Wednesday, December 29, 2010

In Memoriam: Dr. Billy Taylor

Jazz pianist and educator extraordinaire Dr. Billy Taylor has died at age 89. (July 24, 1921 – December 28, 2010)

Here is a video of him in performance. Remarkable, smooth, and cool. This is from 2001- when Billy was already 80!!!
 (Wikipedia; Official website; Billy Taylor You Tube Channel)

And his great composition, a civil rights anthem, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free.

No comments: