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Sunday, July 19, 2015

RIP John Taylor (1942 - 2015)

John Taylor, outstanding British pianist collapsed and died after a heart attack during a gig in France.
He made many visits to the north east including the memorable Kenny Wheeler 80th birthday concert at Sage Gateshead in 2010 where, not only did he play fine piano but also helped the then frail Wheeler to his chair. Just a small indication of the compassionate person he obviously was.
See also LondonJazzNews and Jazzwise.
John Taylor died on July 17, he was 72. 
Deeply saddened.
Lance.

1 comment :

Roly said...

Sad news. I remember some great sessions many years back where John was with great UK players such as Stan Sultzman, Henry Lowther, Chris Laurence, Phil Lee and others. He was a wonderful player then and went on become, in my opinion, one of the UK's greatest jazz musicians. Roly

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