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Monday, October 25, 2010

Dennis Taylor RIP

From Bob Corritore

RIP Dennis Taylor, 1954 - October 17, 2010. Saxophonist Dennis Taylor is best known in blues circles for his work on the road and in the recording studio with Delbert McClintonBuckwheat ZydecoClarence "Gatemouth" BrownEarl GainesDuke Robillard, and others. Dennis also worked with Michelle Shockedand Todd Snider. He passed away at age 56 of a heart attack while on tour with Delbert McClinton. In addition to his live performances, Dennis also authored the aclaimed instructional books Blues Saxophone: An In-Depth Look At The Styles Of The Masters, Jazz Saxophone, and Amazing Phrasing. A tasteful, soulful player with a great sense of tradition, Dennis went above and beyond the call of duty by providng a heartfelt and informed sound each time he picked up his sax. To read the article about Dennis Taylor in the Tennessean, click here.

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