Basic Background Info

Birth: April 6, 1929 - February 6, 1995
Location: New York City, New York
Band: Art Taylor and the Wailers
Genres: Jazz
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician


Raised in Harlem by Jamaican parents, Arthur Taylor attended performances by Chick Webb, Joe Jones, and J.C. Herd as a child. After listening and watching a jam session, teenage Arthur Taylor resolved to pursue a career behind a drum kit. After receiving a drum kit from his parents, Taylor joined a neighborhood band with Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, Kenny Drew, and Andy Kirk Jr.

After honing his skills playing night after night at local clubs with his neighborhood band and palying with Howard McGhee in 1948, Arthur Taylor joined Oscar Pettiford and Wynton Kelly in a trio in 1950. The threesome travelled to Chicago to open for Duke Ellington at the Blue Note. Staying in the same hotel as greats Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, and Milt Jackson highlighted the trip for Taylor. Arthur Taylor spent the better part of a year with Pettiford before he moved on to played with Coleman Hawkins, Kenny Drew, Sweets Edison, and Tommy Potter. Max Roach then recommended Arthur Taylor to Bud Powell and Taylor joined Powell opening for huge acts like Duke Ellington, Dinah Washington, and Count Basie.

This experience opened many doors for Arthur Taylor. For instance, he worked on Thelonius Monk Orchestra at Town Hall under arranger Hall Overton. Arthur Taylor also recorded and performed with legends Jackie McLean, Red Garland, Miles Davis, Kenny Durham, and John Coltrane. Arthur Taylor also worked with Charlie Parker, who encouraged Taylor to learn the lyrics to all the music to keep better time as a drummer. Arthur Taylor's paramount knowledge and respect among fellow musicians helped him start and lead Art Taylor and the Wailers on and off throughout his career.

In the early 1960s, Arthur Taylor traveled to Paris with Johnny Griffin, Kenny Drew, and Sonny Griffin for a three-month engagement at the Blue Note. The gig evetaully lasted more than eighteen months with Taylor leading the group in the last several months. After the extended stay in Paris, Arthur Taylor lived overseas, in Belgium, the Riviera, and Switzerland, for almost twenty years. He played with traveling Americans and Europeans while he lived throughout Europe. And Taylor studied formally for the first time while in Paris, under Kenny Clarke. Although Clarke later invited Arthur Taylor to teach at his school, Taylor declined.

Arthur Taylor returned to the U.S. in 1983 when his mother became ill. Taylor worked as a freelance musician for several years and then reorganized Art Taylor and the Wailers for a few years before his death in 1995.


Album Year Album Name Album Band
1946 Aerobleu: The Spirit of Cool Various Artists
1947 Bud Powell Trio Plays Bud Powell
1947 Jazz Profile, Vol. 8 Bud Powell
1949 Alternate Takes Bud Powell
1949 Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1 [Expanded] Bud Powell
1949 Complete Bud Powell Blue Note Recordings (1949-1958) Bud Powell
1949 Complete Bud Powell on Verve Bud Powell
1950 America's Greatest Jazzmen Various Artists
1950 Bird You Never Heard Charlie Parker
1950 Bud Powell Trio Bud Powell
1950 Greatest Hits: The 50s Gene Ammons
1950 International Jam Sessions Various Artists
1950 Modern Moods Various Artists
1951 Bluing: Miles Davis Plays the Blues Miles Davis
1951 Body and Soul Revisited Coleman Hawkins
1951 Chronicle: The Complete Prestige Recordings (1951-195 Miles Davis
1951 Collectors' Items Miles Davis
1951 Complete Debut Recordings Charles Mingus
1952 Debut Records Story Various Artists
1952 New Faces, New Sounds Lou Donaldson Quintet-Quartet
1953 Art Farmer Septet Plays the Arrangements and Compositions of Gigi Gryce & Quincy Jones Art Farmer Septet
1953 Art of the Ballad Kenny Dorham
1953 Autumn Broadcasts, 1953 Bud Powell
1953 Bud Powell Trio Bud Powell Trio
1953 Christmas Songs Various Artists
1953 Four Trombones: The Debut Recordings J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding/Bennie Green/Wi
1953 Genius of Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk
