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Lewis honors late Billy Taylor at St. Rose

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When legendary pianist Billy Taylor told Ramsey Lewis to perform shows as a solo pianist rather than only in jazz trios, Lewis did. When Taylor told Lewis to write some more music, Lewis did.

“And here I sit,” Lewis told a sold-out audience at the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center Friday night in a tribute to Taylor, who passed away late last year.

Lewis played several Taylor numbers through the show. He opened ...

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