Cecil Taylor

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Birthday
25, 1929
Birthplace
Long Island, NY
Death Date
Apr 5, 2018 (89)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
25, 1929
Birthplace
Long Island, NY
Death Date
Apr 5, 2018 (89)

About

Became known as one of free jazz's pioneers who was admired for his energy, improvisation, and complexity at the keyboard.

Before Fame

He began studying piano at age six, eventually going to the New York College of Music and New England Conservatory.

Trivia

His first album, Jazz Advance, was recognized for its freedom with the post-bop technique.

Family Life

His mother, herself a dancer, pianist, and violinist, sparked his interest in ballet.

Associated With

He was once compared to Art Tatum, only with contemporary-classical leanings.