Eric In The Evening: Art Taylor Interview

 
4/6/1994
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The interview with Art Taylor marked the first time he had been in Boston since 1959. His 1959 appearance was as a member of Thelonious Monk’s band that was appearing at Storyville. The significance of the date is that Taylor had recorded John Coltrane’s classic “Giant Steps” album earlier that afternoon in New York. - Art Taylor shares his publication titled “Notes & Tones”, a series of musician-to-musician interviews that has proved to be a major work providing revealing and important insights from the perspectives of master African American musicians. - Art Taylor shares his experiences in Europe from 1963 to 1980, including time with Kenny Clark, Johnny Griffin, Dexter Gordon and other master African American musicians who also had moved to Europe. - Art Taylor shares his extensive performing and recording experiences – over 300 recordings - with masters such as Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Jackie McLean, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Dexter Gordon. - Art Taylor shares the influences of Sid Catlett, Papa Joe Jones and Chick Webb. - Art Taylor responds to Eric’s inquiry about any connections between jazz drumming and Africa. Summary and select metadata for this record was submitted by Leonard Brown.