1953 Jazz at Massey Hall, Vol. 2 Bud Powell
1953 Jazz Showcase Sonny Rollins
1953 Summer Broadcasts 1953 Bud Powell
1953 Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins Thelonious Monk With Sonny Rollins
1953 Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins: 50th Anniversary Edition Thelonious Monk/Sonny Rollins
1954 Celebrated Standards: The Art of Jazz Various Artists
1954 Moving Out Sonny Rollins
1954 Oleo Miles Davis
1954 Sonny Rollins Plays Jazz Classics Sonny Rollins
1954 When Farmer Met Gryce Art Farmer
1954 Workshop of the George Wallington Trio George Wallington
1955 Art Farmer Quintet Art Farmer Quintet
1955 Complete Riverside Recordings Thelonious Monk
1955 Hope Meets Foster Elmo Hope Quartet/Quintet
1955 Live! at Cafe Bohemia George Wallington Quintet
1955 Lonely One Bud Powell
1955 Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3 Thad Jones
1955 Miles Davis and Milt Jackson Quintet/Sextet Miles Davis and Milt Jackson
1955 Milt and Miles Miles Davis w/Milt Jackson Quintet/Sexte
1955 Piano Interpretations by Bud Powell Bud Powell
1956 4, 5 and 6 Jackie McLean
1956 52nd Street Theme Hank Mobley
1956 All Night Long Kenny Burrell & The Prestige All Stars
1956 Art of John Coltrane John Coltrane
1956 Birth of Hard Bop Lee Morgan/Donald Byrd/Hank Mobley
1956 Blue Miles Miles Davis
1956 Complete Blue Note Lee Morgan Fifties Sessions Lee Morgan
1956 Garland of Red Red Garland Trio
1956 Happy Blues Gene Ammons All Stars
1956 Introducing Lee Morgan Lee Morgan with the Hank Mobley Quintet
1956 Jammin' with Gene Gene Ammons All Stars
1956 Jazz for the Carriage Trade George Wallington Quintet
1956 Jazz for the Carriage Trade George Wallington Quintet
1956 Jazz Message of Hank Mobley, Vol. 2 Hank Mobley
1956 Jazz Modes Charlie Rouse
1956 Jazz Showcase John Coltrane
1956 Jazzville Julius Watkins
1956 John Coltrane and the Jazz Giants John Coltrane
1956 Les Jazz Modes Les Jazz Modes
1956 Lights Out! Jackie McLean
1956 Mal-1/Mal-2 Mal Waldron
1956 McLean's Scene Jackie McLean
1956 Messages Hank Mobley
1956 Miles Davis: The Columbia Years 1955-1985 Miles Davis
1956 Mobley's Message Hank Mobley
1956 Mobley's Second Message Hank Mobley
1956 One and Two Mal Waldron
1956 P.C. Blues Red Garland Trio w/Paul Chambers
1956 Presenting Ernie Henry Ernie Henry
1956 Prestige Recordings John Coltrane
1956 Red Garland's Piano Red Garland
1956 Rolf Ericson & the American All Stars 1956 with Ernes Rolf Ericson w/His American All Stars
1956 Silver's Blue Horace Silver
1956 Strictly Powell Bud Powell
1956 Taylor's Wailers Art Taylor
1956 Tenor Conclave Hank Mobley/Al Cohn/John Coltrane/Zoot S
1956 Thelonious Monk's Greatest Hits Thelonious Monk
1956 Trumpets All Out Art Farmer
1956 Two Trumpets Donald Byrd
1956 Watkins at Large Doug Watkins
1957 After Hours Thad Jones with Kenny Burrell and Frank
1957 All Day Long Kenny Burrell
1957 All Mornin' Long Red Garland Quintet
1957 Alto Madness Jackie McLean/John Jenkins
1957 Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 3: Bud! Bud Powell
1957 Bags & Flutes Milt Jackson
1957 Bahia John Coltrane with Red Garland and Paul
1957 Bass on Top Paul Chambers
1957 Believer John Coltrane
1957 Best of Lee Morgan Lee Morgan
1957 Bird Feathers Phil Woods/Gene Quill/Jackie McLean/John
1957 Bird Feathers Various Artists
1957 Bird's Night (The Music of Charlie Parker) Various Artists
1957 Blue Pearl Bud Powell
1957 Blue Trane: John Coltrane Plays the Blues John Coltrane
1957 Bone & Bari Curtis Fuller
1957 Bud Plays Bird Bud Powell
1957 Bud Powell [Norgran] Bud Powell
1957 Candy Lee Morgan
1957 City Lights Lee Morgan
1957 Cliff Jordan Clifford Jordan
1957 Complete Blue Note/UA Curtis Fuller Sessions Curtis Fuller
1957 Curtain Call Hank Mobley
1957 Dakar John Coltrane
1957 Dig It! Red Garland Quintet with John Coltrane
1957 From Birdland (New York City, 1956) Bud Powell
1957 Funky Gene Ammons All Stars
1957 Gigi Gryce and the Jazz Lab Quintet Gigi Gryce & the Jazz Lab Quintet
1957 Groovy Red Garland Trio
1957 Hank Mobley Hank Mobley
1957 Hard Cookin' Art Taylor
1957 Here Comes Louis Smith Louis Smith
1957 High Pressure Red Garland Quintet
1957 Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 Tenors John Coltrane with Bobby Jaspar and I. S
