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December 31, 2010
gone but will never be for gotten
December 31, 2010
I used to enjoy Billy's sets at the Hickory House on 52nd Street in New York in the mid 50s; they always lasted longer than the other musicians' (45 minutes) and were a creative joy to my ears. He was a great gentleman and will be sorely missed by the jazz community to which he gave so much.

RIP, Billy.
December 31, 2010
In the mid-1970s when I worked for the National Endowment for the Arts, I had the privilege to meet Dr. Taylor. Besides his remarkable talent as a musician, he was a gentleman, a scholar, a trailblazer and a role model. I also very much enjoyed his work on CBS Sunday Morning. What a gift he was to the world. Offering deepest sympathy to his family and friends. May he rest for all eternity in God's perfect peace.
December 31, 2010
To the Taylor Family,

My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. I had the honor and the pleasure of working with Billy when he would come to UMass Amherst to lecture for the Lively Arts general education class, which I facilitated for several years. Not only was he an incredible musician and jazz educator, he was an amazing human being and an all-around nice guy! I always looked forward to his visits. He will be greatly missed.
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