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us: Taylor, Cecil, 1929-

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  • Instance Of

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  • Fuller Name

    • Cecil Percival
  • Variants

    • us: Taylor, Cecil Percival, 1929-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) [1929-03-25,1931-03-25,1933-03-25]
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Long Island City (New York, N.Y.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Jazz Composers' Guild (Organization)
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (naf) New England Conservatory of Music
          (naf) Cecil Taylor Unit
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Jazz musicians
              (lcsh) Arrangers (Musicians)
                (lcsh) Pianists
                  (lcsh) Composers
              • Use For

              • Earlier Established Forms

                  Taylor, Cecil, 1933-
              • Sources

                • found: Air [SR] 197-?: labels (Cecil Taylor) container (jazz pianist, composer)
                • found: LC data base, 7-11-91 (hdg.: Taylor, Cecil, 1933- )
                • found: New Grove dict. of jazz, 1988 (Taylor, Cecil (Percival), pianist, composer; b. 3-15-1929)
                • found: Buholzer, M. Auf der Suche nach Cecil Taylor, 1990: p. 151 (b. 3-25-1933, Long Island City (New York); Taylor has said that in various biographies the given birthdate 3-15-1931/33 is incorrect)
                • found: Cecil Taylor, 2003: t.p. (b. 1929) p. 1, etc. (Cecil Perceval Taylor; b. Mar. 25, 1929; cites e-mail to author from Taylor's personal assistant and companion, quoting Taylor, who told him on Mar. 24, 2003 that the following day was his 74th birthday)
                • found: Grove music online, Apr. 20, 2006: Jazz (Taylor, Cecil (Percival); b. Mar. 15, 1929, New York; American composer, pianist, and leader; "For many years he avoided divulging his year of birth, which was thought to be 1933; it is actually 1929, as Taylor told Whitney Balliett and as confirmed privately by Gary Giddins, who examined Taylor's passport.")
                • found: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed April 20, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Taylor, Cecil; jazz musician, composer, arranger, pianist; born 15 March 1929 in New York, United States; studied piano and music theory at the New England Conservatory of Music (1952); recorded Jazz Advance (1956); performed at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival; Down Beat magazine named him the year's “new star” on piano (1962); helped form the Jazz Composers' Guild (1964); led his own Cecil Taylor Unit (1960s-1970s); worked with the most advanced American and European improvisers (1979))
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                • 2015-09-02: revised
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