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Cecil Taylor
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Musician
    (March 25, 1929-April 5, 2018)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Pianist specializing in avant garde and free jazz
    Albums include 'Jazz Advance,' 'Nefertiti The Beautiful One Has Come' and 'Garden'
    Recipient, Guggenheim Fellowship (1973) and MacArthur Fellowship (1991)
    His middle name is 'Percival.'
    He called Miles Davis 'the mean devil incarnate.'
    In a 1994 interview he stated, 'I don't know what jazz is.'
    During a 1958 recording session he clashed with John Coltrane.
    Gigs were hard to book because of his lengthy sets.
    He's openly gay.
    He's also a noted poet.
    He pioneered free jazz, which attempted to disassemble the old bebop and hard bop sounds.
    His energetic, intricate playing style was likened to 'eighty-eight tuned drums.'
    He is an aficionado of Billie Holiday, Billy Eckstine and Chet Baker.

Credit: Black Chic


    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 297 Votes: 73.06% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 100 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
 
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