Billy Taylor

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Jazz pianst, respected educator, and TV musical director.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Piano Panorama
1951 Piano Panorama Atlantic
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Jazz at Storyville
1952 Jazz at Storyville Roost
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Billy Taylor Mambos
1953 Billy Taylor Mambos Prestige
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Billy Taylor Piano
1953 Billy Taylor Piano Savoy
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Billy Taylor Trio, Vol. 1
1953 Billy Taylor Trio, Vol. 1
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Billy Taylor Trio, Vol. 2
1953 Billy Taylor Trio, Vol. 2 Prestige
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Billy Taylor Plays for DJs
1954 Billy Taylor Plays for DJs Prestige
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The Billy Taylor Trio with Candido
1954 The Billy Taylor Trio with Candido Concord / Prestige
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At Town Hall
1954 At Town Hall New Jazz
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Billy Taylor Trio in Concert at Town Hall
1954 Billy Taylor Trio in Concert at Town Hall Prestige
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Billy Taylor Trio, Vol. 3
1954 Billy Taylor Trio, Vol. 3 Prestige
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Cross Section
1954 Cross Section Original Jazz Classics
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Mambo Jazz
1954 Mambo Jazz Prestige
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A Touch of Taylor
1955 A Touch of Taylor
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Billy Taylor at the London House
1956 Billy Taylor at the London House Paramount Records
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Billy Taylor Introduces Ira Sullivan
1956 Billy Taylor Introduces Ira Sullivan
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Evergreens
1956 Evergreens Hallmark Recordings
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Know Your Jazz
1956 Know Your Jazz ABC-Paramount
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The Billy Taylor Touch
1957 The Billy Taylor Touch Atlantic
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My Fair Lady Loves Jazz
1957 My Fair Lady Loves Jazz Impulse! / GRP
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The New Billy Taylor Trio
1958 The New Billy Taylor Trio Paramount Records
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Taylor Made Jazz
1959 Taylor Made Jazz Argo
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Billy Taylor with Four Flutes
1959 Billy Taylor with Four Flutes Original Jazz Classics
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Custom Taylored
1959 Custom Taylored Fresh Sound
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One for Fun
1959 One for Fun WEA / Warner
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Uptown
1960 Uptown Original Jazz Classics
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Easy Like
1960 Easy Like Sesac
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Warming Up! [Riverside]
1960 Warming Up! [Riverside]
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Interlude
1961 Interlude Moodsville
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The Original Jazz Score of "Kwamina"
1961 The Original Jazz Score of "Kwamina" Mercury
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Impromptu
1962 Impromptu Universal Distribution
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Right Here, Right Now
1963 Right Here, Right Now Capitol
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Billy Taylor Trio at Town Hall
1965 Billy Taylor Trio at Town Hall Status (UK)
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Midnight Piano
1965 Midnight Piano Capitol
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Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free
1967 Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free Tower
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Today
1969 Today Prestige
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A Sleeping Bee
1969 A Sleeping Bee Edel / MPS Records
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OK Billy
1970 OK Billy Bell
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Jazz Alive
1977 Jazz Alive Monmouth Evergreen
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Live at Storyville
1977 Live at Storyville West 54
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The Billy Taylor Trio in Live Performance
1978 The Billy Taylor Trio in Live Performance Monmouth
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Where've You Been
1980 Where've You Been Concord Jazz
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You Tempt Me
1985 You Tempt Me Taylor Made Entertainment
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White Nights and Jazz in Leningrad
1988 White Nights and Jazz in Leningrad Taylor-Made Records / Taylor Made Entertainment
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Solo
1988 Solo Taylor-Made Records / Taylor Made Entertainment
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Among Friends
1991 Among Friends Harrison
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Jazzmobile Allstars
1992 Jazzmobile Allstars Taylor Made Entertainment
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Dr. T
1993 Dr. T GRP
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It's a Matter of Pride
1993 It's a Matter of Pride GRP
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Homage
1994 Homage GRP
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Music Keeps Us Young
1997 Music Keeps Us Young Arkadia Jazz / Arkadia
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Ten Fingers, One Voice
1999 Ten Fingers, One Voice Arkadia Jazz
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Urban Griot
2001 Urban Griot Soundpost Records
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Live at the IAJE, New York
2002 Live at the IAJE, New York Soundpost Records
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I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free
2002 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free EMI Music Distribution
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Billy Taylor Trio With Earl May & Percy Brice
2003 Billy Taylor Trio With Earl May & Percy Brice Prestige
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Taylor Made at the Kennedy Center
2005 Taylor Made at the Kennedy Center Kennedy Center
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Billy Taylor Trio with Earl May & Ed Thigpen
2006 Billy Taylor Trio with Earl May & Ed Thigpen Lone Hill Jazz
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Live at MCG
2007 Live at MCG Telarc Distribution / Manchester Craftsmen's Guild
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Up-Tempo Taylor!
Up-Tempo Taylor!
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Natural Elements
Natural Elements GRP / Universal
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