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JAZZ’S VOICE, BILLY TAYLOR, DEAD AT 89

December 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Pianist Billy Taylor, widely regarded as jazz’s most articulate spokesman, has died at age 89. “Before Wynton Marsalis, he was probably the most famous representative the jazz world ever had, a familiar presence on TV and radio, as well as the force behind jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington,” jazz critic Will Friedwald wrote […]