Billy Taylor. i

Billy Taylor. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of the artist
Billy Taylor.

Billy Taylor.

Courtesy of the artist

Toast Of The Nation

A Tribute To Billy Taylor: Live In ConcertWBGO-FM

Listen

Listen

Loading…

59:00
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/144529582/144500676" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Not long after he distinguished himself as a jazz pianist, the late great Billy Taylor became a broadcaster, educator and general ambassador for the art form he loved. After he died in late 2010, the Kennedy Center — where Taylor served as artistic advisor for jazz — gathered many of the musicians who had been touched by his legacy and mentorship. Naturally, it was an all-star cast. Pianists Geri Allen, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Cyrus Chestnut, Danilo Pérez and Christian Sands join other special guests — including Taylor's former bandmates — in a tribute performance from Washington, D.C., excerpted here for Toast of the Nation

.

Set List

Recorded Nov. 11, 2011.

  • "One For The Woofer"
  • "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart"
  • "Titoro"
  • "Kim's Song"
  • "Theodora"
  • "Can You Tell By Looking At Me"
  • "Back Home"
  • "A Bientot"
  • "A Grand Night For Swinging"
Personnel
  • Geri Allen, piano/musical direcot
  • Toshiko Akiyoshi, piano
  • Cyrus Chestnut, piano
  • Danilo Pérez, piano
  • Christian Sands, piano
  • Terence Blanchard, trumpet
  • Chip Jackson, bass
  • Winard Harper, drums

Credits

  • Duke Markos, recording engineer
  • Big Mo Recording, recording engineer
  • Mark Schramm, onsite producer
[+] read more[-] less

More From Jazz

Corky Hale appears on the cover of her album Corky Hale Plays George Gershwin & Vernon Duke. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of the artist

Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Corky Hale On Piano Jazz

The pioneering pianist, harpist, flutist and cellist has worked with Mel Tormé and Billie Holiday.

Listen Loading… 57:51
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/425725724/425870258" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
Back To Top