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Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: April 6, 1929 | Died: February 6, 1995

Art Taylor - drums (1929 - 1995)

One of the premier hard bop drummers of his era, by 1948 while still a teenager in Harlem, Art Taylor had played drums in church with Jackie McLean and Sonny Rollins. He also played with Howard McGhee and other young bop musicians in New York. In the early 50s he was also to be heard in mainstream groups, playing with Buddy De Franco and Coleman Hawkins. He continued to play with leading beboppers, including Bud Powell, and Art Farmer. Later in the decade was with Miles Davis and John Coltrane.

From time to time he led his own bands, notably Taylor’s Wailers, and toured the States and Europe with Donald Byrd, and did a short stint with Thelonious Monk in 1959. Also in ’59 he was the drummer on John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” album, which speaks for itself....
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Featured recording “Wailin' At The Vanguard”

Wailin' At The Vanguard

PolyGram Records
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