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Artist: Taylor, Billy Quartet And Trio
Title: Good Groove
Format: CD
Catalog Number:2179
Barcode:5019317021795 itemnumber=1000124509
Price: $20.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 4/17/2020
Availability: In Stock
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Billy Taylor (July 24, 1921 – December 28, 2010) was an American jazz pianist, composer, broadcaster and educator. He was the Robert L. Jones Distinguished Professor of Music at East Carolina University in Greenville, and from 1994 was the artistic director for jazz at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. A jazz activist, Taylor sat on the Honorary Founders Board of The Jazz Foundation of America, an organisation he started in 1989, with Ann Ruckert, Herb Storfer and Phoebe Jacobs, to save the homes and the lives of America’s elderly jazz and blues musicians, later including musicians who survived Hurricane Katrina. Taylor was also a jazz educator, who lectured in colleges, served on panels and travelled worldwide as a jazz ambassador. Critic Leonard Feather once said, “It is almost indisputable that Dr. Billy Taylor is the world’s foremost spokesman for jazz”. In the U.K. most people will have heard his introductory music to Barry Norman’s film program I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free. This CD also includes the great Charlie Mingus and Oscar Pettiford.

Track Listing
Billy Taylor Quartet: Billy Taylor (p), John Collins (g), Al Hall (b), Shadow Wilson (d). New York City February 20, 1951

[2:46] Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams

[3:15] Thou Swell

[3:04] Good Groove

[2:46] Somebody Loves Me

[3:32] Willow Weep For Me

[3:07] If I Had You

[3:24] The Very Thought Of You

[3:03] What Is There To Say

Billy Taylor Trio: Billy Taylor (p), Earl May (b), Ed Thigpen (d). New York City, October 28, 1957

[2:58] You Make Me Feel So Young

[4:50] Earl May

[4:15] I Get A Kick Out Of You

[4:24] Can You Tell By Looking At Me

 Billy Taylor Quartet: Billy Taylor (p), Chuck Wayne (9), George Duvivier (b), Sid Bulkin (d), Oscar Pettiford-1 (cello). Pythian Temple, New York City July 11 1952

[2:24] Three Little Words

[2:47] Oscar Rides Again

Billy Taylor Trio: Billy Taylor (p), Charles Mingus (b), Marquis Foster (d). Storyville, Boston MA, Autumn 1952

[5:24] What Is This Thing Called Love

[8:14] All The Things You Are

[5:24] I’m Beginning To See The Light

[3:53] Laura

[5:31] Ladybird

Performers on this Album
Billy Taylor Quartet: Billy Taylor (p), John Collins (g), Al Hall (b), Shadow Wilson (d).
Billy Taylor Trio: Billy Taylor (p), Earl May (b), Ed Thigpen (d).
Billy Taylor Quartet: Billy Taylor (p), Chuck Wayne (9), George Duvivier (b), Sid Bulkin (d), Oscar Pettiford-1 (cello).
Billy Taylor Trio: Billy Taylor (p), Charles Mingus (b), Marquis Foster (d).
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