1957 Jackie McLean and Co. Jackie McLean
1957 Jamaica Jazz Don Elliott w/ Evans
1957 Jammin' in Hi Fi with Gene Ammons Gene Ammons
1957 Jazz by Gee! Matthew Gee
1957 Jazz Eyes John Jenkins & Donald Byrd
1957 Jazz for Lovers Various Artists
1957 Jazz Interplay John Coltrane
1957 Jazz Is Busting out All over Frank Wess
1957 Jazz Lab Donald Byrd
1957 Jazz Sahib Sahib Shihab
1957 John Coltrane John Coltrane
1957 John Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio John Coltrane/Red Garland Trio
1957 Kenny Dorham and Friends Kenny Dorham
1957 Last Chorus Ernie Henry
1957 Last Trane John Coltrane
1957 Long Drink of the Blues Jackie McLean
1957 Lou Takes Off Lou Donaldson
1957 Lush Life John Coltrane
1957 Makin' the Changes Jackie McLean
1957 Mal/2 Prestige 7111 Mal Waldron
1957 Man Bites Harmonica Toots Thielemans
1957 Miles Ahead Miles Davis
1957 Miles Davis & Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Miles Davis
1957 Night at the Five Spot Cecil Payne
1957 Opener Curtis Fuller
1957 Orgy in Rhythm, Vol. 1-2 Art Blakey
1957 Red Garland Revisited! Red Garland
1957 Sonny's Crib Sonny Clark
1957 Soul Junction Red Garland Quintet
1957 Star Eyes Donald Byrd with John Jenkins
1957 Strange Blues Jackie McLean
1957 Swingin' with Bud Bud Powell
1957 Traneing In John Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio
1957 Two Guitars Kenny Burrell with Jimmy Raney
1957 Wailing with Lou Lou Donaldson
1957 Wheelin' Mal Waldron
1957 Wheelin' & Dealin' John Coltrane with Frank Wess
1957 Wheelin' & Dealin' Various Artists
1958 3 A.M. Georges Arvanitas
1958 All Kinds of Weather Red Garland Trio
1958 Big Sound Gene Ammons
1958 Black Pearls John Coltrane
1958 Blue Gene Gene Ammons
1958 Blues in the Night Red Garland
1958 Blues in Trinity Dizzy Reece
1958 Can't See for Lookin' Red Garland
1958 Complete Blue Note Recordings Tina Brooks
1958 Eight Ways to Jazz Various Artists
1958 Great Jazz Artists Play Compositions of Cole Porter Various Artists
1958 Groove Blues Gene Ammons
1958 Hip Harp Dorothy Ashby
1958 Holiday for Skins, Vol. 1 Art Blakey
1958 Holiday for Skins, Vol. 2 Art Blakey
1958 In a Minor Groove Dorothy Ashby
1958 It's a Blue World Red Garland
1958 Jazz in Paris: Byrd in Paris Donald Byrd
1958 Jazz Way Out Wilbur Harden
1958 Just Wailin' Herbie Mann
1958 Manteca Red Garland Trio with Ray Barretto
1958 Off to the Races Donald Byrd
1958 Red Garland Trio Red Garland Trio
1958 Riverside Drive Various Artists
1958 Scene Changes (The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 5) Bud Powell
1958 Settin' the Pace John Coltrane
1958 Smithville Louis Smith
1958 Soultrane John Coltrane
1958 Standard Coltrane John Coltrane
1958 Stardust John Coltrane
1958 Stardust Session John Coltrane
1958 Time Out for Toots Toots Thielemans
1959 1959 Kenny Dorham
1959 5 by Monk by 5 Thelonious Monk
1959 Best of Arnett Cobb Arnett Cobb
1959 Byrd in Hand Donald Byrd
1959 Davis Cup Walter Davis, Jr.
1959 Gentle Jaws Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
1959 Gettin' With It Benny Golson
1959 Giant Steps John Coltrane
