' To Ya". Rinehart & Co Inc. New York. 1955


Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=4821 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.billytaylorjazz.net Official website. Biography, discography
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Taylor About from 'wikipedia'
ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Тейлор,_Билли О исполнителе из 'википедии' [ru]
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Taylor About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Billy Taylor - '1950-1952' - 2004, Classics
 Billy Taylor - 'Chronological 1952-1953' - 2005, Classics
 Billy Taylor - 'It's A Matter Of Pride' - 1993, GRP
 Billy Taylor - 'Live At MCG' - 2007, Manchester Craftsmen's Guild
 Billy Taylor - 'My Fair Lady Loves Jazz' - 1957, GRP
 Billy Taylor - 'The Billy Taylor Trio With Candido' - 1954, OJC
 Billy Taylor - 'Where've You Been' - 1980, GRP
  как соисполнитель ...
 Cozy Cole - '1944-1945' - 1996, Classics
 Billie Holiday - 'Lady Sings The Blues' - 1956, Verve Forecast, Ars Nova
 Quincy Jones - 'This Is How I Feel About Jazz' - 1956, Impulse!
 Mundell Lowe - 'A Grand Night For Swinging' - 1957, OJC, Riverside, ZYX
 Herbie Mann - 'America - Brazil' - 1997, Lightyear
 Oscar Pettiford - 'Oscar Rides Again Vol 1. Blues In The Closet 1943-53' - 2008, Proper, Affinity
 Slam Stewart - 'Jumpin' At The Deuces' - 1995, Membran
 Clark Terry - 'One On One' - 2000, Chesky
 


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