|Tags:||jazz hard bop drums bebop|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
6 April 1929, New York City, New York, USA, d. 6 February 1995, New York City, New York, USA. As a teenager Taylor played drums with Sonny Rollins, Howard McGhee and other young bop musicians in New York. In the early 50s he was also to be heard in mainstream groups, playing with Buddy De Franco and Coleman Hawkins. He continued to play with leading beboppers, including Bud Powell, and later in the decade was with Miles Davis and John Coltrane. From time to time he led his own bands, and toured the USA and Europe with several groups. He became resident in Europe in the early 60s, playing with visiting fellow Americans including Dexter Gordon and Johnny Griffin. During this period, Taylor began recording interviews with musicians, the results of which, often acutely angled towards the racial and political circumstances surrounding jazz, were first published in 1977 under the title Notes And Tones. In the mid-80s Taylor returned to the USA and hosted a radio show....