1959 Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atlantic Recording John Coltrane
1959 Jackie's Bag Jackie McLean
1959 Liaisons Dangereuses Art Blakey
1959 Meet Oliver Nelson Oliver Nelson
1959 Moodsville, Vol. 1 Red Garland Trio with Eddie Lockjaw Davi
1959 Party Time Arnett Cobb
1959 Quiet Kenny Kenny Dorham
1959 Red in Bluesville Red Garland
1959 Rediscovered Masters, Vol. 1 Red Garland
1959 Satin Doll Red Garland
1959 Star Bright Dizzy Reece
1959 Swing, Swang, Swingin' Jackie McLean
1959 Taylor's Tenors Art Taylor/Charlie Rouse/Frank Foster
1959 Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall Thelonious Monk
1959 Tiny in Swingsville Tiny Grimes With Jerome Richardson
1959 Winchester Special Lem Winchester w/ Benny Golson
1960 A.T.ís Delight  
1960 Angel Eyes Gene Ammons with Frank Wess and Art Tayl
1960 Back to the Tracks Tina Brooks
1960 Best of John Coltrane John Coltrane
1960 Big Brass Benny Bailey
1960 Boss Tenor Gene Ammons
1960 Capuchin Swing Jackie McLean
1960 Catwalk Bennie Green
1960 Complete Prestige Recordings Eric Dolphy
1960 Flight to Jordan Duke Jordan
1960 Gene Ammons Story: Organ Combos Gene Ammons
1960 Gentle Jug, Vol. 2 Gene Ammons
1960 Great Kai & J. J. J.J. Johnson with Kai Winding
1960 Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: The Sixties Gene Ammons
1960 Halleloo-Y'all Red Garland
1960 Legendary Standards Various Artists
1960 Lem's Beat Lem Winchester Sextet
1960 Looking Ahead Ken McIntyre and Eric Dolphy
1960 Minor Strain Lee Morgan with Thad Jones
1960 More Party Time Arnett Cobb
1960 Movin' Right Along Arnett Cobb
1960 My Romance Chris Anderson
1960 Show Boat Kenny Dorham
1960 Soul Burnin' Red Garland
1960 Soul Jazz, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1960 Soul Jazz, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1960 Sound of the Wide Open Spaces James Clay with David "Fathead" Newman
1960 Soundin' Off Dizzy Reece
1960 Spiritsville Julian Priester
1960 Street Singers Jackie McLean
1960 Swingers Kenny Dorham
1960 Takin' Care of Business Charlie Rouse Quintet
1960 Talk That Talk Johnny "Hammond" Smith
1960 Tate-A-Tate Buddy Tate
1960 True Blue Tina Brooks
1960 Unsung Hero Charlie Rouse
1960 Velvet Soul Gene Ammons
1961 Ballads Dexter Gordon
1961 Ballads Stanley Turrentine
1961 Best of Dexter Gordon: The Blue Note Years Dexter Gordon
1961 Boss Soul Gene Ammons
1961 Brand New Swinging Together Again Kai Winding and J.J. Johnson
1961 Complete Blue Note Sixties Sessions Dexter Gordon
1961 Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon
1961 Kirk's Work Rahsaan Roland Kirk/Jack McDuff
1961 Matador/Inta Somethin' Kenny Dorham
1961 Piano Various Artists
1961 Pre Rahsaan Rahsaan Roland Kirk
1961 Soul Meeting Ray Charles
1961 Up Tight! Gene Ammons
1961 Z.T.'s Blues Stanley Turrentine
1962 Free Benny Golson Quartet
1962 Goin' to the Meetin' Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
1962 Inta Somethin' Kenny Dorham
1962 Nuther Fu'ther Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuff
1962 Soul Classics Sonny Stitt
1962 Stitt Meets Brother Jack Sonny Stitt and Jack McDuff
1962 Tippin' the Scales Jackie McLean
