Cecil Taylor

  • Born: March 25, 1929
  • Died: April 5, 2018
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York


Pioneering free-jazz pianist…

Cecil Taylor, the visionary pianist who revolutionized jazz by launching the free-jazz movement in the late '50s, died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at his home in Brooklyn, according to the Associated Press. He was 89. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Posted by Marvlyn Jones - Phoenix, AZ - neighbor   October 11, 2018

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A friend   August 15, 2018

I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one. He will be remembered for his contribution to the music industry. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of mourning.

Posted by M C    May 04, 2018

Cecil Taylor's uncompromising art is an astonishing musical accomplishment which will continue to inspire gifted listeners worldwide.
He's been my free jazz hero for 54 years, and he'll remain the revolutionary pianist/composer without equal.

Posted by John Case - Fort Worth, TX   May 03, 2018

My heartfelt condolences and prayers for the entire family of Cecil. May God grant solace during this most challenging time. Cecil was a brilliant and talented man. He will be truly missed. With Love & Prayers

Posted by A friend   April 29, 2018

I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Taylor. May our Heavenly Father provide solace during this distressing time.

Posted by A friend   April 26, 2018

I love you Cecil❤

Posted by james flessas - portland, OR   April 24, 2018

My deepest condolences go to cecil's family. Thank you cecil for the wonderful music you made that helps me through rough patches in my life.

Posted by Nigel Miller - Corpus Christi, TX   April 19, 2018

As a musician myself, I couldn't believe what I was hearing the first time I heard Cecil Taylor's music, he wasn't showing new musical universes, he was creating them! RIP Sir and thank you for the gift of your music, and of your self!

Posted by Fellow Jazzer - Glasgow   April 15, 2018

Sincere condolences to the family for your great loss. May God comfort each of you during your time of mourning.

Posted by Juanita - Ohio   April 14, 2018

Posted by Toni    April 14, 2018

My condolences to your family. . . May the God of all comfort grant you peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead. Very soon death will longer have a hold on humankind as everlasting life is promised. John 3:16

Posted by Regina Glasper - Las Vegas, NV   April 13, 2018


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   April 12, 2018

My heart goes out to the family. May those around you help you through the days ahead. Hold thought to good memories of Mr Cecil for comfort and lean on God for strenght

Posted by Mildred - IL   April 12, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family, friends and fans who have suffered the loss of this talented musician. God will comfort and sustain you during this difficult time because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6,7)

Posted by - Atlanta, GA   April 11, 2018


We thank Mr Taylor and his family for the wonderful music that he left for our enjoyment. We are so sad that he is not with us any longer but thanks to our creator we can look forward to being reunited with him again one day soon in our future. In the meantime may family and friends draw close to God and get to know about all te wonderful blessings that he has in store for us and our loved ones who have passed in death. John 17:3 invite us to do just that. God love us so much.

Posted by Sally - Painesville, OH   April 10, 2018

Truly Grateful for the Giant Steps forward fo You made for our favorite Ear candy and the thought provocation with Your spoken words. Rest in Paradise Brother Taylor. Family be strong in Love.

Posted by Virgil Varner - Roseville, MI   April 09, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Cecil. Rest assured life is precious to our Creator. He promises to act in our behalf.
1 Corinthians 15:26

Posted by Christian    April 09, 2018

My heartfelt sympathy to the family on the passing of your love one please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

Posted by A friend   April 09, 2018

My condolences to the Taylor Family and friends for the loss of your beloved CECIL. May you continue to be blessed with his memory and legacy and your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times you shared together; and may the hope that God's word gives us for those we lost in death be comforting, faith building and encouraging to you (John 6:40) ~ Linda, Queens, NY

Posted by A friend   April 09, 2018

To The family of DuShon Cecil Taylor
I am so sorry for your loss. May the God who binds up the broken-hearted and comforts all who mourn, sustain your family during this challenging time. Isaiah 61:1,2.

Posted by A friend   April 09, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   April 09, 2018

May the wonderful memories the family, friends, and fans share bring comfort during this time of loss. So talented, nice relaxing clean music for the whole family to enjoy...Proverbs 17:17


Posted by - FL   April 09, 2018

Through his music he brought joy to many, and with heavy hearts, your loved one will be truly missed. May you rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep and perservere in prayer.-Romans 12:12,15.
Ms Morgan

Posted by A friend   April 09, 2018

Beloveds, truly saddened to hear about Cecil Taylor's passing. His fine legacy will surely be remembered. I hope to meet him in Paradise! Luke23:43

Posted by - BRONX, NY   April 08, 2018

My condolences to the Taylor family.Thanks for sharing Mr. Cecil Taylor with us.May the PEACE of GOD rest in your lives and home's. R.I.P. Mr. Cecil Taylor.

Posted by Babs J. Fitzs - atlanta, GA   April 08, 2018

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   April 08, 2018


Posted by Resa Gross - Topeka, KS   April 08, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Gaurdian. He lived a long life. Looking forward to our future from Job 33:25 Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor.

Posted by A friend   April 08, 2018

Dear Cecil ...your are missed, Your jazz liberated my fingers and hands. Thank you for being free, May God Bless you and your family

Posted by Edward Dane - Modesto, CA   April 08, 2018

Please accept my condolences and prayer. May God give you strength to cope with your loss. Psalms 145:18,19

Posted by A friend   April 08, 2018


R.I.P Cecil

Posted by wmc - IL   April 08, 2018

Condolences to loved ones of Mr. Taylor.

Posted by A friend   April 08, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the family. Treasure the wonderful memories you shared with your loved one. May you find comfort in the God of tender mercies and trust that he will strength you to endure this great loss. (Psalms 29:11)

Posted by - IL   April 08, 2018

I'm truly sorry for his passing and your grief that must endure. May the God of all comfort be near to all who mourn his passing. Psalms145:18,19

Posted by L W - Atlanta, GA   April 08, 2018

My condolences to the Family. May the God of all comfort give you strength and peace, while you mourn the loss of your loved one.

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Posted by Joan Walton - Columbus, GA   April 08, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by G. Freeman    April 07, 2018

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   April 07, 2018

May family and friends find peace and comfort in your loving memories of Cecil and his wonderful musical gifts he left for others to enjoy.


Posted by A friend   April 07, 2018

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