Taylor has spent the better part of his 81 years blurring the lines in the jazz world between the musician and the teacher. In 1964, he started the Jazzmobile, a project where he basically dressed up a beer float that drove through Harlem and carried musicians who blew bebop at passersby.
I love jazz because it swings.
I was first exposed to jazz in Houston.
I met Joe LoCascio and Bob Henschen.
The best show I ever attended was Pat Martino.
The first jazz record I bought was Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
My advice to new listeners is to relax on 2 and 4 beats.