1963 America's Greatest Jazzmen Play Cole Porter Various Artists
1963 America's Greatest Jazzmen Play George Gershwin Various Artists
1963 Body & Soul Donald Byrd
1963 Do Nothing 'til You Hear from Me Johnny Griffin
1963 Jazz Profile Lee Morgan
1963 Open House Johnny "Hammond" Smith
1964 Blues for Bouffemont Bud Powell
1964 One Flight Up Dexter Gordon
1965 Dealers Mal Waldron
1965 Lusty Moods Various Artists
1965 Thelonious Monk Story, Vol. 1 Thelonious Monk
1967 Funk Underneath Rahsaan Roland Kirk
1967 Squirrel: Live at Montmartre Dexter Gordon/Kenny Drew/Bo Stief/Taylor
1968 Blues for Bud Hampton Hawes
1968 Spanish Steps Hampton Hawes
1969 Day in Copenhagen Dexter Gordon with Slide Hampton
1969 Yasmina, A Black Woman Archie Shepp
1970 From in to Out Dizzy Reece
1972 Sonny Rollins] Sonny Rollins
1975 Jamfs Are Coming Johnny Griffin
1976 Live in Tokyo Johnny Griffin
1978 Unpretentious Delights Johnny Griffin Quartet
1982 Thelonica Tommy Flanagan
1983 Blues in the Closet Tommy Flanagan
1983 Jazz Trumpet, Vol. 1: Classic Jazz to Swing Various Artists
1986 Atlantic Jazz: The Avant Garde Various Artists
1987 Bluebird Sampler Various Artists
1988 Artistry in Jazz - Black Lion Sampler Various Artists
1988 Original Jazz Classics: The Prestige Sampler Various Artists
1989 Best of Bud Powell Bud Powell
1989 Bouncing with Mr. A.T. Steve Grossman
1989 Jazz Club: Tenor Sax Various Artists
1989 Memorial Album Thelonious Monk
1989 Smithsonian Collection of Jazz Piano, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1989 Soul Brothers/Soul Meeting Ray Charles w/ Milt Jackson
1990 Atlantic Jazz: Post Bebop Various Artists
1990 Bluebird Sampler 1990 Various Artists
1990 Cole Porter Songbook Charlie Parker
1990 Giants of the Blues Tenor Sax/Giants of The Funk Tenors Various Artists
1991 Blue Ballads: Blue Note Ballads Various Artists
1991 Blue Note 50th Anniversary Collection, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1991 Do It Steve Grossman
1991 In New York Steve Grossman
1991 Jazz Giants Miles Davis
1991 Jazz 'Round Midnight: Piano Various Artists
1991 Mr. A.T. Art Taylor with Taylor's Wailers
1991 Mr. A.T. Art Taylor with Taylor's Wailers
1992 Best of Blue Note, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1992 Bird Lives! Various Artists
1992 Blue Berlin Various Artists
1992 Blue Gershwin George Gershwin
1992 Guitar Player Presents: Jazz Guitar Classics Various Artists
1992 San Francisco Holiday Thelonious Monk
1992 Wailin' at the Vanguard Arthur Taylor's Wailers
1993 Atlantic Jazz: Best of the '50's Various Artists
1993 Best of Lou Donaldson, Vol. 1: (1957-1967) Lou Donaldson
1993 Blues + Jazz Ray Charles
1993 Coleman Hawkins in the 50's: Body & Soul Revisited Coleman Hawkins
1993 Compact Jazz: Bud Powell Bud Powell
1994 Atlantic Jazz Saxophones, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1994 Atlantic Jazz: Saxophones Various Artists
1994 Lennie Tristano/The New Tristano Lennie Tristano
1994 Prestige Soul/Jazz Encyclopedia, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1994 Smithsonian Collection of Jazz Piano, Vol. 4 Various Artists
