Billy Taylor

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There are enough instrumentalists named Billy Taylor to provide respectable reinforcements for a stockade under attack, this one a reedman whose specialty was the low horns such as baritone and bass saxophone.…
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There are enough instrumentalists named Billy Taylor to provide respectable reinforcements for a stockade under attack, this one a reedman whose specialty was the low horns such as baritone and bass saxophone. He came out of the Cotton Club scene in the '20s and '30s and even there had to worry about being mistaken for someone else, tuba and bass giant Billy Taylor, Sr.