samedi 18 juillet 2015

John Taylor vient de nous quitter

John Taylor jouait avec Stéphane Kerecki pendant le Festival de Jazz à Junas en 2013

RIP John Taylor (1942-2015)

John Taylor

It has been announced that the he very great pianist John Taylor, a towering figure in European jazz,  died last night, Friday 17th July, He had a sudden heart attack while performing in Stephane Kerecki's band at the French Saveurs Jazz Festival. He was resuscitated on the spot but died later in hospital. He has been a respected, loved, hugely influential figure over half a century, both as player and teacher. He has recently been playing as well as ever, and had a busy schedule planned for the autumn. He will be sorely missed. In sadness.

LINKS: John Taylor website 
BBC 70th Birthday celebration in 2012
Interview with Julian Arguelles about his duo with John Taylor
John Taylor's contribution to the Kenny Wheeler Memorial Service

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