1994 Tanganyika Strut Wilbur Harden
1995 Bird at Birdland Charlie Parker
1995 Damn! Jimmy Smith
1995 Intimate Ballads Various Artists
1995 Mainstream Masters Various Artists
1995 Piano Greats Various Artists
1995 Piano Legends Various Artists
1995 Playing the Blues Various Artists
1995 Songs of Rodgers & Hart Various Artists
1995 That Good Feelin'/Talk That Talk Johnny "Hammond" Smith
1995 Top and Bottom Brass Clark Terry
1996 Best of Jazz Piano Various Artists
1996 Black Lion Connoisseur/Lions Abroad, Vol. 2: Lion on Various Artists
1996 Shake It & Break It King Oliver
1996 Swing Era Henry "Red" Allen
1996 Swing Out Henry "Red" Allen
1997 Art of Jazz Saxophone: Explore Various Artists
1997 Art of Saxophone Various Artists
1997 Best of Miles Davis & Gil Evans Miles Davis & Gil Evans
1997 Complete Irving Berlin Songbooks Various Artists
1997 Dippermouth Blues: His 25 Greatest Hits King Oliver
1997 For Bird, Monk, Trane & Thad Tommy Flanagan
1997 Gentle Duke: The Ellington Soloists Play Duke Various Artists
1997 How Deep Is the Ocean?: The Irving Berlin Songbook Various Artists
1997 Jazz Giants Play Frank Loesser: Heart and Soul Various Artists
1997 Jazz Giants Play George Gershwin: 'S Wonderful Various Artists
1997 Jazz Giants Play Irving Berlin: Soft Lights and Sweet Various Artists
1997 Jazz Hour with the Kenny Dorham Quintet Kenny Dorham
1997 Latin Jazz Dance Classics, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1997 Liasions Dangereuses Duke Jordan
1997 Lion a Paris: Lions Abroad, Vol. 3 Various Artists
1997 Low & Slow: The Blue Note Tenor Sax Ballads Collectio Various Artists
1997 Presents Bop Leonard Feather
1997 RCA Victor 80th Anniversary, Vol. 1 (1917-1929) Various Artists
1997 Talking & Preaching Trombones Various Artists
1997 Texas Tenors Various Artists
1998 1955-1960 J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding
1998 Airegin: 1951-1956 Sonny Rollins
1998 Art Farmer and the Jazz Giants Art Farmer
1998 Blues in Bebop Kenny Dorham
1998 Composer: 'Round Midnight Thelonious Monk
1998 Genius of Modern Piano: 1947-1957 Bud Powell
1998 Great Original Performances 1923-1930 King Oliver
1998 It Had to Be You Various Artists
1998 Jazz Giants Play Cole Porter: Night and Day Various Artists
1998 Jazz Giants Play Harold Arlen: Blues in the Night Various Artists
1998 Jazz Giants Play Harry Warren: Lullaby of Broadway Various Artists
1998 Jazz Giants Play Jerome Kern: Yesterdays Various Artists
1998 Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hart: Blue Moon Various Artists
1998 Kenny Burrell and the Jazz Giants Kenny Burrell
1998 Last Days of Jazz Various Artists
1998 Legendary Jazz Various Artists
1998 Lennie Tristano Lennie Tristano & Lee Konitz
1998 Palo Alto: 1949-1960 Lee Konitz
1998 Priceless Jazz Gil Evans
1998 Pure Be-Bop Various Artists
1998 Red's Blues Red Garland
1998 Requiem Lennie Tristano
1998 Rights of Swing Phil Woods
1998 Straight Blues Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
1998 Ultimate Bud Powell Bud Powell
1999 Afro Blue [Blue Note] Various Artists
1999 Ballads & Blues/Bags & Flutes Milt Jackson
