The Jazz Session #147: Chad Taylor

Chad Taylor is a very busy man, playing drums with his own band and with Digital Primitives, the Chicago Underground ensembles, Nicole Mitchell and many others. Taylor’s trio recording, Circle Down (482 Music, 2009) features bassist Chris Lightcap and pianist Angelica Sanchez. In this interview, Taylor talks about the idea of collective leadership in music; the many projects he’s been involved with in recent years; and why sometimes the simplest music is the most difficult. Learn more at

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Author: Jason Crane

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  1. I’m not sure how to say this so it doesn’t sound insulting to Mr. Taylor, because I really enjoyed his opinions and the music you played from his recordings … BUT …

    This had to be the most ‘interview-ish’ Jazz Session I can recall. I sounded like despite starting with enthusiasm you were soon very much working at every turn to keep it rolling and ensure you go answers that were more than just a couple of words. It got better later on, but for me it was never comfortable. Which is a shame.

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