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Chad Taylor
 
Chicago-raised drummer is Rob Mazurek's partner in the Chicago Underground Duo, Chicago Underground Trio, and Chicago Underground Orchestra. Taylor grew up in Atrium Village near Wells and Division, and briefly studied classical guitar (which he'd briefly begun studying at the age of 8) at Millikan University in Decatur, fleeing to the NYC's New School to study jazz drumming. After a stint in the big apple, (where he played with the Life Ensemble, Junior Mance, Lou Donaldson and Mark Turner, among others), he returned in the summer of '97 for good. In addition to the Chicago Underground groups, Taylor also plays regularly with some of the city's free-jazz giants, Ernest Dawkins and Fred Anderson, and earlier played for awhile with saxophonist Lin Halliday.

Taylor appears on Sam Prekop's (The Sea and Cake) solo album.

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