1999 Blue Monk: Blue Note Plays Monk's Music Various Artists
1999 Blue 'N' Groovy, Vol. 1: Blue Note Connects with the Various Artists
1999 Blue Note Years, Vol. 1: Boogie Woogie Blues & Bop Various Artists
1999 Blue Valentines Various Artists
1999 Brazilian Horizons, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1999 Complete Savoy Sessions Wilbur Harden/John Coltrane
1999 Jazz Giants Play Duke Ellington: Caravan Various Artists
1999 Jazz Stars Play Gershwin Various Artists
1999 Johnny Griffin/Art Taylor In Copenhagen Johnny Griffin/Art Taylor/Kenny Drew
1999 Late Night Jazz Essentials Various Artists
1999 Love Songs Miles Davis
1999 Mosaic Sampler Various Artists
1999 Trane's Blues John Coltrane
2000 At the Open Door Charlie Parker
2000 Best of Ken Burns Jazz Various Artists
2000 Complete Blue Note Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Studio Se Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams
2000 Dynamic Trumpet Henry "Red" Allen
2000 Gentle Jug, Vol. 3 Gene Ammons
2000 Incontournables Ray Barretto
2000 Ken Burns Jazz Louis Armstrong
2000 Toots Thielemans Toots Thielemans
2000 Very Best of John Coltrane John Coltrane
2001 Out of This World Julian Priester & Walter Benton
2002 Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 3: Bud! Bud Powell
2002 Best of Blue Note Box Various Artists
2002 Hip Walk: Jazz Undercurrents in 60s New York Various Artists
2002 Legacy John Coltrane
2002 New Jazz Sampler Various Artists
2002 Retrospective Grant Green
2002 Savoy 60th Anniversary: Timeless Various Artists
2002 Swingville Sampler Various Artists
2002 Timeless Donald Byrd Donald Byrd
2002 Transition Sessions Donald Byrd/Doug Watkins
2003 Complete Verve Master Takes Charlie Parker
2003 Jazz Way Out Wilbur Harden/John Coltrane
2003 John Coltrane Plays for Lovers John Coltrane
2003 Love Songs, Vol. 2 Miles Davis
2003 Mosaic Select: Paul Chambers Paul Chambers
2003 New York Anthology 1950-1954 Charlie Parker
2004 Groovin' High: The Ultimate Trumpet Collection Various Artists
2005 Artist Selects Lou Donaldson
2005 Basquiat Salutes Jazz Various Artists
2005 Chat Qui Peche Donald Byrd Quartet
2005 Complete Introduction Sessions Lee Morgan
2005 Essential Plus Miles Davis
2005 Jazz in Paris: Rive Gauche, Rive Droite 1956-1959 Various Artists
2005 Prestige Profiles, Vol. 2 Red Garland Quintets
2005 Prestige Profiles, Vol. 6 Jackie McLean
2005 Prestige Profiles, Vol. 7 Kenny Burrell
2005 Prestige Profiles, Vol. 9 John Coltrane
2005 Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings Ray Charles
2005 Very Best Lee Morgan
2005 Very Best Bud Powell
2006 City Lights Lee Morgan
2006 Gold John Coltrane
2006 Golden Years of Jazz 1948-1955 Various Artists
2006 Music for Lovers Lee Morgan
2006 Riverside Profiles Thelonious Monk
2008 1953-1954 Bud Powell


  • Arthur Taylor published an insightful and honest book Notes and Tones, based on extensive interviews with fellow musicians, including Dexter Gordon and Thelonius Monk.

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Drums: Gretsch

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