Billy Taylor in District of Columbia - the 1930's

from The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music, page 177:

Did you play any improvised music at that time? No, I just liked to play. I loved the sound of the instrument. But a little later, when I was eleven or twelve, one of my uncles, who is a fine jazz pianist, introduced me to Fats Waller and Art Tatum on records, and it blew my mind. Then I got serious.
cite as

Len Lyons, The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music (New York, ), p. 177. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431097291403 accessed: 27 November, 2021

location of experience: District of Columbia

Listeners

Billy Taylor
Broadcaster, Composer, Pianist, Teacher
1921-2010

Listening to

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jazz
written by Miles Davis, Robert "Bumps" Blackwell
performed by Fats Waller, Art Tatum

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium playback
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 08 May 2015 16:01:32 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 13:51:37 +0100