Dr. Billy Taylor

The honorable Dr. Billy Taylor has done it all in his prolific career.  He learned from the master pianist Art Tatum, played with Ben Webster, Ella, Bird, Diz, Duke Ellington, Miles and many others.  He is also a gifted composer in his own right as well as one of the premier educators of the music.  Billy created the successful Jazz Mobile and the Jazz and July Series @ University of Massachusetts.  Dr. Taylor had the opportunity to hang out with John Coltrane at Birdland and discuss music, artistic influences and life. On this special Traneumentary episode, he lets us in on those encounters. 

Tracks used in this episode:

• "Time After Time"
• “In A Sentimental Mood”
• “Something I Dreamed Last Night”
• “The Inch Worm”