The Jazz Life of Dr. Billy Taylor

by Billy Dr. Taylor and Teresa L. Reed

The Jazz Life of Dr. Billy Taylor

Hardcover, 227 pages, Indiana University Press, List Price: $25 | purchase

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When I first met Dr. Billy Taylor at a taping of one of his NPR shows (Billy Taylor's Jazz at the Kennedy Center), I asked him about a recording he'd made with Cuban percussionist Candido Camero back in the late 1940s. I was new to NPR Jazz as a producer, and was given the assignment of taping voice tracks with him at the Kennedy Center.

After he learned of my passion for jazz history, every time we worked on some production together he'd pull me aside and say, "Did I ever

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